When your child wants to be a better dancer, you sign them up for dance camp. When they want to be a better drummer, you sign them up for band camp. When your child wants to learn how to make friends and engage appropriately with others, you sign them up for Starfish Summer Camp!
There are no ability or disability requirements; Starfish Summer Camp is open to everyone between the ages of 4 and 14! Our only limitations are toileting and medical care; we do not have the staff or facilities to change diapers or assist with medical needs. If your child has a personal nurse or attendant, they are welcome to come to camp with your child to assist with specific needs. Please notify us if this is the case with your child.
You can register in one of two ways:
1) Submit the electronic form at the bottom of this page
2) Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a paper form that can be mailed or emailed to us
Camp will be held the weeks of:
June 5 (openings for elementary only. Hurry! Registration for this week closes on Monday, May 29.)
June 12 (openings for elementary only. Hurry! Registration for this week closes on Monday, June 5.)
June 19 (openings for elementary only)
July 17 (openings for elementary only)
Students can attend either half day (8-12 or 1-5), full day (8-5), or on a 'drop in' schedule. Registration is on a weekly basis; please contact us if you need to register for specific days during the week.
Students attending the full day will be able to participate in art therapy, music therapy, improv classes, and more!
There is a maximum ratio of 5 students to each staff member. All staff are certified special education teachers or paraprofessionals; some are certified general education teachers as well. Students will receive instruction appropriate to their age and ability within their same-age peer group. There is a minimum of 2 students per age per timeframe required in order to create a group. If only one student registers for a specific age group and timeframe, we may not be able to accommodate that student.
Students entering Pre-K through 2nd grade:
The focus for this age group is on interactive play, learning about thoughts and feelings, thinking about others, and sharing space with others. Academics focus on beginning to early reading, math, and writing skills.
Students entering grades 3-5:
The focus for this age group is on thinking about others, thinking with your eyes, expected and unexpected behaviors, thoughts and feelings, and size of the problem. Academics focus on beginning to advanced reading, writing, and math skills with an emphasis on the social context of reading and writing.
Students entering or continuing in middle school:
The focus for this age group is on thinking about others, expected and unexpected behaviors, different levels of relationships, entering and exiting group social situations, and personal care. Academics focus on beginning to advanced reading, writing, and math skills with an emphasis on the social context of reading and writing as well as more complex executive functioning skills.
We will also continue to offer Starfish Social Hour and Starfish Academy in the evenings during the summer months for students who are not able to attend day camps.