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Summer Camp fun!

  

There are many possibilities for children of all abilities to enjoy summer camp.  The best-known one is the Easter Seals Summer Camp, but there are many more options for both day and overnight camp opportunities. 

ACT BC‘s Summer Camp List is one of the most comprehensive for children with special needs. 

Also find complete listings of  BCCA accredited camps at the BC Camping Association website.  They have a good list of hints and tips, including this one, "…the people who direct the camp are far more important than the equipment, buildings, and facilities advertised."

Many Disability-centred non-profits also sponsor summer camps for children with specific disabilities.  Check out the organization that supports your child’s disability and see what they may be offering this year.  For example the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC offers funding for children with CP to attend camp and the Canadian Cancer Society has Camp Goodtimes for children and teens living with cancer.

Camping in BC? If you have a disability you may save some $$$

  

BC Parks has new park rates effective April 2010.   If you meet any ONE of the disabilty criteria, your camping party can
camp for free. There is also no charge for a second non-recreational
vehicle.

The rules are fairly stringent and limited in scope but you could save some money if you want to go through the process. Go to:

the BC Parks Website for general information and Disabilities for the exact criteria.