Camp offers fun for kids with special needs

Along with physical activities, campers will be able to flex their creative muscles through arts & crafts sessions and a cooking class.

This summer, children with special needs can take part in a variety of interactive activities at the Leaps and Bounds day camp, which is geared towards kids and young adults with autism, Down syndrome, and other special needs.

“There’s a huge need for these types of camps,” says Tyson Taylor, Leaps and Bounds director. Taylor, who has been working with children with special needs for more than a decade, says it’s important for them to keep active, both mentally and physically.

The camp will be held at Club Sportif Cote de Liesse in St. Laurent. Attendees will have full access to the site’s facilities, with activities including soccer, badminton, volleyball, spinning, as well as time on the tennis court and in the pool.

Along with physical activities, campers can also flex their creative muscles through arts & crafts sessions and a new cooking class. Kids will take part in excursions to the Ecomuseum, the beach, and to nearby Laurentian Lanes bowling alley, and will also be treated to weekly outdoor barbecues.

The camp will be held every week between July 2 and Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 8305  Cote de Liesse Rd. There will be an open house on  March 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, call 438-397-9766 or email leapsandbounds@mail.com

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