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Camp Firecracker

A traditional summer camp experience for children with ADHD!

                     
                   

Like many programs offered by Camp Fire Alabama, Camp Firecracker was developed when a parent and teacher approached us seeking help for a group of children with a special need: an affordable, traditional resident camp session uniquely designed for children with a primary diagnosis of ADHD. Camp Fire staff have worked closely with parents, school counselors, teachers, principals, and college professors to design a weeklong schedule of activities that will insure a measurable and meaningful experience for these unique campers and their parents.

We are excited to offer this BRAND NEW program for Summer Camp 2017. The following information was designed to help you decide if Camp Firecracker is a good fit for your child. **Please read through the following information thoroughly before beginning the registration process.

                     
                   

Session Date: July 9, 2017 – July 14, 2017

                     
                   

Activities: Our campers stay busy! Activities include canoeing, hiking, swimming, fishing, sports & games, team building, arts & crafts, campouts, scavenger hunts, yoga and so much more! Our activities change daily; our goal is that each child will try something new at Camp Firecracker. 

                     
                   

Staff & Training: Camp Firecracker staff are chosen for their expertise and skills working with children and youth with a primary diagnosis of ADHD. Staff receive specialized training specific to working with children and youth with ADHD. We have a 2:5 staff to camper ratio. Camp Firecracker counselors are:

  • Carefully chosen and trained.
  • Meet standard program requirements of Camp Fire Alabama & the American Camping Association.
  • Required to have a criminal background check, multi-panel drug screen, and provide references.
  • Most are upper level college/graduate students majoring in childhood development or education.
  • Required to participate in a week long pre-camp training session, in addition to daily meetings.
  • Certified in First Aid & CPR; the well-being and safety of our campers is our first concern.
                     
                   

Who is Eligible?  Registration is open to campers who meet the following criteria:

  • Youth entering grades 6th-9th AND who will be between the ages of 11-13 by May 31, 2017.
  • Youth with a primary diagnosis of ADHD
  • Youth living in the Birmingham-metro area
                     
                   

Registration: To ensure quality and effectiveness, registration will be on a first come first served basis until sessions are full, with an option to be placed on a wait list.Registration for Camp Firecracker takes place online. The form must be completed in one session; you will not be able to save and return to your application at a later time. You will need the following documents in order to complete the registration form:

  • Insurance Card
  • Emergency contact information as stated on state issued ID
  • You will be required to upload an electronic version (scanned copy) of the following documents in order to complete the registration form:
  • Written notice from your child’s doctor listing ADHD as his/her primary diagnosis
  • A copy of your child’s most recent report card with attendance information
  • A completed copy of the teacher feedback form (DOWNLOAD BLANK COPY HERE)

Note: Once you complete the registration form online, you must submit the documents listed above by doing one of the following:

1: Scan and Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2: Fax to (205) 322-7988

3: Mail to 106 Oxmoor Road, Suite 152, Birmingham, AL 35209

4: Drop off at the Camp Fire office in Homewood.

**Your registration will NOT be processed until all documents have been received.

                     
                   

Fees and Deposits: All registrations are subject to a $25 non-refundable registration fee. Applications will not be processed until the fee has been received. Please call the Camp Fire office at (205) 324-2434 in order to pay your registration fee.

For more information about session fees, please call the Camp Fire office at (205) 324-2434.

                     
                   

ACA: Camp Fletcher's programs are accredited by the American Camping Association. This means we voluntarily invite an outside team of ACA trained visitors every 3 years to verify our compliance with more than 300 nationally recognized industry standards - from staff qualifications & training, to health & safety and site & facility management. More information about ACA can be found at acacamps.org.

                     
                   

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