Summer Respite Service

Summer Respite Service 2018



It is now time to think about registering your child for Autisme Montreal Summer Respite Service. This service welcomes people aged 3 to 24 years old with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). There are three sections, namely Bergamote (3 to 15 years old), Rock-Camp-Bol (14 to 24 years old) and Wasabi (severe behavior problems or special needs).

How the Service works:

Bergamote and only ‘’socialisation’’ group of  Rock-Camp-Bol  :

Adress:  Étincelle school. 6080 Av de l’Esplanade in Montreal. 

  • 1st stay = June 25 to July 20, 2018
  • 2nd stay = July 23 to August 17, 2018

Rock-Camp-Bol and Wasabi (including the socialisation group of Rock-Camp-Bol):

Adress: Louis-Riel school 5850 Carignant Street in Montreal. 

  • 1st stayJuly 2 to July 24, 2018 (3 weeks and 2 days)
  • 2nd stayJuly 26 to August 17, 2018  (3 weeks and 2 days)

Time : 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Daycare service is available for a fee of $14.00/hour (from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

Transport : The camp offers no transportation services. All transportation must be taken care of or organized by families or Adapted Transport. Families must also provide an OPUS card including 2 fares per day.

Fees: Fees include registration, activities and outings.

FEES: You must be a member of Autisme Montréal ($30/year).
The camp fees are $ 935 for 4 weeks participation at Bergamote.
The camp fees are $ 830 for 3 weeks and 2 days at Rock-Camp-Bol and Wasabi.

Ratio : Shadow/child ratio is 1 to 1 or 1 to 2, according to the needs of the child.


Because of the high demand for this service, we cannot accept any registrations by phone or individually. Therefore, it is mandatory that you respect the following procedures and dates to register your child. We wish to thank you in advance for your collaboration.

Procedures for families who attended the summer respite service in the summer of 2017 (including families who received the form indicating ‘’participation not guaranteed’’)

Procedure: Registration will be done by mail only. In early February, you will receive a registration form as well as the procedures you will have to follow. You must complete each section before returning the form to us.

Deadline: You must mail the completed registration form to: Autisme Montréal, 4450 St-Hubert Street, suite 320, Montreal, Quebec, H2J 2W9. Please do not send it by email, to prevent transmission errors. Your registration must arrive at Autisme Montréal no later than February 24.

IMPORTANT : If you do not send us your form before the above-mentioned date, you will automatically lose your registration priority.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must be a member of Autisme Montréal ($30/ year)
  • Your child must have ASD (autism spectrum disorder).
  • The child must live with his natural family.
  • You must live on the Montreal Island.
  • Please note that priority is given to the children who took part in the camp last summer.

Unfortunately, Autisme Montréal does not have the capacity to welcome all the new children who would like to attend the camp. It is therefore important that you consider the possibility of registering your child at other camps as well. You can find a list of camp who accept children with ASD by cliking on the docuement

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Information and pre-registration evening

 March 19 at 7:00 pm

Where : 4450 Saint-Hubert, local 434

Metro :  Mont-Royal

Parking :In the neighboring streets.

Duration: The presentation should take about 1 ½ hour and will be made in French. Support will be offered to Anglophone families. Documentation will be available in French and English.

You must bring the names and phones numbers of your:

  • CLSC and social worker
  • Readaptation Centre and caseworker
  • Daycare / school / workplace and person in charge

For logistical reasons, you must tell us if your child takes part in another camp during the summer and when.

IMPORTANT: Your child will not have to be present at this evening. Please note that there will be no daycare service available.

N.B.:      You have no fees to pay on registration day.

No registration by telephone or by mail will be accepted.

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History and Philosophy of the Respite Service

Since 1988, Camp Bergamote (formerly known as Camp Beding Bedang) has offered respite services in the form of a summer day camp, for families of participant with pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) with or without intellectual disability. Since its beginning, the service has undergone many changes.  In 1997, because the

 needs of teenagers and adults were different from those of the participantren, we created the Rock-Camp-Bol day camp. Previously run on a contractual basis, it has been under the management of Autisme et troubles envahissants du développement Montréal (Autisme Montréal) since 2000.  That same year, Bergamote (3 to 15) and Rock-Camp-Bol (14 to 24) were merged, and we now talk about sections rather than camps.

In 2004, we restructured the two sections and opened a new group within Rock-Camp-Bol. Since then, the Bergamote section welcomes participants aged 3 to 14 and comprises 5 groups: early intervention, specialised 5-8, specialised 8-11, specialised 11-15 and socialisation. The Rock-Camp-Bol section welcomes teenagers and adults aged 14 to 24 and comprises 3 groups: 2 specialised and 1 socialisation.

The Wasabi section was created in 2007 to answer the specific needs of a clientele with severe behaviour problems.

Also in 2007, the term “summer day camp” was replaced by “summer respite service”.

This summer respite service is made possible through the financial support of the Montreal Regional Health and Social Services

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