Special Needs Summer Camps
Special needs camps in America are without doubt one of the most rewarding and incredible 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.
At a special needs summer camp, you will be there to support the campers and provide them with the specialised attention they need to have an amazing time. This does mean that being a special needs summer camp counselor is a challenging role and will require a dedicated and caring personality.
The difference you’ll make in the lives of your campers is enormous. This is an opportunity for you to truly develop as a person and open your eyes, mind and heart to a group of incredible people.
What to Expect
Hard work and a lot of fun. It sounds cliche (and we tend to avoid them) but it’s true; special needs camp is that bit tougher, but that bit more rewarding.
Experience of working with individuals with special needs in the UK is an enormous advantage to your application. While US practice may be different to the UK, the principles of empathy and patience will always remain the same.
What Not to Expect
Don’t expect too much normally. Special needs camp is a crazy world that will keep you on your toes, incredibly busy and filled with extraordinary stories once you return.
The feeling of working with an incredible group of individuals who will offer you as much as you offer them. You really will return a more developed, self-aware and appreciative, rounded person.