If you are interested in becoming a Counselor in Training at our Summer Camps, please see the information below.
WHEN: June 17-August 2
Week 1: June 17-21 Week 2: June 24-28 NO CAMP THE WEEK OF JULY 1-5 Week 3: July 8-12 Week 4: July 15-19 Week 5: July 22-26 Week 6: July 29-August 2
Drop off time: 9:00am Pick up time: 4:00pm CITs must sign up for AT LEAST 3 weeks of camp.
WHERE: DSAW, 11709 W Cleveland Ave, Suite 2, West Allis, WI 53227.
COST: Counselor in Training fee is $100 per week of camp. To discuss funding options, contact Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Counselor in Training Requirements:
Must be between the ages of 12-17
Must apply and interview for the position
Must have a desire to serve individuals with Down syndrome while being patient and energetic
Must be available for AT LEAST 3 weeks of camp
Fill out the volunteer application below.
Chris will contact you about setting up an interview.
Counselor in Training Application
Q: I've never worked with people with Down syndrome before. What do I need to know?
A: People with Down syndrome are more alike than different! They have feelings, wants, and needs just like everyone else. Many people with Down syndrome experience developmental and speech delays. You may to explain something a couple times or use visuals to aid in understanding. If you do not understand what a self-advocate is saying, ask them to repeat themselves. It's okay! Always avoid using the "r word" and instead use person first language.
Q: What is person first language?
A: People with Down syndrome (and other disabilities) should always be referred to as people first. Instead of a "Down syndrome child," it's "child with Down syndrome." Also avoid "Down's child" and describing the condition as "Down's," as in, "He has Down's.”
Q: What will I be doing at camp?
A: DSAW’s summer respite day camp will involve a variety of activities and field trips. Counselors in Training will help DSAW-Family Services staff to implement curriculum, lead games and activities, supervise campers, and ensure appropriate behavior while enjoying a summer day camp, going on field trips, and making a difference in the lives of individuals with Down syndrome!
Q: Who should I reach out to if I have specific questions?
A: If you have a question, please email Chris at email@example.com.