Director: Valerie Terrazes
Valerie has a deep and evident passion for all of God's children, including children with special needs.
Valerie has spent many summers volunteering or directing here at Camp Christy. She has a deep and evident passion for all of God's children, including children with special needs. She displays patience and understanding when interacting with them.
Valerie currently is a para in the Special Education field in Garden City Public schools and has done so for the past 8 years. She has past experience as a childcare coordinator at the Garden City YMCA.
She says part of her passion also comes from her person experience with a cousin who has high-functioning autism.
Valerie is excited to be able to pioneer this 1st ever Camp Christy Special Needs Camp!
2020 "All Mankind" Special Needs Day Camp
13 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.
This camp is for kids ages Kindergarten through 21.
The limit for this camp will be 7 children with special needs and 7 peer models.
Children who qualify for this camp will have declared mental of physical special needs as defined by a doctor or IEP.
All campers who register may also bring a sibling peer model or parent. This is not mandatory as there will be Camp Christy volunteer ratio of 1 adult to 2 children.
This camp will be offered free in 2020 due to a grant given by the Western Kansas Community Foundation and private scholarships.
Click here for camper/peer model registration. Please register by July 1st, 2019
Click here to apply as a volunteer for this camp. Volunteers will have a passion for and experience working with children with special needs.