Camp will be returning a few key staff from previous summers, but there are still spots that need to be filled. The directors are working on filling counselor positions, and will update the page accordingly.
Mrs. Jamie DeLong
This is Jamie’s second year as camp director. Jamie is a teacher in Okemos Public Schools. Currently she teaches the K-2 ASD self-contained classroom at Okemos Public Montessori at Central Elementary. She has a Masters in Special Education and endorsements in ASD and CI. She also has experience working with students within the CI, ASD, and SXI classroom settings from preschool through 8th grade.
Ms. Debbie McGuigan
Lead Camp Counselor
My name is Debbie McGuigan. I have a degree in Elementary Education from Western Michigan
University. I taught third grade for ten years. Currently I am employed by Okemos Public Schools as a paraprofessional, working with students who have special needs. I have worked for several summer programs including Heartwood, East Lansing, Dewitt and the YMCA. I enjoy working with people of all abilities and I am excited to work at Okemos Special Needs Camp!
Mr. Christian Gilchrist
My name is Christian Gilchrist. I have worked with special needs students in Okemos for 15 years. I have spent 15 years with the summer day camp as well. Summer camp is an exciting way to spend part of your summer. We go to some cool places and are always having fun! See you this summer!