What We Do:
SummerAde pairs high school volunteers with children with special needs to aid them during their week at a summer day camp in Marin County.Have you often wanted to send your child to a summer day camp but felt like they might need more assistance than the camp staff could offer? SummerAde allows you to feel secure in sending your child with a teen mentor, screened and trained by professionals, to a camp that welcomes your special child. If your child has mild to moderate developmental, behavioral or medical challenges that could be accommodated by our program, please apply and let us help your child experience the joys of summer camp!Come learn about the world of children with special needs and their families. Volunteer to spend a week of your summer attending summer day camp with a special child and reap the rewards of being part of something special. Receive specialized training in working with these children who have mild to moderate developmental, behavioral or medical challenges. Earn community service credit while giving back in a meaningful way. Apply now!
Who We Are:
Carefully screened teen volunteers serve as a mentor for a young child with special needs, helping them adjust to the schedule, navigate activities, facilitate social interactions and enjoy all the day camp has to offer. Parents choose the camp and the week that works for you and we will individually pair your child with a qualified, trained teen mentor.Teens (entering 9th grade and up) interested in serving as a mentor for a school age child with a mild or moderate disability for one week of summer day camp in Marin County. The volunteer serves as a camp aide helping the child adjust to the schedule, navigate activities, facilitate social interactions and enjoy all the day camp offers! Teens participate in short training workshop and home visit with camper/their family prior to their mentoring week. Parent's consent is required. Community Service hours can be tracked and recorded for school requirements.