SUMMER CAMP

 

Camp Registration will open on April 1st, 2024 at 9:00am PST

New Clients can schedule screenings NOW

Welcome to our exciting summer camp! We are thrilled to invite all registrants, whether they have a diagnosis or not, between the ages of 4-18 to come join us for a fun-filled summer adventure. Our camp is a place where children can explore and discover new things in a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment. We offer a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, crafts, games, and more that are designed to engage and challenge campers while encouraging them to make new friends and create lasting memories. For our teenage campers, we offer the opportunity to not only enjoy camp as a camper but also to take on minor leadership tasks within the camp setting to build their confidence and skills. If this is something that interests you, simply state it in the comments section of the registration form. We can’t wait to see you at camp!

REGISTRATION PROCESS

Current Little Steps clients

Current Little Steps clients: (ie. have been receiving consistent Little Steps services from January 2024 onwards) can register starting April 1st. Please note that spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis, due to the popularity of this camp program.

Returning Camp-only clients

Returning Camp-only clients: (ie. have attended the Little Steps camp within the previous 3 years) can register starting April 8th. Please note that spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis, due to the popularity of this camp program.

New clients

New clients: Email ikjot@mylittlesteps.net to fill out the new client paperwork and to set up a 30 minute in-person play-based screening session at Little Steps.

Please note that guardians are encouraged not to be present during the 30 minute in-person screening, as the Coordinator wants to observe how the child naturally does in the absence of their main guardian’s support, within a new setting and within activity transitions.

New clients can register starting April 8th onwards; however, their registration form will only be considered once the screening session has been completed. You are welcome to book a screening session from now onwards!

All clients: The registration form will be available here on the Little Steps website on April 1st, 2024. You are welcome to register for as many weeks as you are available for and that your funding/personal finances can cover. Due to the popularity of this program, you may not initially receive all of the weeks that you registered for and will be waitlisted for any remaining weeks.

The Camp Coordinator will reach out to you by mid May to inform you of which weeks you have successfully been approved for and which weeks you have been waitlisted for (with the understanding that additional weeks may be added closer to, based on any cancellations from other clients).

 

Weeks are specified as half-day (morning: 9:00 am-12:30 pm or afternoon: 12:30-4:00 pm) and full-day (9:00 am-4:00 pm). For the half-day weeks, you are welcome to select both a morning and afternoon slot, as well as either or, depending on your availability. 4 day weeks refer to weeks in which Monday is a statutory holiday, in which half day and full day options are available.

Children are expected to bring their own booster seats/car seats, as well as enough snacks and lunches to sustain them for the entire time that they are at camp each day. 

Cancellations, Client Absences & Late Registrations: In order to withdraw your child from camp, we require advanced notice. The cancellation date is two weeks before the start of the registered week, for a full refund.

Any cancellations later than that will be charged the full camp fee for the week registered for. Any absences during the registered week (eg. due to illness) will still be billed in full.

We will try to accommodate late registrations; however, space is limited.

Camp Weeks

July 2nd-5th (Half Days & Full Days Available)

July 29th-Aug. 2nd (Full Days Only)

Aug. 6th-9th (Half Days & Full Days Available)

July 8th-12th (Full Days Only)

July 22nd-26th (Full Days Only)

Aug. 19th-23rd (Full Days Only)

July 15th-19th (Full Days Only)

Aug. 12th-16th (Full Days Only)

Aug. 26th-30th (Full Days Only)

Finances:

Private pay clients: must pay the full amount of camp fees at least 2 weeks before the first registered week of camp.
New Client Screening Session: Costs a total of $120 (includes the Camp Coordinator doing the screening session prep, screening session itself for up to 30 minutes, cleaning time and follow-up tasks). Must fill out the Request to Pay form or pay privately at least 2 weeks before the first registered week of camp

We strongly suggest all interested applicants check their current ASD funding amount BEFORE registering for camp, if applicable. Any selected weeks on your registration form that exceed your current funding, will not be considered. Paying for your confirmed weeks as soon as possible will increase your chances of securing those weeks, based on the available weeks sent to you by the Camp Coordinator.

Contact amber@mylittlesteps.net for any finance-related questions, to check your funding and/or to make your camp payments.

1:1 – Full day/ 5 day week = $1,312.50 – Half day/ 5 day week = $656.25
2:1 – Full day/ 5 day week = $1,031.25 – Half day/ 5 day week = $515.65
3:1 – Full day/ 5 day week = $806.25 – Half day/ 5 day week = $403.13
4:1 – Full day/ 5 day week = $670.00 – Half day/ 5 day week = $335.00

1:1 – Full day/ 4 day week = $1,050.00 – Half day/ 4 day week = $525.00
2:1 – Full day/ 4 day week = $825.00 – Half day/ 4 day week = $412.50
3:1 – Full day/ 4 day week = $645.00 – Half day/ 4 day week = $322.50
4:1 – Full day/ 4 day week = $536.00 – Half day/ 4 day week = $268.00

*4:1 ratio options may become available based on registration results closer to. You will be contacted directly by the LSTS finances department if you qualify for this ratio. 

Ratios:
Ratios between kids and staff will vary from 3:1, 2:1 and 1:1 placements. The Little Steps Directors, Clinical team, Camp Coordinator and Camp Leaders will collectively decide the ratio that each child will be placed in, based on their unique strengths and areas of need. The determined ratio will dictate the fee, as outlined in the Finances section above.