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Meet Victor!

What does attending Zajac Ranch mean for Victor? It means freedom; freedom to be his fun, playful, and social self with peers and counsellors without the pressures and demands of the school setting. It

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Meet Gavin!

  Gavin is fourteen years old and has now attended Zajac Ranch twice. Attending Zajac Ranch provides him with the incredible opportunity to expand his horizons and overcome his fears in a safe and

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Meet Jacob!

It is undeniable that we live in a socially complex world. We are largely guided by unspoken rules and norms that dictate what we should think or say, or how we should act in certain situations. Said

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Meet Elise!

“The giant smile that you will witness on your child when you pick them up from camp will forever be etched in your memory. Their sense of pride and accomplishment is infectious, and they will talk your

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Meet Faith and Angel!

Faith has muscular dystrophy. She was diagnosed after having a problem with her hips as an infant. Having over 20 admissions to hospital in her first two years of life, Esther, Faith’s mom, shares how

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Meet Kenneth!

Kenneth is moderately to severely affected by autism, being also cognitively limited. Michiru, Kenneth’s mom, describes him as “a sweet and happy boy, very sociable. He wants to visit his classmates

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Meet Daniel and Rachel!

Daniel and Rachel are siblings, and both have autism Spectrum Disorder. Aged 22 and 19, they can struggle in social situations and daily life. However, at Zajac Ranch they have found a place where they

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Meet Avery

Three days into her life, it was discovered Avery was born with a ventricular septal defect, which affects the wall dividing the left and right ventricles of the heart. She had major surgery when she was

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Meet Ashley

Ashley has always found it challenging to fit in with her peers. Born with a midline defect, Ashley has experienced oxygen deprivation along with physical and other challenges. As a result, learning for

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Meet James

Attending Zajac Ranch as a young adult has been James’ first experience at camp. “He was not ready for camp in his youth,” says his mother, Sylvie. “James is a very big-hearted, social, and gentle

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