FERRY HILL CAMP'S MODEL IS "AUTHENTIC INCLUSION" WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Well, the simple answer is that our camp is for ALL children (with or without disabilities) at a ratio that depicts our community. It is NOT a special needs camp, it is a traditional camp with inclusion supports. We strive to welcome, engage and support children who may need accommodations to be fully integrated in our camp program, so that they may participate safely amongst typically developing peers in existing ratios. All our counselors receive specialized training, giving them the tools and confidence to proactively work with you and your camper to modify activities and offer support to help ALL children be successful.
So, I have one child who is typically developing, and another who has ADHD and some issues with social interactions – can they participate together?
Yes! Absolutely. Our camp provides an environment for happier and healthier children. We believe this occurs when children with all types of diversity participate together. We recognize that
every child has talents and gifts that they bring to the table (or camp in this case), and we strive to
bring that out in them allowing them to be a valued member of Camp Ferry Hill Community.
I'm interested in learning more about having my child attend. What do I do next?
To ensure a successful fit, families will be involved in an intake process with a member of our inclusion team. This allows us to learn more about your campers strengths, unique needs and how we can support them to be successful at camp.
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