What supports do you have in place for campers with social emotional or behavior needs?
Because we have therapists on site, we are able to brainstorm and modify supports in the moment as needed. Some of our programs have had a specific social skills group for direct instruction. Here are a few examples of other supports we have readily available:
- visual schedules and supports
- sensory break area
- noise canceling headphones
- modified activities
- Social Thinking concepts and language
What supports do you have in place for campers with physical differences?
Our physical and occupational and speech therapists modify activities to accommodate any skill level. They also train buddies how to provide appropriate assistance to help our campers gain skills and have fun safely. Parents are interviewed before the event in order to assist us with planning and providing appropriate supports for each child.
Are parents able to attend?
Yes. Due to the need to provide security for all of our campers we may need to have a staff or background check volunteer accompany you but we are happy to accommodate parents who wish to observe their student at camp.
Do you have to be a Christian to participate?
No. There is no faith based criteria to attend any of our events and we have enjoyed having campers of many backgrounds.
Who can volunteer?
Anyone 16 years of older can apply to volunteer. Most of our volunteers are high school and college students who are interested in pursuing a career in one of the therapies. We are able to offer them confirmation of volunteer hours that are excepted by many high schools colleges and grad school admission boards.
Are your camps faith based?
Our founder and board members all believe that God has created every person wonderfully and beautifully and that is the reason we hold these events. We want to share this intentional love of Christ with our campers. Most of our events do include Bible stories and worship songs in addition to sports or other activities and social language instruction.
What is your ratio of staff to participants?
Although this may vary by event, we attempt to provide a one to one volunteer buddy for all campers who want or need one. In addition to volunteer buddies, we attempt to provide one licensed therapist per 5 to 10 campers.
Who can participate in Wonderfully Made events?
We do our best to include anyone who wants to participate. Because of the expertise of our therapists we are able to support participants with a wide variety of skills sets and needs. We try to pick venues that allow easy access and a safe environment for all campers.