Children's Camp Overview
Englishton Park's Summer Children's Camp has over 50 years experience of supporting children in need. Intensive research has been conducted on the best practices for achieving the most improvement possible during their time at camp.
The purpose of the Academic Remediation camp is to improve each child's academic skills, change their attitudes toward learning, modify behavior that would interfere with in-classroom learning, and give the child successful experience in school-type activities.
1) Improve academic skills
2) Change attitudes toward learning
3) Modify behavior interfering with learning in the classroom
4) Have the child experience success in school-type activities
Children are selected through referral agencies that are currently working with them. Once selected, records and written material from the agency and parents are collected and examined. This information is used to create an individual plan specific to each child based on previous behavior and academic tendencies.
Once camp begins, campers are separated into four "tribes" with three teacher therapists in charge of them everyday. Englishton Park offers a three-to-one camper to teacher ratio. The teacher therapists go through extensive training prior to camp starting that teaches them how to interact with children and the best practices to give each individual positive results in behavior and academic areas.
At the end of a camper's session, written observations and recommendations are given to parents (or guardians), school teacher(s), and referral agency case workers. Parents or agency representatives are also interviewed upon conclusion of the program regarding at home remediation programs coupled with behavior/academic goals.
The Englishton Park Summer Children's camp is operated by Englishton Park Presbyterian Ministries with supportive relations from The Ohio Valley Presbytery and the Synod of Lincoln Trail, The United Presbyterian Church, Indiana University Southeast, The Presbyterian Foundation, Regional Presbyterian Churches, The Indianapolis Foundation, Inc., The Louisville Community Foundation, Inc., The Norton Foundations, Inc., The Cralle Foundation, Inc., Clifty Creek Saddle Club, and many private donors, trusts, and endowments.
- Thomas and Lisa Barnett, Directors (Middle School Teacher, Elementary School Counselor)
- Mr. Duane Dunham (Elementary School Teacher)
- Camp Service and Food Service (Dietician)
- 8 Teacher Therapists (Special Education and Psychology Majors)
- 4 Tutor Therapists (Education and Psychology Majors)
- 2 Maintenance Personnel
- 4 Cooks