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Camp Jabberwocky is a vacation camp on Martha's Vineyard that provides recreation for, and enrichment of the lives of indiviuals with disabilities by creating a supportive environment that promotes the fulfillment of human potential and fosters independence and self detrmination while respecting diversity.
Camp Jabberwocky, Martha's Vineyard Cerebral Palsy Camp, is an overnight camp on Martha's Vineyard, an island off the coast of Massachusetts. The camp is run for children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities and runs for about 9 weeks, from the mid June to the end of August. There are 2 sessions. Our property is a beautiful 14 acre site with 10 sleeping cabins, a main cabin for meals, meetings and classes, a theater/ dance studio, an art and pottery cabin, and a yurt. Jabberwocky serves about 30 campers each week, with a staff of about 20 volunteers who receive no formal pay but who do receive free room and board and an experience of a lifetime while living at camp. Jabberwocky is looking for counselors who can devote a month of their time to working with an amazing group of campers and counselors. Counselors are responsible for the care of their camper, running activities, and general service to the camp as a whole. A daily schedule includes breakfast, music class, and morning classes (classes may include but are not limited to the following: pottery, sewing, drama, drumming, swimming, horseback riding, cooking, arts-n-crafts, jewelry making, basketball, yoga, painting, baseball, windsurfing, tubing, sailing, etc.), lunch, the beach, dinner and an evening activity (e.g. going to concerts, drumming and cookouts on the beach, dances, movies, shopping, karaoke...). Classes are also created depending on the skills the campers and counselors bring. Days are busy, but filled with great joy and laughter. Working at camp is a truly unique, wonderful, and rewarding experience. Experience working with special needs children and adults is not necessary; orientation will be held prior to the start of camp, and most people have no experience before coming to camp.
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