At Rainbow we offer a fully inclusive environment for all children and youth. In order to have a positive experience at Rainbow, we provide some children with a qualified Inclusion Counsellor to ensure their day at camp meets their individual needs.
Rainbow Inclusion Counsellors are assigned on a first-come, best-served basis and families are limited to ONE session due to high demand. However, families do have the option of sending their own Private Contract Worker with their child or youth to camp based on available space. Rainbow may limit the number of Private Contract Workers each camp session in order to maintain our inclusion ratio in accordance with our Mission Statement and Policies.
While our facilities at East Residence on the University of Guelph campus do not meet all accessibility requirements, we are able to accept children and youth using wheelchairs.
Please indicate on the Camp Registration Form your need of a Rainbow Inclusion Counsellor for your child. If you would like to attend more than one week at Rainbow, you can contact Supporting Kids in Camp and they may be able to provide a worker for you for one additional week.
All families/guardians will complete a ONE form (Personal Profile) in order to allow us to support your child in the best manner possible. If you have already filled out this form for another camp or program, please send a copy to the Administrator - you do not need to fill it out again. If you cannot download the Word format to fill it out electronically, you can download the PDF version of the ONE form, fill it out manually and send it to the Administrator.
If your child is taking ANY medication, a completed Medication form will be required.
"Rainbow provides care giver relief to families and guardians in a recreational environment. The program is not designed to provide respite care to children and youth with severe special needs. Rainbow has determined that if an individual is unable to be included in the daily program, in any way, or requiring extensive periods of seclusion for the child and the assigned Inclusion Counsellor, this is contrary to the Mission Statement of Rainbow. Children and youth with special needs will be assessed by the Camp Director or, with consent, in consultation with other community professionals regarding each individual's ability to interact with others and be included in the program to ensure a positive experience at Rainbow for the child and staff member assigned to support that individual. Rainbow reserves the right to decline enrolment."
Please contact our Administrator for further information at 519-837-0387.
Rainbow offers families the opportunity to send their own privately paid Contract Worker with their child to camp. To ensure that your Contract Worker feels welcome and understands the operations of Rainbow, we ask that they review the attached job description and policies and complete and return the Letter of Agreement to Rainbow prior to participation. Your Worker may also be invited to attend a portion of our staff orientation and training in June.
Notes to Private Contract Workers:
1. Parking fees are the responsibility of Private Contract Workers. Rainbow will not be responsible for any parking fines received.
2. Private Contract Workers agree, by signing the Letter of Agreement, to assist other campers or staff when their child does not require their immediate support.
3. Private Contract Workers will not receive any remuneration from Rainbow for work completed. Contracts are between families and Private Contract Workers.
4. Private Contract Workers do not receive a camp staff t-shirt or keys to the facilities.
5. It is the role of Private Contract Workers to provide support and to facilitate inclusion for their child in all camp activities.
6. Private Contract Workers must participate in the swimming program every day.