Youth Retreats

2015 Youth Leadership Development Camp participants
Youth Week

Sunday June 24 to Friday June 29, 2018

YMCA Geneva Park, Orillia

Introduced in 2012, the Youth Week Retreat is a one-week, co-ed program offered in partnership with Camp Awakening for young adults with physical disabilities 19-24 years of age.

The Youth Week Retreat is focused on supporting and encouraging young adults with physical disabilities to enjoy outdoor recreational activities; live healthy, active lifestyles; and improve social skill development. Each year the Youth Week schedule adapts to the interests of the participants and allows participants to create their own week long adventure

The Youth Week Retreat currently operates out of the YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre in Orillia, ON.  Accommodation is in a 2-person shared hotel-style room where participants are paired with another participant of the same gender.  Support Staff are housed separately, but can be reached by phone at all times.

When:  Sunday June 24 to Friday June 29, 2018
Where:  YMCA Geneva Park, 6604 Rama Rd. Orillia, Ontario
Who:  Youth with Physical Disabilities and/or Acquired Brain Injuries
Ages:  19-24
Cost:  $900.00 (fee covers cost of accommodation, meals, attendant care and accessible bus transportation from Toronto)

Recreational Activities Include:

  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Bocce Ball
  • Special Arts & Crafts
  • Evening Programs (Campfires, Karaoke etc.)

Important Dates:

Application Deadline: Friday February 16, 2018

** Space is Limited - Register Early! Registration may close sooner when capacity is reached.

Download Youth Week Application Form

For more information please contact:

March of Dimes Canada 
10 Overlea Blvd Toronto, ON M4Y 1A4 
Phone: 416-425-3463 Ext. 7288 
Fax: 416-425-1920​​

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