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Inclusion Services

Inclusion Services

Are you looking for programs with targeted content, modified environments, lower ratios, or specialized instruction? The City is dedicated to providing a more accessible and inclusive recreation environment for individuals of all abilities. We offer and welcome supports within our program settings, in addition to offering specialized programming options

Summer 2016 Inclusion Camps

Camp Sense

This camp provides a sensory aware environment catering to individual needs through a variety of activities that will enhance participation and build friendships. Staffed at 1:3 ratio This camp will be swimming on specified days.

Camp dates: Jul 11-15, Jul 18-22

Boys Sense
Boys only! This camp will provide a modified environment catered to the individual. With a 1:3 ratio it is an ideal,  fun and safe place for boys to develop recreational skills while building friendships and enjoying traditional camp activities. 
 
Creative Sense
 
Creative Sense is a fun-filled class that offers an opportunity to develop gross motor skills. This camp focuses on developing creativity through singing, dancing, acting and prop design in a music-filled environment. Full integration of children with physical/mobility challenges. Wheelchairs, walkers and personal support staff are welcome. Support staff are asked to register into Partners in Recreation.

Camp dates: Aug 2-5 (excluding Aug 1)
 
Girls Sense
Girls only! This camp will provide a modified environment catered to the individual. With a 1:3 ratio it is an ideal, fun and safe place for girls to develop recreational skills while building friendships and enjoying traditional camp activities.

Camp dates: Aug 22-26

Youth Sense Camp
 
This camp will provide a modified environment catered to the individual. With a 1:3 ratio it is an ideal, fun and safe place for our youth to develop recreational skills while building friendships and enjoying traditional camp activities. 

Camp dates:  July 18-22, Aug 8-12, Aug 22-26 
 
Life Sense

This camp provides adults an opportunity to develop daily living skills in a fun and supported environment. Individual needs are accommodated through a variety of activities that will enhance participation and build friendships. Staffed at 1:3 ratio.

Camp Dates: Aug 29-Sep 2

Kinder Sense

This half day integrated camp will spend most of the day with Kinder Fun camp enjoying a wide variety of games, crafts, theme days and special events. The 1:2 ratio will allow Kinder Sense campers to focus on building friendship while developing recreation skills. Half Day option available. Lunchtime supervision will be provided for participants that sign up for both the AM and PM KinderSense camps.

Camp Dates: Jul 18-22 AM PM, Aug 2-5 (excluding Aug 1) AM PM, Aug 8-11 AM PM, Aug 15-19 AM PM, Aug 22-26 AM PM

Leadership Sense ***New Camp***

This camp will engage in group games and special activities while building leadership qualities. Participants will be taught resume writing and interview techniques in a modified environment catered to the individual. A 1:3 ratio will be provided.

Camp Dates: Aug 15-19

Summer 2016 Funding

Limited spots available to fund up to 90% of one week of 1:1. Funding is allocated on a first come first served basis. Please submit a completed Application Funding Form to chiara.mabrucco@barrie.ca

Inclusion 1:1 Support Staff

1:1 support staff are available to facilitate participation in all City of Barrie recreation programs, provide redirection for safety reasons, and allow opportunities for breaks (sensory, emotional, etc). Assistance with personal care is available providing that it can be facilitated by one person.

Partners in Recreation

The City of Barrie welcomes personal support workers into our program environments. All support workers must provide a copy of their current Criminal Reference Check and be 16 years or older.

Child Information Package

To assist us in better planning for a successful experience, please complete a participant information form. Once completed you can either print the forms and submit with your registration, or they can be emailed chiara.mabrucco@barrie.ca

 

Indulge in Your Sweet tooth and Help Send a Child to Camp

Purchase a delicious “Spirit of Barrie” cupcake at Sugar City Cupcakes and 10 cents from every cupcake sold will go towards the City of Barrie’s 1:1 Inclusion Support Staff program. For locations, hours and availability please visit Sugar City Cupcakes.

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my child needs support to participate?  

Contact Inclusion Services via phone at 739-4220 ext 5789 or email chiara.mabrucco@barrie.ca . Inclusion Services will discuss with you the individual needs of your child and together you will form a plan to set your child up for success.

My child does not meet the age criteria for a class; can we have permission to take it anyway?  

Although age is not always indicative of a child’s ability level, our courses are designed to be age appropriate. This includes consideration of cognitive and physical development, as well as socialization. Age overrides are considered on a case by case basis and can be directed to Recreation Information recreation.information@barrie.ca. If this age requirement is regarding Inclusion please contact Inclusion Services chiara.mabrucco@barrie.ca

In cases where age overrides are granted, the instructor will ultimately assess whether the course is a good fit for the student and may discuss other course options or withdrawal from course with the parent/guardian.

Can we remain in the room with our child?  

All City of Barrie programmes are independent activities unless otherwise indicated– parents/guardians, siblings and friends are required to be outside of the program space.

Some program spaces have a window or door where you can sneak a peek. We ask that this be done only on occasion as not to distract the participants.


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