- July 7 through July 11, 2014
- July 14 through July 18, 2014
The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland is pleased to announce the open enrollment for S.T.A.R. Summer Camp. Spaces fill up quickly, so please review the information below and be sure to sign up as soon as possible.
Based upon parent and camper feedback and on the substantial growth of this award winning camp, we are happy to report that this year's camp will be expanded to provide two full weeks of camp for each age group. We will serve children, teens and young adults ages 6 through 22.
Camp dates for this year are July 7, 2014 through July 11, 2014 and July 14, 2014 through July 18, 2014. Camp times are still from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. We will continue to host the camp at the same familiar location at the old recreation center in the heart of the City of Independence Recreation Park & Facilities.
We are very pleased and excited to inform you that the camp has been renamed to S.T.A.R., which more accurately reflects the camp mission and objectives. S.T.A.R. is an abbreviation for Students Together for Acceptance & Respect. This year all students with any type of disability will have the opportunity to attend camp, along with a significant number of trained typically developing peers.
All campers will be grouped into age appropriate groups under the direction of Certified Special Education Teachers and College Interns. Our staffing will continue reflect low student to teacher ratios.
This year we will offer new detailed camper feedback forms that are essential for communication to local school districts for those campers utilizing this camp for Extended School Year (ESY) objectives and programming. Parents will receive daily feedback forms for their child's participation and personal goals.
The camp will continue to use Social Skills Lessons geared to those on the Autism Spectrum. It has been proven that all students, regardless of ability, can benefit from Social Skills instruction.
As in previous years, we will be using the Dr. Jed Baker curriculum for our social skills activities. This programming has proven success in helping all children, teens and young adults develop positive social interactions.
Please click on the links below to view and print a camp brochure and application. We are currently accepting applications, as we expect the camp to fill up quickly this year. Your son/daughter may attend camp for either one week or for two weeks. Camp cost is the same as last year, which is $300.00 per week. The deadline for registration is June 1, 2014
Please click here for printable Camp Enrollment Forms
Click Here for printable Camp Brochure
Please print the application in the above link and return completed forms, camper's current IEP and ETR Reports, along with payment and mail to:
Autism Society of Greater Cleveland
P.O. Box 41066
Brecksville, OH 44141
If you know of anyone who might benefit from this wonderful camp experience, please feel free to forward this information to them. We look forward to another fantastic summer camp!