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CAMP KODIAK

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Camp Location: 200 Kodiak Road (Summer Address), McKellar, Ontario, P0G 1C0, Canada
Ages: 6-18
Gender: Male and Female
Camp type:
Session dates: July 1-28, July 29-August 19, July 1-August 19
Cost (range): $900+ per week
Contact Person: David Stoch, Camp Director
Phone: Toll-free: 877-569-7595 (Winter)
Fax: 905-569-6045
Mailing Address:
4069 Pheasant Run
Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 2C2
Canada
Camp Website

Camp's Description

Camp Kodiak is an integrated, non-competitive, residential camp serving children &
teens with and without ADHD, LD, NLD & Asperger Syndrome.  Campers come from all
over North America and from abroad.  The primary objectives of Camp Kodiak are to
build confidence and self-esteem,  to teach social skills, to foster independence and to
provide an exciting and satisfying camp experience.  This is achieved by providing a safe
and nurturing environment, a mature, professional staff, a very low camper-to-staff ratio
and a program that is designed to ensure success.  Staff never miss the opportunity to
recognize and celebrate these successes.

Camp Kodiak programs for success!  All sports and activities are taught in an organized,
step-by-step fashion to ensure success.  Cooperation rather that competition is
emphasized. There are over 50 sports, crafts, cultural and educational activities so that all
of campers can find several activities at which they can excel.

Many campers are hesitant to take on new challenges.  In order to ensure that they get the
most out of their camp experience Kodiak has developed a core program of 12 activities
to which all cabin groups are scheduled.  They include the Red Cross swimming  program, waterskiing/kneeboarding/wakeboarding, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, team sports, tennis, archery, arts & crafts, drama, high ropes and rock climbing.  Campers are encouraged to participate in these activities with their cabin group.   

There are several times each day when campers are able to choose their own activities and pursue personal interests independent of their cabinmates.  The choices include
instruction in activities of their choosing Some are solely recreational.

Monday to Friday, right after breakfast, everyone in camp has an hour of academic instruction.  There are two components to the academic program, Option 1 and Option 2.  Parents select their camper s academic program prior to their arrival at camp. Campers in Option 1 receive academic tutoring.  Campers in Option 2 receive instruction in an educational activity such as music, drama, dance, gymnastics, pottery, photography,
computers, etc.

An important reason for the success of our program is our staff.  Almost one half of our
counselors are trained, certified professionals from the fields of education, psychology,
social work and recreation.  Every cabin has at least three counselors.  One or two are
professionals. The remaining staff are university students, most of whom are working
towards a career in one of the helping professions. The camper-to-staff ratio is 2-to-1.
All of our staff undergo a rigorous training period before the campers arrive and all new
counselors go through a police background check.

We have a doctor and three nurses on staff.  They live on-site, administer all medication
and are available 24 hours a day in case of  an emergency.  The hospital in Parry Sound is just 20 minutes away.

Transportation to camp is by highway coach from Toronto.  Camp personnel are available
to meet campers at Toronto International Airport and to ensure they get their flights home
at the end of camp. There is no extra charge for this service.

Please visit our web site for more information on our program.

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