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This powerpoint was presented recently at our Parent Conference by one of our Mentors who has experience as a Special Education teacher and recreation enthusiast.

This powerpoint was presented recently at our Parent Conference by one of our Mentors who has experience as a Special Education teacher and recreation enthusiast.

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  • 1. Recreation For Unique Kids Therapeutic recreation opportunities on Vancouver Island Recreation For Unique Kids Recreation For Unique Kids By Kirsty MacDonald, BA http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_central/nanaimonewsbulletin/news/40861328.html
  • 2. Recreation for Unique Kids
    • There are many opportunities for therapeutic recreation in Nanaimo and on Vancouver Island
    • First we’ll learn why recreation is so important
    • Then we’ll look at some wonderful local programs
    • Last we’ll look at provincial programs
  • 3. Why Is Recreation Important?
    • Participation in community recreation develops a love of physical activity and play, develops generalized social skills and physical fitness, develops planning, organization and leadership skills, provides children and youth with a wide range of indoor and outdoor experiences (dance, climbing, camp), develops initiative, self-reliance, self-worth, kindness to others, and lifelong friendships
  • 4. Recreation Opportunities: Multi-Day Camps
    • Easter Seal Camping Program (Camp Shawnigan, Camp Squamish and Camp Winfield
    • http://www.lionsbc.ca/programs/camps/ (camp Programs)
    • http://www.eastersealscamps.ca/session-dates (Camp Dates)
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  • 7. Nanaimo Parks, Rec. and Culture: Day Camps & Classes
    • Beban Park and Bowen Park Recreation Centres and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Ice Arena offer a variety of programs for special needs from Dance and Swimming to Art and Cooking. See the Recreation Guide.
    • http://www.nanaimo.ca/EN/main/departments/parks-recreation-culture/leisure-guide.html and click on ‘special needs’
  • 8. Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Culture
    • http://www.nanaimo.ca/EN/main/departments/parks-recreation-culture/leisure-guide.html Click on “special needs” for a variety of classes and daycamps
  • 9. CAMP SUNSATION 6 to 18 YEARS A summer daycamp designed and equipped for persons with special needs. Activities may include swimming, mini golf, movies, hiking, cooking, crafts and games. Only 2-3 registrants per leader. Regular integrated opportunities with support workers are available. If you wish to register your child, they must be referred to us through the Ministry of Children and Families. For more information, please call us at 756-5200. Monday to Friday, 9 am-3 pm Beban Park Social Centre
  • 10. Soccer
    • Just For Kicks Program for kids with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Contact: Jerry Hannah
    • http://www.canada.com/Benefits+child+play+unexpected/1401671/story.html (In Nanaimo Daily News last Spring!)
    • http://www.nanaimosoccer.ca/specialneeds/index_E.html (Fridays at 3:30)
  • 11. Special Education Technology BC (SETBC) Camps
    • Users of Assistive Technology (Springboard, Vantage, etc.) can attend multi-day camps: Camp Squamish from Saturday June 27th through Friday July 3rd Camp Shawnigan and Camp Winfield from Sat. July 18th through Thurs. July 23rd
    • http://www.setbc.org/summer_programs/
  • 12. Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre
    • Deaf Camps for Families and Kids
    • http://www.hornbyisland.com/OutdoorEducationCenter/amilies and Kids
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  • 14. Deaf Youth Today
    • Organization In Vancouver that brings Deaf youth and their families to camp on Hornby Island.
    • Also does a variety of day camps on the mainland (skiing trips, riding lessons, etc.)
    • http://www.fndc.ca/faq.php