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Eligibility and Weekend Adventures

At Jill’s House Weekend Adventures (JHWA), our desire is to provide an excellent camp experience for kids with intellectual disabilities, ages 6-17. In order to accomplish this goal, we need to ensure that we can safely provide the level of care needed for every camper. 

New Campers

Jill’s House has a thorough intake process to collect all the necessary information for your child. Part of this process requires our parents to visit their health care provider and our team before your child arrives for their first visit. 

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Health Condition Details

In order to ensure the safest weekend possible environment for all our campers, staff, and volunteers in addition to providing peace of mind for the families of our campers (so they can truly enjoy their respite!), JHWA cannot adequately support campers with the following health and behavioral conditions. This is not an exhaustive list, each child will be thoroughly evaluated through the intake process to determine eligibility. 

 

  • Diabetes – JHWA cannot accommodate 24-hour monitoring
  • Trach or ventilator dependent campers
  • G-tube/J-tube/NG tube for liquid diet feeding or medications
  • Any form of urinary catheter
  • Any form of Ostomies for bowel elimination
  • Any type of port requiring access or care
  • Individuals requiring transfers with a Hoyer lift
  • Children with a history of tonic clonic seizures must be seizure free for one year.

    (Campers with a a seizure disorder accepted on a case by case basis, depending on seizure type, frequency, and necessary treatment.)

  • Physical aggression toward others while at camp. 
  • Property destruction or theft
  • Verbal misconduct toward staff members, visitors, or other individuals.
  • Sexualized behaviors, sexual language, or expression of inappropriate physical affection
  • Exposure of private body parts.
  • Threats to harm self, peers or staff
  • Attempting to injure self or creating a dangerous situation for others

JHWA can accommodate all gluten free and dairy free dietary restrictions. If families prefer to send food from home, JHWA is able to accommodate that as well.  We cannot guarantee campers with anaphylactic allergies will not experience a trigger while at camp.

For example, despite attempts to restrict our campers from bringing peanuts, we cannot guarantee that other individuals on the camp premises will not bring peanuts.

Overview of our Intake Process

Intake Application Process Details

The intake team is made up of various Intake Mangers, who will assess your child’s eligibility for any program provided through Jill’s House.

To begin the intake process, please fill out our inquiry form

Following this form, an Intake Manager will schedule an initial call to gather some general information about your child. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about our program.

After the initial call, you will receive the first round of paperwork via email. This first round of paperwork includes: information about your child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP), specific care needs, and health history.

The intake team will then review this paperwork to determine eligibility. If your child is eligible, you will receive the second of paperwork via email. The second round of paperwork includes: consent forms, legal documents, and medical paperwork.

One of our Local Program Managers will schedule a meet and greet at a public location convenient for both parties. At this meeting, the child’s individualized support plan (ISP) can be discussed, and the second round of paperwork can be handed in or emailed.

Once your child’s ISP and paperwork are approved, your Local Program Manager will be able to assist you in scheduling your child’s first visit.

 © 2019 Jill’s House

adventure_icon_002-01

Eligibility and Weekend Adventures

At Jill’s House Weekend Adventures (JHWA), our desire is to provide an excellent camp experience for kids with intellectual disabilities, ages 6-17. In order to accomplish this goal, we need to ensure that we can safely provide the level of care needed for every camper. 

New Campers

Jill’s House has a thorough intake process to collect all the necessary information for your child. Part of this process requires our parents to visit their health care provider and our team before your child arrives for their first visit. 

stethoscope_icon-01

Health Condition Details

In order to ensure the safest weekend possible environment for all our campers, staff, and volunteers in addition to providing peace of mind for the families of our campers (so they can truly enjoy their respite!), JHWA cannot adequately support campers with the following health and behavioral conditions. This is not an exhaustive list, each child will be thoroughly evaluated through the intake process to determine eligibility. 

 

  • Diabetes – JHWA cannot accommodate 24-hour monitoring
  • Trach or ventilator dependent campers
  • G-tube/J-tube/NG tube for liquid diet feeding or medications
  • Any form of urinary catheter
  • Any form of Ostomies for bowel elimination
  • Any type of port requiring access or care
  • Individuals requiring transfers with a Hoyer lift
  • Children with a history of tonic clonic seizures must be seizure free for one year.

    (Campers with a a seizure disorder accepted on a case by case basis, depending on seizure type, frequency, and necessary treatment.)

  • Physically aggressive behavior toward staff members, visitors, and other individuals receiving services.
  • Destroying or stealing property
  • Verbal abuse toward staff members, visitors, or other individuals.
  • Sexual behaviors, sexual talk, or expression of inappropriate physical affection.
  • Exposure of private body parts.
  • Threats to harm self, peers or staff
  • Attempting to injure self or create a dangerous situation for others

JHWA can accommodate all gluten free and dairy free dietary restrictions. If families prefer to send food from home, JHWA is able to accommodate that as well.  We cannot guarantee campers with anaphylactic allergies will not experience a trigger while at camp.

For example, despite attempts to restrict our campers from bringing peanuts, we cannot guarantee that other individuals on the camp premises will not bring peanuts.

Intake Application Process Details

The intake team is made up of various Intake Mangers, who will assess your child’s eligibility for any program provided through Jill’s House.

To begin the intake process, please fill out our inquiry form

Following this form, an Intake Manager will schedule an initial call to gather some general information about your child. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about our program.

After the initial call, you will receive the first round of paperwork via email. This first round of paperwork includes: information about your child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP), specific care needs, and health history.

The intake team will then review this paperwork to determine eligibility. If your child is eligible, you will receive the second of paperwork via email. The second round of paperwork includes: consent forms, legal documents, and medical paperwork.

One of our Local Program Managers will schedule a meet and greet at a public location convenient for both parties. At this meeting, the child’s individualized support plan (ISP) can be discussed, and the second round of paperwork can be handed in or emailed.

Once your child’s ISP and paperwork are approved, your Local Program Manager will be able to assist you in scheduling your child’s first visit.

 © 2018 Jill’s House