Summer camps for teens with autism

Our popular summer camps give teens with autism an opportunity to enjoy one of the most important rites of the season  – going to summer camp!

Summer learning and fun

Learning new skills and having fun, making friends, and creating summertime memories in a safe, supportive environment – that’s what summer camp is all about.  Centre summer camps are designed for teens with autism and provide a wide range of camp themes to ensure that we offer programming that has something great for everyone. All camps are supervised by Centre-trained aides and employ a high staff to camper ratio.

*** Please note, Teen camp has a staffing ratio of 2.5 teens to 1 staff. This means that we do not have the capacity for teens who require 1 on 1 support.

Please email us at summercamp@centreforautsimab.ca if you have any questions about support needs for camp.


Summer 2022 dates and adventures have arrived!

Registration for Teen Summer Camp 2022 will open Monday, April 25, at 9:00 am for current Centre Families. 

Public registration for Teen Summer Camp 2022 will open Monday, May 2, at 9:00 am. 


 

Hey there, teens!

Gear up for a totally awesome summer!!

We have super-fun camps with awesome themes to suit everyone’s interests.

Summer Camps for 2022 will take place at various locations around the city. Please see camp listings for locations and details.  

Choose from our camp themes and dates to find the one that’s best for you.

 

Week 1: July 4 – 8, 2022

  • Meadows Rec Centre Athletics – Every camper can find their inner athlete with the right support! Get your body movin’ while we explore a variety of sports and field games at Meadows Rec Centre. With basketball, badminton, swimming, and ultimate Frisbee, there is fun to be had indoors and out for any sports buff! We’ll race you to the registration!
    • Daily drop off and pick up at The Meadows Community Recreation Centre, 2704 17 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6T 0X1

 

Week 2: July 11 – 15, 2022

  • Star Dreams Drama Camp – At Star Dreams, we collaborate together to bring your ideas to life! In a true team effort, you will work with your fellow campers, Citadel instructor, and Centre staff to transform your words and drawings on paper into living, breathing actions on stage. Theatre is dynamic and requires all kinds of behind-the-scenes preparations before a show can go live. During Star Light Drama Camp, you will have the opportunity to explore this process and discover the role of your dreams.
    • Daily drop off and pick up at The Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3C6

 

Week 3: July 18 – 22, 2022

  • Nature Explorers – Calling all nature explorers! It’s time to get up close and personal with the wonderful wilderness around you. Explore the wonders of nature with treks through the river valley and Hawrelak Park, build a campfire to roast marshmallows, and make your way through the woods on a scavenger hunt!
    • Daily drop off and pick up at William Hawrelak Park – 9330 Groat Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2A8

 

Week 4: July 25 – 29, 2022

  • Kinsmen Urban Adventure – Every day is a new adventure, so take on the summer by heading outdoors to hang out with other teens, play court and field games, swim, go on hikes, run the track, play golf, and explore many great amenities offered around town. This camp is all about YOU! So come have the experience of a lifetime, and make friends and memories together.
    • Daily drop off and pick up at Kinsmen Sports Centre, 9100 Walterdale Hill, Edmonton AB, T6E 2V3

 

Week 5: August 2 – 5, 2022 (NO Camp on Monday, August 1st for Heritage Day)

  • Artists’ Studio – Enter the Artists’ Studio to express, create and become the artist you were always meant to be with the help of a Nina instructor.
    This year you will paint, draw, test your skills by creating art with nature, making a multi-media collage, and experimenting with new techniques. The schedule is jam-packed with inspiration during this week supported by the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts.

    • Daily drop off and pick up at The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, 9225 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 0K6

 

Week 6: August 8 – 12, 2022

  • Computer Science – With equipment from Microsoft, campers will have fun and learn while camp staff supports them in upgrading their computer skills. Suitable for all skill levels! What’s in store? Under the guidance of trained instructors, campers will learn how to code, dive into computer programming, 3D design, programming a mechanical shark, and more! Worried about screen time? Fear not! Interactive projects and outdoor lunches will keep your brain and body engaged!
    • Daily drop off and pick up at The NEW Centre for Autism Services Alberta, 9353 – 50 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T6B 2L5

 

Week 7: August 15 – 19, 2022

  • Photography – Never leave home without your camera? Not sure which end of the camera to point? Regardless of your level of experience, you’ll have fun developing digital photography skills with access to equipment from Microsoft. Under the guidance of trained instructors and supported by camp staff, you’ll learn camera operation, lighting, and composition. This will help you create that perfect shot and build a digital portfolio to share with your fans!
    • Daily drop off and pick up at The NEW Centre for Autism Services Alberta, 9353 – 50 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T6B 2L5

 


COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SUMMER 2022

We will continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 leading up to summer camps. There may be updates and changes going forward, and they will be posted here. 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us. 

 

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