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Camper Applications

Does fun in the sun sound like how you want to spend your summer? Then perhaps Easter Seals BC/Yukon Camp Winfield is the place for you! We offer exceptional sleep-over programs for children, youth and young adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. This below packages will help you understand our programs and services as well as apply to camp. 

This may seem like a large document, but to ensure quality care for all our campers, we request that you please complete it carefully and thoroughly. As a parent/caregiver, you are crucial in this process. If you have any questions regarding our environment, program activities, staff screening, care ratios, etc.; please get in touch with us immediately. This helps everyone in determining if our camps are right for your camper and family. Please provide us with as much detailed information as possible about your camper’s support needs so that we are better equipped to provide the best care possible. Working together, we aim to be as personalized as possible for each camper. 

IS OUR CAMPING PROGRAM RIGHT FOR YOU AND YOUR CAMPER?
The focus of the BC Easter Seals Camping Program is to provide a sleep-away camping experience that facilitates growth in independence, self-esteem and peer-interaction for children, teens and young adults with disabilities. We are rooted in nature-based, outdoor activities and our staff creates safe, warm, fun and supportive environments which allow campers to explore and develop their abilities. 

Although we offer a generalized program that caters to a wide range of individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities, no single program can provide support for every individual. We recognize that our program is not suitable for campers with certain support needs. In order to continue to provide the highest possible care and to ensure safety for our campers and staff, we reserve the right to refuse any camper who is considered unsuitable for our programs. We unfortunately are unable to accept campers whose sole diagnosis is Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Learning Disabilities (LD) due to our mandate and high application volume. However, if a camper has a separate primary diagnosis they may still be eligible for our program. 

Applicants with aggressive behaviours and/or those in a medically fragile state may not be suitable for our programs. Please contact us if you are unsure of whether we would be able to safely support your camper both medically and behaviourally, we will be glad to discuss if we are able to provide adequate support for your camper’s needs. 

THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications must be printed off and mailed or walked in to our head office in Vancouver. Registration proceeds on a first-come, first-serve basis. We are not always able to accommodate your first choice of camp session. If your first choice week is fully booked, we will do our best to accommodate you in another week. A camper’s registration will be confirmed only after we have received ALL paperwork pertaining to the camper’s stay at camp. Use the CHECKLIST provided in the application to help you stay organized. Easter Seals BCY reserves the right to request additional documentation as deemed necessary. 

CAMP FEE
There is a fee of $550 to attend camp which is a small portion of the total cost. We are currently unable to offer subsidies to this fee except in extreme cases. 

Together, we hope to create lifelong summer camp memories for all campers. If you have questions pertaining to registration, do not hesitate to contact the Camp Registrar at (604) 873-1865 ext 439 or toll free 1-800-818-4483 or email: campregistration@eastersealsbcy.ca. 

Please note that all campers fill out the same application now.

CAMPER APPLICATION
This application is for campers who are new or returning and are between the ages of 6 and 29. It includes a rubric to help assess the care needs of new campers as well info about our new camper weekend. This application is used for young adults as well as children.

PSW Applications
These applications are for Personal Support Workers (PSW) who are attending camp with a camper. For more info and an online application see here.

Behaviour Support Plans are available here.