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  • This program will provide clients with an opportunity to prepare simple meals and desserts.
    June 23, 2021
    This event occurs weekly on Wednesday between May 5, 2021 and June 23, 2021
  • Sibshops are free virtual monthly workshops for siblings of active ErinoakKids clients
    June 23, 2021
  • Body weight exercises and games with peers, 10 min stretch at the end.
    June 24, 2021
    This event occurs weekly on Thursday between April 22, 2021 and June 24, 2021
  • Sibshops are free virtual monthly workshops for siblings of active ErinoakKids clients
    June 24, 2021

Respite Services

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.

Respite services are currently closed until May 28. Please check back for updates.
Registration is Open for Summer Camp 2021!​
Register for one of our following respite programs:
MFTD Day and Overnight Camp Registration
NonMFTD Day Camp Registration
18+ Day Camp Registration

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.

Did you know?

Did you know that children who are blind learn about the parts of objects first because that is what they feel with their hands as they explore?  Children who are able to see learn about an object, such as a chair, then learn about the parts of the object, such as the seat, back and legs.

Learn about Vision Services at ErinoakKids
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