COVID-19 and one-to-one and volunteer support in summer camps
The District of West Vancouver’s 2020 summer camps have been designed with public health and safety guidelines that respect physical distancing rules, minimize the number of staff that interact with children, and limit group sizes. As a result, one-to-one and volunteer support that has been made available in previous years, will not be offered in camp programs this summer.
If your child has a dedicated one-to-one support person and they wish to attend a summer camp program, please contact Karen Marzocco 604-925-7279 prior to the start of camp. If your child is attending a summer camp with a support worker, it must be the same support worker for the duration of the program.
Accessibility cultivates inclusivity by eliminating barriers and creating social, physical and economic environments that enable residents to participate actively in the community.
Inclusivity embraces and values diversity in age, culture, ability, gender, language, marital status, religion, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.
For more information on accessibility and related programs, contact Karen Marzocco, the Access Services Program Coordinator:
Leisure Access Card
The Leisure Access Card is available for individuals who require extra support (assistance of a physical, psychological, emotional, intellectual or sensory nature) in order to participate in recreation programs. The card provides free grants for the individual who is providing support. It also creates the opportunity to meet with an access staff member to discuss any adaptations or ideas you may have to improve your experience in our facilities and programs. It is not intended for your personal trainer, occupational or physiotherapist, or other health care providers. Applications are available at any recreation facility front desk or at westvancouver.ca/accessibility.
If you and/or your child are participating in any program or lesson and are unable to fulfil the typical requirements and require an adapted plan, please contact the Access Services Coordinator to set up a meeting. We will work with you to create an individualized plan that will help to improve skills, increase confidence, bolster the sense of accomplishment and the quality of the recreation experience.
The Role of Access Services
Access Services, within the Parks, Culture and Community Services Division, includes support for people who have disabilities, low income and people who are new to Canada who may face cultural barriers.
Recreation for all:
Community Services builds community programs and services that meet the needs of the community. Our recreation programs and facilities reflect our on-going pursuit to provide meaningful and inclusive opportunities for all people.