We regret to inform you that Nicklaus Children’s will not be able to offer Camp DMC to our patients this summer. Somerset Academy, which has hosted this hospital-sponsored enrichment program for the past several years, will be undergoing construction during the 2019 summer break. Regrettably, after many inquiries, we have been unable to secure an alternative venue for the program this year.
We are sharing this update now in the hope that you will have ample time to make alternative summer arrangements for your child. We expect to resume Camp DMC in 2020 and hope that your child will be able to join us once again next year.
About the Camp
Camp DMC is a summer program for children with special needs run by Nicklaus Children’s Dan Marino Outpatient Center. The objective of Camp DMC is to provide a fun-filled, educational and behaviorally therapeutic curriculum while enhancing each child’s academic skills, functional communication, fine and gross motor skills and social interactions.
The program is conducted by trained professionals, including certified teachers, behavior specialists, and education aides. Certified Behavior Analysts are on-site at all times. The ratio of staff to children ranges from 1:3 to 1:7. The program welcomes children from 5 to 12 years old.
Children new to the program must participate in a pre-camp screening evaluation. To be considered for participation, all children are required to be fully toilet trained. The program cost is $200 per week. Once accepted, families must commit to their child attending Camp DMC for the duration of the 8-week camp, for a minimum of 6 hours per day. A non-refundable $100 deposit per child is required to reserve.
Camp Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Camp Age: 5 to 12 (Children as old as 12 may qualify to participate based on evaluation)
Pre-care: 8:00 a.m. – 9 a.m.
After-care: 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Please note After-care will be $5 an hour from 3:30 - 4:30 and 4:30 - 5:30)
Key Areas of Focus
- Educational curriculum includes: Reading, math, science, art, physical education (PE) and social skills training
- Staff include: Certified Elementary Educators, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Behavior Specialists, and Education Aides
- Music and movement / Yoga
- Visitors from local community programs and organizations
- Friday Fun Days including swimming
For more information
For more information and to apply please call the Dan Marino Outpatient Center at 954-385-6243 or email Jamie Tarshis at Jamie.Tarshis@nicklaushealth.org