Campers with Special Needs
SMILE has a 1:4 staff to camper ratio. In order to carry out the complex hands-on programs that we offer, a lot of staff/camper interaction is required. With this level of staffing we are in a good position to handle ADD and autistic spectrum students. And as an entity that caters to the gifted, we have a high percentage of high IQ, Aspergers and ADD campers. We pride ourselves on being able to provide an inclusive program that creates community for these groups
The thing that we cannot tolerate is behavioral problems. Because of the safety issues surrounding behavior, we do not tolerate picking, horseplay, or an inability to follow rules - it simply isn't safe.