2021-22 SkillBuilders Camp Dates

  • Winter Break 2021:  Monday Dec 20th – Friday Dec 31st (half day only on Dec 24th)
  • March Break 2022:  Monday March 14th – Friday March 18th
  • Summer Camp 2022: Begins Monday July 4th 2022

Our SkillBuilders Camp for kids aged 3+ provides a full range of quality supports and guided skills practice, delivered by our creative, multi-disciplinary team, all cleverly disguised as FUN!   The day is spent almost entirely outside in the fresh air and sunshine in our Ancaster back garden and on the local forest trails.  Staff and kids dress for the weather, enjoy seasonal activities, and are immersed in nature for a large part of each day.

Everything we do, from eating together, to transitioning between activities, to tidying up, is done with a focus on building emotional regulation, social fluency, mindfulness and distress tolerance skills.

The morning session runs from 9am-12pm, and the afternoon session runs from 12pm-3pm.  A morning and afternoon snack is provided, and  lunch is also included in the full day program. You may enrol for anywhere between 1 and the full 10 sessions per week.

Pricing is $100 per half day session.

Our team of therapists include:

  • Ontario Certified Teachers
  • Social workers
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Langauge Therapist
  • Registered Early Childhood Educators
  • Executive Function Specialists
  • Behaviour Coaches
  • Child & Youth Worker
  • Child Life Specialist

Programming will include:

  • Social skills theory and practice
  • Sensory & Motor Skills development with our OT
  • Language and Communication practice with our SLP
  • Literacy and Numeracy based activities
  • Arts, crafts and creative pursuits
  • Music and Movement, including music therapy
  • Stress Management Strategies
  • Mindful Forest & Stream Exploration
  • Gardening & Nature Immersion
  • Caring for and cuddling with the NowWhat guinea pigs & bunnies, with occasional guest therapy pets!

This program will help your children:

  • Build and maintain positive relationships
  • Develop resilience & flexibility
  • Cope with stress & change
  • Manage anxiety & fears around re-entry into the world after Covid
  • Learn about our brain-body connections
  • Work on fine/gross motor skills (handwriting, beading, obstacle courses etc)
  • Keep their brains engaged, curious and learning
  • Regulate big emotions
  • Take another perspective
  • Interact with their peers in a safe, supported environment
We understand that learning only happens when kids have a basic foundation of safety and emotional regulation, and the current pandemic has made this particularly difficult for many families.  Our team is highly experienced in helping children with learning and social-emotional challenges find ways to meaningfully participate, engage and grow.

Contact us to register for a 2021-22 school break camp today and help your child build skills for life!