Elks Camp Grassick is a good fit for most individuals
Elks Camp Grassick is awesome and we want as many individuals as possible to have a positive summer camp experience. However, along with the fun, camp is also loud, chaotic, and exhausting. We challenge our campers and ask them to step out of their comfort zone. Because of this, sometimes camp is not the right fit for some individuals. Please be honest when filling out applications as this is how we will know how to best support this individual. None of these things mean that applicants will definitely be denied acceptance, but we will likely take a closer look at the application. If our screening committee feels that an applicant will require more staff assistance or intervention than we have available, that applicant may not be accepted at this time. We may invite you to try again in a year or two.
Camp Grassick may not be a good fit for individuals
7:00 AM Wake up and Prepare for Day
8:00 AM Breakfast
Classes or Therapies in half hour blocks
9:00 Speech Therapy
10:30 Free Time/Change for Swimming
11:30 Free Time/Change After Swimming
12:00 Lunch Prep
1:00 Rest Hour
2:30 Tom Time (Recreation)
3:00 Trading Post
3:30 Occupational Therapy
4:00 Swim Prep
4:30 General Swim
5:30 Supper Prep
7:00 Free Time
7:30 Evening Activity
8:45 Get Ready for bed
9:30 Bed Time
General information about 3 Week Camp – The 3 Week session is slower paced. Campers have the opportunity for one on one instruction in speech and language, reading intervention and occupational therapy. Therapy sessions are individualized to work on each student’s IEP goals. More focus is placed on independence in the areas of daily living, table manners and positive behaviors. The campers during this session also participate in summer camp activities including crafts, recreation, waterfront, and a variety of evening activities such as hay rides, dances, talent shows, and campfires.
Note: One on one staff is NOT provided at this session.
1. 3 Week Camp Application (Filled out
2. Medical Form (Filled out by
parent/guardian and physician)
3. School Report (Filled out by teacher)
4. Reading Report (Filled out by teacher
or reading interventionist if child
receives reading intervention)
5. Speech and Language Report (Filled
out by therapist if child receives
Speech and Language Services)
6. OT/PT Report (Filled out by therapist if
child receives Occupational
Therapy and/or Physical
General information about 2 Week Camp – The two-week session is faster paced. Campers attend speech, reading and occupational therapy in cabin groups and work on skills such as pragmatics, problem solving, reading fluency and comprehension, hygiene and social/emotional skills. More focus is placed on peer interaction and good social skills.
NOTE: Two-week Therapy Camp is NOT simply a shortened version of the three-week camp. Each session is designed for specific levels of special needs.
This one-week session is specifically for students who need high levels of support. These campers would require one on one support in their activities of daily living such as mobility, toileting, eating, etc. This camp is modeled after our 3 and 2-week sessions, but will accommodate students who may not qualify for those sessions because of staffing limitations. This camp will include campers age 7-high school (preference will be given to those who may not be old enough to attend Techno Camp). Campers at this session attend modified group therapy for speech and language, and occupational therapy. There will also be all the traditional camp activities such as recreation, crafts, and waterfront, adapted to the needs of our campers.
Additionally, this camp session is designated as a “Companion Camp.” Campers are encouraged to bring a sibling, cousin or close friend of a similar age to enjoy a week of camp. This provides not only a support system for our campers, but also an opportunity for siblings to interact with other children who might have shared experiences that go along with having a sibling with a disability. Campers and camper companions have the opportunity to enjoy camp in groups and individually. (Please note: This camp is designed for the companions to also be children who would enjoy summer camp. It is not designed for parents, para educators, respite staff or other adults to attend with campers. Cares will be provided by camp staff.)
Camper applications will be screened by a committee and space is limited.
This session is a collaboration between Camp Grassick and the Anne Carlsen Center for Children of Jamestown, ND. TechnoCamp supports and enhances the campers' use of communication systems and technology to allow them to participate fulling in the summer camp experience. The technology focus provides campers the opportunity to further develop skills with technology adaptations. Functional learning is mixed with summer camp favorites including recreation, arts and crafts, swimming in the lake, pontoon rides, campfires and evening activities like hayrides and talent shows!
Please contact the Anne Carlsen Center at 1-800-568-5175 or visit annecarlsen.org for more information.
Applications and acceptance for Techno Camp are decided by Anne Carlsen Center staff.
A five-day recreational camp is held for adults 21 years of age and older with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Adult campers enjoy a week of craft activities, games, swimming, boating and additional activities. Please contact the camp director for more information.