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Personal Support Workers

All of the campers who come to BC Easter Seals Camps have different needs and exceptionalities. Our counsellor to camper ratio is 3:1. Sometimes, campers are more successful in our program with one on one support. These campers are welcome to attend our camps with a Personal Support Worker.

Personal support workers are individuals employed by the families of the camper to provide one to one care for the camper during their time at camp. Personal Support Workers (PSWs) are integral to the success of a BC Easter Seals Camping Session. These individuals come to work one on one (1:1) with a specific camper who, without this additional support, would be unable to attend camp.

If you are unsure of what your camper's care ratio might be in our environment, please get in touch and we will provide you with consultation.

Special Note about Application Process
If your camper requires 1:1 care, it is the caregiver's responsibility to find a suitable PSW. If your camper is applying with a PSW, a seperate PSW application must accompany the camper application. You can either download and complete a PSW Application form and mail it along with the Camper Application OR have your PSW apply online (both options can be found here).
Part of the PSW application includes a Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search. These can take many weeks to complete, we recommend having the PSW start this process as soon as possible. If your camper is attending with a PSW, we will hold a spot for you for 6 weeks once we have received a completed camper and PSW application, this is to allow time for the Criminal Record Check to arrive.
We are only able to accommodate a maximum of 6 PSWs in each session, these spots are filled quickly on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please see the info for families section or info for PSW section for more information.