Children and youth (ages 6-20) with special needs have fun, expand knowledge, and strengthen skills, as they explore theme-based adventures that include community outings, art and music, and daily living activities. Mentors guide child interactions with peers to develop and strengthen social/emotional skills required for school success. While children benefit from enriched care, small group sizes, and low child-to-staff ratios, families experience a respite from the caring role.
About The Program
Redwood strives to make the summer a positive, learning experience for school-age children with disabilities in its Summer Program for Children. This therapeutic recreation program offers a different theme each summer that encourages children to explore their diverse interests, personalities, and abilities while overcoming areas of challenge. Most children will participate within a 1:6 ratio. Redwood’s Summer Program for Children provides the level of supervision and assistance each child needs for active involvement in daily activities. Children and youth participating in the Summer Program demonstrate remarkable changes in social- emotional ability such as:
- Forming Friendships
- Awareness of impact on others
- Planning and decision making
- Self- Regulating feelings
- Caring for others
- Child directed learning
Meet Katrina Proud
My Name is Katrina Proud and I am excited to introduce myself as the Director of Children Services at Redwood. I have a wide-ranging background in early childhood with over 20 years’ experience in early childhood education and childcare management. Working at Redwood is more than just a job for me. It’s a passion. There’s nothing better than seeing children’s faces light up each time they learn something new or develop a new skill. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my daughters, attending sporting events, and being involved in my community.