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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Beyond Camp a Social Distancing Success - Students Thrive Socially and Academically During Summer Camp at JB

Every summer, Julie Billiart Schools holds a four-week summer day camp experience for children with social and learning differences. Like most things, COVID-19 has challenged the “normal” way of doing things. For months leading up to the first day of camp, counselors and leaders planned for how students could safely enjoy camp. That planning has paid off.

Because of the positive attitudes of campers and counselors and JB’s intense commitment to health and safety protocols, Beyond Camp is going extremely well. Camp Director, Chris McCloskey, and all camp staff are committed to following the guidelines and recommended best practices issued by the Ohio Department of Health. During training, McCloskey and his team reviewed and discussed the safety of all campers. Sanitization stations have been set up throughout the building. Social distancing floor markers have also been placed in classrooms and throughout the building to help campers visualize a safe distance from one another. All staff members and many campers are wearing face masks. Everyone is also washing and sanitizing their hands frequently to reduce the spread of germs.

“The Social Thinking theme for week one of camp was Social Distancing with the objective of teaching all of our campers about appropriate personal space and proper social distancing etiquette,” says McCloskey. “With the new rules of socializing, it's important that our students and campers be taught the new rules. We know that it takes time for them to adapt to new social expectations. Having our week one focus on social distancing helped with the transition back to the school/camp environment.”

McCloskey had to rework how camp would look this year as a result of COVID-19. Because many of the community-based activities that campers would typically attend have been cancelled, McCloskey is bringing in more outreach programs like Outback Ray and Dr. Awesome BubblePalooza. He is also holding inventive onsite activities for campers like the Color Run and a variety of water-based activities. McCloskey and his staff have incorporated more academic activities into the schedule, as well.

“The campers and staff are so happy to be back,” says McCloskey. “With all of the restrictions and protocols in place, we have still managed to brighten the spirits of our campers and their families during a challenging time. This experience will help them transition into the school year with more confidence and a better sense of what to expect.”

open-quote Julie Billiart Schools gave us hope after our daughter was diagnosed with a learning disability. At JB, she thrived in the small classes, received necessary therapies, and developed the self-confidence to ask for help when she needed it. close-quote

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open-quote My kids love everything about JB and look forward to going to school every day and seeing their friends and teachers. JB is truly a one of a kind school enriching young lives everyday. close-quote

JB Parent

open-quote All of the teachers and staff at JB are patient and willing to take the extra time to make sure we, as parents, understand and are comfortable. close-quote

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open-quote Julie Billiart Schools has helped my child become a better version of himself. The teachers and therapists at JB really know and understand how to reach children who learn differently. close-quote

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open-quote I don’t think I will ever be able to put into words how grateful I am that you saw my daughter for all that she is today and all that she is yet to become. close-quote

Tammie Sommer

open-quote They have all the resources necessary, specialized to the individual learning of each child, and the heart that goes with it. I don't think we would have stayed in Ohio if it wasn't for JB! close-quote

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