fbpx
Skip to content

adventure weeks
Special abilities

ALL WEEKS ARE CURRENTLY FULL! 
IF you'd like to be added to the waitlist, EMAIL US AT AWPLUS@CALVARYWESTLAKE.ORG

Summer Day Camp

June 17 - August 16, 2024

Adventure Weeks (AW) is a Christ-centered summer day camp at Calvary that offers a safe and fun environment for incoming Kindergarteners through incoming 6th graders, including children with special abilities. AW hours are 9AM-4PM. 

Adventure Weeks Plus (AW+) runs in conjunction with our Adventure Weeks program for children ages 15 and up with special abilities. AW and AW+ integrate for worship, the pool, and many of the group trips. AW+ hours are 9AM-3PM.

CAMP INFORMATION

DATES

  • Week 1:  June 17 – 21
  • Week 2:  June 24 – 28 (VBS week)
  • Week 3:  July 8 – 12 
  • Week 4:  July 15 – 19
  • Week 5:  July 22 – 26
  • Week 6:  July 29 – August 2
  • Week 7:  August 5 – 9
  • Week 8:  August 12 – 16
  

PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO camp July 1 – 5
(Week of 4th of July Holiday)

HOURS

AW DAILY CAMP HOURS: 9:00AM – 4:00PM 
(hours may vary on field trip days)

AW+ DAILY CAMP HOURS: 9:00AM – 3:00PM
(hours may vary on field trip days)

We are unable to offer Extended Care

COST

REGISTRATION: 5 Days/Week (Monday-Friday)
TIER 1: $495 + $75 staffing fee = $570 per week
TIER 2: $495 + $405 staffing fee = $900 per week

Tier will be determined after the intake interview

We are unable to offer Partial Registrations or Walk-Ups

Registration Process

STEP 1:  INTAKE PROCESS

Complete the Special Abilities Intake Form below and receive instructions on scheduling an in-person interview with our staff for you and your child.  Please note: your child must be present at the intake interview. The intake form is required even if your child has attended Adventure Weeks or Adventure Weeks Plus in the past. Please understand that this camp may not be a good fit for every child, but we will do our best to accommodate every registrant. Our staff will make that determination after the in-person interview. There will also be a cap on the number of campers we can admit in both programs. 

ALL WEEKS ARE CURRENTLY FULL! 
IF you'd like to be added to the waitlist, EMAIL US AT AWPLUS@CALVARYWESTLAKE.ORG

STEP 2:  REGISTRATION

Once you have completed the in-person intake interview with your child, you will receive an email from us with instructions on how to proceed with registering your child for the weeks you want. Again, please understand that this camp may not be a good fit for every child, but we will do our best to accommodate every registrant.

STEP 3:  PAYMENT

  • If your child is a client of Tri-Counties Regional Center, you will not need to submit payment at the time you register.  You will be responsible to reach out to your child’s service coordinator at TCRC to request authorization for the weeks you are registering for. You must provide your service coordinator with Calvary’s vendor number and the service code for camp which will be provided to you. Payment will come directly from TCRC to us for your child’s registration.

  • If your child is a client of a different regional center or is in the Self-Determination Program, you will be emailed a link to the registration form and you will need to pay camp registration fees upfront and request reimbursement directly from your regional center. Registration/payment is to be submitted by 5:00pm on the Friday prior to the week of camp, unless we receive an authorization letter from your regional center that they will cover the camp cost.

  • If your child is not a client of any regional center, you will be emailed a link to the registration form and you will need to submit payment by 5:00pm on the Friday prior to the week of camp.

Frequently asked questions

AW is our program for children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade, including children with special abilities. A typical day consists of chapel time, worship, group games, lunch, outdoor recreation or pool time, and field trips on Tuesdays and Thursdays. AW+ is our program designed specifically for children with special abilities ages 15 and up. AW and AW+ integrate for worship, the pool, and many of the group trips. AW+ also adds some volunteer service opportunities. 

Although we are not a “therapy center,” we aim to hire qualified, enthusiastic, and loving staff who have experience working with the special abilities community.

Begin by completing the Special Abilities Intake Form HERE and then we will contact you to schedule an in-person interview for you and your child. The intake interview will help us determine if the camp is the right fit for your child, as well as the correct registration fee for your child (please note that this will be determined by our staff.) Once the interview is complete, we will send you the registration form, including any coding you may need for Tri-Counties Regional Center.

This process will be conducted on a case-by-case basis. For more information on the policies/procedures of AW+, please contact Stephen Millage at  stephen.millage@calvarywestlake.org to discuss.

There will be no Extended Care for our special abilities campers. We have pre-determined the amount approved by the Regional Center, which does not include Extended Care.

There will be no partial week, single-day registration, or walk-up registrations for our special abilities campers. Every camper must go through the intake approval process with our staff. Your cost covered by the Regional Center is a full day and full week.

Contact your child’s service coordinator as soon as you receive our approval and service code. We will give you the correct code to use for getting prior authorization for your child to attend camp.

No. You must reach out to your child’s service coordinator and request authorization. We will be in constant contact with TCRC to collect payment directly from them for your child’s registration fee. You do not need to follow up with them once you have been pre-authorized.

If your child is with a different regional center, you will need to contact them to start the authorization process. You will need to pay the registration fee upfront and then your regional center will reimburse you. 

We have implemented a 3-strike policy for all children attending camp, including our children with special abilities. We will do everything in our power to help every child succeed, but if there are aggressive behaviors toward staff or other children, we will give the child two opportunities to correct the behavior. If it happens a third time, we will contact the parent and ask that the child be picked up. 

Behavior Expectations:  “3 Strike Policy”

Campers are expected to function in a group setting in a positive and cooperative manner that displays respect for self and others. Campers are expected to follow instructions from counselors and refrain from behaviors that pose a risk to self or others (verbal, emotional, physical, etc).

1- Verbal warning for camper with documentation of incident and parent/guardian is informed at pick up

2- Phone call to parent/guardian notifying them of the second incident

3- Phone call to parent/guardian requesting to pick up camper immediately

 

questions about Adventure Weeks Special abilities? email us at awPLUS@calvarywestlake.orG