Availability: A multi-week summer day program based on school calendar.
Fees: Medicaid, Family Support Services, private pay and other options available. Call for fees.
Our SumFun Day Camp for children with developmental disabilities serves youth ages 5-21 who qualify for services through their local county board of developmental disabilities. The program strives to provide the camper with as typical an experience as possible. For some campers, this may mean that the child is included in the traditional day camp program. For others who need a greater level of supervision or medical care, they may be in a more sheltered setting at the Happiness Pavilion.
SumFun is a multi-week summer program that provides multiple benefits to campers. Each week, campers build confidence and lessen their anxiety as they become familiar with the day camp routine and staff members. Learning the physical boundaries of the campsite offers campers a sense of security. Establishing a daily routine of activities on which they can rely allows campers to feel a sense of control. Interacting with the same group of campers provides a route to socialization and age-appropriate friendships.
Staff selected to work in this program receive all required training of Home and Community Waiver Providers for the State of Ohio. The ratio for the program is 1 staff member for every 4 campers.
Transportation is available at shuttle stops throughout the community (see Day Camp Shuttle Stops).
The individual, local county board of developmental disabilities, Family Support Service dollars, and the Medicaid Waiver may provide funding for this program.