INCLUSION AT THE CAMP COMBE YMCA
We believe that EVERY child deserves the chance to experience the joy and magic of summer camp.
We also believe that the full inclusion of children with developmental, social, emotional, behavioral, and/or medical special needs enhances and enriches our community for ALL children. Because of this, we do not offer a separate program for children with special needs, but rather do everything in our power to make sure that our regular (“mainstream”) programs are accessible to all children, regardless of ability level.
NEW FOR 2017
Before registering for programs with the Camp Combe YMCA, parents of children with special needs should note the need to provide an aide, who must function in a one-on-one capacity with their child, in the following circumstances:
For a camper who uses adaptive equipment or bracing to achieve ambulation, but who do not possess the ability to fit, secure or independently manipulate such devices satisfactorily must have a one-on-one throughout the camp day.
For a camper who is non-ambulatory or has a disability that may result in an increased risk of an emergency in the water must have a one-on-one during swim time. Please note that occasionally unscheduled swim time occurs without notice, such as double-swim periods due to excessive heat.
Thank you for your understanding that this is due to New York State Department of Health changes. We welcome your pre-summer visit to discuss your child’s individual needs with our Camp Director.
If you would like to know more about our inclusion efforts, or have questions about whether Camp Combe would be a good fit for your child, please do not hesitate to call us at 845-526-0808.
Our inclusion program needs your support!
Please help us to continue to provide (and expand) these much needed services. Click here to make a donation, or call the office to learn how you can get more involved.
The Camp Combe YMCA is proud to be a Legacy Program of the National Inclusion Project.