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2019 Summer Programs

2019 Summer Program registration is now open!

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We are excited to offer many old favourite and new summer programs this year! ErinoakKids summer programs are available for clients currently receiving services at ErinoakKids. Since these are therapeutic programs, please be sure that your child meets all of the  criteria before registering. 
Enrolment is limited, but we will do our best to accommodate all requests. You may also be asked to provide a support person for your child.

*To register, you will need a password provided by your therapist. You will also be asked to provide your therapist’s name.
 
If you have the password provided by your therapist, you can register now.

Families will receive confirmation of their requests in May 2019.

Programs for Children
Splash and Play (ages 2-4)
Sports and Games (ages 5- 8)
Helping Hands (ages 5-10)
Riverwood Adventures (ages 6 – 8)

Programs for Pre-Teens and Youth
Riverwood Explorers (ages 8-13) 
Supporting Kids in Leisure and Life Skills (SKILLS) (ages 9-13)
Gym and Swim (ages 10-13)
Pump and Swim (ages 14-18)
Taking Care of Business (ages 14-18)
iCan Bike (ages 8-18)

Other Summer Programs
Movin' and Groovin' Summer Camp offered by DramaWay

Programs for Children

 

Splash and Play (ages 2-4)

This program provides a fun and exciting introduction to the water with a focus on exploration, building confidence and safety. Participants will also take part in circle time, games and activities. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to take a hands-on role to build confidence in accessing community pools and programs.
 
Your child should:
  • be receiving physiotherapy service at ErinoakKids
  • enjoy playing with others  
  • be able to attend with a parent/caregiver who will support them in the program
  • be seizure free for at least six months
Date and time: August 12 - 16, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Location: ErinoakKids Brampton - 10145 McVean Drive

Register now!

 

Sports and Games (ages 5-8)

This program is for children to experience a variety of sports and cooperative games in a supportive and fun environment. Participants will take part in sport-based sessions to promote basic motor skill development in areas such as balance, and ball skills, while learning to work with peers in a social setting.
 
Your child should:
  • be receiving physiotherapy and/or occupational therapy service at ErinoakKids
  • be able to safely and successfully participate in a structured large group program
  • be able to walk independently or with an assistive device
  • be seizure free for at least six months, and
  • be medically stable
Date and time: July 2 - 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: ErinoakKids Brampton - 10145 McVean Drive

Register now!

 

Helping Hands (ages 5-10)

This activity is for children with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy with hemiplegia. During the program, Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is used to help children participate in a variety of activities using their affected hand and arm. The child’s unaffected arm is restrained by a splint. A parent or caregiver must attend some sessions and ensure the child continues to wear the splint for the prescribed period of time at home. Your child will need to attend a pre-group assessment.
 
Your child should:
  • be receiving occupational therapy or physiotherapy services at ErinoakKids
  • attend  this program on the recommendation of  his/her therapist
  • have hemiplegia affecting an arm and hand, but have some use of the affected limb
  • have the ability to follow directions and participate in a group setting, and
  • be seizure free for at least six months.
Brampton session
Date and time: July 8 - 19 (weekdays only), 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: ErinoakKids Brampton - 10145 McVean Drive

Register now!

 

Riverwood Adventurers (ages 6-8)

This program will focus on increasing independence and social skills in group participation during indoor and outdoor nature activities. The program take place at Riverwood Conservancy, 150 acre property with trails, wildlife and an indoor air conditioned facility. Participants will work on gaining confidence in skills for building friendships and following cues to complete tasks alongside peers.
 
Your child should:
  • be able to participate in a group setting, follow directions and attend to a task
  • enjoy spending time outdoors and be willing to try new activities
  • enjoy interacting with peers in a social environment
  • be able to communicate needs effectively
  • be able to perform personal care tasks independently such as eating, and going to the washroom
Date and time: August 6 - 9, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Riverwood Conservancy, 4300 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga

Register now!

Programs for Pre-Teens and Youth


Riverwood Explorers (ages 8-13)

This program, in partnership with and supported by the Mississauga Garden Council, lets children enjoy outdoor activities at the Riverwood Conservancy, a 150-acre property with trails and wildlife and an indoor air conditioned facility. Participants will develop walking skills, endurance and cardiovascular fitness while engaging in walks and other fun and recreational activities.
 
Your child should:
  • be receiving physiotherapy service at ErinoakKids
  • be able to participate in a group setting, follow directions and attend to a task
  • enjoy spending time outdoors, enjoy nature and be willing to try new activities
  • be able to walk for at least five minutes with or without the use of crutches, canes or a walker
  • be able to climb up and down four steps with a hand rail with or without assistance
  • be seizure free for at least six months
  • be medically stable
Date and time: July 22 - August 2 (weekdays only), 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Riverwood Conservancy, 4300 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga

Register now!

 

Supporting Kids in Leisure & Life Skills (SKILLS) (ages 9 – 13)

This program will provide participants with the opportunity to develop and practice skills related to recreation, leisure and independence. Participants will work on-site and in the community on valuable life skills such as transportation, planning outings, budgeting, money management, cooking and self-help skills, participants will develop leisure pursuits.
 
Your child should:
  • be able to set goals and communicate needs effectively
  • be able to transfer independently or with one person assisting
  • be independent or require only minimal assistance with mobility and toileting, and
  • be medically stable and seizure free for at least six months.
Date and time: July 29 - August 9 (weekdays only, no session on Monday, August 5), 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: ErinoakKids Mississauga - 1230 Central Parkway West
Cost: $200

Register now!

 

Gym and Swim (ages 10-13)

A guided fitness-based program for pre-teens to explore fitness in a gym and pool environment. Participants will take part in a daily workout program as well as sports and games to develop strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness.
 
Your child should:
  • be receiving services from an ErinoakKids physiotherapist
  • be able to walk independently with canes, crutches or a walker, or, if using a wheelchair, must have independent arm movements to do exercises
  • be able to follow instructions
  • be able to participate and work in a group setting
  • have active movement in arms and/or legs
  • be able to maintain fairly good bench sitting balance (i.e., trunk and neck control)
  • be able to transfer independently or with one person assisting
  • be comfortable in the water
  • be medically stable and seizure free for 6 months
  • all swimmers who are incontinent must wear pool pants
Date and time: July 15 - 19, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: ErinoakKids Brampton - 10145 McVean Drive

Register now!

 

Pump and Swim (ages 14-18)

In the Pump and Swim program, teens learn to improve their fitness level while participating in an individual workout program in a weight room and pool environment. Participants will develop fitness goals in the areas of strength, cardiovascular fitness and flexibility, and learn to achieve them while improving their self-image and confidence. They will learn to exercise and safely use gym equipment, and acquire the skills and knowledge to continue with a fitness routine on their own.
 
Your child should:
  • be receiving services from an ErinoakKids physiotherapist
  • be able to walk independently with canes, crutches or a walker, or, if using a wheelchair, must have independent arm movements to perform exercises
  • be able to follow instructions, and participate and work in a group setting
  • be able to maintain good bench sitting balance (i.e., trunk and neck control)
  • be able to transfer independently or with one person assisting
  • be comfortable in the water, and medically stable
  • Participants with a heart condition must have written consent from their physician
  • Please note: All swimmers who are incontinent must wear pool pants
Date and time: August 12 - 23 (weekdays only), 12:30 - 4 p.m.
Location: ErinoakKids Brampton - 10145 McVean Drive

Register now!

 

Taking Care of Business (ages 14-18)

Taking Care of Business enables young people with disabilities to develop pre-vocational skills while developing and implementing a business plan. Participants are challenged to create and run a food service business to serve ErinoakKids staff. This provides an opportunity for youth to explore individual interests and continue their journey toward independence. Each participant may have the opportunity to work on applying for a job, food preparation, shopping, money management, marketing, communication, organization and team work. Participants are encouraged to set their own goals and work towards them in a supportive environment.
 
Your child should:
  • be seeing an ErinoakKids occupational therapist who recommends this program
  • have the ability to participate in a group setting, including group discussions, following directions, attending to a task and problem solving
  • demonstrate basic literacy, math and organizational skills
  • be motivated to develop employment skills
Date and time: July 22 - August 2 (weekdays only), 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: ErinoakKids Halton - 2000 Glenorchy Rd, Oakville

Register now!

 

iCan Bike (ages 8-18)

The goal of iCan Bike is to teach children with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheeled bicycle and become lifelong independent riders. Children will use adapted bicycles and receive 75 minutes of specialized instruction each day.

Your child should:

  • be able to walk independently without assistive devices
  • be able to side step to both sides
  • wear a properly fitted bike helmet
  • not exceed the weight maximum of 220 pounds
  • have a minimum inseam (inside leg length) of 20 inches
  • be able to follow basic instructions in a group setting
  • be motivated to learn to ride a bike
  • be able to attend all 5 days.

Please note: Parents must attend an orientation on Sunday, July 7 from 4 to 5 p.m. For the program itself, participants are assigned a 75-minute session which they must attend each day. (Upon acceptance to the program, clients will indicate their top three session preferences.)

Date and Time: July 8 - July 12
Location: Paramount Fine Food Center - 5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga, ON L4Z 4B6
Cost: $150


Register now!
 

Other Summer Programs

Movin' and Groovin' Summer Camp offered by DramaWay

DramaWaysummer.jpgGeared and modified for clients aged 8 to 18, this full-day, multi arts summer program run by DramaWay at ErinoakKids offers participants varied means of creative expression through drama, dance and visual art activities that build communication skills, encourage development of social skills and enhance self-esteem  – along with the joy of being creative and having fun.

Your child should:
  • be able to participate in a group setting
  • be able to follow directions, and
  • be able to attend to a task.
Please visit the DramaWay website for more details and to register.
Watch the video to learn more about Movin' and Groovin'!

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  1 (877) 374.6625
 

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