"We seek to meet the needs of parents caring for children with disabilities." 

Camp Trusted Parents

Camp Explore

Over the years, as our campers began to age out of our camp program, parents frequently shared their concerns with us about finding a summer camp program that will transition their child(ren) into adult living. Camp Explore is an extension of Camp Trusted Parents created for our senior campers about community social skills, independent living skills, and job training.

As a new program initiative for our senior campers, ages 18-22, transitioning out of Camp Trusted Parents, we have implemented a new curriculum just for them. This program incorporates leisure education and pre-vocational opportunities through community volunteer service and recreation participation. Participants will be given the opportunity to develop lifetime leisure skills and learn job skills by volunteering with campus affiliates and organizers.

Planned Activities

Community living skills that are addressed:

  • Budgeting and money management
  • Community safety
  • Organizing personal belongings
  • Laundry
  • Home management, housekeeping and cleaning
  • Emergency first aid

Job training and coaching:

  • On-the-job training with a job coach
  • Completing an interview
  • Job readiness skills

Social skills/social training: 

  • Interview skills
  • Social skills within the workplace
  • Social skills in a shared living environment
  • Self-advocacy
  • Social planning
  • Problem solving
  • Social safety