Independence Camp 2017, by Chris Martin, QCS

As summer approached, we geared up to start our annual Independence Camp. Six clients spent four days and three evenings living at the Centre and working on skills to help them improve their independence as they performed activities of daily living.

During the camp the Conductors and support staff aimed to create an environment that mirrors what it would be like for the participants to live on their own with assistive care. Clients got the opportunity to go shopping, cook meals, do their laundry, tidy up after themselves, and plan and go on outings. The Movement Centre has been hosting Independence Camp for several years and in this time we have seen multiple clients move out of their family homes and apply some of the skills they have acquired during this camp.

We were happy to welcome Megan Ryan to her first Independence Camp! She was ecstatic when she found out that there was a spot available for her this summer. As with all of the clients who attend, we knew she would learn loads during her stay and have a great experience.

We are proud of all the hard work and valuable life experiences the clients got to experience over the week.

Ryan, Megan - with sign - Life skills June 2017

Hampton, Amy - grocery shopping Life Skills 2017

Life Skills Clients - excursion to DQ - June 2017_blurred

 

 

 

Toder, Chance - DQ excursion Life Skill 2017 BLURRED

 

 

 

 

 

Nelson, Bryce - washing dishes - Life skills June 2017Townsend, Jamie - cooking eating - Life Skills 2017

Life Skills Clients - grocery shopping - Life skills June 2017 BLURRED