adventures and skills building
Sign up for one day, or for as many days as you can!
Available in Vancouver, Kelowna and now in Surrey.
This is a day program for those living in the Vancouver, Kelowna and Surrey areas. Campers will spend fun-filled days visiting local attractions, playing games, making arts & crafts, and lots more. Single day & week-long options available. Choose from a list of dates and activities, and then tailor a schedule to what your camper enjoys best.
Campers travel together to and from activities, with the aim of helping each participant become more comfortable getting around and exploring the great things their city has to offer. Participants will interact with other youth and together they’ll build social skills and confidence through fun and educational day trips.
Participants can register for as little as one day, and as many days as they are eligible for, with full weeks of activities being encouraged.
There will be six participants per day, with two counsellors leading the group.
Cities & Dates
Camp registration is $60 per participant per day. All other camp costs have been graciously covered by our amazing donors and sponsors.
Time and Activities
Participants will arrive at the designated meeting point by 9:00 am, and return back to the original meeting area to be checked out by 3:30 following a debrief. There will be activities throughout the day (including a main activity) with breaks for lunch and snacks.
Personal Support Workers
Does your camper require a Personal Support Worker? Click here for more information.
Detailed protocols to keep all participants, staff, and visitors safe have been put in place. This includes regular handwashing, the use of disinfectant wipes and masks, and an emphasis on activities that will not put the group near large groups of other people. Click here for our detailed COVID-19 Safety Protocol Policy.
2022 City Adventure Day Camp Schedule
- July 4 – August 12
- Runs Monday to Friday
- August 15 – August 19
- Runs Monday to Friday
- August 15 – August 26
- Runs Monday to Friday
More FAQs and Information
Who is eligible to participate?
Youth and adults from 12-49 who have a physical and/or cognitive disability.
What will the day look like?
Participants will arrive at the designated meeting point between 8:30 and 9:00 am, and return back to the original meeting area to be checked out between 3:30 and 4:00 pm following a debrief. There will be activities throughout the day with breaks for lunch and snacks. Public transit will be used to get to various activities.
Will food and drinks be provided?
No. Participants are required to bring their own food and drinks.
My child needs to take medication during the day. Will Easter Seals counsellors give this to them?
The participant or their guardian are responsible for securely packing the medication, labelling it, and taking it as required during the day. Program staff will hold onto medication in a secure bag, but are not responsible for the administration of any meds.
How many days can a participant be signed up for?
Participants can sign up for as little as one day or as many as they are eligible for. We encourage participants to sign up for full weeks of activities. Participants must be signed up for days which fall within their age range.
Will Easter Seals pick up my participant for the day and drive them home?
No. Participants are responsible for getting to and from the designated program locations. Please note that anyone who picks up a participant must show photo ID and be on the pickup list.
Can a personal support worker attend with the participant?
Yes. However, personal support worker applications must be filled out with an applicant’s initial application package. Please see more details here:
Can a guardian attend with their participant?
A guardian may attend with a participant as long as they have also completed a registration form for themselves. Guardians must follow the same guidelines as personal support workers and are required to pay for their own activity and transit expenses.
How are participants selected and when is the application deadline?
All applications will be reviewed to ensure suitability for the program. Participants need to be physically able to move within the community without 1:1 support. Registration will continue on a first-come first-serve until all spots are filled. There is no hard deadline though the application process may be closed once all spots are taken. A short interview with the applicant and/or a guardian may be part of the application process after forms have been sent in. We will be in touch with you if that’s the case.
Why not include a session for younger children?
While Easter Seals recognizes the importance of programs for all young people, and continues to make this a priority through our camps and other initiatives, the City Adventure camp is geared toward youth and adults with diverse abilities who already have a degree of independence and are looking to build more skills in this regard. We are examining ways of enhancing our programs for children, youth and adults, so check back for future developments.
Why not offer a session in my area? I’m disappointed there are no activities in my area.
Activities are offered in the areas where there has been the greatest demand. These locations may change in future years.
What safety precautions are you taking in the current circumstances?
We have developed detailed protocols to keep all participants, staff and visitors safe. This includes regular handwashing, the use of disinfectant wipes and masks, and an emphasis on activities that will not put the group near large groups. If you have more questions about this, please get in touch.
Have a question that wasn’t answered, or just want to offer your input?
Please feel free to get in touch with us. You can ask any additional questions or let us know your thoughts by sending them to email@example.com
What happens if you have to cancel the camp due to an outbreak of COVID-19?
If it’s necessary to cancel any part of City Adventure Camp this summer due to a resurgence or outbreak of COVID-19, we will contact everyone immediately and offer full credits and/or refunds without fees.
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