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Bradford Woods

Recreation Therapy Intern

May - August 2018 • Martinsville, IN

What I liked

I loved that I had an opportunity to work with so many different populations throughout the summer. Each week was dedicated to a population with different abilities. Below is a breakdown of the various camps and populations. Camp Hi-Lite - Campers 8-22 with Down Syndrome Camp Riley 2 - Campers 8-18 who strive with a 1:2 counselor to camper ratio Camp About Face - Campers 8-18 with craniofacial anomalies Little Red Door - Campers 8-18 who have cancer or are in remission and their friends or family CHAMP Camp - Campers 8-18 who use tracheotomies Camp R.O.C.K.S. - Campers 8-18 along the autism spectrum Camp Independence - Campers 8-18 with sickle cell anemia Camp Kan-Du - Campers 8-18 who have severe and profound disabilities who function cognitively from 12-36 months Camp Riley 1 - Campers 8-18 who strive with a 1:1 counselor to camper ratio Camp Riley 3/Venture - Campers 8-18 who strive with a 1:3 counselor to camper ratio Adult Camp 1 & 2 - Campers 18+ who have attended a Riley Camp MDA - Campers with muscular dystrophy Camp Possibility - Campers age 18-35 with a physical disability, use a wheelchair, and have a high school diploma or higher

What I wish was different

Advice

This internship was stressful and long and busy and tiring; but it was also fun and educational and exciting and unforgettable. I have learned so much from this internship from the good and the bad experiences. Despite the challenge that this internship provided me with, I would still recommend this internship because it was a priceless experience of learning what to (and not to do) as a co-worker, supervisee, student, intern, supervisor, teacher, leader, and friend.
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