2019 Camp Dates

Session 1: July 1 - July 12
Session 2: July 15 - July 26
Session 3: July 29 - Aug 9
Session 4: Aug 12 - Aug 16

Note: Camp is closed Thursday, July 4th.

Important Dates

Medication Drop Off Days

Tuesday June 25th and Wednesday June 26th; 6:00-9:00pm.

Location: Summer Camp Office, Oak Street Center

Note:
A Medication Request Form must be filled out by your childs physician, and must either be sent into the camp office ahead of time or accompany the medication being dropped off.

Medication must be in the original container, including the label with your campers name, doseage, and the perscribers name.

Hofstra Summer Camps - learn, play, grow - A choice that can change your child's life
CAMP SESSIONS Session 1: July 1 - July 12 Session 2: July 15 - July 26 Session 3: July 29 - Aug 9 Session 4: Aug 12 - Aug 16 Note: Camp is closed Thursday, July 4th

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REACH Program for Teens 2019

For Girls and Boys Entering Grades 10-12 (up to 18 years old)
Session 1: July 1 - July 12
Session 2: July 15 - July 26
Session 3: July 29 - August 9
Session 4: Not Offered
REACH-TRANSITIONS (REALISTIC EXPERIENCES AT CAMP HOFSTRA)
Hofstra University Summer Camps – "Growing up and transitioning to adulthood."

Hofstra Summer Camps REACH Program for Teens helps campers with disabilities transition to adulthood. It is often difficult for an individual with special needs to find a job, and once they find a job, can they maintain it? There are many skills one must have to maintain employment, make and keep friends, live independently, etc. Our goal is for individuals with special needs to become increasingly independent, learn the responsibilities and benefits of working, and obtain independent daily living skills. Responsibilities and tasks will be adapted to meet the needs and ability level of each participant.

This program encourages individuals with special needs to put their newly acquired skills to the test! Participants will gain confidence navigating their environment by taking field trips to local establishments, such as the post office (to mail a letter) and the bank (to open an account and learn how to write a check).

This program will include structured social activities supervised by Hofstra University Summer Camps staff. Our staff will assist students with the development of their social skills and help them make appropriate friendships with peers and adults. Hofstra University Summer Camps staff will assess how students work in a group, their interest in tasks, as well as their comprehension of tasks. All participants are supervised by a Hofstra University Summer Camps staff job coach/mentor.

Registration Information
To determine acceptance into the REACH for Teens program, please follow the link and complete the program application forms:
REACH For Teens! Application Forms

Please be aware that space is extremely limited so get your paperwork in right away. After the entire application is received and reviewed by the director of this program you will be contacted by the camp office. If you have any questions you can reach the director by email at REACH-Teens@hofstra.edu or call the camp office at 516-463-2267. If you register without a prior approval, your camper may not be eligible for our staffing or consulting services. Thank you again for your interest in the REACH Program for Teens!

Kim Balan, Program Director
Kim Balan is a Special Education Teacher who is currently pursuing her license as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has 18 years of experience working with individuals with autism and other disabilities and their families to provide the support and structure they need in the home and school environment. In 2018, Kim joined Hofstra Summer Camps as the Director for the REACH for Teens program. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Psychology with an Applied Behavior Analysis specialized extension. Currently, she works as a behavior consultant for Marra and Glick Applied Behavior Analysts where she provides consultation, parent/family training and professional development training for staff. Previously, Kim served as a teaching assistant for the Levittown School District and an ABA therapist and parent trainer for multiple agencies to include KidsTherapy, LifesWorc, and Blue Sea Educational Consulting.

Note: A consecutive four-week enrollment is required.

For More Information
Call
: (516) 463-CAMP (2267)
or
Email: ce-camps@hofstra.edu