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Camping Fees for Persons with Disabilities

Website: bcparks.ca/fees/disability.html

BC Parks – Camping for Free “What are the Criteria” 

The purpose of this program is to provide support for persons with disabilities who are also receiving income assistance from the authorities identified.

If you meet any ONE of the following criteria, your camping party can camp for free. There is also no charge for a second non-recreational vehicle. Please note: This discount does not apply to group camping, group picnicking, electrical hookups, cabins, yurts, backcountry and marine fees or reservation charges.

1.You are designated a “Person with Disabilities” (PWD) and receiving PWD Disability Assistance (administered by the BC Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (MSDPR)).
Note: Recipients of CPP disability are eligible for free camping if they are also designated under the PWD program and receive additional Disability Assistance from the MSDPR.

Procedures:
A. Obtain, from your caseworker, a current calendar year Release of Information form issued by the BC Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.

B. Upon arrival at the campground, show the campground operator the ORIGINAL approved form AND a second piece of identification.

C. This Release of Personal Information form (click here to view a sample page – in pdf format) can be obtained by contacting your local MSDPR or Service BC office.

OR

2. You have a child registered through the “At Home Program” (administered by the British Columbia provincial government Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)).

Procedures:
A. Obtain a Letter of Eligibility from your caseworker, stating your child is eligible for the “At Home Program” issued by the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development.

B. Upon arrival at the campground, show the campground operator the ORIGINAL approved Letter of Eligibility AND a second piece of identification (either the child’s ID, if possible, or the parent/legal guardian’s ID).

C. A letter of eligibility (click to view two different types of eligibility letters – either one is acceptable – in pdf format: letter 1 and letter 2) can be obtained by contacting the MCFD office.

OR

3. You are a person living on-reserve and receiving Disability Income Assistance for Persons with Disabilities under Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).

Procedures:
A. Contact your Band Social Development Worker for a fully completed, original, current calendar year Release of Personal Information for Persons with Disabilities form issued by a First Nation Administering Authority on behalf of ISC.

B. Upon arrival at the campground, show the campground operator the ORIGINAL Release of Personal Information Form AND a second piece of identification.

C. Release of Personal Information form (PDF)


Municipal Parks and Recreation

We encourage you to investigate the many municipal program offerings available to your child this summer. The following information details Municipal Parks and Recreation Department facility phone numbers and websites.

If your child requires 1:1 assistance in order to attend an inclusive program, please refer to the  CYSN Sponsored Services or the Summer Agency Services.

Oak Bay Parks and Recreation
www.oakbay.ca/parks-recreation
Henderson Centre – Ph: 250-370-7200
Monterey Centre – Ph: 250-370-7300
Oak Bay Recreational Centre – Ph: 250-595-7946

Panorama Recreation
www.crd.bc.ca/panorama
Panorama Recreation Centre – Ph: 250-656-7271

Saanich Park Recreation and Culture
www.saanich.ca/EN/main/parks-recreation-culture
Cedar Hill Golf Course – Ph: 250-475-7150
Cedar Hill Recreation Centre – Ph: 250-475-7121
Gordon Head Recreation Centre – Ph: 250-475-7100
G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre – Ph: 250-475-5400
Saanich Commonwealth Place – Ph: 250-475-7600

West Shore Parks and Recreation
www.westshorerecreation.ca
Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre – Ph: 250-478-8384

Victoria Parks Recreation and Culture
www.victoria.ca/EN/index.html
Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre – Ph: 250-361-0732
Royal Athletic Park – Ph: 250-361-0373
Quadra Village Community Centre – Ph: 250-288-7696
Burnside George Community Place – Ph: 250-388-5251
Fairfield Community Place – Ph: 25-382-4604
Fernwood Community Centre – 250-381-1552
James Bay Community School Centre – Ph: 250-384-7184
Oaklands Community Centre – Ph: 250-370-9101

Esquimalt Parks and Recreation
www.esquimalt.ca/parks-recreation
Esquimalt Recreation Centre – Ph: 250-412-8500
Archie Browning Sports Centre – Ph: 250-412-8510


OneAbility

Website: www.oneability.ca/

OneAbility is a collaborative of community partners that aims to provide leadership to enhance the adapted sport and physical activity landscape through knowledge sharing, building capacity and increasing awareness.

Find a Program (e-tool)
www.oneability.ca/find-a-program/
The online database allows you to search for program information related to adapted physical activity and inclusive sport in the Greater Victoria region.

Inclusive Programs
www.oneability.ca/programs/
The online programs library allows you to learn more about adapted physical activity and inclusive sports that exist and find out which ones are offered locally.

Stay Connected on Facebook
www.facebook.com/oneability
Find out about upcoming programs, events, services 


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