Summer Programs

Summer Programs

In July and August each year, we offer Summer Programs for children and youth with autism. Below is information of what we will offer in the summer of 2022.

For information on our Summer Programs, please contact Becky, becky@autismresourcecentre.com

THERAPEUTIC SUMMER PROGRAM

Offered through July and August, our Therapeutic Summer Program is both goal-oriented and lots of fun! Participants learns skills based on individualized goals and particpate in recreational activities throughout the city. All participants are paired with a trained 1-to-1 or 2-to-1 staff who ensure children have a safe and positive summer. The Summer Program is available for two age categories: ages 7-12 or 13 and over.

As the Autism Resource Centre begins to plan for the 2022 Summer Program, COVID-19 continues to have an influence. With the additional steps the government has taken to open the province, and in considering feedback received from families last year, ARC feels it is time to return to a summer program model that reflects these ongoing changes, as long as new restrictions do not come into effect. Therefore, we plan to return to offering a full program day (9 am-3 pm). Community outings will also be incorporated once again. However, it is likely we will be spending more time at our camp facilities than we did prior to the pandemic to reduce the level of exposure.

Summer Program provides a safe, structured, goal and recreation-based opportunity for youth with autism to learn new skills and maintain a regular, daily routine through the summer months. The program allows kids to be kids as we share in new experiences and a variety of day trips and activities. Children and youth are paired one-to-one with a support staff. Together they follow an individualized program plan and the staff member facilitates involvement in program activities.

ARC Therapeutic Summer Program Registration Information

On April 23rd, program forms will go live on ARC’s website at 10:00 AM. There will be a temporary tab added to the top blue bar to access the online forms. If you want to make sure you get your pick of weeks, it is important to begin filling out the forms as close to the release time as possible. All registration forms received between 10:00 AM and 10:30 AM will be placed in a randomized queue for week allocations. Registration forms received after 10:30 AM will be reviewed in order based on the time of submission.

Steps for Registration:
1. Prior to registration, ensure you have all the information you will need to complete the registration on hand when registration becomes available. You will be requested to provide the following information for each child attending camp:
• Health Card Number
• Doctor’s name and phone number
• Parent / Guardian contact information
• Day time contact / phone number for April 29 to set up registration meeting (see step 5 below)
• Name of Child and Youth Clinician
• Name of school and teacher
• Emergency contact information
• Preferred weeks for Summer Camp (see below)
Note: Information for camper medications will be collected during in-person meetings with directors.

2. On April 23rd at 10:00 AM the summer program registration forms will go live on the Autism Resource Centre website (https://autismresourcecentre.com). Forms will not be accessible prior to 10:00 AM.

3. You will find a tab on the blue bar at the top of the website page through which to access the online forms.

4. Complete these forms as quickly as possible and submit them online.

5. On April 29th, families will be contacted to confirm weeks and schedule a time to meet in-person with Summer Program Directors to discuss goals for the summer.
o In order to ensure your family gets weeks at camp, it is important to both complete the online forms AND attend your in-person meeting.

6. Family meetings will then be held between May 3-May 7 with daytime, evening and weekend time slots available
o Program fees must be paid, or a payment plan needs to be put in place, at this meeting.
o If you are from out of town, we can complete your final registration meeting over the phone. However, some forms must still be completed in person/scanned/faxed before your registration is considered complete.
o Camper weeks are not finalized until your in-person meeting. Therefore, it is important to attend as scheduled or provide adequate notice to re-book; if not, you may forfeit some of your weeks to other families.

The weeks available for the 2022 Summer Program are as follows:
• Week 1: Monday, July 4 – Friday, July 8 ($300)
• Week 2: Monday, July 11– Friday, July 15 ($300)
• Week 3: Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22 ($300)
• Week 4: Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29 ($300)
• Week 5: Tuesday, August 2– Friday, August 5 ($240)
• Week 6: Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12 ($300)
• Week 7: Monday, August 15 – Thursday, August 18 ($240)

Camp fees
Camp fees will remain at $60/day. Therefore a 5-day week at camp will cost $300 and the 4-day weeks (Weeks 5 and 7) will cost $240.

Camp participants are also required to have a valid ARC Membership.

CAMP CONNECT

Camp Connect is a two- to three-week social skills and improv day camp for teens ages 13-18. The camp is based on the PEERS® curriculum and aimed at learning how to make and keep friends. Regina's Globe Theatre also provides one week of improv activities to further introduce new skills to the campers.

As the Autism Resource Centre begins to plan for the 2022 summer programming, COVID-19 continues to have an influence. With the additional steps the government has taken to open the province, and in considering feedback received from families last year, ARC feels it is time to return to a summer program model that reflects these ongoing changes, as long as new restrictions do not come into effect. Therefore, we plan to incorporate community outings once again. However, it is likely we will be spending more time at our camp facilities than we did prior to the pandemic to reduce the level of exposure to some extent.

Camp Connect is designed for teens on the spectrum (ages 13-18) that will be able to participate successfully with a 1:3 staff to participant ratio and have a functional form of communication. Each camp session incorporates social skills lessons, improvisation activities offered in partnership with Globe Theatre and community & camp-based activities based around differing themes.

Camp Connect Registration Information

On April 30th, program forms will go live on ARC’s website at 10:00 AM. There will be a temporary tab added to the top blue bar to access the online forms. If you want to make sure you get your preferred session, it is important to begin filling out the forms as close to the release time as possible. The times for meetings will be determined by the order in which program forms are submitted on the website.

Steps for Registration:
1. Prior to registration, ensure you have all the information you will need to complete the registration on hand when registration becomes available. You will be requested to provide the following information for each child attending Camp Connect:
 Health Card Number
 Doctor’s name and phone number
 Parent / Guardian contact information
 Day time contact / phone number for April 18th to set up registration meeting (see step 5 below)
 Name of Child and Youth Clinician
 Name of school and teacher
 Emergency contact information
 Preferred session for Camp Connect (see below)
Note: Information for camper medications will be collected in the face-to-face meeting with directors.

2. April 30th at 10:00 AM the Camp Connect registration forms will go live on the Autism Resource Centre website (https://autismresourcecentre.com). Forms will not be accessible prior to 10:00 AM.

3. You will find a tab on the blue bar at the top of the website page through which to access the online forms.

4. Complete these forms as quickly as possible and submit them online.

5. The following week, families will be contacted to schedule a face-to face time to confirm weeks and meet with the Program Directors to discuss goals for the summer.
 Family meetings will be held in early May.
 Program fees must be paid, or a payment plan needs to be put in place, at this meeting.
 If you are from out of town, we can complete your final registration meeting over the phone if preferred.

The sessions available for Camp Connect 2022 are as follows:
 Session 1: Sports | Social Justice
Monday, July 11- Friday, July 22 ($600)

 Session 2: Nature | Performing Arts
Monday, July 25- Friday, August 5 ($540) *no program on Aug 1

 Session 3: Visual Arts | Healthy Living
Monday, August 8- Friday, August 19 ($600)

Camp participants are also required to have a valid ARC Membership.

Autism Resource Centre

199 Leonard Street
Regina, SK S4N 5X5

Regularnoffice hours are:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Friday
Closed weekends and statutory holidays

Phone: 306-569-0858
Email: info@autismresourcecentre.com

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