Special Needs Campers

We work hard to integrate campers with special needs

We understand how important it is for children – ALL children – to experience the benefits of camp. We also recognize the value of being able to integrate a child with special needs with his/her same-age peers, rather than in a segregated program.

We do our very best to accommodate children with special needs at MKDC, and we are very proud of our success stories in this regard. Many identified special needs can be integrated with very few adjustments. If, in consultation with parents, a child requires special accommodations in order to attend camp, we will do our very best to make the appropriate arrangements. If, as in some instances, the support required exceeds our standard level of supervision, we will charge an additional fee for any extra staff support that is required.

Since every child’s needs are unique, we can’t possibly describe every circumstance here. If you have a child with special needs, please contact us to discuss how we can best accommodate their time at camp. You won’t know unless you ask.

Special needs and/or medical concerns that have been successfully integrated into our camp program in the past include:

  • ADD & ADHD
  • Austism Spectrum Disorder
  • Post Organ Transplant
  • Asthma
  • Peanut Allergy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Developmental Delay (High-Functioning)

MKDC’s director is an experienced teacher with special education qualifications. In addition, we look to hire seasonal staff who have prior experience working with special needs in a range of settings.

Please note: The only firm limits to our ability to work with special needs are those that pose safety concerns. Campers who run away or cause physical/emotional harm to campers or staff will be subject to immediate dismissal from camp.