Looking for Adventure?

We believe that each of our guests are capable of learning new things and deserve to have new experiences. spec trek special needs summer campThis program is designed to accommodate our higher functioning guests who are looking for more of a challenge than our larger Special Support program has to offer. Because of the smaller group in this program, we are able to tailor each week to the specific abilities and interests of the campers that week. Campers will have the opportunity to sleep out in a tent, try outdoor cooking, hike, canoe and bike all while experiencing God’s beautiful creation. One of the highlights of this program is a day-long canoe trip down the Grand River. Let our qualified staff lead you at your own pace to make this an adventure of a lifetime! This program fills up every year so register early.

Age: 15 years and up
Cost: $940 (-$40 early bird before April 15th and -$10 if you register online)
July 8-13, July 22-27, Aug 5-10, Aug 12-17

View Low Support vs. High Support criteria

Because of the more adventurous nature of this program we prefer our Spec Trek campers to be fully mobile, able to communicate well and capable of doing things like canoeing, hiking and some light lifting.

Criteria Low Needs (All Programs) High Needs (Not Offered)
1. The guest requires adult briefs No No
2. Requires support/direction while bathing Minimal Hand-over-Hand or 1:1
3. Requires support/direction while dressing Minimal Hand-over-Hand or 1:1
4. Requires support/direction at meal time Minimal Hand-over-Hand or 1:1
5. Exhibits behaviours requiring extra intervention* No No
6. The guest’s sleeping habits: 4+ hours/night, No wandering at night Less than 4 hours/night and/or prone to wandering

Please Note: Camp Shalom is unable to provide lifting. Campers must be able to toilet and dress themselves with very minimal assistance.

Spec Trek is intended to be a more challenging program than Special Support. Campers should be very mobile and independent for participate in Spec Trek.

Each camper will be in a cabin with around 5 other campers and 1 (sometimes 2) counsellors. This should give you an idea what level of attention each camper is able to receive.