Summer camp can be great for both kids and parents/caregivers.
At camp your child can have the opportunity to try things they might not get to do on a regular basis. They get to experience kayaking at the beach, baking, making their own pizza, walking dogs and snuggling cats at the humane society, touring the air base, and painting horses. At camp we aren’t trying to change your child’s behaviours, but change our expectations to reflect their unique abilities and simply create an environment that supports their success. We encourage development of daily living skills, leadership, socialization skills, and respect for self, others, culture, and the environment. Our main goal is to provide your child with a fun and memorable camp experience.
Your child is going to have a fun week away at camp, what about you? We encourage parents and caregivers to enjoy camp as well. While your child is away, take time to relax or do something you enjoy. Have a book you want to read, but haven’t had the time? Or maybe there is a show on Netflix that you’ve been dying to binge; a friend you haven’t caught up with in ages or maybe you need to catch up on sleep. You put so much time and energy into your child 51 weeks of the year, so while your kid is with us at camp, take 1 week for you!
The Lakeland Centre for FASD provides cost-free programs and services in the Cold Lake, Bonnyville, St. Paul and Lac la Biche areas, as well as on First Nations and Métis Settlements through Alberta.