The Inclusion Coordinator will:

  • Establish the policy and procedures of an inclusion program for children and staff with special needs to ensure their safety and success
  • Provide contact with applicants who register for camp and have special needs.  This includes:
    • Direct liaison with parents, teachers, and other professionals including medical professionals if necessary
    • Reviewing questionnaires and determining eligibility
  • Maintain parent contact before, during and after camp session regarding preparation for summer session, implementation of program and follow up evaluation
  • Develop and provide a pre-camp inclusion training module for all staff 
  • Design modifications to programs and activities to accommodate children with special needs which could include a Learning Disability, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Bi-polar Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, social difficulties, behavioral challenges, homesickness, mild cognitive disabilities, selected emotional difficulties and minor physical limitations.
  • Provide ongoing training and support to other staff members
  • Document all aspects of the inclusion program and maintain ongoing written accountability regarding information gathered, anecdotal notes, scheduling, programming, outside contacts, responsibilities, and follow up
  • Provide short and long term support of staff members of campers with special needs
  • Work collaboratively with the camp director around a number of camp issues including inclusion, health and safety, camper issues and staff morale
  • Model and advocate acceptance and understanding for campers and staff with special needs

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