What Is Summer Camp And What Will My Child Do There?

 

Camp Winston is a summer camp for children with complex neurological disorders. It is a place where children can participate in all kinds of activities and learn new skills in a residential camp setting. But more importantly, participating in these activities teaches children problem solving and social skills that they will be able to use in their everyday life whether they are at school, home or play. At camp your child will be given every opportunity possible to participate in the activities. At Camp Winston each camper is challenged at his/her own level and given the chance to achieve personal goals.

 

Why should I send my child to Camp Winston?

 

There are many good reasons to send your child to camp, but the short answer is that it will be good for both of you. Your child will be in a place where he/she will receive care from skilled and experienced counsellors. Camp Winston will offer your child a chance to discover his/her independence, build self-confidence and establish new friendships with peers. Many of our campers do not know other children with similar diagnoses so Camp helps to connect children with others like them.

The experience will also have tremendous benefits for you. It will provide you with a 2-week break from the care and supervision of your child so that you can spend time with your other children, your spouse or even have time for yourself.

 

What Is Camp Winston’s Philosophy?

 

Camp Winston operates a summer recreational program for campers with complex neurological disorders such as learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourettes Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders. We believe in creating a physically and emotionally safe environment where campers are nurtured, respected and challenged to develop both their social and recreational skills. Through our non-denominational and non-competitive program, we foster self-esteem, age-appropriate independence, decision making and negotiation skills.

Our emphasis is on teaching our campers to negotiate sensitively between group and individual needs to create a peaceful and respectful environment where self-esteem can grow. We attempt to teach skills and attitudes that can be generalized successfully to many environments.