Children will earn points (or tokens for the younger age group) for positive behaviors that we aim to increase during their camp experience. For example, they will receive points for following activity rules and for good sportsmanship, as well as additional points every time they demonstrate that they are paying attention, following directions, helping or sharing with a peer, contributing to a group discussion or ignoring negative behavior in the group. Each child will also be working on earning points for individual goals that will be determined during the intake process in collaboration with parents and teachers. Children will lose points whenever they engage in a negative behavior.
Each day, children will earn awards or privileges for their points – including being on the honor roll for highest number of points or being the group’s best sport for the day. At the end of each day, they will be able to “cash-in” their points for rewards and prizes that are tailored to your child’s unique interests. Points will also go towards the privilege of attending a field trip with the group at the end of each week.
Each child will receive their own binder at the start of the program that will review the point system and all activity rules in detail, as well as what behaviors will result in an additional reward or consequence. This will be tailored to each child’s developmental level and needs.