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Special needs camps
Special needs camps in America are one of the most rewarding environments you could ever work in.
The facilities and activities have been created to be accessible to children of all abilities and to give campers who may not be able to partake in other camps, the opportunity to flourish and shine.
This is an opportunity for you to truly develop as a person and open your eyes, mind and heart to a group of very deserving people.
Applying for a SEN camp
As part of your application, you’ll be able to specify what type of camp you’re interested in working in and we will then look to match you with what matters to you. You will have the option to select working with campers with special needs as part of your application and our team will do their magic.
With the SEN application you shall be able to tell us of your own experience but also highlight the aspect of care you are open to or comfortable with.
While all camps are different, the majority of special needs camps work with both children and adults in a residential setting.
There will be campers with varying needs, from physical and mental disabilities, to learning and emotional needs.
Many of the campers will come from families and care homes in the local area and the majority of them return to summer camp year on year, meaning that there is very strong bond between the camp and the campers.
While you don’t always have to have experience of working in a special needs setting, you do need to be open to some of the different aspects within special needs work; from feeding and showering your campers, to the physicality of pushing wheelchairs and lifting.
It may seem a little daunting at first, but with the specialised training you’ll receive on site, these aspects of the job become the easiest.
The skills and experiences you develop at camp will last you a lifetime. It is very challenging work, but you’re going to come away from camp with increased empathy, a greater strength of patience and a strong work ethic.
If you're looking for a career within a social care or special needs setting, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.
We work with over 500 hundred of the best camps in America, giving you some of the highest placement chances in the industry.
Special needs summer camps in America use a number of different agencies to recruit staff and we have been one of the key providers for nearly 20 years, giving you the security of finding that summer camp in America job.