Our mission is to serve children with special learning needs and their families throughout the year. Through a happy, non-competitive relationship with other campers and a caring staff, each child has an opportunity to realize her/his potential. We offer a program for continued growth of the child’s overall development during the summer months with emphasis on working and playing together, reinforcing academics from your child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP), developing a sense of responsibility, and developing a positive self-concept — all in a camp-like setting!
Staff consists of teachers certified in Special Education, Elementary Education, Reading, Perceptual Motor Skills, Physical Education, etc. College students majoring in Education and mature high school students serve as teacher assistants and volunteers.
Each day, time is dedicated to important learning experiences – Academics, Sensory Motor Development, Social Skills Development, and Sports Camp.
Campers receive instruction in Reading, Writing and Math each day. The teacher-to-camper ratio is low – with whole group, small group and individualized instruction, depending on the activity. Educational concepts are integrated into each activity while having fun and building friendships.
Using a developmental multi-sensory approach to learning, our Sensory Motor Development classes enables campers to enhance balance, gross and fine motor skills, visual motor skills and self-image. Using music as a motivator, campers are encouraged to develop a positive self-image by increasing their attention span and sharpening their auditory, visual and language skills. In addition, Sports camp consists of various physical activities to strengthen sensory and gross motor skills. Also included are daily swimming and small group games.
Throughout all daily aspects of camp, Social Skills Development, including social skills awareness, social interactions and social behaviors, are incorporated and reinforced. Our goal is to work toward improving social skills used in everyday life, such as listening, conversing, getting along with others, following directions, staying on task, etc.
In addition to the above curriculum, our Teen Program has the opportunity to put life skills into action. A variety of fieldtrips and activities are planned based on the classroom instruction for each week.