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Name a Stranger DUO

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camp Explained

An explanation of Camp E-aster Seals features and structure
Camp E-aster Seals Explained Video

camp features:

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daily Flagpole

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the Slice

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camp Programs

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the Lodge

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camp Challenge

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Leaders in Training

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Campfires

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session Banquet

 

Membership Information

who is eligible for registration?

To register as a Session Camper you must:

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  1. Be a member of Easter Seals Ontario and are eligible for camp registration

  2. Be under the age of 27 as of July 1, 2020

  3. Out of province as approved by Camp Directors

 

To register as a L.I.T. Camper you must:​ 

 

  1. Be a member of Easter Seals Ontario and are eligible for camp registration

  2. Be between the ages of 17 & 27 as of July 1, 2020

  3. Out of province as approved by Camp Directors

 

To register as a Camp Counsellor you must: 

 

  1. You must be, or have been an employee of an Easter Seals Ontario Camp

  2. Membership for special circumstances is contingent upon the discretion of the Camp Directors

For special circumstances please contact us at:

registration@campeasterseals.org

privileges of registration

As a member you will be able to:

  1. Access all applicable camp features

  2. Be invited live camp functions

  3. Know that you are a member of a protected community 

how do I register?

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Go to one of the following links to enter your personal information through the CampBrain domain

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If your personal information meets our eligibility criteria, you will be sent a reference code via email

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Use your reference code to register through our site's registration portal here:

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Once we verify your membership request you'll be sent confirmation of membership (please allow up to 72 hours) with exciting information and next steps for your involvement.

 

summer Schedule 

leaders in training

JUNE 28 - AUGUST 22

to guarantee your spot register before: June 26

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SESSION One

JULY 5 - JULY 11

to guarantee your spot register before: June 26

1

SESSION TWO

JULY 12 - JULY 18

to guarantee your spot register before: July 5

2

SESSION THREE

JULY 18 - JULY 25

to guarantee your spot register before: July 14

3

SESSION Four

JULY 26 - AUGUST 1

to guarantee your spot register before: July 19

4

SESSION Five

AUGUST 2 - AUGUST 8

to guarantee your spot register before: July 26

5

SESSION six

AUGUST 9 - AUGUST 15

to guarantee your spot register before: August 2

6

SESSION seven

AUGUST 16 - AUGUST 22

to guarantee your spot register before: August 9

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please note that all dates and details are subject to change

 

our commitment

For the past 97 years, Easter Seals has played an important role in providing support for children and youth with physical disabilities. Thanks to our generous donors, we continue to offer programs that allow kids to experience freedom, independence and a sense of accomplishment. For families, Easter Seals is somewhere to turn for help when they need it.

 

Easter Seals helps kids BE KIDS.

what we do

Easter Seals Ontario provides programs and services to children and youth with physical disabilities across Ontario to help them achieve greater independence, accessibility and integration.

 

Our programs and services include:

Equipment Funding

Summer Camp

Scholarships

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

Parent Resource Information

Awareness and Public Education

Incontinence Supplies Grant Program

Top Up Program

Easter Seals Summer Camps

With 83 years in camping and recreation, Easter Seals Ontario is a recognized leader in providing therapeudic recreation programs for children and youth who have a physical disability. The high quality is evident in everything from the outstanding programs and facilities to the excellent food.

Woodeden Easter Seals Camp Logo

Woodeden Easter Seals Camp

 

Overlooking the Thames River on the outskirts of London, Easter Seals Camp Woodeden is situated on 107 acres of beautifully landscaped ground that includes an accessible tree house, a collection of trees/plants from around the world, and beautiful Japanese influenced architecture. Originally known as “Woodholm,” Easter Seals acquired the property in 1946 to create a camp in southwestern Ontario for Easter Seals kids.

Easter Seals Camp Merrywood

 

Easter Seals Camp Merrywood is located on a beautiful peninsula stretching out into Big Rideau Lake. The camp sits on 30 acres of property between Smiths Falls and Perth in Eastern Ontario.

Built in 1948, Camp Merrywood began as a summer camp for kids with polio. Six campers attended in its first year.

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Dear Easter Seals Families,

Welcome to our E-aster Seals Virtual Camp experience. 

 

We are so pleased that you are able to join us and be part of this incredible opportunity.  Being a former camper myself, I can’t wait to see what our Camp Directors from Camp Merrywood and Camp Woodeden and their team have created for us.  Be sure to practice your singing skills, sharpen up your craft creativity and welcome the opportunity to share and see your friends and counsellors throughout the summer. 

 

Thank you for being part of our Easter Seals team, and we look forward to hearing your feedback as we work together to provide the best possible virtual camping experience.

 

Continue to be safe and healthy.

 

Sincerely,

Kevin J. Collins
Easter Seals Ontario President & CEO

Message From Easter Seals Ontario President & CEO

June 14th, 2020

 

Leaders in Training

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The Leaders in Training program is an intensive program that will run alongside session camp programming throughout the summer. L.I.T. campers will find their own specific programming on the campsite. The full Leaders in Training program will be delivered virtually in the same capacity as it would while at physical camp. This intensive program will engage L.I.T. campers in activities and workshops to demonstrate and enhance decision making, initiative, and leadership capabilities. The program will enable L.I.T. campers to engage in the daily programming and submit their products and reflection for feedback. Please do note, that although there is no minimum commitment for session campers, that there will be a minimum commitment for L.I.T. campers. For more information please contact:

 

lit@campeasterseals.org

 

reference Links

 

STANDARDS and POLICIES

 

Give us a Shout!

... or Contact us Directly at:

 

for general inquiries:

general@campeasterseals.org

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for registration inquiries:

registration@campeasterseals.org

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for technical concerns & support:

technical@campeasterseals.org

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