Great Summer Camp for Campers With Special Needs









Canada’s Favourite Summer Camp for Campers with Special Needs 

Welcome to Camp Kennebec.  We’re a wonderful summer camp for campers with special needs, learning disabilities, and developmental delays including autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, Down Syndrome, OCD, brain injury, anxiety, social skill and other challenges. Each summer, Kennebecers have a great time and accomplish more than they expect. At Camp Kennebec, we help our campers create the fabulous summer camp memories they deserve. We’re looking forward to welcoming your camper to Kennebec this summer.

“When you were growing up, summer was the fun season. Laughing with old and new friends. Discovering new activities and hidden talents. Enjoying growing independence. At Camp Kennebec, we create the same kind of summer camp experience for our campers.”

Camp Kennebec Directors Donna, Rob & Sarah 

Everything you want in a summer camp & more!

Everything at summer camp is more fun with friends

Our unique summer camp approach

  • Start with a fun, activity-filled summer camp program
  • Build individual daily schedules based on camper preferences
  • Focus on participation not competition
  • Ensure a low 2:1 camper to cabin staff ratio
  • Offer overnight camp sessions lasting from 1-8 weeks. You choose the session length that works best for your family
  • Create a great staff mix of teachers, social, and developmental workers, and enthusiastic college-aged staff
  • Offer a Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) program that teaches teens and mature campers leadership skills and builds confidence. L.I.Ts participate in all camp activities and programs
  • Create a Kennebec Indie Team (K.I.T.) program for young adults 18+ that combines life and job skills training, with the best of Camp Kennebec activities and events.
  • Continually improve our program with parent & expert feedback
Having a laugh at Camp Kennebec

Camp Kennebec highlights

  • A warm welcome for campers with special needs including Autism, ADHD, OCD, Down Syndrome, social and anxiety issues, aged 6 and up
  • Spectacular, unspoiled setting on nearly 1,000 acres and 4 lakes near Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal
  • Unforgettable summer camp experiences filled with fun, laughter and new adventures
  • 50+ land, water and arts activities to choose from, including: horseback riding, high ropes, water-skiing, fishing, and more
  • Campers love our overnight camping trips on our private island, theme days and special events
  • Delicious, nutritionally balanced meals featuring fresh baked bread, a salad bar, homemade soups & desserts
  • Accreditation from the Ontario Camps Association and the Canadian Camping Association


Much like everything we do at Camp Kennebec, we felt that the making of our summer camp video should be a camp-wide project and include as many Kennebecers as we could.

Loving Summer Camp at Camp Kennebec


At Camp Kennebec, we always want to be getting better.   We rely on the findings from our annual surveys for honest, valuable feedback we use to continually improve Camp.