Beyond Camp-Julie Billiart School
Philosophy: Beyond Camp will provide campers with an exciting summer journey through real-world experiences, social skills teaching, and academic-boosting activities. Campers will build self-confidence and embark on a journey that will focus on building lasting peer relationships. Each camper will have individualized social and behavior goals and customized interventions provided by the intervention specialists. Data will be taken daily and goals will be tailored to the camperrsquos progress. Evidence-based behavior interventions will be used as well as evidence based social skills teaching adapted from the Michelle Garcia Winner curriculum reg www.socialthinking.com
Staff: Beyond Camp is directed by Allison Frazier, M.A., BCBA. Mrs. Frazier is a board certified behavior analyst and a certified Ohio behavior analyst. The co-director is intervention specialist Chris McCloskey, M.Ed. The remaining camp staff includes intervention or education specialists, many with masterrsquos degrees and extensive experience working with Julie Billiart students and campers at local special education camp sites.
Typical Day: Campers will be placed in developmentally appropriate groups of 3-5 campers staffed by one intervention specialist. Campers will get one hour a day of academic-boosting instruction from their intervention specialist to work on IEP goals as well as appropriate classroom social behavior. The focus of the day will be fitness, typical summer camp experiences, social skill building, team building, adapting to new environments, and generalizing skills across peers, instructors, and environments.
Campers will enjoy field trips ice skating, SkyZone, Fieldstone Farms, local pool, and a water park. Campers will participate in activities like arts and crafts, a cooking class, a Zumba fitness session, and outdoor sports.
Eligibility: Children grades K to 8 are eligible to participate in Beyond Camp.
Enrollment is limited, and participants are selected based on evaluations conducted by the behavior analyst and intervention specialists. During this evaluation, children are screened for perspective taking abilities, social communication skills, and other social behavior challenges. Children whose intervention needs match the program objectives will be eligible for admission.