Therapeutic Summer Camps

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Recreation Programs
Parks and Recreation

Dean Road Rec Center

307 S Dean Rd

Elizabeth Kaufman

Elizabeth Kaufman

Therapeutic Programs Coordinator

The 2023 Therapeutic Summer Day Camp (ages 15+) applications will be available Monday, February 14th, 2023. Please contact Elizabeth Kaufman at [email protected] with questions about TR Camp.

Sponsored by Auburn Parks and Recreation.

Camp Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. (Campers can be dropped off beginning at 7:45 a.m. Early drop-offs will NOT be allowed. A late fee of $1 per minute will be charged after the first warning has been issued.)

Location: Drake Middle School

Information about 2023 camp is below:

Fees*: $125.00, each additional sibling $75.00. Make checks payable to the City of Auburn.

Note: Registration is only open to City of Auburn residents the first two weeks.

*Fees include the following: Healthy snacks, most camp supplies and some field trips. Extra costs might include field trips or special activities.

The 2023 TR Mini Camp (Ages 8-14) registration will open on Monday, February 6, 2023. TR Mini Camp follows the same guidelines and requirements as Therapeutic Summer Day Camp. Dates for the 2023 camp are June 12 - July 26, 2023, Monday-Wednesday each week, 8:30am-12pm.

Camp Summary:

This is a seven week summer day camp designed for young adults with various disabilities (e.g., autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, hearing impairments, vision impairments). The Summer Camp is a joint project created and sponsored by Auburn Parks and Recreation and the Exceptional Outreach Organization. The Therapeutic Summer Camp's curriculum program includes life skills training, instructional training, team work, social skills, creative opportunities, swimming, and other physical recreation activities (e.g., basketball, bowling, volleyball, soccer).

Camp Requirements:

Campers must be high functioning, mentally disabled citizens who are 15 years and older. Campers must be toilet trained. Campers must dress appropriately - wear closed toe shoes even if not participating in some activities. Pool shoes and/or flip flops are only for swimming. All campers will be expected to have a positive attitude and be positive about themselves and others. Campers will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Application Information & Deadline:

Applications will be available on Monday, February 20, 2023 and the application deadline is Friday, March 24, 2023 at 5 p.m. Applications can be downloaded here beginning February 20, 2023. All applications and registration fees must be turned in to the Harris Center by this date. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Kaufman, Therapeutic Programs Coordinator, at (334) 501-2939 or [email protected].

Camp Counselor Position Information:

If you are interested in becoming a full or part-time Summer Camp Counselor for the 2023 Summer Therapeutic Camp, please watch the City website for "TR Camp Counselor". This job is usually posted in late January, early February of each year.

Counselors are expected to supervise campers and participate in daily camp activities. Duties include preparing snacks, supervising all campers, interacting with campers during all activities, planning activities, such as arts and crafts and sports games, etc... All camp counselors must be punctual and reliable. Full-time counselors are preferred (40 hours a week), but part-time counselors (20 hours a week) will also be hired. Prior child care, camp counselor, or special education experience is a plus. Persons with or working toward a degree in Education, Rehabilitation and Special Education, Kinesiology or a related field are encouraged to apply. Persons with CPR, First Aid and/or Lifeguard Certification are also encouraged to apply.

Compensation: $10/hr.

To Apply: Applicants should apply through the City of Auburn's website. Applicants should apply for the position of "Recreation Leader-Camp Counselor for Summer Therapeutic Camp". Once you have completed your online application via the City's website, please send an e-mail to Elizabeth Kaufman stating your interest and that you have completed your online application.