Frequently Asked Questions
No. We understand that this camp experience would be beneficial for parents, however, this camp program is not designed for parents to attend. We focus our training on supporting students in classrooms and school environments. The "trainers" that attend have similar goals, in that they are responsible for implementing curriculum for students who use AAC.
For the campers and siblings, the camp session is 6 days. For "trainers", the camp session is 7 days, arriving one day before campers for a pre-training day.
Campers - $1,200.00
Sibling - $800.00
Trainers - $1,200.00
The cost of the camp covers:
- Fees paid to Easter Seals of California for the use of the camp
- Easter Seals staff, camp counselors, and
- Bridge School staff and resources
Campers can begin attending camp as early as 5 years, and can attend through their 17th birthday.
Campers are cared for by Camp Harmon counseling staff. These young adults are trained by Easter Seals of Central California staff in the care and handling of persons with disabilities. These "counselors" sleep in cabins with campers and are responsible for dressing, feeding, and bathing of campers. Additionally, they are experts at having FUN and participate with campers in all traditional camp activities (swimming, nature hikes, etc.).
Camp Harmon employs a full-time nurse. All medications must be surrendered to the nurse at check-in, and the nurse then distributes medications to campers as prescribed. ALL medication must be in the original container and include a physician's prescription. If your child takes additional supplements you must have a note from the physician with dosing instructions.
Contact Monica Alvarez , 831-684-2166 ext.113 to discuss all prescription, over-the-counter, and supplements to ensure that you arrive at camp with the correct documentation.
Cabin accommodations are pre-assigned based on gender and age. Each "cabin" will hold 4 to 6 campers (dormitory style). Single sized beds and a small chest will be available to each camper. Counselors sleep in the cabins with campers. Siblings sleep in the same cabin (same gender) or in a cabin with similarly aged peers.
Santa Cruz, CA is the closest area for hotels, restaurants and other accommodations. The town of Boulder Creek is very small and does not have many motels/hotels.
Santa Cruz Hotel Information [PDF, 70k]
A Trainer is attending the Training Institute portion of camp. This person is NOT responsible for physical care of the campers. Trainers attend activities with the campers in the morning and attend trainings held in computer labs during the afternoon and evening. Trainers stay in "trainer cabins". These cabins do not house any campers.
Contact: 831-338-3383 (Ask to speak with the Camp Director)
16403 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Easter Seals of Central California
9010 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
Admin Assistant: Monica Alvarez
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