ONPARA Family Camp Weekend 2020 – CANCELLED

It is with great excitement that we invite you to join us for the first ever ONPARA Family Camp Weekend, a weekend full of adaptive sports!

ONPARA Family Camp Weekend is a weekend-long camp for families who have a child with a physical disability between the ages of 6-18. The camp will give families an opportunity to try new sports, meet other families, get connected with local sport clubs and programs, and become familiar with overnight camp together in a fun, supportive, inclusive environment!

Trying new sports and activities can sometimes be intimidating, but having the whole family there trying new sports together means that everyone is learning as a group. All skill levels are welcome, and absolutely no experience with adaptive sport is necessary!

During the weekend, parents are responsible for supervising and providing medical needs for their children. Sport/activity-specific supervision and guidance will be provided during scheduled activities. Parents and siblings are encouraged to take part in all of the sports and activities offered!


Continue reading below for more details about the camp, or click here to download the Family Information Package.

If you have questions at any time, please contact:

Katherine Hale
Email: btg@onpara.ca
Phone: 416-426-7131

Family Camp Information

How much does it cost?

$100/family (minimum)

The actual cost of running the family camp weekend is $800/family but we don’t want cost to be a barrier to participation so families are asked to contribute what they are able. Fees include all accommodations, meals, activities and equipment for the entire weekend. A minimum payment of $100.00/family will apply to a maximum of 4 family members (including one child/youth age 6-18 with a physical disability and at least one parent/guardian). 

If you have more than four family members or have questions about fees or who can attend, please contact Katherine Hale at btg@onpara.ca or (416) 426-7131. 

What is included?

Accommodations: Families will have a fully accessible room to themselves with four stand-alone beds, and shared accessible washroom facilities. The number of family members, the age of the children and any special requests will determine cabin assignments. Side rails may be available upon request.

Meals: All meals and snacks will be provided. You are welcome to bring extra snacks, but Camp Woodeden is a nut-free environment, so please ensure that you have checked ingredient labels to ensure that there are no traces of peanut/nut products.

Also included: Sports and activities for the whole family for the weekend and connections to local sport clubs/programs.

What sports/activities will be offered? (subject to change)
Adaptive Sports:

  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Wheelchair tennis
  • Wheelchair rugby
  • Wheelchair athletics
  • Handcycling/para-cycling
  • Boccia
  • Wheelchair curling
  • Para ice hockey
  • Power chair hockey

Optional activities (all accessible): Rock climbing, archery, quiet games, campfire, indoor bowling, indoor/outdoor mini golf

What will the schedule look like for the weekend? (subject to change)

Arrival: Friday June 5th between 5:00 – 6:00pm
Departure: Sunday June 7th between 3:00 – 4:00pm

Friday Saturday Sunday
5:00 – 6:00pm Arrival + Check-In 7:30 – 9:00am Breakfast 7:30 – 9:00am Breakfast
6:00 – 7:00pm Dinner 9:00 – 9:30am Get ready for sport sessions 9:00 – 9:30am Get ready for sport sessions
7:00 – 8:00pm Meet & Greet 9:30 – 10:30am Sport Session 1 9:30 – 10:30am Sport Session 1
8:00pm Campfire/Movie 10:30 – 11:00am Snack Break 10:30 – 11:00am Snack Break
11:00am – 12:00pm Sport Session 2 11:00am – 12:00pm Sport Session 2
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch 12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00pm Free Time + Info Sessions 1:00 – 3:00pm Amazing Race
2:00 – 3:00pm Sport Session 3 3:00 – 4:00pm Departures
3:00 – 3:30pm Snack Break
3:30 – 4:30pm Sport Session 4
4:30 – 6:30pm Optional Activities
6:00 – 7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Campfire/Evening Program


Other FAQ

Will transportation be provided? No, transportation to Camp Woodeden will not be provided. Families will be expected to arrange their own transportation to camp.

Do parents have to participate in activities? No, parents are not required to participate in activities. However, parents and siblings are encouraged to participate in activities to get the full adaptive sport experience!

Do children have to attend activities? We encourage children/youth to participate in all activities. If they choose not to, a parent must supervise them.

Will the staff assist my family? Throughout the weekend, recreation therapists and ONPARA staff will be in attendance, however parents are responsible for supervising and providing the medical needs for their children. Participants will be supervised during scheduled sports/activities by program leaders, volunteers and athlete ambassadors.

Questions? Contact:

Katherine Hale
Email: btg@onpara.ca
Phone: 416-807-3725

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