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Best Point Education & Behavioral Health Camp-I-Can

Camp-I-Can provides high-quality summer programming for children 4-12 years of age. As a “summer-bridging program” Camp-I-can provides project-based learning activities that promote children’s language, math and science skills. In addition, our group learning model helps children develop the skills necessary to manage their feelings and build positive relationships.

Address: 4550 Red Bank Expressway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
Website: https://bestpoint.org/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (513) 527-7321
Gender of Campers: CoEd
Special Needs Offered: Yes
Dates: May 29th – August 1st (Madisonville) and May 28th – August 9th (Westwood)
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Ages: ages 4-12. *Four-year-olds must be scheduled to attend kindergarten in the upcoming school year.

Q&A with Best Point Education & Behavioral Health: 

What makes Camp-I-Can unique?

  • We believe that it is important for families to have safe and reliable care for their children. We have designed a program with safeguards to ensure that children not only have the opportunity to experience new and challenging activities, but also to feel secure and safe while having fun. As a licensed childcare program in Ohio – we ensure we meet all health and safety standards.
  • Structure – We believe that structure is a vital part of operating a children’s program. Children are assigned to the same group lead daily – which provides consistency in relationship. Each group has a typical schedule that enables students to learn daily expectations.
  • Curriculum is designed to offer hands-on, developmentally appropriate activities organized into learning centers. Our child-program approach includes opportunities for small and large group activities, dramatic play, science, art, music and movement, math, and literacy development. All of our programming adapts to the changing needs, interests, and abilities of the children in our care. This also allows us to provide curriculum that can be individualized to best fit the needs and interests of your child.
  • Activities are specific to each age group. We believe that there is learning in all that we do. Our goal is to teach children both socially and academically through activity. This is done to provide students with enrichment in both areas. Activities include (1) art, music, dance (2) recreation – swimming, basketball, kickball (3) journaling, yoga (4) field trips – zoo, museum center (5) classroom projects – cultural diversity week, talent show, chalk murals.
  • Staffing – our staff create a welcoming and fun environment. By building individual relationships with each child, staff are able to respond quickly to their needs and work to bring in activities that align with the interests of children.
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What activities are offered at Camp-I-Can?

Daily enrichment and learning activities help mitigate the typical “learning loss” that comes with school-aged kids. Physical activity includes daily warm-ups and stretching, swimming and outdoor play. Campers also practice journaling and participate in reading and math challenges. Exciting off-campus field trips like:

  • Roller skating
  • The Splash Pad at Sawyer Point
  • Bowling trips
  • Picnics
  • The Cincinnati Zoo
  • Duke Energy Children’s Museum

What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?

15/16 children to 1 staff 2-6th grade; 13/14 children to 1 staff kindergarten to 1st grade.

How much time do the campers spend outside?

2-3 hours.

Does the camp provide lunch/snacks or do parents need to provide them?

Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are provided.

What is the typical daily schedule for campers?

7:30 – 8:30am Free Choice Play/ Drop Off
8:30 – 9:30am Wash Hands, Prepare for Breakfast, Breakfast
9:30 – 10:00am Morning Meeting
10:00 – 10:15am Classroom Meeting / Review Schedule / Building Community Activities
10:15 – 11:15am Gym/outdoor rec
11:15 – 11:30am Wash Hands and Prepare for Lunch
11:30 – 12:00pm Lunch
12:00 – 12:30pm Quiet Time / Journaling / Reading
12:30 – 1:30pm Pool Time
1:30 – 2:30pm Academic Enrichment – project based learning, STEM
2:30 – 2:45pm Snack
2:45 – 3:45pm Art / Enrichment
3:45 – 5:30pm Group Activities- Indoor or outdoor

How old are the counselors and how are they trained?

Most staff are college students or paraprofessionals with at least 2 years experience working with children through our after school or education programs. Training includes review of childcare licensing standards, promoting children’s social emotional wellness, group managing and responding to children’s challenging behaviors. Training is through formal sessions and also reinforced during program hours by our camp supervisors.


What accommodations are made for campers with special needs?

Children with special needs and/or disabilities are welcome to attend our program. The program ensures compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and will administer medication to children with disabilities with proper documentation (see medication policy). For children with disabilities requiring care procedures, each case will be determined individually. Our application packet includes a “getting to know my child form”. This provides opportunity for parents to share information regarding children’s specific or special needs. Follow-ups are conducted to review needs and ensure camp-i-can is a good fit for each child. Determination may also include counselors, mental health providers, and /or HCJFS case workers. Activities and space will be adapted as much as we are reasonably able to accommodate. However, if it is judged that the individual needs of a child cannot be met in group care, we reserve the right not to enroll the child and will assist the family in connecting with the appropriate resources.


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