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!
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.
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 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!