Leadership, Independence,Progression Program (LIP)
The Leadership, Independence, Progression (LIP) program is for teens aged 14 to 17 who have a mild cognitive disability. The LIP program uses modular training techniques to encourage participants to learn a variety of skills. These activities include hands-on leadership activities, community volunteer events, independence training, and overnight group camping trips.
These activities enable the participants to learn essential leadership and independence skills and to realize their potential.
Participation: Outdoor activities are designed so that participants can enjoy games and activities at their own pace.
Skill development: Participants are led through fun activities and challenges that promote independent living, leadership, and vocational skills.
Self-expression: Involvement in all activities encourages participants to develop transferable skills and interests that they can pursue year-round.
Independence: Participants spend time away from the parents or guardians on whom they depend. With the encouragement of trained camp professionals, this helps foster greater independence.
Sense of personal worth: Discovering abilities and overcoming the challenges associated with a disability are very important for participants. The camp atmosphere provides encouragement and moral support.
Socialization: Camp is a family atmosphere in which everyone works together to maintain positive relationships that can meet the various social needs of the participants.
Life and job skills: The LIPs will gain skills that will help them achieve independent living and obtain and maintain employment.
Dates: July 1, 2016 to July 14, 2016