The Summer Inclusion Program’s mission is to help create a supportive environment for children who could use just a little extra assistance in camp due to special needs. We provide training, support, and adaptive materials to help assist with inclusion.  Currently, we are working in collaboration with Charlottesville Parks and Recreation, Charlottesville City Schools/CampExL,  Live  Arts Theater, and Camping for All to assist with the inclusion at five day camps. Please see our FAQs for more information.

Inclusion Staff Needed: Summer Inclusion Program*

The Summer Inclusion Program, a Charlottesville area collaborative project, announces the opening of positions for inclusion staff in two programs: Charlottesville Parks and Recreation/CLASS and Live Arts Theater. Inclusion staff will provide assistance to children and pre-teens who need a little extra support to be included successfully. Typically, children in need of extra support include children on the autism spectrum, children with ADHD, and children with intellectual, learning, or emotional disabilities. This is a fabulous summer employment opportunity for people who care about children and are looking for something that is creative and fun to do this summer. Read More.

The Summer Inclusion Program FAQ


Our CHS students dig with APO.distortedorganization partners with McGuffey Art Center sculptor Ninni Baeckstrom and area school and youth programs on Monumental Collaborations. Through this program, under-served youth collaborate with the artist to design and create site specific sculptures that celebrate their communities. We have completed sculptures at William Monroe Middle School in Greene County and at Charlottesville High School.


The Hub is a week-end mentoring  program designed to increase access to community enrichment activities for children who are refugees from the world’s troubled places.  Together, we enjoy a wide variety of activities together in the sciences and the humanities.  Our program is currently filled, and we are not accepting applications. There are a limited number of mentoring positions open.



We offer trainings and consultations on inclusion for out-of-school time programs. For a description and pricings, please open the link below:

2016.17 Training and Consultations


Our workshops are intended to be inclusive of all children and youth, regardless of needs, ability, interests, background, English language skills, and or learning/style. We use varied approaches to activities and provide adaptable materials.  Workshops are typically made up of 4-6  one to two hour sessions at $30.00 an hour plus materials.For current offerings, please follow the link below.