At the Kinark Outdoor Centre (KOC), we offer two main program streams: Autism Programs, and Community and School Groups. In each of these streams, the KOC staff is able to individualize programs and plans to best support your family’s or group’s goals, needs and abilities.
During your visit to the KOC, you can have fun, learn new skills, and enjoy new experiences – all our activities are delivered in a fun and safe atmosphere. Outdoors, you can go rock climbing or for a hike, try the high and low ropes courses or archery, have a campfire, and participate in our Global Positioning System (GPS) course.
While inside, you can do arts and crafts, play board games, take part in team building initiatives, visit our Sustainable Living Centre, put on a presentation, and do some of our fun evening programs.
Depending on the season and weather conditions, your group may be able to visit our waterfront where you can go canoeing, kayaking, swimming, paddle boating, fishing, or take a pontoon boat ride.
At the KOC, we provide a variety of programs for children and youth on the autism spectrum and their families. These programs cater to varying levels of support, family goals and individual needs.
Community and School Groups
The KOC partners with elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools, summer camps and community organizations to facilitate outdoor recreation and adventure education programs. For more information on our group bookings, see our Community and School Groups page.
Camp at Home Programs
The Camp at Home program series maintains our core values at the KOC as well as maintains the integrity of our primary program objectives. Programs will focus on strengthening family bonds through new and or shared experiences, providing a sense of belonging, and getting a break from routine.