camp Information NightS 

Camp information nights ARE VIRTUAL

Camp information nights using Zoom make it easy for you to attend a camp information night, no matter where you’re located.  Our camp information nights typically include a short camp video, presentation, and a question and answer period.  We’ll try to arrange for virtual break-out rooms too, so you can ask your questions privately, if you prefer.  Our next camp information night is on Monday, March 4, 2024 starting at 7PM EST.

Meet our directors, learn more about our Camp Kennebec philosophy and how we run our program, meet other prospective camp families, and get answers to all your questions at camp information nights. Then you can decide if Camp Kennebec is the right place for your camper. 

At Camp Kennebec, we are a unique, overnight summer camp for campers aged 6 and up with autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, OCD, brain injury, anxiety, learning disabilities, social skill and other challenges.

We offer 50+ waterfront, land and arts activities including water skiing, a ropes course and horseback riding, great camp programs and trips.  With individual, flexible daily schedules, campers choose the activities they really want to do.  Camp Kennebec offers all the camp fun you expect with the structure, individual attention and support campers may require.  We’re in Arden, Ontario — about three hours from Toronto, less than two hours from Ottawa, on nearly 1,000 acres and 4 lakes!

Young male camper learning to waterski with counsellor behind him holding him up at Camp Kennebec

At our Camp Information Nights, you will . . .

  • Learn how a summer at Camp Kennebec will increase your child’s confidence, independence, problem solving skills, self-esteem, and create amazing memories and friendships
  • Discover how our unique daily program designed specifically for each camper makes camp enjoyable for seasoned campers, and first time Kennebecers alike
  • Meet Camp Kennebec’s directors and senior staff
  • Ask questions about our general camp program, Leaders-in-Training program for more mature campers, and our Kennebec Indie Team, which combines camp with life and job skills for young adults
  • Get the information you need to decide if Camp Kennebec is right for your child
Group of campers heading out on a hike behind a van parked on Camp Kennebec's 4km dirt road drive way

Join Us Virtually for Our Camp Information Night:

 

Date & Time: Monday, March 4, 2024 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Location:      Coming to a screen near you!

Please register now for our Camp Information Night on Monday, March 4, 2024.

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

"I believe that my son and my other children grew more in 2 weeks of camp each year (more than school or therapies combined) because of the staff caring enough to help them grow. They see the person each child is, and who they can become." — Parent

WHAT CAMPERS ARE SAYING

"I like all the new counsellors. I met new people. It was an awesome experience. Camp means a lot to me. I love it!" — Camper

WHAT COUNSELLORS ARE SAYING

"I’m incredibly glad that I chose to work at camp this summer. I’ve had many great summers before, but I think I can honestly say that this was a summer of a lifetime. I wouldn’t want to miss all the experience I gained and the people I met!" — Counsellor

WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING

"I have referred families to Camp Kennebec for years, and those families that look into Camp Kennebec have wonderful experiences. As campers begin to outgrow their stay at our inclusive day camp, I am always looking for camp programs that they can grow into. Camp Kennebec is among the top camps that I recommend for our campers and families when a child who requires more support and/or modifications than a traditional overnight camp can offer. The feedback that I receive from our families and campers, who take advantage of all Camp Kennebec has to offer, is extremely positive."

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

"This camp and all of the staff are so amazing. It is incredible the love, compassion and enthusiasm you all show for the campers (and their families). Having our son recognized by name as soon as we arrived at camp this summer, made him feel so welcomed." 

WHAT CAMPERS ARE SAYING

"I learned to knee and waterboard as well as tubing. They are somethings I have never done before and really enjoyed learning to do them." — Camper

WHAT COUNSELLORS ARE SAYING

"There is no place that I have felt more like myself, ever. I immediately felt at home and that feeling has not changed in four years, if anything it has only gotten stronger. This is a place that EVERYONE should be able to experience, to just laugh and play and be a kid." — Counsellor

WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING

"Camp Kennebec allows children with ADHD and other special needs to become confident and independent. Novel activities and social situations allow children and teens to conquer fears, develop friendships, learn how to communicate, resolve disagreements. The overall message a summer at Camp offers is that campers can be successful and autonomous individuals no matter what they encounter throughout their lives." — Expert

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

"It’s a great camp for kids with special needs. The application process gave me the confidence in knowing that they have a screening process to meet the needs of the campers and it’s not about filling spots!" — Parent

WHAT CAMPERS ARE SAYING

"I am so happy to be here. I love my new friends. Next year we will all be in the same cabin again!" — Camper

WHAT COUNSELLORS ARE SAYING

"At camp, I learned to become flexible and just have fun. I spent my summer outside helping children have an amazing summer! What more could you ask for?" — Counsellor

WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING

"I grew up, and I mean that in the complete sense, at Camp Kennebec when it was still a camp for all children. Kennebec was not just a camp but indeed a second family for me and thousands of others who were joined in a huge Kennebec extended family. The care, imagination and absolute commitment to each child as an individual could not be surpassed. Our summers were magical and every Kennebecer still feels connected to his/her peers, even 45 years later. When Kennebec evolved into a Camp for special needs students I, as a special needs teacher in my professional life, could only admire the complete dedication and Kennebec commitment that went into each child. Now, as a school board commissioner in the West Island area of Montreal I meet parents of special needs students who tell me of their children's experiences at Kennebec when they find out that I went there too. I am not surprised at all to hear how Kennebec changed their lives because it changed mine." — Expert

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

"He felt confident and happy each and every day. It was clear to us that all the staff really tried to connect with him and make him feel respected, important, and valued. He started talking about going back to camp, the minute we pulled out of the gates. I had high expectations and you definitely met my expectations for him. Thank you!" — Parent

WHAT CAMPERS ARE SAYING

"It's not just about the time we spend here in the summer, I have friends that I talk to during the year now. I start counting down to camp on the first day of school." — Camper