Community Summer Programs 2019
Parks and Recreation Special Needs Contacts:
Please refer to your local Community Parks and Recreation Guide to explore potential community camp programs. If you have any questions or concerns about your child participating in any of these programs, please contact the representative in your community.
Brampton*: 905-846-2370 x63254
Burlington*: 905-332-1996 x6437
Caledon*: 905-584-2272 x7327
Halton Hills: 905-873-2601 x2275
Milton*: 905-875-5393 x2611
Mississauga: 905-615-3200 x5479
Oakville*: 905-845-6601 x3624
All above listed locations have Integrated Programs; locations with a * have Adapted Programs.
Summer Camp Opportunities
- resources to help locate camp opportunities to meet participant interests and needs:
Ontario Camping Association
Special Olympics Ontario (multiple locations)
Providing year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. SOO promotes opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and develop skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community southcentral.specialolympicsontario.ca
Challenger Baseball (multiple locations)
Challenger Baseball is an adaptive baseball program designed specifically to empower children and youth living with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. The program is designed to teach children and youth the core life-skills inherent to baseball including: teamwork, communication, determination, resiliency, inclusion, support and courage.
Mississauga Canoe Club (Mississauga)
PaddleALL is an inclusive paddling program designed to make the fun and personal growth of canoeing and kayaking accessible to individuals with physical, emotional and learning challenges, ages 12+.
North Mississauga Soccer Club (Mississauga)
Special Needs Soccer League program created and designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to players between the ages 5-30 with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Dance Ability (Multiple Locations)
The Dance Ability program is unique in that it is designed for children with special needs, and offers 1:1 assistance through a team of volunteers to best meet every student’s individual needs.
Therapeutic Arts Program (Mississauga, Brampton)
Therapeutic Arts Program (TAP) for Children with Special Needs is an exceptional forum to develop, learn social skills and connect with the arts. We help children grow and thrive, process and express their feelings and build friendships.
Little Yogini (Mississauga)
An adapted yoga and movement classes for children of all abilities. Classes are designed to focus on stretching, balance and overall strengthening.
Oakville Soccer Club – Breaking Barriers Soccer Program (Oakville)
Designed for participants between the ages of 6-13 with intellectual and/or physical disabilities, this program is facilitated by OSC’s Active Start certified staff and dedicated volunteers. Breaking Barriers will introduce participants to the fundamentals of physical literacy and the sport of soccer. Players will enjoy a comfortable and inclusive environment and will be able to learn and engage at their own pace while making new friends.