“Making TRACKS since 2011!”
The Camps on TRACKS program is a peer-mediated social skills program designed to increase social interactions and inclusion for campers with disabilities and social challenges (Sperry et al., 2010). It is implemented by teaching peers the skills they need to interact with these campers, in order to make camp a fun and rewarding experience for all (Sperry et al., 2010). Teaching peers is essential to the approach, as it allows them to naturally prompt for appropriate social skills in the camp setting. In these peer-mediated interventions, peers who are typically developing are trained to initiate social interactions with and respond to social interactions from their peers with disabilities (Battaglia & Radley, 2014).