Kinark Outdoor Centre

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The Kinark Outdoor Centre (KOC) is a program area of Kinark Child and Family Services. Pour en savoir plus sur les services offerts en français, appelez notre numéro gratuit au 1-888-663-0670

The KOC operates a three-season facility with a core mandate to deliver a menu of enhanced respite programs for children with ASD and their families. The KOC has a rich history in residential camping, outdoor education, recreational programming, and community building.
Every weekend and throughout the summer the KOC is host to children with complex neurological challenges requiring comprehensive behavioural and program supports. The parents of these children struggle financially and emotionally to ensure that their children and their families get the support and opportunities that other children in their neighborhoods and schools also receive.

When you bring a school group to the KOC you are also supporting the important interventions and work that we facilitate with these children and their families.

From skill development, family enrichment, social recreation,  respite, and adventure-based experiences, the KOC offers high-quality programming and once-in-a-lifetime experiences in a safe, well-supported and natural environment.  We look forward to hosting you!

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What do we do at the Kinark Outdoor Center

Enhanced Autism Respite

We offer a range of programs for children and families on the autism spectrum. These programs focus on recreation, respite, and offer elements of parent support and networking, and social skill development. They range in suitability for kids as young as 1year old, to 18.  Autism Programs exist for entire families and for individuals.

School Groups and Outdoor Recreation

We provide excellent residential field trips! Check out our programs page to learn more about the easy planning, professional, and fun memories you can build with your students at the camp. We want to resource teachers, parents, and community leaders alike to get children outside to play for the benefit of their physical and mental health. Let us host you!

Summer Camp

Summer camp is a cultural tradition for many Ontario children and a fond memory of many Canadian adults. We make camping accessible for so many different type of groups, families, and people. Call us for more information!

Theres a Science to What we do, Too

The Science of the Magic of Camp - It's Real.

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