Each year, the Parks & Recreation Department hires a limited number of 1:1 Aides to work at Naticook Summer Day Camp and provide support for those children who require additional assistance in order to have a successful experience at Camp.
While we are not a Special Needs Camp, the Town will be hiring one (1) Paraprofessional staff member this summer to work as 1:1 Aide at Naticook Day Camp. If your child has an I.E.P and needs extra assistance to participate in camp; we can work to try and incorporate the goals of your child's I.E.P. into the daily Camp program.
Any family who requests to have an Aide with their child at Camp will need to first complete a Special Needs Questionnaire. The purpose of this questionnaire is to provide the best summer experience for your child. This information will be given to our Camp Director who with assistance from the parks and recreation's department professional staff, will be the only people reviewing this information. The Camp Director will provide only the necessary details to the Staff that will be working with your child. By providing honest input concerning your camper’s emotional, physical, and social needs you will help us ensure that your child has the best summer ever! Please be candid and additional sheets if necessary.
Note: All campers must be fully Potty Trained to attend camp, this means campers have independence with awareness to use the bathroom with minimal reminders, are able to manage to clothe without help and have the ability to wipe or clean themselves appropriately to maintain clean hygiene.
Note: If your child has been violent or has been actively restrained at school or at a different summer camp, we ask that you provide that information and be honest. Again, the safety of your child, other campers and our staff is in our best interest. If we feel that your child will not be successful at Naticook Day Camp, we will provide you some recommendations of other programs where they might be more successful.
Children who require a 1:1 Aide will be accepted on a first come first serve basis but there is a limit of 2 weeks to ensure that all families who request an Aide have the opportunity to attend. Early registration is highly encouraged. After we receive your completed questionnaire we will confirm whether we have an Aide Available for your child.
For questions, please reach out to Program Coordinator James Golisano, M.Ed at email@example.com or by calling 603-420-1664.
Merrimack Parks & Recreation
116 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054