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.
From skill development, family enrichment, social recreation, to adventure-based experiences, the KOC offers high-quality programming and once-in-a-lifetime experiences in a safe, well-supported and natural environment. We offer a variety of programs directly to groups and individuals, and also develop programs upon request, which are tailored to meet the specific needs of community groups, school boards, social service agencies/non-profits, faith communities, and other organizations. 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.  Programs exist for entire families and for individuals.

Outdoor Recreation

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. We do this through at school programs which are funded in the Peterborough area and through 3-day residential camps, outdoor education visits, and community building visits at our facility just north of Minden, ON.

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!

The Blog from Here

Theres a Science to What we do, Too

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

Fundraising via the Kinark Foundation

Learn more about the work of the Kinark Foundation. For those who live in the Durham region, a unique fundraising event is taking place on September 25th:  ART BATTLE for Kinark Kids will be an amazing event!

Art Battle Sept 25, 2014