Camp games for kids with social and behaviourial challenges

Child Development Institute (CDI)

Camp Wimodausis

Summer camps are kicking off this week, and we’re pooling our Troop superpowers to help one camp in need of some extra love.

Since 1982, Camp Wimodausis, run by the Child Development Institute, has been a refuge for children ages 6 to 11 whose social and behavioural problems prevent them from attending other summer day camps. Through praise and positive reinforcement from counsellors, campers are able to participate in fun and educational activities, like arts and crafts, sports, music, swimming, weekly field trips, nature hikes and theme days.

The program is highly structured to teach children and their parents how to manage their emotions and behaviour effectively. Every summer, over 60 children attend Camp Wimodausis in Toronto, which offers two summer sessions in July and August on a first-come, first served basis for a nominal $25 registration fee.

Marisa, one mom who has seen the first-hand benefits of this camp, had no idea just how much life would change when she dropped off her son, Andreas, for his first day of camp.

“That one small step has changed so much for us. Andreas now knows what he needs to do to get through a difficult situation without losing his cool, which has made a big difference in his behaviour. After all these years, and life’s ups and downs, I know that CDI will always be there for me,” says Marisa, whose son later joined the CDI’s SNAP® Boys program.

Why the Need for New Games?

The camp is offered for free (only a $25 registration fee applies) and although the CDI will recycle whatever they can, kids will be kids, and games get worn out, damaged or broken.

New items are needed to replace the damaged and broken games and to help provide a fresh experience to a returning child. Prizes are needed to help incentivize participation, provide positive reinforcement of good behaviour, and heck, to make kids feel like winners.

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In pure Troop fashion, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to help out Child Development Institute (CDI). Here’s how you can help:
  • Pool funds: You can pool your funds together with other Troopers to maximize your impact.  We’ll fulfill the needs and report back on your contribution’s impact.
  • Fulfill through Amazon: You can fulfill the needs through Amazon.  All products are shipped to Troop, we put them together and deliver them to the organization. 
  • Donated goods: If you’d like to donate any of your slightly used goods that are in great condition, you can register for us to pick them up below.

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Fulfill through Amazon​

You can choose to fulfill the needs through Amazon.  All products are shipped directly to the organization by Amazon.  

Thank you Troopers! These needs have been fulfilled.

You can check out our Impact Update here:

Donated goods

If you’d like to donate any of your slightly used goods that are in great condition, you can register for us to pick them up below.

Thank you Troopers! These needs have been fulfilled.

You can check out our Impact Update here:

More Details: Child Development Institute (CDI)

Child Development Institute (CDI), is an accredited children’s mental health agency in Toronto, and a groundbreaker in developing innovative programming. They offer evidence-based programs for children ages 0-12 and youth ages 13-18, and their families across four streams: Early Intervention Services, Family Violence Services, the Integra Program and Healthy Child Development.

They are accredited through the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, a third-party review based on accepted organizational practices that promote ongoing quality improvement and responsive, effective community services.

Built on a legacy of more than 100 years of helping children and families, we have an established track record of success in children’s mental health and family violence.

Their family-focused approach puts families first. They work with each child and family’s unique strengths, needs and challenges. They help them to uncover their abilities, give them tools to succeed, and support them in overcoming challenges.
Location: 
197 Euclid Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2J8

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