Training Opportunities

Training

Camps on TRACKS is a social skills training program to support adult leaders to teach typically developing children the skills to be better friends to their peers with disabilities and social challenges, in order to create a camp environment where all children are included and are meaningful participants.

There are two unique ways to receive Camps on TRACKS training:

Individual Online Training Modules

  • Go to the ‘Login’ button located at the top right corner of the website and sign up for the online training module
  • Complete at your own pace
  • Practice questions, case studies, videos, and real life examples throughout
  • Receive a Certificate and become a certified Camps on TRACKS leader

Small Group Train-the-Trainer

  • Customize your own in-person training
  • Contact Us at info [at] campsontracks [dot] com to explore customizing a training/coaching session that works for you and your team!  
  • In-person trainings / workshops
  • Lunch & learn, half day, full day trainings
  • In-person consultation / coaching for camps in Ontario
  • Phone consultation for camps outside of Ontario

A huge "thank-you!" to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for providing funding for the Camps on TRACKS program.  This funding allows this training be provided to camps free of charge for the life of the grant (until Spring of 2019).

The Camps on TRACKS training program is organized around 5 teaching modules.

The individual online training and the small group trainings are both facilitated around these five modules.

Module One

Introduction to Camps on TRACKS – provides an overview of what TRACKS is, who TRACKS is for, when and where TRACKS should be used, why TRACKS benefits all campers. 

Module Two

Camper Awareness – diversity training to teach the campers about different challenges individuals with disabilities or social challenges may encounter on a daily basis.  This demonstrates to peers how individuals with disabilties are able to do the same things, but focus on overcoming the challenges.

Module Three

Teaching TRACKS – providing campers with the skills to interact with one another effectively, and how to include everyone. Campers are taught skills with a child friendly acronym:

Try Again (Persistence)

Right Thing (Correcting)

Assist (Prompting)

Congratulate (Reinforcement)

Keep Trying (Persistence)

Show (Modeling)

Module Four

Prompting through Peers – using a peer-mediated approach, adult leaders encourage peer-to-peer interactions by prompting through peers, rather than always directly assisting campers with disabilities and other social challenges.

Module Five

Reward System – using a group reinforcement system to increase the likelihood of positive peer-interactions occurring in the future.

 

TRACKS is something to make Camp a better place. Making it better for the children to play and everything.
Manuel, a TRACKS camper