Summer camp registration for Virginia Beach residents begins Saturday, March 9 at 9 am and continues as space is available. Non-residents can begin registration on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 8 am.
This instructional day camp for individuals with disabilities allows campers to explore endless opportunities and have a memorable camp experience. Our vision is to create an environment which fosters new friendships, sparks the campers imagination, develops a greater sense of independence, all while having fun learning new skills and activities. Individualized goals and objectives will be established and measured by participation in classes such as sports, music, dance, drama, arts and crafts, nature studies, and field trips. Class instruction is offered in small and large group formats and activities can be adapted to meet camper’s needs. We are committed to ensuring all campers have an enjoyable and successful camp experience. They will be encouraged to participate in activities in a positive and safe environment while following the rules of camp. Camper will need to bring their own lunch (meal and drink) and any personal items. In addition to class leaders and camper assistants, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) will be onsite to work directly with campers. NOTE: This program is designed to promote community recreation and is not intended to provide behavior therapy interventions, tools or techniques. 7 weeksTarget Population(s):
all levels of intellectual disability, learning disabilities, varying levels of Autism, minimal to moderate behavioral disorders, ADD/ADHD, traumatic brain injuries, visual, hearing, and/or physical disabilities.Staff to Participant Ratio:
1:2 to 1:4 based on individual need. Skills Needed:
with or without staff assistance is able to: follow one-step directions; participate in group activities, manage behavior with minimal to moderate staff intervention; does not present a danger to self or others; and demonstrate an interest in attending.
Junior Ventures & New Ventures
(Age 13-16 & 17–21)
This program incorporates leisure education and pre-vocational opportunities through community volunteer service and recreation participation. Participants will be given the opportunity to develop lifetime leisure skills, plan community outings and learn job skills by volunteering with internal and external organizations. Participants will be responsible for any admission fees incurred on trips or special events. Target Population(s):
mild level of Intellectual Disability, learning disabilities, high functioning Autism, moderate behavioral/emotional disorders, ADD/ADHD, visual, hearing and/or physical impairments.Staff to Participant Ratio:
1:4 Skills Needed:
with or without minimal staff assistance is able to: complete two-step directions; make choices; manage personal belongings and have the desire to achieve an independent leisure lifestyle.
An interview with a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist must be completed before program placement is final. Limited number of spaces for wheelchairs.