Inclusion & Support Services for Recreation Programs

At the City, we are committed to providing inclusive experiences in our recreation programs. This summer, we're excited to announce that we'll be offering inclusion and support services within our summer camps. Your ability to access support will depend on various factors, including the level of assistance required, our resources, staff expertise, and adapted equipment availability.

Support may be provided by City staff or volunteers based on the required level of assistance. Additionally, participants are welcome to bring their own support person to our programs.

Join us this summer as we create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all participants in our summer camps.

Summer Camp Support

If a child or youth with a disability needs support to be safe and successful in camp, you can request support through our "Support Request for Summer Camps" section during the registration process. 

Our camps run weekly from July 2 to August 30. Please be aware that spots are limited each week.

Support may be provided by City staff or volunteers based on the required level of assistance. Additionally, participants are welcome to bring their own support person to our programs.

How to Request Support

  1. Register for Your Program: Begin by registering for your desired week(s) of camp.

  2. Add to Support Request List:  Request support by adding your child to our Support Request list. Be sure to select the corresponding week(s) of camp you registered for when prompted in the questionnaire. You can select multiple weeks if needed. Kindly note that if your request can be accommodated, you will receive a maximum of one week of support provided by the City. You are welcome to provide your own support person for any additional weeks.

  3. Complete Participant Support Intake Form: Once added to the Support Request list, complete the Participant Support Intake form located under your child's profile in their online account.

Deadline: Ensure the Participant Support Intake form is completed by Sunday, June 2, 2024, at 11:59PM.

Important Information

  • Being on the Support Request list does not guarantee support as it may depend on the support needed, available resources, staffing skill levels and availability of adapted equipment.
  • Support may be provided one-on-one, shared, or by a volunteer, depending on level of support required.
  • If your request can be accommodated, each child is eligible for a maximum of one week of support provided by the City for the summer.
  • Priority is given to Port Moody residents over non-residents.
  • You are welcome to provide your own support person. Email recreationinclusion@portmoody.ca before the end of June for more information.

Registration Details

  • View program listing on Thursday, May 9, 2024. 
  • Port Moody Residents Register: May 14, 2024, at 8 am
  • Non-Residents Register: May 16, 2024, at 8 am

Sending Your Own Support

Families are welcome to send their own support person. If interested, please email recreationinclusion@portmoody.ca at least two weeks before the program start date.

 Frequently Asked Questions
 

1. Who is eligible to request support in recreation programs? 

Any participant with a disability or specific needs requiring assistance to ensure safety and success in our programs is eligible to request support. 

 

2. How do I request support for a participant in a recreation program?

You can request support by adding the participant to our Support Request lists, accessible through the "Inclusion & Support" section of our website. Simply follow the instructions provided there. 

 

3. Can I request support for multiple weeks of camp? 

Yes, you can select multiple weeks of camp when adding the participant to the Support Request list. However, please note that if your request can be accommodated, you will receive a maximum of one week of support provided by the City. 

 

4. What types of support are available? 

Support may be provided by City staff or volunteers, depending on the required level of assistance. This could include one-on-one support, shared support, or volunteer support. 

 

5. Is support guaranteed once I add a participant to the Support Request list? 

While we strive to accommodate all requests, support is not guaranteed and depends on various factors such as availability of resources and staffing levels. 

 

6. Can I bring my own support person to the program? 

Yes, participants are welcome to bring their own support person to our programs. Please contact us for more information on the process. 

 

7. Are Port Moody residents given priority for support in recreation programs? 

Yes, priority is given to Port Moody residents over non-residents for support in our recreation programs. 

 

8. What is the deadline for completing the Participant Support Intake form? 

The deadline for completing the Participant Support Intake form is Sunday, June 2, 2024, at midnight (PDT). Please ensure this is done in a timely manner to facilitate the appropriate level of support. 

 

9. How do I register for recreation programs? 

Registration for programs opens online at 8 am on May 14, 2024, for Port Moody residents and on May 16, 2024, for non-residents. Simply visit our website during the registration period to sign up for your desired programs. 

 

10. Who can I contact for more information or assistance? 

For any inquiries regarding support in our recreation programs, please email recreationinclusion@portmoody.ca. We're here to help! 

 

Contact Us

For any inquiries regarding support in our recreation programs, please email recreationinclusion@portmoody.ca.