We utilize proactive, evidence-based practices such as principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, TEACCH, and data collection. Children are provided with an individualized daily classroom routine along with off-site outings to encourage independence and functional skills. Visual schedules, social stories, sensory activities, reinforcement-based interventions, and positive behavior supports are utilized daily.
July 1 - 25
In addition to a detailed intake packet and IEP objectives or 504 accommodations provided by parents, classroom staff will conduct an orientation prior to the start of camp to ensure that programming is designed specifically to meet the needs of each learner. Camp activities include:
Field trips, on-site “camp” activities
Art, music, and cooking
Gross and fine motor activities
Pre-k - Graduation
Aurora City Schools
Camp Director – Dr. Leah Gongola, PhD., BCBA-D is currently an Associate Professor at Youngstown State University and has had years of hands-on experience as a general and special educator. Dr. Gongola will be utilizing an intensive individualized curriculum while bringing many new and exciting ideas for Camp Sunshine.
Additionally, our staff includes two Assistant Directors, teachers, practicum students, volunteers, and trained peer models.