At this time, all summer programs, however there is a wait list for the iCan Bike program. If you are interested in joining the wait list, please register here (please note, you will need a password from your ErinoakKids therapist to register). There are also still spots available for DramaWay's "Movin' and Groovin'" summer camp.
Important information for families participating in iCanBike
Please check this page regularly, as updates will be posted when they are available.
Location: Paramount Fine Food Centre - 5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga, L4Z 4B6 (map)
As this is a large facility, please note the parking and entrance locations as indicated on the map below. These are the closest to our arena (rink 4).
What to bring to camp
Do I need to purchase a new bike for camp?
- A properly fitting bike helmet
- Comfortable gym clothes (shorts, t-shirt and sneakers or other closed toe shoes)
- Water bottle or drink for short breaks
- Beginning on Monday, but no later than Thursday, the rider’s personal bicycle should be brought and left at camp. Our goal is to transition riders from the adapted bicycles to their own personal bicycle on Day 4 or 5 (depending on their individual progress).
As mentioned above, all riders will need a personal bike brought to camp no later than Thursday. If you choose to purchase a bicycle before camp, please note the following recommendations to make the bike easier and more comfortable to ride for people with disabilities:
- single speed bikes are recommended
- shorter radius of pedal shaft
- lower/compact frame to step over when getting on and off the bike
- wider seat
- noticeable height difference between the handle bars and seat for a more upright posture (makes it easier to steer and control)
- 20” bikes should have only one hand brake connected to the back wheel
- 24” and 26” bikes may have either one or two hand brakes
- a coaster brake is a good idea for all size bikes to prevent the pedals from rotating backwards which can be confusing for the rider while providing an additional braking method.
If you need help with choosing and sizing a bike, you can print the 'Considerations When Fitting Individuals with Disabilities for Bikes'
document and use it as a reference at the bike shop.
Resources to help you find a suitable bike:
There will be an orientation meeting for parents/guardians and volunteers:
Date: Sunday, July 7
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: Paramount Fine Foods Center
(Meeting room ABCD)
We ask that riders not attend the orientation meeting, if possible. The first 30 minutes of the orientation will be an overview of the bike program and how the camp operates as well as a Q&A session. Then we will break the orientation into two parts whereby volunteers will be trained to spot riders while parents/guardians will be given more specific information about purchasing a bicycle suited for their rider and have more of an opportunity for Q&A with the Shine bike technician.
Please plan to arrive about 10 minutes prior to your session start time. If you are not sure which session you have been assigned to, please contact Marisa Leung (905-855-2690 ext. 2433).
Please note: the program is at capacity so switching session times may not be permitted.
How Can Parents/Guardians Help During the Week?
- Session 1: 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
- Session 2: 10:05 - 11:20 a.m.
- Session 3: 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.
- Session 4: 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
- Session 5: 3:35 - 4:50 p.m.
Please review the How Can Parents/Guardians Help document
so that you can help make this experience positive and successful for your rider. A parent or guardian must stay onsite during the 75 minute session each day. This is for emergency purposes, personal care for your rider, and so that you don’t miss their special achievements and success.
On Day 5 of the camp (Friday) we ask that a family spotter come to camp wearing appropriate shoes and clothing and ready to run with their rider if it appears their rider may need spotting after camp. The Shine staff will meet with you individually to discuss your rider’s skill level and a plan for post camp riding and spotting.
Geared 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.