NWSRA is an extension of your local park district, and provides recreation programs for individuals with disabilities. Thirty-seven full time staff support the year-round activities of NWSRA. Staff maintain certifications with state and national professional organizations, first aid, CPR, lifeguarding, water safety instruction
and commercial drivers licenses. Supplemental part-time staff
are students in high school, college and graduates with a desire to work with individuals with special needs.
Summer day camp provides summer time fun while helping campers retain skills developed during the school year. Benefits include socialization, increased motor skill and community awareness. Daily camp activities include sports, games, crafts, and swimming. Field trips and special events add extra excitement to the program. Hundreds of day camp staff are hired and assigned to day camp sites according to their interest and background. Staff is trained in the areas of activity planning, behavior management, first aid and safety. The staff to camper ratio varies from 1:1 to 1:4 depending on the camp.
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