Camper Success Program
Eagle's Landing Day Camp gives all children an opportunity to succeed. We welcome any and all campers with additional needs who can succeed in a total inclusion experience. We have great success with children with a wide range of developmental disabilities including ASD, ADHD, OCD, Anxiety, Downs Syndrome, challenging behaviors, and physical disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, sight/hearing impairment, etc. Our goal is for these campers to be successful in our extraordinarily supportive world alongside all other campers, just as they will in life.
When families indicate to us that their child has any type of support plan at school, our Inclusion Team will reach out to discuss details of your child’s unique challenges and relate that to their possible enrollment and attendance at Eagle's Landing. Tammy Calefato, our Inclusion Director and Behaviorist, is responsible for all aspects of the Inclusion Program. Tammy and her team can be reached at Inclusion@EaglesLandingDayCamp.com with any questions or concerns.
Intake Process for Prospective Campers
If deemed necessary by our Inclusion Team, you will be advised and required to complete the following:
Summer Success Plan
Once all the necessary steps have been completed, the Inclusion Team develops a detailed Summer Success Plan, aspects of which will be shared with the administrators and any staff who will be working with your child if you enroll. This plan may include the need for additional staff for support to enable your child to succeed to the best of his/her ability.
Campers are placed in groups according to gender and developmental age along with their typical peers. Groups are supervised by an adult Division Leader and 1 or 2 teenage counselors, and activities are led by experienced adults. “Additional support” would mean additional staff beyond these typical parameters.
Support staff are trained and uniformed just like the rest of our staff - they are part of our Eagle's Landing staff and hired after a thorough reference and background check. They are trained to be as stealthy as possible in their attention to your child, with the goal of seamless inclusion. Support staff are a veritable “safety net” to ensure that campers understand direction, engage in social relationships in an appropriate manner, and navigate to and from activities on our 20-acre campus.
The level of support is determined through a review of the intake interview, IEP, Teacher Questionnaire and CABS reports, and any outside information if applicable.
At Eagle's Landing Day Camp, we are able to provide the following levels of support:
Shared Inclusion Buddy – (under 18 years old)
The lowest level of support, for campers that need occasional help, this Counselor is shared betweem two campers.
Inclusion Buddy – (under 18 years old)
The mid-level of support, for campers that generally just need a helpful hand.
Inclusion Advocate – (18 years+ with Special Ed. college degree and/or related experience)
Moderate level of support with a more mature/experienced staff able to work with more challenging situations.
Tammy and her team can be reached at Inclusion@EaglesLandingDayCamp.com with any questions or concerns.