Provide the following information about the physical activity programs offered.
Image: A child in a swimsuit and cap sits in a chair to be lowered into a public pool. The person behind them operates the device.
- Type of activity.
- Level of inclusion.
- Level of competition.
- Level of challenge (e.g., competitive or non-competitive).
- Activity breakdown.
- Classification information for competitive programs (if required).
Multi-sport Program Description.
Our Multi-sport program is an introduction to a range of sports and social skills that foster confidence in a non-competitive environment. This program is recommended and best suited for children (ages 4-12) who are beginners in sport with little experience. This program is fully inclusive of children with physical disabilities.
Participants are taken through a variety of sports over eight weeks, spending two weeks on each sport learning skills and fundamentals. Over the eight weeks, children are introduced to four sports; track & field, wheelchair basketball, Taekwondo and bocce. While learning the fundamentals, the program will focus on developing participants’ agility, balance, coordination and confidence.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottle, any assistive devices, running shoes, and comfortable clothes to ensure they can fully participate to the best of their abilities.
The ratio of staff to campers for this program is 1:3. Inquiries for 1:1 support can be made to the support supervisor at [Email Address]. The Multi-sport program will cost $200 for the entire eight-week program. If you require 1:1 support an additional cost of $50 a week is applied. If you’d like to learn about various subsidies or funding options to help your child participate in the program, please visit [Website] or contact [Name] at [Contact Information].
If you would like to learn more about our Multi-sport program, you can contact us at [Email Address] or call us directly at [Telephone Number] ext. [Extension Number]. We also offer an in-person information session where parents or caregivers and the child can come in and try the program and meet the instructors the week before each program begins.
Use images and videos of your programs so parents can better understand the activities and determine if they are appropriate for their child.
Be detailed when describing the program! Provide as much information as possible regrading program structure and duration so that parents can make an informed decision for their child.
Provide opportunities for children and youth with disabilities to “try-out” the program. You could also invite parents to watch.
Talk to families! Staff can ask some of the following questions to make sure your program can provide support to meet each family’s needs.
- What are your child's needs?
- Does your child require assistive devices?
- What assistive devices do they use?
- What level of independence does your child have?
- Does your child require any supports?
- Does your child require any medications? Do these need to be administered by a professional?
- Has your child participated in similar programs in the past? How did the program modify to meet your child's needs?
- What are some of your child's favourite activities?