Camp WISP (Watson Inclusive Summer Program) - Camp Deer Creek

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General Information
Description of ServiceThe Watson Inclusive Summer Program (WISP) is an inclusive therapeutic summer camp program for children with autism and related disorders that enables children with autism to be integrated successfully into typical summer camps with their peers. The program operates in multiple sites, providing children with services near their own neighborhoods. The program emphasizes teaching social skills within a typical summer camp environment, using capable peers in naturalistic settings. All children in WISP receive intensive intervention emphasizing the development of social skills within a typical summer camp environment, utilizing peer models of appropriate behavior. Since this is an intensive therapeutic program rather than merely a daycare or recreational program, consistent attendance for the duration of the program is important.
Geographical AreaAllegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland
Intake ProcedureThis provider is willing to implement an IEP developed in another program. This provider requires pre-enrollment by parent or guardian prior to program start. Parents must also complete the required Watson application packet.
Intake RequirementsSpace is limited – pre-acceptance by Watson is required before a child is placed into the WISP program and assigned a Watson support staff.
Client Information
EligibilityChildren with autism and related disorders ages 5 to 15.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesStaff fees and camp fees.
Fee Amounts1:1 aide staff support is $5,564. 2:1 aide staff support is $3,715. Master’s level consultation-only staff support is $1,578.
Hours of Operation June, July, August, from approximately 9:00 am. to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Contact Information
Contact's Name Carolyn Belich
Contact's Position Assistant Service Coordinator
Contact's Email
Physical Site Address 1 109 Eisele Road.
Physical Site Address 2 Camp Deer Creek
Physical Site City, State, Zip Cheswick, PA 15024
Main Phone 412-741-1800
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Summer Programs
Affiliated Program: Summer Programs
This Service: Camp WISP (Watson Inclusive Summer Program) - Camp Deer Creek
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Autism Spectrum Disorder (YF-1800.0400)
Children and Youth With Disabilities/Health Conditions (YJ-8750.1500)
Therapeutic Camps (PL-6400.1500-850)