Summer camps are the foundation upon which Easter Seals in Newfoundland and Labrador was built. Since the organization’s early beginnings more than seventy years ago at the Rotary SunshinePark outside of St. John’s, Easter Seals has been providing kids with disabilities from all areas of the province with unforgettable summer camping experiences.
Singing around the campfire, fishing, hiking, paddling a canoe, the thrill of being away from home for the first time ... don't all kids deserve a taste? Easter Seals camps provide a supportive environment that allows every child to participate - regardless of physical ability. No one is left on the sidelines; nobody is left looking in. We've learned how leveling the playing field is no small thing. When camps are designed to be accessible, it's as if disabilities disappear.
Our camps feature a low ratio of kids to specially trained camp staff, including a nurse and are available to children throughout the province:
Camp Bumbleberry: Camp Bumbleberry operates at the the beautiful Lavrock facility on the Salmonier Line in eastern Newfoundland, and is open to children with disabilities from across the province (travel assistance is available).
Day Camp: Easter Seals eight week Summer Day Camp during July and August is located at Husky Energy Easter Seals House. The camp runs from 8:30am - 4:30pm. All ages are welcome to come and enjoy fully inclusive programs such as: gym activities, BBQs, roller sledge, field trips, karaoke, boccia, wheelchair basketball, drama, scrapbooking, arts and crafts, cooking, Easter Seals Idol, community guests, video games, socials, computer challenge and gardening.
Junior Camp: Easter Seals offers a camp that provides youth ages 9-13 with an opportunity to venture away from their homeand experience a week of independence. For many campers attending Easter Seals Junior Camp is their first time spendingthe night without their Mom or Dad. The simple pleasure of a slumber party may not be possible for youth with physicaldisabilities without these camps.
Senior Camp: Youth often struggle to gather socially overnight when living with a physical disability. Easter Seals takes awayall of the logistic concerns and offers a week camp for youth, ages 14-18. The campers experience the outdoors just asanyone else.
Young Adult Camp: Young adults often struggle to gather socially overnight when living with a physical disability. Easter Sealstakes away all of the logistic concerns and offers a weekend camp for young adults, ages 19-30. The campers experience theoutdoors just as anyone else.
To find out more about Easter Seals camps, contact Eileen Bartlett at 754-1399, toll free at 1-888-601-6767 or e-mail