OKP Summer Programming Descriptions:

JULY 2018

Theme: Blast off to summer
July 3-6    Location:  OKP, North Bay
NADY
(6-11 years old) 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ; (12-21 years old), 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
NADY children and youth will learn various gross motor and sports skills, along with arts, culture and social programming.  Each day will consist of skill and themes that align with the Fundamental sports program. Activities will include both indoor and outdoor, as well as on-site and off-site locations.

Theme: Outdoor Explorers
July 9-13    Location:  OKP, North Bay
NADY
(6-11 years old) 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ; (12-21 years old), 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
NADY children and youth will learn various gross motor and sports skills, along with arts, culture and social programming.  Each day will consist of skill and themes that align with the Fundamental sports program. Activities will include both indoor and outdoor, as well as on-site and off-site locations.

Autism Summer Groups
Adventures in Nature (12-15 years old) – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
A nature based approach to relaxation will be used to promote emotional well-being through group and peer learning contexts. Participants will experience nature through the exploration of local walking trails and outdoor recreational activities. Some of these activities include hiking, fishing, and tent building. Additional team-building activities include nature based scavenger hunts and relay races. Relaxation exercises incorporated into the group include deep breathing, progressive muscle tension, and mindfulness. The above activities will aid in building emotional resilience and problem-solving abilities, which will in turn foster greater independence.

Theme: Around the World
July 16-20    Location:  OKP, North Bay
NADY
(6-11 years old) 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ; (12-21 years old), 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
NADY children and youth will learn various gross motor and sports skills, along with arts, culture and social programming.  Each day will consist of skill and themes that align with the Fundamental sports program. Activities will include both indoor and outdoor, as well as on-site and off-site locations.

Autism Summer Group
Gadgets, Gizmos and Robots (14 – 18 years old) – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Youth will come together to build various gadgets, gizmos and robots! Each day the participants will have the opportunity to create and build various technological items as well as learn some basic coding to control robots. While working together, participants will have the opportunity to develop social skills and build on their strengths with peers.

Theme: Science & Technology
July 23 – July 27   Location:  OKP, North Bay
NADY
(6-11 years old) 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ; (12-21 years old), 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
NADY children and youth will learn various gross motor and sports skills, along with arts, culture and social programming. Each day will consist of skill and themes that align with the Fundamental sports program. Activities will include both indoor and outdoor, as well as on-site and off-site locations.

Autism Summer Group
Gadgets, Gizmos and Robots (7-11 years old) – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Children and youth will come together to build various gadgets, gizmos and robots! Each day the children and youth will have the opportunity to create and build various technological items. While working together, children will have the opportunity to develop social skills and build on their strengths with peers.

Autism Summer Group (Bracebridge)
Let’s Get Cooking (10-15years old) – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The group teaches youth to cook, encourages them to try new foods and recipes, and promotes healthy eating habits. It is a great “hands on” learning experience, and makes teens aware of what goes on in the kitchen.  A wide range of valuable daily living skills are practiced through experience in the kitchen.  Social and communication skills are stimulated while the group work together as a team to prepare and enjoy delicious foods.  Participants get to take home recipes to try with their families.

AUGUST 2018

Theme: Get Out and Get Moving
July 30- Aug 3  Location:  OKP, North Bay
N
ADY
(6-11 years old) 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ; (12-21 years old), 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
NADY children and youth will learn various gross motor and sports skills, along with arts, culture and social programming.  Each day will consist of skill and themes that align with the Fundamental sports program. Activities will include both indoor and outdoor, as well as on-site and off-site locations.

Theme: Moving and Grooving
August 7-10    Location:  OKP, North Bay
NADY
(6-11 years old) 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ; (12-21 years old), 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
NADY children and youth will learn various gross motor and sports skills, along with arts, culture and social programming.  Each day will consist of skill and themes that align with the Fundamental sports program. Activities will include both indoor and outdoor, as well as on-site and off-site locations.

Theme: Arts Alive
August 13-17    Location:  OKP, North Bay
NADY
NADY (6-11 years old) 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ; (12-21 years old), 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
NADY children and youth will learn various gross motor and sports skills, along with arts, culture and social programming.  Each day will consist of skill and themes that align with the Fundamental sports program. Activities will include both indoor and outdoor, as well as on-site and off-site locations.

Autism Summer Group
Arts Alive (10-13 years old) – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Children and youth will have the opportunity to take part in visual art and musical activities. Each day we will explore different forms of visual art, including canvas, collaging, and painting; as well as explore different instruments and collaborate on a variety of sounds. This camp will be an opportunity for everyone to develop social skills while practicing self-expression through fun artistic activities. Tools for self-expression, self-regulation, and self-esteem will be discussed and practiced throughout the week.

Autism Summer Group (Parry Sound)
Arts Alive (8-13 years old) – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Children and youth will have the opportunity to take part in visual art and musical activities. Each day we will explore different forms of visual art, including canvas, collaging, and painting; as well as explore different instruments and collaborate on a variety of sounds. This camp will be an opportunity for everyone to develop social skills while practicing self-expression through fun artistic activities. Tools for self-expression, self-regulation, and self-esteem will be discussed and practiced throughout the week.

Theme: Adventures in Nature
August 20 – 24    Location:  OKP, North Bay
NADY
(6-11 years old) 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ; (12-21 years old), 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
NADY children and youth will learn various gross motor and sports skills, along with arts, culture and social programming.  Each day will consist of skill and themes that align with the Fundamental sports program. Activities will include both indoor and outdoor, as well as on-site and off-site locations.

Autism Summer Group
Adventures in Nature  (7-11 years old) – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
A nature based approach to relaxation will be used to promote emotional well-being through group and peer learning contexts. Participants will experience nature through the exploration of local walking trails and outdoor recreational activities. Some of these activities include hiking, fishing, and tent building. Additional team-building activities include nature based scavenger hunts and relay races. Relaxation exercises incorporated into the group include deep breathing, progressive muscle tension, and mindfulness. The above activities will aid in building emotional resilience and problem-solving abilities, which will in turn foster greater independence.

Autism Summer Group (Gravenhurst)
Mindstorm! Lego Robotics (7-12 years old) – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Children and youth will come together to build and operate Lego Mindstorm Robots! Each day a new step or function will be accomplished and kids will get to enjoy the outcome of their work. Once the building is completed, the Lego robots can be programmed and controlled, completing tasks such as moving, stating phrases, or even dancing. While working together, children will have the opportunity to develop social skills and build on their strengths with peers. What a great chance to have fun with robots and work together in a social setting.

Theme: Transition to School
August 27-31    Location:  OKP, North Bay
Autism Summer Group
School Readiness (3.5 – 6 years old) –9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Getting ready to go to school? Having some difficulties with transitions and expectations? Let’s work together on these skills and preparation for school! Children will take part in classroom activities such as circle time, structures activities, and peer engagement. Some of the skills we may focus on are taking turns with peers, attending to the teacher, and following instructions and routines. While working on these areas, children will have the opportunity to take part in fun games, exciting activities, and making new friends. This group will provide support related to school expectations and peer engagement.

Get Prepped: Teens (13 – 18 year olds) –1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Starting or going back to high school?  Finished high school and not sure what’s next? Let’s work together on these skills and prepare for your next adventure! Youth will take part in activities that focus on transitioning to high school, post-secondary education, and/or work opportunities.  Connect with other peers, and find your passion!