Camps for disabled
Providing supervised facilities
for disabled children and kids with special needs is a huge responsibility. A child with
disabilities has very special needs, and finding a camp that can
provide those needs can often be difficult. Camps for disabled
children are listed at our web site 'www.campdepot.com' and you
can add your program to our site for free.
Many summer camp staff and administrative personnel are
highly trained and instructed in the correct supervision of
special needs and handicapped children. Having a handicapped child should not mean
that he or she have any less opportunity to benefit from all
that summer camps have to offer a child. It can often be
difficult for camp owners to recruit qualified and trained camp
staff. We provide a facility for connecting camp owners with job
seekers in the industry.
- camp jobs working with disabled children.
rely heavily on volunteers, both to build and maintain summer
camp facilities, and to serve as counselors to special needs
kids. Many camp
owners encourage youngsters and teenagers to become counselors,
and to work closely with the adult supervisors at residential
summer camp. Kids who have HIV or AIDS deal with the pain and frustration of living
with this disease every day of their lives. The camp atmosphere
is a perfect way of helping young children forget their
disabilities, if only for a short while. Children living with HIV or AIDS
deserve a much-needed break from that frustration, as do any
Camps - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Summer Camps for Kids
Disabilities include the
following, but are not restricted to these:
Children that attend these camps
might often be at the later stage of an incurable illness and
need even more attention. Children with cancer, cerebral palsy,
cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, seizure disorder, spina
bifida or even substance abuse.
Clearly in these circumstances
staff must be specially trained. Skills such as sign language for
children with hearing disability, familiarity with brail for
vision impaired children.
Camps for special needs children with learning difficulty
Helping your child participate in
a new activity may seem daunting at first. There are many options open to children today,
which can introduce them to new friends and get them involved in
sports and recreational activities that they will take with them
into adult life. Parents should keep in mind the purpose of extracurricular activities. Resources for Educators in After-School Programs and Extracurricular Activities
Whether a summer camp, school, or after school program, the consensus amongst professionals working with
kids is that young people today have a far greater range of personal
problems than those youngsters from yesteryear. This trend is a reflection of the current
where television, Internet, video games, divorce, etc are all
influential in many kids lives.
Many camp administrators have to
accept that young children cannot easily 'switch off' from all
these external influences when they arrive at camp. Often,
youngsters and particularly teenagers can present a difficult
challenge to supervisors, who must be fully trained and
conversant with how to handle these situations.
These everyday 'teenager'
symptoms are particularly compounded in handicapped children,
particularly those with mental handicaps. Administrative personnel or supervisory staff with social
work backgrounds are particularly adaptive to these type of close
community environments, providing education and counseling for
children. It is necessary for owners or higher level supervisors
to provide the necessary platform to enable these 'hands-on'
child counselors to function at their best. Special Connections- Resources for Special-Needs Children on CampDepot.com
Camping out is an experience that every girl and every boy should
have, healthy or otherwise. There are certain sides of our
children that will only develop through this close social
interaction with other children and with supervising adults. Camping intensifies
friendship and helps kids bond with others and form lasting friendships.
The camp counselor supervises the campers on a 24-hour
He or she is responsible for the well-being and health of the
He or she instructs the campers
and provides a safe environment for kids.
He or she is responsible for the planning of recreational activities.
Educators in After-School Programs
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