The success of the program and each camper's enjoyment of the summer is directly proportional to the skills of those who administer the program and those who work directly with each child in every activity. The staff is selected with an emphasis on maturity, dedication, teaching experience and academic training in special education and other related fields. Each staff member, regardless of experience, participates in an intensive training program prior to camp opening, as well as ongoing staff meetings during the summer.
Fred Tunick, the Director, brings 40+ years of experience in special education to Our Victory Day Camp. A Speech and Language Pathologist, he has served as a Special Education Administrator, Chairman of the Child Study Team, Board Member of several special needs organization.
Input from local physicians, psychologists, therapists, and educators are utilized in the development of all aspects of the program.
Our Victory Day Camp encourages open
dialogue between parents and staff. Our relationship begins before the summer
with individual camper interviews. Throughout the summer a "chatter book" is
utilized to provide a direct line of communication between the parents and
the group leaders.