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https://www.acacamps.org/parents-families/planning-camp/preparing-camp/my-child-has-special-needs

My Child Has Special Needs

Articles Camp for All: A Special Place for Special People Camp Greentop's Adventure Camp Children...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/therapeutic-camps-respite-care-providers-benefits-families-children-disabilities

Therapeutic Camps as Respite Care Providers: Benefits for Families of Children with Disabilities

Introduction We know that attending camp has considerable benefits for children with disabilities, but what about the advantages to their parents? With advances in medical care over the past...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/striving-more-surviving-argument-non-inclusion-model-camps

Striving for More Than "Surviving": An Argument for a Non-Inclusion Model for Camps

We've heard directors say, "He survived." Parents tell us, "She got through it." As camp professionals, we know that we can do better. Often, because they love children so much and because they so...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/assessing-youth-autism-spectrum-disorders-their-fit-camp

Assessing Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders for Their "Fit" at Camp

One of the best experiences for a child is that of being a camper. The opportunity to be in a child-centered environment, a setting that uses Mother Nature to help deliver a program resulting in...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/revised-ada-requirements-what-do-they-mean-you

Revised ADA Requirements: What Do They Mean to You?

Though the idea of working to include disabled people in all facets of life is an old idea, it has relatively recent regulatory roots. Beyond being a good idea, that concept has been the proverbial “...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/out-about-creating-safe-environment-lgbtq-campers-staff

Out and About: Creating a Safe Environment for LGBTQ Campers and Staff

It was June 2006. I had been conducting staff training at a coed camp in the Northeast. I had already spoken to the entire staff about the “real work” of camp, which I see as helping campers use the...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/2011-eleanor-eells-award-winners-leaders-program-excellence

2011 Eleanor Eells Award Winners: Leaders in Program Excellence

From biking programs to therapeutic camping programs, the 2011 Eleanor Eells Award winners certainly lived up to the criteria of “program excellence.” ACA interviewed the directors at each award-...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/power-inclusive-camp-experience

The Power of the Inclusive Camp Experience

“Why can’t I go, too?” He couldn’t say the words, but the look in his eyes conveyed the message clearly as he watched his sister bound from the car to join the other children heading to day camp —...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/inclusive-summer-treatment-camp-program-children-high-functioning-autism

An Inclusive Summer Treatment/Camp Program for Children with High-Functioning Autism

Imagine a child that hides under the table when family comes to visit. Instead of a saying “hello,” he responds by barking like a dog. He has difficulty fitting in with peers and does not seem to...

https://www.acacamps.org/link/american-association-people-disabilities

American Association of People with Disabilities