Children are referred by school counselors and school special services personnel, by community agencies dealing with human services, and by individuals.
All applications are viewed under the same criteria by camp directors. The entire program is based largely on behavioral modification theory which places heavy emphasis on extinction of maladaptive behavior (interfering with learning) and eliciting of new behaviors through the use of positive reinforcement.
We are proud to serve children from Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and the across the United States.
Criteria for Selection
The child is presenting learning and/or adjustment problems which preclude his/her benefiting from normal classroom participation
The child is within the ages of 7 to 12 (boys) or 8 to 12 (girls) and is in the first six grades of school
The child is not severely limited by a physical handicap so that his/her camping experience might be hindered
The child appears to have normal intelligence as revealed by any school group testing result
The child is not psychotic or severely brain damaged
The child, while exhibiting behavioral problems in the classroom, is believed not harmful either to himself or to others in response to stresses normally encountered not only in the classroom, but also in a new experience of camping
The child's parents or referral agency seem interested in the program and will cooperate in any way possible, including full application information, parental and/or social work post-camp conferences with the child's teacher (at the time we schedule you to pick your child up), and in providing transportation to and from the camp
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.