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The International Institute for the Brain (iBRAIN) is sponsoring the first-ever Special Sibling Summer CAMP (Center for Adolescent Maturity and Play): a fun and comprehensive daily program designed specifically for general education students with siblings who receive special education services. The inaugural summer 2021 CAMP will only include general education females who are entering 6th Grade for the 2021-2022 school year (who also have a special needs sibling). We are only accepting six applicants.
This 11-week program is completely FREE to attend, regardless of financial means, with zero additional costs to participate— all that is required of the students/families is daily transportation to and from the iBRAIN facility. It is also highly recommended that the students bring snacks and/or meals with them each day, as iBRAIN will not be providing food during the course of the program.
The mission of iBRAIN’s Special Sibling Summer CAMP is to provide engaging activities for the siblings of special needs children that foster the development of new skills and help to strengthen their mind, body and spirit.
The Special Sibling Summer CAMP will take place on weekdays,
beginning on June 28, 2021 until September 10, 2021.
Monday, June 28th
Monday, July 5th (Independence Day)
Monday, September 6th (Labor Day)
Friday, September 10th
Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
• Sharpening public-speaking skills by presenting to fellow campers
• Reading aloud to iBRAIN students
• Leadership and mentorship training
• Visiting museums throughout New York City (i.e., Intrepid Space Museum, South Street Seaport Museum, American Museum of Natural History, National Museum of Mathematics, etc.)
• Going on weekly day field trips outside of New York City (i.e., beach trip to Jersey Shore)
Music and performance arts, science experiments, culture, engineering and technology, arts and crafts, sports, and more!
We understand families plan vacations during the summer and we request notification up front to plan activities accordingly.
Five complimentary T-shirts will be provided for each camper and appropriate attire will depend on daily activities.
To be eligible to apply, campers must be a female entering 6th Grade for the 2021-2022 school year and have a sibling who receives special education services. Only six applicants will be accepted for this inaugural summer CAMP.
We are currently accepting online applications now.
Fill out the online form below this section:
CAMPER IS ACCEPTED
Submit required documentation, i.e., medical,
educational and other listed forms
YOUR CHILD IS NOT OFFICIALLY REGISTERED IN THE
PROGRAM UNTIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION IS
SUBMITTED, REVIEWED AND ACCEPTED.
iBRAIN is not responsible for personal property of the campers.
There will be no reimbursement for missing possessions.
All staff must take a PCR test once a month; all non-vaccinated staff must wear masks at all times; students and campers are NOT required to wear masks; daily temperature and health checks occur for all staff, students and campers; all staff required to submit daily contact tracing. All campers must bring a facemask with them each day in case there are circumstances or locations that require them (i.e., public transportation, retail stores). iBRAIN has a full- time RN School Nurse on staff throughout the day to deal with emergencies and administer any medications your child may require.
All staff within the iBRAIN community have a shared responsibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, informed by science and founded on mutual respect. These policies are subject to change based upon updated information about COVID-19.
International Institute for the Brain (iBRAIN),
311 East 94th Street, New York, NY 10128