Special Needs

Our Special Needs Ministry seeks to provide tools, resources and support for those with special needs & their caregivers. CAMP PERFECT WINGS is our primary tool for special needs.

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May 31 – June 2, 2018

REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 1, 2017

Camp Perfect Wings is our primary tool for special needs. It is an amazing camp held once a year in the Spring/Early Summer and is designed especially for Kids & Adults with special needs who are age 8 and up.  It includes guided activities like music, crafts, games, water games, target sports, motorcycle rides, horseback riding, cookout, and more!

SCHEDULE

To Be Posted after October 1, 2017

CAMPERS & BUDDIES

At Camp Perfect Wings, there are 2 types of attendees:  Campers and Buddies.  Below are the descriptions for each.

CAMPERS

COST: $110

Campers are children and adults from age 8 and up who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. During the camp, Campers will enjoy games, activities, worship & Bible time designed with their special needs in mind.

REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 1, 2017.

*Campers must have no life-threatening condition nor contagious disease. All disabilities must be listed on the online registration form. A responsible adult or teen, designated as a Buddy, must accompany each Camper. One Buddy may accompany up to three campers. Campers requiring assistance with mobility or behavior management must provide one-on-one staffing during the duration of the event. Please read the Policies and Procedures of Camp Perfect Wings for more details.

Health & Medications

  • All campers are required to provide a Medical Authorization Form to the Camp Nurse on the first day of camp. Download the Medical Authorization form below and send it with your Camper to camp:
  • The camp medical staff will administer ALL medications (over-the-counter and prescription). All medications must remain in its original container. Medication will be securely stored in the Nurse’s Station.
  • All medication must be brought in its original container. This container must be placed inside another container or zipper bag with their name, times & instructions for taking the medication. Please ensure that all information is clearly printed.
  • Medications will be given to the Nurse at the Nurse’s Station when the Camper arrives on the first day of camp after Registration.

Packing List

Food

  • All meals are included in the registration fee. Each camper will also be given tickets to “spend”, but it is not necessary to send additional money. No food is permitted in sleeping areas. 

BUDDIES

COST: $110

A buddy is a responsible adult or teen (16 years and up) who has the desire to serve with those with Special Needs. They can be people who have worked or work currently with special needs individuals, are family members of special needs individuals or anyone else who wants to serve those with special needs. Previous experience working with special needs individuals is NOT required. A buddy may accompany up to 3 Campers. Campers requiring assistance with mobility, behavior management, or skills, will require one-on-one staffing during the duration of the camp.

REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 1, 2017.

Buddy responsibilities:

  • Assist campers in all camp activities
  • Help the camper stay engaged and on task
  • Be an advocate for the camper
  • Stay with the camper at all times
  • Assist the camper with daily tasks as needed
  • Help the camper succeed!

Background Checks

  • Background Checks are required for all Buddies and Volunteers over the age of 18.
  • For buddies under 18 we request a recommendation from the buddy’s church as detailed in the camp policies and procedures.
  • Camp Perfect Wings follows the same background check policies as CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp.

DOWNLOADS & RESOURCES

FOR CHURCHES & GROUPS

Churches and Groups are encouraged to bring their Special Needs Campers and Buddies together to camp. This makes camp more effective and comfortable for both Campers and Buddies.  Churches and groups who attend together are grouped together for activities and sleeping arrangements.

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Organizational Tools

 

Camp Perfect Wings is a cooperative effort between the BGCO Family Ministries and BGCO Childhood Ministries.

Camp Perfect Wings is held at Crosstimbers Conference Center in Davis, Oklahoma
5039 Hwy 77 South, Davis OK 73030

Keith Burkhart, Family & Men’s Ministry Specialist (405)942-3800 x4649
Sara Pruegert, Family & Men’s Ministry Assistant (405)942-3800 x4634

Pat Jones, Childhood Ministry Assistant (405)942-3800 x4648

Volunteer Staff
Becka Johnson, Director
campperfectwings@bgco.org

If you have questions about starting a special needs program in your church or need other resources for this area of ministry, please give us a call at 405-942-3800 x4634.

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