Camp Inclusion Program
Ages 6 - 19
Blue Lake Centre is pleased to announce our new Inclusion Program. This program has been designed to offer children with and without physical and or developmental disabilities and opportunity to participate in Summer Camp programs together. With the support of an inclusion counsellor and enthusiastic camp staff, your child can enjoy a wide variety of fun and positive experiences this summer.
Our focus at camp is environment education. Through our programs, campers learn about our natural environment in a way that makes exploring the world inspiring and interactive. Camp activities such as swimming, canoeing, hiking, skit nights, arts and crafts, games and camp fires are encouraged.
Campers are given time and support to complete tasks that have been broken down and presented into logical sequences. We promote social skills, communication skills and self-help skills. With staff mentors, campers are supported to follow daily routines from group games, to meal times and cabin clean up.
Camp is the perfect place to make new friends and develop important language and social skills. At Blue Lake Centre, campers have the opportunity to experience the joy of being a valued member of a group. We emphasize creativity, imagination and adventure in a safe, fun-filled atmosphere designed to encourage growth and development of self-confidence.
Each day at Blue Lake is filled with fun activities that will build confidence, critical thinking, and team work. Campers are continually supported, encouraged, and set up for success!
Traditional camp activities such as swimming, canoeing, hiking, skit nights, arts and crafts, games, and campfires are all part of the fun! Programs will allow you to experience how electricity is made for the camp (Yes, we make our own electricity!), what creatures swim in our ponds, how to navigate with a compass and how to age a tree without cutting it down!
Camp is an active place and good meals are important to help keep energy levels high! With this in mind, Blue Lake Camp offers nutritious, filling meals with vegetarian options. Summer campers receive three meals a day in addition to an evening snack with hot chocolate. Fresh fruit is available all day for campers needing something extra. Nut products are not permitted at our summer camp. Our camps our able to accommodate many special diets. No need to bring your own snacks to our camp.
Campers stay in cabins with a maximum of 10-12 campers. Each cabin is assigned a counselor who will provide 24-hour supervision. Cabins are rustic, set up in a dormitory style. This gives campers lots of opportunity to tell stories and share activities from throughout the day.
If your camper requires a caregiver to be present during the camp, we will provide all caregivers with a 50% discount off the regular camp fee to attend. Caregivers will sleep in the same cabin as campers and will be able to tag-a-long with all activities. If parents wish to attend with their camper as support for their child who has special needs, they will also receive the caregiver rate. Parents can have a chance to relax while their camper is off with the staff experiencing new activities and events!
To register your camper click on the link below and complete the registration process for your camper. As this is a specialized program you will also need to download the Caregiver Registration Package click here and Inclusion Program Extended Registration Package click here. complete all sections and return to our office. If you require a caregiver for your camper please click on the registration link below and register them as well.
Autism BC Funding
Please find Autism Funding information here. If you are pursuing this funding to send your child to camp, please follow the steps on the Autism BC website. Once you have done that, go ahead and register your child for Blue Lake camp online here. When you receive your authorization letter from Autism BC, it is important that you contact the Blue Lake office and let us know that your child is authorized to attend camp. Once we hear from you, we will submit an invoice to Autism BC for payment.
To download our what to bring list click here.
If the camp session you would like to register for is followed by the word "WATILIST", you can still register for this session and we will contact you when space becomes available to complete your registration process.
TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM