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Examining Caregiver Perspectives on a Therapeutic Day Camp Through the Lens of the Flourishing Through Leisure Model (.1 CEUs)

This presentation covers the creation of Camp RAD (Recreation for Adolescents with Disabilities) and the use of the APIE process in a camp setting. Specific focus will be given to a study that analyzed qualitative data on caregiver’s perceived benefits of a therapeutic camp on well-being using the Flourishing Through Leisure Model. Practitioners will gain an understanding of the population served by Camp RAD, the assessment, planning, and evaluation of a camp program, and using a model to design, deliver, and evaluate RT services. Camp RAD is partnered with Georgia Southern and uses students as caregivers during camp. Students assess and create individual treatment plans (ITPs) for each camper under their care. The design of the camp provides the ability for students to gain hands-on experience connected to their curriculum. This module provides an outline of using a camp program paired with a college curriculum to provide therapeutic services in a community setting.

Upon completion of the module, participants will be able to:
1. Identify 3 benefits of using the WHO ICF in Recreational Therapy Practice
2. Identify 2 ways to examine a Recreational Therapy program using the framework of the Flourishing Through Leisure Model
3. Name 3 benefits of participating in a Recreational Therapy based camp identified in the study