Crafts, Campfires, and Canoes: Accessibility and Summer Camps (4-1-2015)

Nature hikes. Canoe rides. Creek exploration. Stargazing. Campfire songs and s’mores. Whether it is day camp or sleepaway camp, these summer programs are great development opportunities for all kids. But how do you make sure the supports are in place so that kids with disabilities have a great time too? This 90-minute webinar with national park and recreation accessibility consultant Jennifer Skulski discussed key ADA requirements, policy modifications, safety concerns, and considerations for auxiliary aids for effective communication. This is an ideal session for camp directors preparing for summer programming as well as disability advocates and parents working with their local recreation providers. 

Jennifer Skulski has more than 22 years of professional experience as a consultant, instructor, and researcher advocating for the inclusion of people with disabilities in parks, recreation and tourism. She has diverse expertise in the ADA accessibility standards specific to recreation facilities and outdoor recreation environments, program access provisions required under Title II of the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, accessibility assessments, transition planning, and universal design. She has authored numerous publications, including Planning for Inclusion: Implementing an Accessibility Management Program in a Parks and Recreation Business Model, Discover Camp: A Guide for Parents of Children with Disabilities, and 7 Things Every Playground Owner Should Know About the Accessibility of their Playground Surfaces. Jennifer is the Principal of Skulski Consulting LLC.

This session has been endorsed by the American Camp Association.Educational Endorsement: American Camp Association

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