As children arrive, they will be welcomed into a friendly atmosphere where they will be introduced to their surroundings. There will be icebreakers such as camp songs and rhythmic “get to know you” games. After the welcome time, the group will transition to more structured activities.
Jill’s House provides a slate of activities to keep children active, stimulated, and learning. At any given moment, children may be:
- playing together on our Wilderness Woods accessible playground,
- finding fun new toys in our activity room,
- creating a masterpiece in the Deer Room,
- stimulating the senses in Cosmic Craters UV room,
- listening to a story in the Great Meadows Library,
- splashing in the Wilderness Island pool,
- playing with parachutes, balloons, and bubbles in the Big Sky Gym,
- climbing through the Frontier Caves gross motor room, or
- making music in the Cricket Symphony music room.
Throughout the day, there will be scheduled break times for using the restroom, administering medication, and enjoying fun meals designed to meet children’s health needs.
In developing our activities, we relied on the input of parents of children with special needs, and experts, including recreational therapists, music therapists, art therapists, occupational therapists, pediatricians, speech therapists, and audiologists.