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For the past 6 years, Lakeland Centre for FASD (LCFASD) has hosted summer camps specifically for kids with FASD. We are big fans of the work they do and have posted about their camps several times before. The camp employs FASD educated staff and provides children and teens with a safe environment in which they can  gain social skills and daily living skills while having fun outdoors.

 

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This year, in order to raise funds to build a new camp, 3 staff from the LCFASD will be participating in a “Survivor” competition in which they must complete challenges and battle the elements. Funds raised will go to the LCFASD summer camp. Survivor Lakeland is hoping to raise a minimum of $20000 for the organization. You can read a recent news article posted by the Cold Lake Sun on the competition and the LCFASD’s involvement or visit the Survivor Lakeland webpage to learn more about the competition and donate to the contestants (FYI Lakeland’s contestants are Tracey Knowlton, Tessa Mark and Tabrina Stenz).

LCFASD is also partnering with rainbarrel.ca to sell rain barrels to homes in the surrounding area in order to raise money. You can read more and order a rain barrel online to help them out.

If you are interested in registering your child for this year’s Lakeland Centre for FASD summer camp, the registration form can be found here.

For more information on Lakeland Centre for FASD’s supports and services, visit their website or send them an email at admin@lcfasd.com

For those of you who have been searching for information on FASD Peterborough’s summer camp:

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We contacted FASD Peterborough to get the scoop. They informed us that the camp has been extended to two weeks this year (great news!) but registration is already full. For those of you who may have missed out this year, keep them in mind for next year. Hopefully they will continue to have funding for the camp!

In other news:

As part of our goal to disseminate FASD intervention related information, the Intervention Network Action Team (iNAT; creators of this blog and members of the Canada FASD Research Network) puts together a quarterly newsletter called the iNAT FASD Intervention News. Our newest issue will be coming out very soon!

Subscribe now to receive the newest iNAT FASD Intervention News! We highlight new intervention research (along with opportunities to participate in research), upcoming conferences and learning opportunities, FASD interventions in the news, personal stories, and intervention related organizations.

Click here to read our last newsletter.

If you are interested in having your research, organization, or personal stories featured in the iNAT newsletter, please contact us at inat@ualberta.ca

Another FASD summer camp update!

Whitecrow Village

In last year’s post on FASD summer camps for kids with FASD, we mentioned the FASD LIFE Sessions offered by Whitecrow Village. LIFE Sessions reinforce the concepts of structure, predictability/consistency, and respect through adapted activities for children with team leaders who have FASD themselves. These activities run concurrently with education sessions for adults. Children, families, and Whitecrow Village staff work and learn together to create a sense of community. All ages and family members welcome. Children under 19 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver or legal guardian.

We contacted Whitecrow Village to get the scoop on this year’s LIFE Sessions opportunities. They have let us know that they have received funding for at least 2 LIFE Sessions in BC this year and have proposed for one LIFE Session  in Alaska in late summer/early fall.

For more information about this year’s sessions and schedule, contact Whitecrow Village by phone or email, join their “Friends of Whitecrow Village” Facebook group, or check out the organization’s Facebook page. Head to the Whitecrow Village LIFE Sessions webpage to learn more about the content of the sessions.

The warmer weather and the end of the school year looming on the horizon must have parents thinking about summer plans. I’ve noticed more than a few “special needs summer camps” search terms leading people to the blog. (Yup, that’s right, WordPress shows us which search terms our readers use to find us! We use your search terms to help guide the content of our posts).

We’ve contacted the good folks at Lakeland Centre for FASD, home of one of Canada’s only FASD-specific summer camps, in order to give you camp information as soon as it is available. The Lakeland website will soon be updated, and they have been kind enough to share their brochures with us for distribution in the meantime.

Click on the image below for camp information including activities, eligibility, cost and dates:

Camp Information

Click on the image below for camp location and contact information:

Camp Location and Contact Information

 

Click here to access last year’s feature on special needs summer camps and stay tuned for more updates on 2013 special needs summer camps!

School’s finally out- Now to find a way to keep the kids occupied… For a child with FASD, the social and cognitive demands of a regular summer camp might be overwhelming. Within Canada, there are two summer camps dedicated completely to FASD.

Lakeland FASD Summer Camp

With the goal of a positive experience and gaining social skills and daily living skills,  Lakeland Centre for FASD ‘s Summer Camp is available for children and adolescents age 7-17 with an FASD diagnosis. The camp is located at Camp Cooinda on Ethel Lake, 22 km from Cold Lake, Alberta.

Information Brochure
Application Form

Whitecrow Village Live In FASD Education (L.I.F.E) Sessions

L.I.F.E Sessions camp reinforces the concepts of structure, predictability/consistency, and respect through adapted activities for children with team leaders who have FASD themselves. These activities run concurrently with education sessions for adults. Children, families, and Whitecrow Village staff work and learn together to create a sense of community. All ages and family members welcome. Children under 19 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver or legal guardian. Sessions are held in multiple locations in BC, as well as one session in Atlantic Canada late in the summer.

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Register for a L.I.F.E Session

FASD Peterborough

 

 

 

 

 

FASD Peterbrough has a one week camp for kids with FASD

Other Camps for Kids with Special Needs

Although many kids with FASD are able to attend regular summer camps, many might need a modified camp experience. If this sounds like a child you know, and you don’t happen to live in an area where you can access the Lakeland Camp or Whitecrow Village, take a look at the links below. We’ve compiled a list of camps across Canada for kids with special needs  (and also a link to special needs camps in the United States).

Special needs camps in*:

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Saskatchewan

United States Special Needs Camps

*Provinces and territories that are not listed did not yield any search results for special needs camps. If you know of a special needs camp we have missed, please post a comment and let us know so we can share.

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