Merrywood 2016

Jon at camp 2016-08

Jon I had another great session at Camp Merrywood this year.

At Arts and Crafts, I did Wish Upon A Star, where I coloured a paper star and wrote a wish on the back.

I also liked music and drama with Beth. She didn’t know how to imitate the Taylor Swift song “Love Story.”


I enjoyed Zen Zones, where I got to relax in my blue wheelchair for 20 seconds.

I did archery with Nicole. It was a good time.


At Life Skills, I made brookies, which are half cookie and half brownie. They were tasty.

On Day 3 I got my face painted as Disgust from Inside Out. I quoted her line which was “If my hair gets messed up, someone will pay.”

I had a Dr. Seuss-themed talent show on Day 9, where I did SpongeBob impersonations. After that, there was a special event.

The theme for the banquet on Day 10 was Harry Potter. During the awards, I won the Jeopardy award. I had banquet dinner, which was roast beef. It was yummy. After dinner, we watched a slideshow. I enjoyed it. After the slideshow we had a dance.

Jon at camp2 2016-08


Matilda the Musical

Jon On Tuesday July 19, we went to the musical Matilda. I really enjoyed the songs, especially “Naughty”, “Bruce”, “Revolting Children”, and “Telly.” I loved the character Miss Honey who had a lovely voice singing “My House.” I also liked Miss Trunchbull who was very mean. I enjoyed watching the kids swing as they sang “When I Grow Up.” We’ve all been singing the songs ever since.


Photo of P, L and J
Chez PLJ in Mirvish Theatre foyer after seeing Matilda


Halloween 2015

Jon I had a great Halloween. The theme was the movie Inside Out. I was dressed up as Anger. My dad built the head out of foam and glue. He also made flames come out of Anger’s head using a fan, a light and some tissue paper.

Jon as Anger

My mom built shelves for the memory balls, which were made out of balloons. She put some lights to make them glow and paddles made out of construction paper.

Memory balls

While I was handing out candy we put on the soundtrack to Inside Out. One of the kids trick-or-treating was dressed up as Disgust. When she saw the balls she yelled, “CORE MEMORIES!” which was fun.

Jon as Anger, but now you can see his face

I stayed out for an hour and a half and had a good time.


Youth at Work

Jon I came back from camp with a cold virus but when I got better, I started the Youth at Work program at Bloorview. At Bloorview I helped with the car wash.

I did a variety of occupations in different places outside of Bloorview at StopGap, High Park Children’s Garden, New Circles, and the North York Harvest Food Bank. At StopGap I painted ramps in different colours. At High Park I watered the gardens, and at the food bank I sorted boxes.

I also recorded some live updates and interviews, both at Bloorview and on location. Enjoy!


Merrywood 2015

Jon I had another great session at Camp Merrywood. I did archery and crafts. I also did music and drama with Jelena. She helped me make a broadway musical called Journey Through Time. I was the narrator. Also, I did the Wild. I had lots of fun.

I exploded with Joy. I’ve designed her from the new Disney Pixar movie Inside Out on day 3 in pottery.

Jon's ceramic Joy from Inside Out
Jon’s pottery “Joy”

On day 4 Jackie did Romeo’s Soliloquy. I remembered it.

I didn’t have time to go canoeing or sailing or go to the beach because it started to rain. Instead, I decided to go swimming. I told some jokes in the pool.

Jon and a counsellor in pool
Jon and a counsellor in Merrywood pool

On day 8 the theme was Sherlock Homes. On day 9 at the talent show I told 4 jokes and performed the play. I started to catch a virus on day 10, which was the goodbye banquet. Steph put on an amazing slideshow with some good camp photos. Then, we had a dance. This session was good.

Jon and a counsellor before banquet
Jon and a counsellor before banquet


Jon with his 10-day beard growth
Jon displaying his 10-day growth of beard at pick-up time!


Romeo and Juliet

Jon For English class, I memorized the first part of the soliloquy from Act I of Romeo and Juliet. Here’s a video.


The Making Of Dr. Antivirus

Jon This just in: Here’s a behind the scenes look at the making of Dr. Antivirus.

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