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CAMP KODIAK

2.5 Stars based on 2 reviews (review)

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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
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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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Extremely annoyed July 15, 2012
Reviewer: Chriskayaks from Ontario, Canada
5 of 7 people found this review helpful

Extremely upset with the treatment my son got while attending your "wonderful" camp. This camp was chosen as we thought they were prepared for the obvious behaviors that come along with kids like our son. Not only did we have to pay for four weeks when he got "Kicked out" after two, now we are learning that the staff refused to separate an obvious Bully from my son's cabin to keep peace and that my son supposedly overused (abused?) the designated "safe" place. I would definitely NOT RECOMMEND this camp to anyone who has a child who does not want to be a drugged zombie to follow every rule and whim of the camp staff (professionals?????????)
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FANTASTIC camp January 15, 2010
Reviewer: Lena Paniccia from Toronto, ON
5 Stars 16 of 18 people found this review helpful

CAMP KODIAK is an outstanding camp for kids with special needs. My daughter has attended Camp Kodiak for the last 9 years. The ratio of counsellors to campers is wonderful. They kids are well supervised. The camp staff are helpful, enthusiastic individuals varying in ages, ready to make our kids camp experience a positive one! They are qualified and can handle many different situations that arise. While at camp, Our daughter made some major gains in her social skills development, academics and self esteem. She has formed lasting friendships from all over the world! This impressive camp has a large variety of different activities, they even have horses the kids can ride. They also have a day when parents visit and the campers put on a show. We are very grateful that our daughter has been able to enjoy and experience 'camp life' at Camp Kodiak. We wish every child's experience to be as positive as ours. We are certain you would not be disappointed!
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