Accomodations for Campers with

Special Needs

OVERVIEW

Rec & Ed staff make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for children with special needs. When registering online, parents will be asked what accommodations are needed for the child to be successful. 

For students requiring a one-on-one aide, please let Rec & Ed know at least 3 weeks in advance of your child's participation in the camp. Rec & Ed staff will follow up with parents regarding accommodations based on information provided at registration. If you have not been contacted regarding your child's special needs at least 1 week before the camp starts, please email recedstaff@aaps.k12.mi.us.

 

Early and honest communication between parents and camp staff is essential for your child's success. Please provide as much information as possible during registration to help us understand your child’s specific needs.

HOW TO REGISTER

1. Choose the camp that you feel will be the best fit for your child. (See SUMMER CAMPS on menu above.)

 

Need help deciding?

 

2.  Complete registration, answering "Yes" for special needs accommodations needed. Please provide detailed answers regarding your child's behavior, what works best to support him/her, and any other critical information.  Also, be sure to check that your email address and phone number are correct for us to reach you. 

3. Rec & Ed staff will call and/or email you at least one week before camp begins to explain the accommodations we are able to provide.

THE CAMP ENVIRONMENT

Before registering, make sure that a Rec & Ed camp environment will match your child's needs for a positive summer experience. 

 

Rec & Ed camps are active and fun! Whether it's an enrichment or sports camp, our camps feature:

  • A counselor to camper ratio of 12 to 1

  • Engaging and age-appropriate activities

  • Small group projects, discussions, and games

  • Indoor and outdoor time (increased outdoor time during COVID-19)

  • Both quiet and louder times during the day

A safe, enjoyable camp environment is our #1 priority. Please be sure to review Rec & Ed's behavior policy before the start of camp.

ONE-ON-ONE AIDES

AAPS students 

Children with an AAPS Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that provides a school-day parapro may be able to have a one-on-one aide for camp. The SISS department determines if a camper will receive a parapro for camp.

 

For students requiring a one-on-one aide, please let Rec & Ed know at least 3 weeks in advance of your child's participation in the camp. Rec & Ed staff will follow up with parents regarding accommodations based on information provided at registration. If you have not been contacted regarding your child's special needs at least 1 week before the camp starts, please email recedstaff@aaps.k12.mi.us

 

Non-AAPS students 

AAPS cannot assign parapros to children who attend schools outside the district. However, parents/guardians are welcome to provide an assistant or helper to accompany their child to camp each day.

 

Please email recedstaff@aaps.k12.mi.us at least 3 weeks before camp to let us know who will be accompanying your child and to discuss the details.

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