2023 Camp Information
General Camp Information for 2023
Video about our Summer Camp:
Speaker Notes & Image Descriptions for this video can be found here.
Thurston County Inclusion’s mission is to provide opportunities for youth of all abilities to create, form and strengthen relationships that will last a lifetime. It is our hope that through our camp, participants will form relationships with their peers, gain camp experience, meet others with different abilities, be active and outside, and experience new opportunities.
This camp is completely free to all participants.
If you are able to support us, we do have a couple of summer camp 2023 wish lists:
- Amazon Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1MHO13SX2IAYD?ref_=wl_share
- Walmart Wish List: https://www.walmart.com/registry/RR/b6e7d9e7-650e-4cd2-becf-2691c1fd2665
- Other ways to support (including monetary donations): https://www.thurstoncountyinclusion.org/supportus
Our camp is every Thursday/Friday from July 6th to August 25th. It is at Centennial Elementary School.
We have three sessions:
Thursday Session *New*: Thursdays from 2 - 4 PM for High School Juniors/Seniors and Transition Age Students (includes some offsite locations)
Friday Session 1: Fridays from 9 - 11 AM for Elementary School Students
Friday Session 2: Fridays from 12 - 2 PM for Middle School and High School Freshmen/Sophomore Students
What We Do at Camp
Each week of camp has a different theme. Please look at our calendar for our themes this year. Each week follows a similar structure. First, we do a group activity. Then, we do rotations with your small group. Finally, we do another group activity.
Thurston County Inclusion Staff are trained and available to support you in programs so that you can participate and your child can be as independent as possible. Please communicate to staff if there are specific things they can help support you with in programs.
Areas that staff CANNOT support members:
Intervention and de-escalation for violent/aggressive behavior*
*If you will need assistance with any of these areas during a camp session, please have your child attend camp with a parent/guardian/caregiver. This individual will just need to sign a Liability/Media release form upon arrival.
Please do not send your child to camp sick. We value the safety and health of all participants. Please make sure that your child is symptom-free for the 24 hours prior to attending camp. Symptoms can include: vomiting, diarrhea, rash, persistent cough, fever or temperature (100.0 F or higher), obvious contagious conditions, such as head lice or pink eye.
What to Expect
Each week of camp will have a different theme, however much of our structure will remain the same from week to week. During the first weeks of camp, your participant will meet many new peers and volunteers and get to know our routines. This can be a lot to process while you are first getting started! Please talk to a Thurston County Inclusion Staff member if you need support in adjusting and feeling comfortable at programs. We want your child to have a positive, meaningful experience and we will do our very best to make that happen!
Please check out our FAQ page and/or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-329-2795