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Ben Jame Summer Camp

Ben James Autism Summer Camp

The Ben James Autism Summer Camp is a recreation program for children and youth on the Autism Spectrum between the ages of 6-21 years. Each camper is supported with a 1:1 camper/counsellor ratio and activities are designed specifically with participants’ needs and interests in mind.

Parents and caregivers can rest easy knowing their children are enjoying fun-filled activities while also being supported by knowledgeable and dedicated counsellors.

Camp operates in four sessions during July and August from 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday. Campers involved in the summer camp program actively participate in their community on a daily basis. Activities include:
• Daily Swimming at lakes & pools
• Community Outings
• Arts & crafts
• Playground time
• Music activities
• Water play
...and much more!

Location: Spryfield Lions Club Rink and Recreation Centre
Cost: $800 for two-week camp

Summer Camp Dates:
July 3rd -July 13th: (Ages 6-8)
July 16th -July 27h (Ages 9-11)
July 30th- August 10th (Ages 15-21)
August 13th - August 24th (Ages 12-14)
 
“My son loves the different activities that are physio related, like trampolines and balls; as well as music therapy.” - Parent

“All of the counsellors are great, they provide a good variety of activities and the outdoor activities are fun. They are great for one on one attention.” - Parent

“My daughter loved swimming everyday and slept like a baby at night. It was fantastic!” - Parent
 
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See our Ben James Autism Summer Camp rack card for more information
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Registration- MEMBERS

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE REGISTRATION PROCESS.

Autism Nova Scotia Member Registration: Tuesday, April 3rd 2018.
Membership takes 24 hours to process.
Membership purchased after March 27th, 2018 will not be processed or eligible for benefits of early camp registration for 2018.
- Membership advanced registration does not guarantee a spot
Please make sure to read the following BEFORE STARTING THE PRE-SCREENING FORM.
  • Leave yourself 10-15 minutes to complete the pre-screening form.
  • There is NO option to save the applications once you start, please make sure you are able to complete them in full- partially completed application will not be considered.
  • Submit a SEPARATE application for EACH camper you wish to apply.
Camper Pre-Screening Form (To be filled out by parent/guardian)
 (This application takes 10-15 minutes to complete)
Click here for the Camper Pre-Screening Form.

Please note:
This program fills up quickly as there are limited spots (60). All pre-screening forms are time stamped based upon arrival and processed in that order. Because of the high volume of interested people in this program, we cannot hold spots. Completing a pre-screening form does not necessarily guarantee you a spot; you will be contacted by the end of April 2018 regarding your application status.

For more information please contact programs@autismns.ca or phone 902.446.4995 ext.30.
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Registration- GENERAL

General Registration: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
(If you are interested in becoming a member please take a look at our membership page: http://autismnovascotia.ca/get-involved )
 
The application process is done entirely online. Parents/caregivers will be able to complete and submit a brief pre-screening application online on the day of registration; the form will be available here on the day registration opens. All pre-screening forms will be processed based on the time stamp in which they were submitted.  From there, all successful applicants will be contacted via email and will have one week to complete and submit the full application, which will also be done online.

Please make sure to read the following BEFORE STARTING THE PRE-SCREENING FORM.
  • Leave yourself 10-15 minutes to complete the pre-screening form.
  • There is NO option to save the applications once you start, please make sure you are able to complete them in full- partially completed application will not be considered.
  • Submit a SEPARATE application for EACH camper you wish to apply.

Camper Pre-Screening Form (To be filled out by parent/guardian)
 (This application takes 10-15 minutes to complete)
Click here for the Camper Pre-Screening Form.

Please note:
This program fills up quickly as there are limited spots (60). All pre-screening forms are time stamped based upon arrival and processed in that order. Because of the high volume of interested people in this program, we cannot hold spots. Completing a pre-screening form does not necessarily guarantee you a spot; you will be contacted by the end of April 2018 regarding your application status.
 
For more information, please contact 902.446.4995 ext.30 or email programs@autismns.ca.

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Funding Opportunities:

HRMKids: http://www.halifax.ca/rec/documents/HRMKIDSApplicationForm.pdf

Ceridian Cares: http://www.ceridiancares.ca