In 1998, NEBCA developed a community-linking project to promote social acceptance of all children. Our goal is to include special needs children with their neighbourhood peers. Children naturally teach their friends that all children are special.
NEBCA has run a program for special needs children since 1998, but has included children with emotional needs in the Fun Rec program for many years before this date. Since 1998 we have hired two extra staff members with specific training that work directly with children with special needs. This way we are better able to accommodate children with different types of needs.
NEBCA promotes full inclusion within our community for special needs children to help them develop social and physical skills, using such tools as sports, crafts, music and drama.
The number of children that we can register in this program is two per week. We have two full time Special Needs Leaders who can each assist one full time or the equivalent part time/full time camper each week for six weeks. We want to accommodate as many children into this program as we can, so we initially limit registration to maximum of two weeks per child. If you would like more weeks, you may wait list and will be notified if there are any spots left over. If there are still available spaces by the end of June, we can consider offering additional weeks to those who have already waitlisted.
If you are registering a child with special needs, such as a child who already works with an educational assistant in school, please reach out to us via email to coordinate the details of your child’s registration before submitting the registration form. We want to ensure that we can provide the best possible experience for all campers.
You will be required to complete the online registration form as well as a profile for your child (which we have hard copies of at Stoney Creek Community School).
Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We appreciate your patience in awaiting this email and value your continued support of Fun Rec Day Camp.