AAMA Summer Camps for Children and Youth with Disabilities
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AAMA Summer Camps for Children and Youth with Disabilities

AAMA will carry out 3 summer camps so that 60 children and young people with disabilities can have a sports vacation adapted to their needs with constant individual support from...

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  • 30/06/2022

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AAMA will carry out 3 summer camps so that 60 children and young people with disabilities can have a sports vacation adapted to their needs with constant individual support from a monitor for each participant.

AAMA will hold 3 summer camps for 60 children and young people with disabilities: Camp Abilities Portugal, a closed camp and an open camp. Camp abilities are an adaptation of an American model of summer camps for visually impaired youth with individual support. The innovation factor is the fact that the monitors are also children and young people, the latter without any disability. The mission of this colony is the INCLUSION, through sports activity, of children with visual impairments and so-called normal children. Thus, two major objectives are worked on: On the one hand, to give visually impaired participants the opportunity, in a safe environment, to experience different sports, in the company of visual and blind peers. On the other hand, give young people without disabilities the opportunity to socialize and help people with visual impairments, so that they have a more positive idea of their abilities and are more aware of their integration into society. At the Alfeite Naval Base, 40 children and young people (20 visually impaired and 20 visually impaired) will be able to perform different activities, for the first time in their lives: diving, boat driving, boxing, pastry, athletics, football, capoeira, judo and surfing. The open and closed summer camp programs are leisure time programs and are aimed at children and young people with pervasive developmental disorders, autism spectrum, any other type of disability or special needs.

The following activities will be carried out: Dramatic Expression, Activities of Daily Living, Psychomotor Activities (gym circuits with different materials); football, athletics, basketball, Bicycles, scooters and skates; Plastic expression (cutouts, collages, graphics, fittings, puzzles, etc.); Adapted Swimming; Workshops (music, dance, therapy dogs, hippotherapy, martial arts etc…) and Visits abroad (museums and parks).

The camps are based on an American summer camp model developed in Bradford Woods, Indiana (USA) in which all participants are individually monitored.

Open and closed summer camp programs have three main goals:

  • Give children and young people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in a sports camp, safe and adapted to their characteristics.
  • Give the opportunity to newly graduated technicians and young university students to have a unique experience with special populations. Initially, they have theoretical-practical training on disability, activities and strategies. During the field, they are supervised by coordinators with extensive experience in the field of disability, who accompany and guide them in the best way to interact and work with children and young people with special needs.

In all camps, participants with disabilities are monitored individually by a monitor on a permanent basis.

The open holiday camp is intended for children aged between 3 and 12 years old, and operates on a day-to-day basis for 10 days, from 9 am to 5 pm. In this field 18 children participate in 3 groups. For every 6 children, there are 8 adults to accompany (6 volunteer monitors in direct support, a volunteer to program activities and a direct coordinator).

The closed summer camp is intended for children and young people over 10 years of age with autism spectrum disorders or other disabilities who are independent in walking. It works on a boarding basis for 6 days 24/hours a day. In this field 22 young people participate in 3 groups. For each group of 7/8 young people, there are 10 adults to be monitored permanently (2 direct coordinators and 8 monitors). The field is also supervised by two general coordinators on a permanent basis.

We have teams of trained and motivated coordinators. There are also volunteers willing to help and participate in a practical experience with special populations and, of course, we cannot ignore the many families for whom this week is the only vacation where their children can experience something different and they, parents, can recharge their batteries, for another intense year of caring for a child with special needs.

But all this will only be possible with your help and that of everyone who wants to contribute to putting this project on its feet.

 

About the author

AAMA (Association of Adapted Motor Activity) is a non-profit association, with IPSS status since 2013, whose mission is to support populations with disabilities and other special needs and their families. We work in the sports, therapeutic, recreational, educational and training fields, promoting the quality of life of people with disabilities and the full exercise of their citizenship. ( https://aama.org.pt/ )

We started our activity in January 2009, with 1 adapted swimming program, 1 x per week with 6 children with Special Educational Needs and 4 monitors. We currently have 210 users with Special Needs (children, adolescents and adults), 45 technicians, and 9 different programs, namely: adapted swimming, adapted dance, adapted martial arts, psychomotricity, early intensive stimulation, holiday camps, adapted physical activity, monitoring and pedagogical support for children with special educational needs in schools and at home, IntegrarTE (integration of young people with disabilities into the labor market).

Budget and due dates

 

Camp Abilities Portugal

Cost- 49 people

Food and accommodation- 5300 euros

technicians- 6000

pre-colony management and logistics- 2500

social impact study - 2000 euros

Activities- 1500 euros

Transport for the surf- 380 euros

Insurance- 350

T-shirts 350

Total 18480

 

closed holiday camp

Personal cost 13250

Power- 4212

Space rental-1830

Workshops- 300

t-shirts- 450

transport- 420

Total cost 19500

 

open holiday camp

Personal cost 10150

Space rental- 0

Food- 1560 euros

Transport- 1520 euros

visits- 550 euros

workshops- 600 euros

t-shirts - 550 euros

total- 14,930.00 euros

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    Thank you very much for your donation. We reciprocate with 10 smiles from our children because a smile enriches those who receive without impoverishing those who give it. We will also do a personal thank you on Facebook.

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    Thank you very much for your contribution. Who AAMA always reaches. We reciprocate with 100 hearts and a personal thank you on Facebook and visit the holiday camps so you can see and feel this magical environment.

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