Summer Camp for Children with Special Needs
This summer we are offering Big & Little programs, an action packed introduction to camp, and Additional Support 1:1 and 1:2 for campers to be successful at a summer day camp. We have limited spaces available for campers. We are actively seeking donations for scholarships for families to send their child to camp!
Big & Little
Ages 3-8 /Limited to 5 children
August 5th & 7th/ August 6th & 8th
August 12 & 14th /August 13th&16th
If your child is not ready to come to camp on his/her own but wants to experience summer camp than this is perfect for you. This program is a shortened, action-packed version of our traditional camp that is geared to families with children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. Campers and their parents (or grandparents/worker) can come experience our traditional camp with specific sensory activities weaved into the program. The Big & Little camp program is 2 days and led by a trained social worker.
To register please visit our Registration and Policies page.
If you have any questions please contact Brooke Burkett, MSW, firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-883-8977 ext. 104.
TRADITIONAL CAMP AGE GROUPS FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
We are offering a limited number of spaces within our Tenderfeet, WoodGatherer, Trail Seeker, and Tracker Traditional Day Camp programs for campers who need additional support to be successful at summer day camp.
The Additional Support (1:2 staff camper ratio) is offered for campers ages 3-11. Below you will find the age groups and programming. The cost of the Additional Support program is income based on a sliding scale from $275.00-$435.00 for a full camp week. Financial aid is available. Insurance reimbursement up to $175 per week.
To register your camper please contact Brooke Burkett email@example.com or 207-883-8977 ext 104.
Ages 3-4 (must be 3 by first day enrolled & must be toilet trained)
With a 1:5 staff-to-camper ratio, counselors work closely with campers to ensure that their unique needs are met while they explore our activities. This program is ideal for developing socialization skills. Tenderfeet swim each day, with lessons twice a week for full-time campers (part-time campers may receive lessons depending on the day given but it is not a guarantee). Tenderfeet have a max & relax period after lunch indoors where they read, decompress and get out of the sun for a bit.
With a 1:5 staff-to-camper ratio, WoodGatherers participate in all of our programs except high ropes elements. WoodGatherers swim each day with lessons twice a week (part-time camper may receive lessons but it is not a guarantee).
TrailSeekers have many opportunities to challenge themselves. They experience all program areas each week in their groups with a 1:6 staff-to-camper ratio.
TrailSeekers may participate in such activities as hikes to the marsh or high ropes course challenges. They swim each day with lessons twice a week.
General Track – Campers sample all of our program areas by participating in archery, arts & crafts, outdoor living skills, sports, and drama/music throughout the week. Each Track swims every day and has one elective period. Track availability is based upon enrollment. Swim lessons are NOT included. Trackers have a 1:8 staff-to-camper ratio.
Traditional Day Camp Activities
Organized deep and shallow water activities and free swim improve aquatic skills and self confidence. Campers swim at least once a day (weather permitting) in our pool or the pond. (We will not guarantee at which location your child will swim.)
Basics of bow and arrow safety, care and function with lots of target practice.
OUTDOOR LIVING SKILLS
Survival skills from fire building and knot tying to map and compass or shelter building.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Hands-on lessons that may include tracking animals, plants and tree identification, weather, gardening, birds, insects and conservation.
Soccer, kickball, basketball, Frisbee, 4-square and lots more.
DIRIGO ROPES COURSE
High and low rope elements and initiatives challenge campers both individually and in teams.
DRAMA & MUSIC
Activities may include theater improvisation games, skits, physical activities, group challenged and musical activities.
Traditional Day Camp Typical Day
9:10-9:20 Opening Circle
9:30-10:20 First Period
10:40-11:40 Second Period
12:15-1:10 Third Period (Tenderfeet- max & relax)
1:10- 2:20 Transition Time
1:20-2:20 Fourth Period
2:30-3:30 Fifth Period
3:45-4:00 Closing Circle/Dismissal
What families will receive prior to camp:
- A camp tour is wonderful first step to helping your child know what to expect. If you are able to come to camp prior please set up a time to take a tour with us.
-A list of things to bring to camp
-Picture cards you can use with your child to prepare them for the camp day.
-An activity to do with your child prior to camp.
What families will receive during camp:
- A daily letter of what your child did so that you can talk about the camp day
-An invitation to weekly camp activities that parents may be invited to.
-A Camper Chronicle
What families will receive after camp:
-A follow-up letter with photos and a camp week recap.
-A Parent Survey
*Tuition reflects the camper-to-staff ratio. For all campers in the additional support program we have a 1:2 staff camper ratio.
Note: Annual Registration Fee required for all campers