Summer camp designed for people with special-needs high school-aged and up

 Summer camp designed for people with special-needs high school-aged and up

People with special needs have fun playing bingo at a previous summer camp.

Our Neighborhood Academy, a nonprofit serving young adults with special needs, recently announced its 2023 Summer Camp program from June 19 through August 10.

The program runs Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with activities in or around Our Neighborhood Academy at 3096 12 Mile Road in Berkley.

The program offers summer activities that foster independence and community engagement for young adults of high school age or older with special needs.

It also aims to provide essential structure and routine during the summer season.

Nature exploration among activities

Camp participants will engage in various activities, such as practicing acts of kindness with peers and community members and immersing themselves in nature exploration.

Our Neighborhood Academy participants enjoy an activity
Our Neighborhood Academy participants enjoy an activity

Each week of the program has a different theme for students to explore:

  •  June 19 – All American Road Trip;
  •  June 26 – Kindness Week;
  • July 10 – Color Me Crazy
  • July 31 – Explore the Great Outdoors; and
  • August 7 – The Game of Life.

To register for the Summer Camp program, download and fill out the application available on the ONA website and email to ourneighborhoodacademy@gmail.com or call (248) 556-5332.

ONA fully accredited nonprofit

For more information on Our Neighborhood Academy, visit www.ourneighborhoodacademy.com.

Our Neighborhood Academy is a fully accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that assists young adults with special needs as they transition from high school to independent living.

Students learn real-world skills through classes, job training, micro-enterprises and social opportunities in an enriching environment tailored to their needs.

The Summer Camp program costs $300 per week or $1200 for the summer. Scholarships are available.

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