Kinark Outdoor Centre
'No Child Left Inside'
The Kinark Outdoor Centre is a program area of Kinark Child and Family Services.
The KOC has a rich history in residential camping, outdoor education, and therapeutic programming and has grown to become the site of choice for more than 150 diverse groups annually. At the KOC we have a 'No Child Left Inside' policy!
The Kinark Outdoor Centre (KOC) operates year-round to provide a rich variety of outdoor education programs and autism support programs tailored to a wide range of needs and interests. From skill development, family enrichment and social recreation to ecologically-focused, adventure-based experiences, the KOC offers high-quality programming and once-in-a-lifetime experiences in a safe, well-supported and beautiful 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, corporate groups, faith communities, and other organizations. We look forward to hosting you!
EXCITING NEWS AT THE KOC
Funding for the 'No Child Left Inside' Initiative
Kinark Outdoor Center's 'No Child Left Inside' Initiative has recently received funding from multiple sources. The Dusan Nedelko Foundation and the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO) are both supporting the delivery of 'No Child Left Inside' programs in the Trillium Lakelands School Board. The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough made a donation this spring to the 'No Child Left Inside' Initiative. These funds are going directly to the delivery of programs in elementary schools - we are so grateful.
In addition we are excited to announce funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. This grant provides complete funding for the delivery of 'No Child Left Inside' programs in Peterborough region over the next three years. The program will be delivered in Peterborough in approximately 60 schools this spring. So far the program has been very well received and the 'Take your Children Outside' message is spreading to teachers and caregivers alike!