Camp Mohawk: day centre for children with special needs
Camp Mohawk is a multi-functional day centre for children with special needs, set in 5 acres of beautiful countryside, just outside Wargrave, Berkshire. Throughout the year the centre provides a range of activities, facilities and natural space to encourage children with a variety of special needs to play, socialise and learn in a secure and caring environment.
Our vision is for children and young people with special needs arising from physical or developmental disability to receive the support necessary to realise their full potential as valued individuals, with their disability being openly understood, accepted and provided for without prejudice or judgement.
Camp Mohawk provides a 'safe haven' with both indoor and outdoor facilities where children and young people with special needs and their families can come to relax, play, develop social skills and build their self-confidence in a positive and uplifting environment that accepts and welcomes them all.
We provide the children and young people with stimulating workshops, sensory and social activities that are led by experienced enthusiastic staff and carefully designed to address the common developmental requirements of children with special needs.
We also provide their families with some short term respite, a support network and friendly advice. Both our centre and approach works sympathetically with the challenging behaviour that often accompanies disability in young people. We provide this support for families in all school holidays except Christmas, plus some evenings and weekends, and also liaise locally with special needs schools and support groups.
Families need to register to use our services. Facilities include soft play and sensory rooms, various activity rooms, full disabled bathroom facilities including mobile hoist, outdoor adventure play, swings, sensory garden, imaginative play spaces, picnic areas, and an outdoor, heated pool (open May to September).
Camp Mohawk is open to families, groups and schools throughout the year. Please make contact before planning a visit.
Camp Mohawk's Short Breaks programme is specifically for children and young people, aged 8 to 25, with a diagnosis of High Functioning Autism / Asperger's Syndrome. This programme provides activities through after school clubs and also during school holidays. A needs assessment will be carried out by Camp Mohawk staff to ensure the programme is suitable for a child or young person. Referral can be made directly by families, or via other professional services. For more information regarding Short Breaks, please contact Donna Levy firstname.lastname@example.org for details and please see the specific directory listings for Kestrels Youth Group, Kites Youth Group and Hawks Youth Group.
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- Contact Name
- Mark Carr
- Contact Position
- Family Support Coordinator
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When is it On/Open ?
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Camp Mohawk is primarily open in school holidays, but some family and respite sessions are provided at weekends and after school in term time.
Groups and schools are welcome to contact us to make term time bookings.
Please get in touch or see our online calendar for details.
Costs and Fee Information
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £5/month (voluntary) Registration Fee
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We have suggested contributions for all services but these are flexible and we do not exclude on the basis of cost. All fees are voluntary.
- Does not accept childcare vouchers
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- How is the service funded
Facilities and Accessibility
Outdoor Play Area
Indoor Play Area
Easy Access for Prams and Buggies
Assistance/Guide Dogs welcome
Accessible changing room
Baby change facilities
Changing Places Toilet
- Contact Name
- Kate Wood
- Project Manager
- Complaints procedure notes
Initially complaints should be made verbally or by email. If not resolved, complaints can be escalated for Board discussion.
Accessing this service
- Age Ranges
0 - 25 years
occasionally for adults
- Eligibility Criteria
Children with additional needs, their families and carers.
- Booking and Registration Notes
Mandatory registration for families. Please contact us to discuss requirements.
- Waiting List
- Yes for respite services, No for families
- Referral not required
- Supporting people with
Autism Spectrum Conditions
Children with Additional Needs
Learning and Communication
Other long term conditions
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Site Manager, Project Manager, Short Breaks Coordinator, Family Support Coordinator and some support staff hold NVQ Level 3 (Playwork) or equivalent. All staff and volunteers are employed subject to full (Enhanced) DBS check and references. All staff receive safeguarding traning regularly. Most support staff and all managers hold First Aid and Emergency Response (Swimming Pool) qualifications. Most support staff and all managers have received Team Teach training. All managers are qualified Fire Marshalls.
Local Offer - Support available for children and young people with additional needs
Our service is specifically for children and young people with special needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.
- Contact Name
- Kate Wood
- Contact Telephone
- 0118 940 4045
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