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									Field Placement Presentation
         Melissa Homakie
         Cran-Hill Ranch
    ~Valentines Winter Retreat~
        Exceptional Child
       Spring Semester 2002
               Ranch
     Cran-Hill Ranch
     Cran-Hill
Weekend Retreat for Mentally
Impaired Adults – Feb. 15-17, 2002
Rodney, Michigan
Main Lodge
Tim Hertlzer- Supervisor/Program
Director
Previous Summer Camp Staff
 Initial Reactions
Before the campers came:
     What’s going on?
       Nervousness

Once the campers came:
 What loving people!
     Challenging
     Excitement
         Personal Goals
• Develop love and
  compassion for those
  with special needs
• Experience and
  Understanding
• Be energetic, patient,and
loving
• Develop Relationships
              Activities
                     Indoor Activities
                      Meals
                      Carnival
                      Valentine’s Crafts
                      Singing/Devotional
                       Time
                      Talent Show
Outdoor Activities
 Hayride
 Pony Rides
 Hike
  My Responsibilities

Be a 24/7 help    • Enthusiastically
                    participate in all
to all the          activities/ be an
campers             example



• Be a friend    • Help in kitchen if
                   needed
                      Stories
                         • Ron

                • Mardi and Emily
• Talent Show
                               • Dance Party
               What I Learned
              Things I couldn’t learn in books

Gained appreciation for        ~ Give love and
                                friendship
people with special needs:
                                unconditionally
~ Wonderful people
                                Priority Check
~ Find joy in little things
                                Patience
~ Unabashed
              Text Connections
Students with mental retardation -- Pg. 219
Four Major Concepts
 Intellectual Functioning               Pg. 242
  - substantial limitations              “Hands-on
 Adaptive Behavior                      activities and
  - also have significant limitations in opportunities for
  adaptive skills or behavior            functional
 Developmental period                   practice are
  - develop before age 18                important.”
 Systems of Support
  - services and accommodations
Article from Professional
         Journal

       “Happy Camping”
   Author: Jacqueline Gieri
Source: The Exceptional Parent
          V. 31 no 3
         March 2001
           Pg. 46-49
      Summary of Article
Benefits of camp experience for children and
adults with disabilities

            Expand horizons
          Test their abilities and
           develop confidence in them
          Gain self-esteem
          Gain independence
          Feel like everybody else
          New social circle
 World Wide Web Information
             Information on Friendship
             Camp at Cran-Hill Ranch
             and another similar camp
             and information about the
             camps in general

 http://www.cranhillranch.com/friendshipcamp.htm

       (Or http://www.cranhillranch.com/)

http://www.westminsterwoods.org/friendship_camp.htm
    Conclusion
 Feel thankful/privileged for
       the opportunity
 Great learning experience
Challenging and rewarding
 Feel blessed by the campers
      Had a great time!

								
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