Enhancing Inclusion for Campers with Sensory-Processing Concerns through Camp Counselor Training

Summer camps provide children an opportunity for goal achievement, a sense of community, and development of self-concept. Toward that end, goal-directed camp activities revolve around teamwork, as well as improving coping skills and fostering intimate relationships (Carlson & Cook, 2007). However, campers may have cognitive-behavioral concerns — an inability to attend to activities, for example, or impulsiveness, decreased ability to cope with environmental demands such as sound, light, and tactile sensations, and decreased social awareness.

Medical and Disability Camps Kindred

Medical and Disability Camps Kindred

Join us for conversation, community-building, and learning. This is a chance to participate in facilitated conversations among others whose participants have medical needs and/or disabilities. We’ll discuss issues and concerns facing our community. For more information, contact Gay Bruner at gbruner@ACAcamps.org or 765-349-3524

 

Session 5: 5/12/2022, 3PM EST

Medical and Disability Camps Kindred

Medical and Disability Camps Kindred

Join us for conversation, community-building, and learning. This is a chance to participate in facilitated conversations among others whose participants have medical needs and/or disabilities. We’ll discuss issues and concerns facing our community. For more information, contact Gay Bruner at gbruner@ACAcamps.org or 765-349-3524

 

Medical and Disability Camps Kindred

Medical and Disability Camps Kindred

Join us for conversation, community-building, and learning. This is a chance to participate in facilitated conversations among others whose participants have medical needs and/or disabilities. We’ll discuss issues and concerns facing our community. For more information, contact Gay Bruner at gbruner@ACAcamps.org or 765-349-3524

 

Medical and Disability Camps Kindred

Medical and Disability Camp Kindred

Join us for conversation, community-building, and learning. This is a chance to participate in facilitated conversations among others whose participants have medical needs and/or disabilities. We’ll discuss issues and concerns facing our community. For more information, contact Gay Bruner at gbruner@ACAcamps.org or 765-349-3524

 

Medical and Disability Camps Kindred

Medical and Disability Camps Kindred

Join us for conversation, community-building, and learning. This is a chance to participate in facilitated conversations among others whose participants have medical needs and/or disabilities. We’ll discuss issues and concerns facing our community. For more information, contact Gay Bruner at gbruner@ACAcamps.org or 765-349-3524.

Best Practices in Inclusive Camping: A Roundtable Discussion on Programming

Learn how to have an inclusive summer camp by providing physical inclusion, functional inclusion, and social inclusion.

Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) In the Camp Environment

Camping and leisure activities are important for all of us, including individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This webinar will begin to identify the benefits of having children with ASD and their peers in an inclusive camp setting. We will explore how a camper with ASD might think and introduce a practical peer program called “PAWSS” to support the social interactions at camp. Strengths and challenges of serving campers with ASD will be problem solved and myths will be discarded.

Through this webinar, participants will learn:

Inclusive Camp

Have you seen the powerful 2008 documentary film, Including Samuel? It's the heartwarming and compelling story of a boy named Samuel who was born with cerebral palsy and how his family and friends work to ensure he is included in every facet of life (Habib, 2008). Samuel's dad, Dan Habib, is a talented photojournalist, and his remarkable film will inspire you to champion social inclusion of children with disabilities in mainstream camp and school programs. I encourage you to watch it and share this powerful teaching tool with others.

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