At BC Easter Seals Camps, it is our goal to provide safe, fun activities in an environment where the focus is on abilities, not disabilities. All of our camp activities are designed to build confidence, independence and peer interaction in a recreational environment. Campers are encouraged and supported to participate in activities they may never have tried before including: climbing on our climbing wall, tie-dying, water polo, canoeing, wheelchair basketball, water balloon wars, kangaroo kourt, and leadership training.
Our camping program provides sleep-over summer camp sessions for children 6 to 18 years of age who have a mental and/or physical disability. Through corporate, legacy gifts, individual donations, events and the time and effort of countless volunteers, the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities is able to fully subsidize camps, allowing campers to attend free of charge. Through the summer season, over 800 campers have an opportunity to attend one of our three camps.
In addition we provide a unique opportunity for individuals with and without disabilities to share ideas, learn team-building skills, and become strong community leaders. This 7-day integrated Leader In Training program is open to persons between the age of 16 and 22 at a cost of $425 per participant.
Please see our program information section for additional information on eligibility. If you would like further assistance finding a camp to meet your child's needs please contact the camping administrator.
All of our camps are fully accredited by the BC Camping Association.