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Camp Au-some

Camp Au-some is a recreation program for children and youth with autism between the ages of 6-24 years. Each camper is supported with a 1:1 or 2:1 camper/counsellor ratio and activities are designed specifically with participants’ needs and interests in mind. 
 
Parents and caregivers can rest easy knowing their children are enjoying fun-filled activities, while also being supported by knowledgeable and dedicated counsellors. 
 
Camp operates in four sessions during July and August from 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday.  

Campers involved in the summer camp program actively participate in their community on a daily basis 


​Activities include: 
• Swimming at lakes & pools once a week 
• Community Outings once a week 
• Arts & crafts 
• Playground time 
• Music activities 
• Water play 
...and much more! 
 
Location:   
Sydney River Elementary School  
35 Phillips Street  
Sydney River, NS 

 
Cost:  $600 for two weeks 
 
Summer Camp Dates: 
July 2nd -July 12th: (Ages 6-8) 
July 15th -July 26th (Ages 9-11) 
July 29th- August 9th (Ages 12-14) 

August 12th - August 23rd (Ages 15-21) 
 
 
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Registration  
Please read the registration information below, as the registration process may be new to you. All application forms will be processed based on the time stamp in which they were submitted.  From there, all successful applicants will be contacted via email. 
 
Registration Opens: 9AM, Monday, June 10, 2019 
- Leave yourself 40-45 minutes to complete the application 
- There is NO option to save the applications once you start, please make sure you are able to complete them in full (Partially-completed applications will not be considered) 
- Submit a  SEPARATE  application for  EACH  camper you wish to apply. 
- Be prepared to have the camper’s health card, doctor’s information, emergency contact information.  

This program fills up quickly as there are limited spots (48). All pre-registration forms are time stamped based upon arrival and processed in that order. Because of the high volume of interested people in this program, we cannot hold spots. Completing a pre-registration form does not necessarily guarantee you a spot; you will be contacted by June 17 regarding your application status. 
 
 
Application Form: Camp Au-some Application Form - Cape Breton Region 2019

You may also download a printed copy of the form and deliver the form in-person at 14 Glenwood Street, Sydney, NS: Camp Au-Some Registration Form (PDF)
 
For more information, please contact: cbregion@autismns.ca  or phone 902.567-2830. 
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Funding Opportunities: 
 
Canadian Tire Jump Start: http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/content/microsites/jumpstart/en/apply.html 
 

Ceridian Cares:http://www.ceridiancares.ca 
 

Labatt's Better Together:http://www.labattbettertogether.ca/