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Program Goals

 

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. 

 

Program Costs

 

This camp is completely free to all participants. 

If you are able to support us, we do have a couple of summer camp 2024 wish lists: 

- Amazon Wish List: Click Here

- Other ways to support (including monetary donations): https://www.thurstoncountyinclusion.org/supportus

Days/Locations

Our camp starts with a required meet and greet Saturday June 29th at Centennial Elementary. We will have Outdoors for All in attendance for adaptive bicycling during this time. This meet and greet will allow us to meet the participants and for them to get a feel for who we are. Should a participant need one-on-one support this day will allow us to discuss their needs further. Following our meet and greet camp sessions will be at Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA) as follows:

  • Wednesday 1-3pm (July 8th-Aug 14th)

*Ages 5 yr-5th Grade

Dedicated to campers who need a less structured environment.

  • Thursday 1-3pm (July 9th-Aug 15th)

*Grade 6th-10th

*Grades 11th-21yr Transition age (same time/dates, separate location)

  • Friday 10-12pm (July 10th-Aug 16th)

*Grades 5 yr-5th Grade

 

 

What We Do at Camp

 

Each week of camp has a different theme. Please look at our calendar for our themes this year (available soon). 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.

 

More Questions? View our FAQ Page 

 

Staff Support

 

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:
 

  • Administering medications*
     

  • Feeding*
     

  • 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. 

 

Sickness Policy

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!

Questions?

Please check out our FAQ page and/or reach out to info@thurstoncountyinclusion.org or 360-329-2795

One on One Support

New this year are One on One Assessments

 

If you feel like your participant is in need of one on one assistance this summer at camp, we invite you to attend our assessment days. If you have attended our summer camp or Year-Round programming events before you are still required to set up an assessment. Please select one day listed below to sign up for.

 

During these assessment days we will have activities for youth while TCI staff and volunteers are able to talk with you about your participants' needs.Through discussion and observations, we will determine what type of one on one is needed. Since this is outside of an academic setting participant’s one-on-one needs might be different from what they receive in a school setting. 

 

*Please note that one on one assistance is available based on volunteer and staff turn out. If there are not enough volunteers to safely offer one on one support for the day you will be asked to stay. If you request one on one assistance but do not attend an assessment day you will be asked to attend the first day of camp with your child.*

 

Assessment days:

June 26th 1:00-1:30, 1:30-2:00, 2:00-2:30 at Olympia Regional Learning Academy

 

June 29th: Assessments can be completed at our Outdoors for All Event/ Meet and Greet (*note that the availability of assessments at this event may be limited as this is a meet and greet for all our participants) Location: Centennial Elementary

2024 Summer Camp Information

2024 Summer Camp Sponsors

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