Adapted Programs

wheelchair lift at the pool

For People with Disabilities

At North Vancouver Recreation and Culture, we are committed to improving accessibility for people with disabilities.  We have developed the following Adapted Programs in response to this need, and welcome your feedback and suggestions on how to enhance and expand our course offerings. Email us with your comments and suggestions.

Camp Support

NVRC welcomes participants of all abilities to our camps. While we do not provide 1:1 or individualized, we have inclusion spots available in some of our full day summer camp locations.  If your child would benefit from attending camp with a little extra supervision, you can apply for a week of inclusion support. Information and applications for Summer 2022 will be available in late spring.  

Campers are also invited and encouraged to attend with their own private support worker. Please note: to ensure compliance with COVID safety requirements, support workers need to be registered for camps (no charge). To register a support worker please contact us at 604.987.7529 or call one of our facilities directly.  Some specialty camps have limited room capacity available, so we recommend connecting with the camp supervisor ahead of registration if your camper will be attending with a support worker. 

If your child has support considerations that you would like to share / discuss, we are happy to connect with you!  For specific camps please contact the camp supervisor at that location.  For general inquiries contact 604.983.6415. 

Support Person Attends for Free

Are you living with a disability and require continuous support in order to access recreation programs and services? When you participate at any North Vancouver Recreation and Culture  facility, your support person is admitted free of charge as long as they are there to assist you. Your support person can be an adult friend, sibling, volunteer or private aide. When participating in our programs and services, please ask your support person to let the front desk staff know that they are there to assist you.

Adapted Swim Lessons for Children with Learning or Physical Disabilities

We offer swim lessons with a low ratio of participants to instructor for preschoolers and school age children with learning or physical disabilities.  Please contact the Aquatic Supervisor at the following Centres prior to registering for the first time:

  • Ron Andrews  (5-14yrs):  604-983-6506
  • Harry Jerome  (5-14yrs): 604-983-6421
  • Karen Magnussen (3-6yrs): 604-983-6556

Private Swim Lessons for Children with Autism

For more information, please call Kevin at 604-983-6542

Youth Fitness Centre Programs

Participants with developmental or physical disabilities will help design their own basic personal fitness program and learn how to use the Fitness Centre equipment safely. For more information, please contact Darrin Jones at 604-983-6559. Individuals requiring 1:1 support, please provide your own Support Worker.

I CAN - Canucks Autism Network

The NVRC in patnership with the Canucks Autism Network (I CAN), offers the following programs:

  • I CAN CONNECT For Young Adults (18 years+)

For more information or to register, visit the Canucks Autism Network website or call 604-685-4049 extension 201.