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Welcome to Camp Nugget

Dr. Melissa Bittner
A Message About Fall 2020
Dr. Melissa Bittner 
Assistant Professor
Adapted Physical Education 
Department of Kinesiology

We hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we will have to cancel face-to-face Camp Nugget for summer 2020. Parent/families who have already registered will receive a full reimbursement. It usually takes 3 to 7 business days for the refund to post to the parent’s account but due to the current situation, it may take 2 to 3 weeks. You will be reimbursed automatically to the credit card account that was used to make the camp payment.

Due to generous grants and donations, a virtual online Camp Nugget will continue with no cost to parent/families. CSULB’s Camp Nugget will continue the online physical education program through our social media Facebook and YouTube pages @LongBeachStateAPE  The online Camp Nugget will be Tuesday through Friday @ 1pm. Physical activity sessions will last approximately 30 minutes each day and include activities such as fitness, yoga, or dance. Activities will not require any equipment and can be done with limited/no space. Friday sessions will include bilingual instruction! All lessons will be universally designed so all students, regardless of ability, will be able to successfully participate! Physical activity sessions will be stored on our social media page so if families are not able to join us synchronously, they can view the sessions at any time of their convenience. We hope our innovative online Camp Nugget program will encourage more individuals to participate in daily physical activity. Updated information will be provided, on our social media sites @LongBeachStateAPE.

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Drs. Bittner & Lavay
Camp Nugget Co-director

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Camp Nugget provides small group instruction by university students enrolled in the KIN Department who are studying to receive an Adapted Physical Education Teaching Credential under the supervision of Dr. Barry Lavay, CSULB Professor. Camp activities include aquatics with swim instruction, fundamental motor skills, health-related physical fitness, dance, lead-up cooperative games, and adapted sports. The 4-week program begins usually the last Monday in June and continues throughout the first three weeks of July.

Camp Nugget is designed for children with special needs and disabilities ages 5 - 12 years. The child/staff ratio is four children to one staff member. It is the parent’s responsibility to provide assistance with their child if their child requires intense one-on-one instruction This also includes the swimming portion of camp.
For example if their child: (a) will run away from the group (b) has such a severe disability that he/she requires full-time physical assistance, including hand over on hand assistance at all times.
(1-1 Support Handout) A parent meeting will be held on the first day of camp and the parents are strongly encouraged to attend.

Thank You to Camp Nugget Donors

Camp Nugget would like to take this opportunity to thank the local community partners and sponsors for its support of the program. We appreciate the generous contributions from Ms. Michele Jesolva, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pellerito, Mrs. Rae Gabelich, Long Beach Airport, Meier Law Firm, Miller Advocacy Group, Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation, Employees Community Fund of Boeing and BJ’s Restaurant.