Kinark Outdoor Centre

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 camping facility with a core mandate to deliver a menu of enhanced respite programs for children with autism and their families.  We are able to support these programs through the delivery of outdoor recreation and community building fee for service programs. If you are a teacher or looking for programs to support a child with autism, you've come to the right place.

The KOC has a rich history in residential camping, outdoor education, recreational programming, and community building. 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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Parent Training and Respite Program

This winter, we along with Point in Time and Tri-County Community Support Services were granted funds by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.  This will be directed towards hosting 150 families over the next three years in a program designed to deliver parent training and respite to families with a child with special needs. An information package can be found on this page


You can get more information on our school based programs at this link. If you are a teacher you can connect directly with our Program Manager  about our outdoor ed programs and how we can work with you to customize your school trip experience.


There is more information on our autism based programs here. If you are looking for more information about our autism program offerings you can connect directly with our Autism Program Supervisor.

Ontario Autism Program - OAP Respite

Respite and Family Camp Lottery Application Opens February 5th.

Kinark Outdoor Centre, in partnership with the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) at Kinark is pleased to offer Autism Respite Programs to families registered with the OAP and waiting for behavioural services.

As space is limited, a random draw process will be used to select families who wish to attend. Please consider the suitability of this program in a remote camp environment before applying, and please call the camp if you have any questions.

If you are interested in attending one of our Family Camp OR Family Respite Programs please complete and submit the Application Form that was sent directly to eligible families to the Kinark Outdoor Centre by Monday, February 26, 2018 by 5 pm. 

You can read more and apply online, here.