Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Camp Vacamas Association, Inc.

1. Name of organization: Camp Vacamas Association, Inc.
Primary location:

250 West 57th Street, Room 2202
New York, NY 10019

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

862-226-2674 or 917-559-3084
LEAs where service will be provided: All NYC CSDs
2. Years provider has delivered service: 81 years
3. Evidence that services have been effective:

A survey of children in participating schools revealed that a summer session at Vacamas resulted in a .5 improvement in overall grade point average as compared to non-participating students. A study of children participating in New York City’s Board of Education’s Break-Aways Program also showed marked improvements in participants’ test scores.

4. Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate): N/A
5. Grade level(s) the provider will serve: 1 - 8
6. Content area(s) provider will serve: Mathematics, Language Arts
7. Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable: 7 sessions per week
8. Average length of each service session (minutes/hours): 3 hours per session
9. Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

Vacamas Programs for Youth will provide services all year round including a summer session.

Our winter services (October-June) will be conducted either during after-school hours, two days a week for 1.5 hours per day at enrolled students’ schools or our facilities in New York State and West Milford, NJ.

The summer session program will run from June 27th- July 27th, five days a week for 3 hours per day at our facilities in New York State and West Milford, NJ.

10. Type of instruction: Small groups (8 to 1 ratio), one-on-one
10a. Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities: We will meet with parents and school representatives to determine the appropriateness of a Vacamas experience.
10b. Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:

Our staff members include those who are bilingual English/Spanish and English/Russian

11. Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s): New York State Teacher Certification
12. Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery): April 26, 2012o teachers, parents and LEAs at the end of each summer session, informal contact with parents, teachers and LEAs will be maintained on a continual bases.

13. Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation) yes
14. Additional relevant information: Vacamas is a year-round, residential educational agency providing experiential education opportunities to over 5,000 children annually.
Last Updated: July 22, 2009