Connecting with colleagues is a wonderful way to reflect on past experiences and discover new opportunities for growth. Join us for a gathering of camp professionals that provide programs for children and adults with special needs. This meeting is open to all directors, program leaders, and staff that support people with disabilities in a camp setting – including day or resident camps, inclusion programs, etc. Designated time for roundtables and networking will allow participants to discuss various topics as well as convene by specific areas of focus and program type. Attendees will share resources, learn about other programs, and walk away with tips for improving their camp!
Session time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Price: $25 per attendee
Kat Leonard, Young Adult Institute/Frost Valley YMCA
Elyse Miller, Buckley Day Camp
Eric Sasson, Camp Akeela
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Welcome
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM YAI Presentation
YAI has been dedicated to providing innovative services for the intellectual and/or developmental disabilities community since 1957. Today, YAI serves over 20,000 people with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and more. They also offer training and support to caregivers and professionals in the field of developmental disabilities. This presentation will provide valuable tips and resources for camp leaders to incorporate into their staff training.
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Networking/Cookies and Coffee
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM Roundtable Topics/Breakout Sessions
*Topics will include behavior management, staffing, programming, and more.
3:50 PM – 4:00 PM Wrap-Up and Closing