Inclusion and Support Policy for Children with Academic, Behavior, Physical and Communication Needs at Kanata Academy Summer Camp
Kanata Academy is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for all children, including those with special needs. We recognize the importance of meeting the unique needs of each child to ensure a positive and enriching camp experience. This policy outlines the financial responsibility for additional support services, such as Educational Assistants (EAs), therapists ( ABA), and other accommodations, to ensure the safety and well-being of all campers.
IEPs and Assessments:
Parents or guardians are responsible for informing Kanata Academy of their child's IEP and any assessments the child has had during the registration process. This information is crucial for our staff to adequately prepare and provide appropriate programming and to arrange support with families ( if required).
While Kanata Academy is committed to inclusivity, any additional support required beyond what is provided by the camp will be the financial responsibility of the child's parents or guardians. If additional support is suggested by the camp administrator and camp counselor, families must provide the support required to continue having their child attend the camp program. If parents are unable/unwilling to find additional support, Kanata Academy will do its best to help find a camp that can accommodate their child.
- Additional supports may include, but are not limited to:
- Educational Assistants (EAs)
- Therapists (occupational, physical, speech, ABA,etc.)
- Specialized equipment or materials
Kanata Academy encourages open communication between parents or guardians, camp staff, and any external support professionals involved in the child's care. This ensures a collaborative and positive camp experience for the child.
Kanata Academy is dedicated to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for all campers. This policy ensures that children with needs that exceed what a camp counselor can provide, will receive the necessary assistance and the financial fees associated with additional support will be paid 100% by the family or guardian. By enrolling a child with special needs at Kanata Academy, parents or guardians acknowledge and agree to abide by the terms outlined in this policy. This policy is subject to change with notice as deemed necessary by Kanata Academy.