ERIC Number: ED369205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Summer Day Camps: A Process for City-Wide Change. Project REC.
Moon, M. Sherril; And Others
Developed as part of a study which attempted to integrate students with severe disabilities into regular recreational and leisure activities, this report focuses on integrating summer camps in the Greater Waltham (Massachusetts) area. It documents how a segregated camp for children and teens with disabilities can be closed down and the campers integrated into existing summer programs. It also describes how an age-appropriate program can be implemented for a large number of people simultaneously, how families and agencies can work together to plan a new program, and how such an integrated summer program can be cost effective. The process of developing the integration plan is detailed for both the first and second years of change. For each year, the report includes planning procedures by the Greater Waltham Association for Retarded Citizens and community groups, coordinating among the city camps, meeting with parents, developing staffing plans, training counselors, and planning transportation. A chart offers budget comparisons over 3 years. The process of change was accomplished in 2 years and has been accepted by all groups as successful. Tables provide such information as "Tips for Enhancing Integration" and "Daily Guide for Sending Children to Camp." (Contains 16 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Training and Research Inst. for People with Disabilities.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts