Respite is one of the most critical services required by families with a child with special needs. To respond to this need, ErinoakKids operates various camp options. The respite camp provides short periods of parenting relief for children who are receiving Enhanced Funding and/or have complex care needs.
Caring and qualified nurses and program assistants care for children while at a respite camp. Children participate in activities such as music, swimming, arts and crafts, Snoezelen Room play, and outdoor time.
If you haven't yet filled out the Respite Services Application, click here.
This form must be completed every 2 years.
We estimate that it will take about 30 minutes to complete the form. We recognize that this is a big time commitment, but the information you share will help our team make Respite Camp a positive experience for your child. As long as you don't close your browser window, you do not need to complete the entire form in one sitting.
Click the links below to learn more about the specific respite service available.
Day Respite for MFTD and Non-MFTD
A day-long respite held during the week to support children and youth who are Medically Fragile Technologically Dependent (MFTD) and non-MFTD children and youth with complex physical and development needs.
Saturday Day Respite
A day-long respite held on Saturdays for children who present with significant behaviour challenges.
Overnight Respite will be available soon!
Overnight Respite (MFTD)
A respite camp for children who have the enhanced respite funding, and are identified as Medically Fragile and Technologically Dependant (MFTD). Currently, the program operates on designated weekdays during the summer. Families may register their child to attend either the day-only option.
Overnight Respite (Non-MFTD)
A weekend-long respite camp for clients who present with significant physical disabilities. Families may register their child to attend either the overnight or day-only option. Please note that non-MFTD camps do not
run in the summer.