Where is Club Kodiak located?
Club Kodiak is located about 25 minutes north of Huntsville, ON, just outside of Burk's Falls. Our Guests enjoy our scenic 49 1/2 acre site with 3500 feet of shoreline on spectacular Jack Lake.
Where do Guests live?
While at Club, Guests and staff are housed in bright, beautiful modern cottages. Every cottage has electricity, a full bathroom with a shower, kitchen, dining room and three bedrooms. They all have large decks overlooking the lake.
How long do Guests come to Club?
At Club Kodiak, we offer sessions that last 2 weeks, 3 weeks or 4 weeks. Many of our Guests stay for multiple sessions or the whole summer.
Is there financial assistance available to offset Club Kodiak costs?
While Club Kodiak does not offer funding for our Guests, we have worked with many agencies and companies over the years, and we are happy to provide our parents with a list of these groups so that they may conduct their own funding research.
What is the Guest to staff ratio?
At Club Kodiak we offer a 3:1 ratio of Guests to staff members.
What is the makeup of your Guests?
Club Kodiak Guests are 19 years old and older with Learning Disabilities, ADHD, NLD and/or high-functioning ASD. We host young adults that come from across Canada, the USA and around the world.
What activities are offered?
All of our Club activities are planned with a goal of teaching skills, building confidence and improving self-esteem. We achieve this by carefully structuring all of our activities to ensure success. Our Advisors break tasks down into manageable chunks and present them in a logical sequence. This way, we can be sure that our Guests will achieve more success. We acknowledge every accomplishment, and never miss the opportunity to provide positive feedback and recognition.
We continuously de-emphasize competition, stress co-operation and sportsmanship, and model appropriate behaviours and attitudes.
What does a typical day look like?
Daily Schedule (Monday – Friday)
How do you accommodate special dietary needs?
At Kodiak we offer a low-sugar, low-additive diet, which consists of breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks during the day. The meals at Club Kodiak are planned and prepared by our Guests with the watchful supervision from our Advisors. We accommodate most dietary needs that include, but are not limited to: lactose-intolerance, gluten-intolerance, vegetarian, vegan.
How are medications administered?
Club Kodiak has a fully certified nurse on staff. All medications are stored and administered from our health centre. If a doctor's visit is required, we have the options of taking the Guests to our Camp Kodiak location to be seen by the doctor on site there, or in the case of an emergency, we are only 25 minutes away from the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital.
How do I contact my Guest at Club?
While at camp we encourage parents to send their Guests letters, emails or small care packages.
Letters can be mailed to:
1181 Pickerel and Jack Lake Road
Burk's Falls, ON
Emails can be sent to “firstname.lastname@example.org”, with the Guest's first and last name in the subject line. These emails are printed and delivered daily.
Small care packages can be sent to the above address. We ask that these packages do not contain any nut products, or any products that may contain, or may have come into contact with nuts.
How does my child contact me while at Club?
Guests are allowed to bring their cell phones to Club Kodiak. We also have a pay phone on-site that will accept calling cards. We find it best if you pre-arrange a time for your Guest to contact you, no more than twice a week. Phones are not allowed outside the cottages, and can only be used during free time. Please contact our office for further details.
What should we pack for Club?
You can view the Guest packing list here:
How do Guests get to & from Club Kodiak? What if they are flying?
Guests arrive and depart Club either by car, bus or plane. You are welcome to drive up to Club Kodiak. Alternatively, we offer a bus that leaves from a Toronto location and goes to Club Kodiak.
If your Guest is flying to Club, they will be met at the airport by Kodiak staff, and then transported to Club Kodiak on a Coach bus. Every year we have many Guests that fly into Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), so we are able to make the process smooth and easy for your Guests.
Where can I get Club clothing?
Club clothing is available only in the spring. At that time, we will send out information to our families which will explain how to order.
How are staff selected and trained?
Our staff go through a rigorous interview process before being hired. Our staff includes professionals that are working in a related field (teachers, child & youth workers, social workers, PSW's, etc.,), or mature university students that are working towards a career in one of these fields.
Staff go through a significant training period that is led by instructors that have both experience with Club Kodiak, and experience working with the population of Guests that attend Kodiak.
All staff are required to complete a Vulnerable Sector (Police) Check prior to arrival at Club.