The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury promotes and encourages campers with any exceptionalities and/or disabilities to participate in a wide variety of activities offered by the Community Services Department. The objective is to facilitate meaningful participation for all.
Assessing a Camper’s need for support:
If your child requires inclusion support while at camp, registration must be completed by a BWG Leisure Centre staff member.
A camper requires extra support if any of the following apply:
- Is support required at school in the classroom?
- Does a physical, medical, developmental and/or learning disability exist that affects the safety of the participant or that of other participants?
- Is extra support needed at home for basic care such as dressing and toileting?
- Is the participant currently associated with a support agency or program?
- Will the specific program and type of activities within the camp program be suitable for the child’s needs, abilities and interests?
If you have answered YES to any of these questions, please contact N’Diia Maharaj Recreation Programmer at (905) 775-7529, extension 8301.
Inclusion Facilitator Support:
The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury employs staff for the winter break, march break and summer to work specifically as inclusion support with children who have special needs, exceptionalities and/or a disability. The inclusion support is a limited resource and is available on a first come, first served basis and is available for a maximum of one week per child.
If you require inclusion support please contact N’Diia Maharaj at (905) 775-7529 extension 8301 for a participant assessment and review if the program is suitable for providing support to your child. The Community Services Department wishes to ensure that your child’s needs are fully understood. Registering early allows us to plan an accessible recreational experience for your child.
An in person meeting and a mandatory Camper Profile Package must be completed by each family prior to attending camp. All information is kept confidential. Communication and cooperation between all parties will ensure a safe and fun environment.
The above process needs to be followed in all cases. All paperwork must be submitted prior to attending. Families requiring accommodations who do not disclose the needs of a participant prior to registration may be required to withdraw from the program. The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury refund policy will apply.
Services available for children with special needs in the County of Simcoe: