The Town of Newmarket is dedicated to ensuring all campers have a successful camp experience. There are times when a child requires more support than our program ratios are able to provide. In these cases, we strongly recommend consulting us about our support options.
Additional support is required if:
- Extra support is required at school
- A disability exists that could affect the safety of the participant or other participants
- Extra support is required at home for basic care
- Participant is associated with a support agency and/or program
- Participant has a safety plan with their educational institution
Families are required to complete an All About Me Package to help camp staff with any program adaptations. When considering a recreation experience, please consider the individual needs, and that the recreation integrated setting may not be suitable for all persons with disabilities. Health and safety of participants and staff is paramount, which could result in participants being denied access to the program.
Are staff available to provide support?
Yes, in most cases arrangements for one-to-one support can be made. The Town of Newmarket attempts to accommodate requests for additional support for children with special needs. However, due to the number of requests or level of care required, support cannot be guaranteed. Accommodation can be made subject to health, safety, and cost considerations. Payment of the additional hourly cost for support is the responsibility of the family. To apply, please contact the Inclusion Recreation Programmer at 905-953-5300 ext. 2821 or email [email protected]
Please note: We may ask that an individual be paired with a support person after meeting with parents, considering provincial regulations and the Town of Newmarket's own policies.
Can I provide my own inclusion support?
Yes, you may provide your own inclusion support (family member, friend, trained support worker or social worker). We require a Vulnerable Sector Screening and a signed release of liability form for these individuals. We encourage the support worker to participate in the activities as a positive role model for the participants.
Support Request Timeline
To avoid disappointment, please contact us before June 1, 2017. After this date, the availability of an Inclusion Facilitator may be limited and therefore support is not guaranteed.