Can you accommodate children with special needs?

Our highest priority is providing a safe and positive experience to all campers in our care. Experience shows that successful participation in Takodah programs requires the ability to do the following, with appropriate guidance from staff:

  • Understand and follow directions of staff
  • Communicate needs and concerns to staff
  • Identify and avoid health/safety risks
  • Maneuver rugged terrain and distances
  • Follow a varied individual schedule and manage free time
  • Assume responsibility for personal hygiene
  • Maintain proper nutrition and hydration
  • Refrain from abusive behaviors (physical or verbal) toward self and others
  • Adapt to a positive group living environment, with very little downtime from others
  • Participate fully in all scheduled activities and programs
  • Demonstrate social and emotional skills in managing stress and conflict
  • Contribute to the positive community and spirit of Takodah

Takodah endeavors to accommodate children with special needs—within the limitations of our resources, natural surroundings, rustic facilities, staff ratios, and program standards—while preserving the nature of the camp experience for all campers. We are not able to provide an attendant (one-on-one staff member) to address a camper’s personal needs, nor can we accommodate medical conditions or impairments requiring treatment beyond the scope of our health center and nurses.

Before enrolling a child with special medical, mental, or psychological needs, please contact us to discuss potential accommodations.

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