Camp Kirk welcomes children from all over the world, providing a higher level of support and special accommodations for
Learning Disabilities (LD)
Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD-ADHD)
High Functioning Autism
Incontinence/ Enuresis (bedwetting)
Camp Kirk’s Mandate
- To serve children who have learning disabilities.
- To provide a safe physical, social and emotional recreational environment adhering to high standards of general camping practices.
- To design and provide a camp programme that will allow children to increase their understanding of themselves and of their learning disabilities.
- To design and provide a camp programme that will teach them the social and physical skills that will encourage them to take the risks necessary to increase their opportunities for success.
- To provide staff training that will increase understanding of the children who have learning disabilities, demonstrate how best to work with these children and encourage and foster personal and professional development.
- To work cooperatively with the families of campers and other professionals who may be involved.
- To be an advocate for people with learning disabilities.
Established in 1993, Camp Kirk sits on 110 acres near the village of Kirkfield, Ontario.
The Friends of The Learning Disabled, Camp Kirk is a registered charitable corporation #13655-2643-RR0001 which has an agreement with the Lions Clubs Camp Kirk Foundation to use the property. We are solely responsible for the summer operation of the camp programme. Our property is owned and maintained by the Lions Clubs Camp Kirk Foundation of District A-16.
Although both organizations work hand in hand for the benefit of the children who attend the camp, it is important to note that each conducts it's own business and fundraising activities independently from one another.