9 to 13
Special Needs Welcome
Arts & Crafts
Clearpool's Summer Program for children with special needs is built on a strong academic schedule and incorporates the fun of a traditional summer camp. Special programs and teaching methods that emphasize academic, daily living and social skills are integrated into the Clearpool experience. Clearpool offers a unique play-and-learn approach, ensuring each child receives all the rich benefits of school life combined with an active adventure program. Academics are held in the morning and instructional content is guided by each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). Small class size (8:1:1)allows individualized academic goals, instructional styles and behavioral strategies to be implemented, based on each student’s needs. Review of previously learned materials keeps students from losing ground over the summer. In the afternoon, programming incorporates New York State Learning Standards in an outdoor, educational setting where students “learn by doing.” A variety of engaging activities include hiking, boating, ecological and forestry studies, orienteering, ropes and challenge courses, and other exciting nature-based activities. Educational goals are also integrated into more typical camp activities such as swimming, sports, music, arts & crafts, campfires, wildlife study and more! Individual development is continuously monitored and students receive guidance on appropriate social behavior,team and group cooperation, and the ability to assume simple and varied responsibilities. Each child’s strength is utilized to build success in academic achievement, social skills and adventure learning.
Children arrive Monday morning and are picked up Friday afternoon. Local school districts may provide additional options for transportation.