Welcome to the website for the Whole In One Golf Camp at The Ohio State University. On this site you will find general information about the camp, facility information, biographies from our lead team members, and an application for participation in the camp. We have designed the camp for children ages 6-14 who have been diagnosed with autism OR Down syndrome.
AT A GLANCE
WHO: Children who are ages 6 to 14 that have been diagnosed with either autism or Down syndrome
Week 1: June 5 – 9, 2017
Week 2: June 12 – 16, 2017
Week 3: June 26 – 30, 2017
Week 4: July 10 – 14, 2017
The final day of camp will be held at Raymond Memorial Golf Course
COST: $200 per camper*
*A limited number of scholarships will be available
Registration Deadline is May 15th!
Click the above link to download
Return completed forms and camper registration fee to:
PAES Building, Suite 138
305 Annie and John Glenn Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
Participation in sports has helped countless individuals enjoy overall health, self-discipline, higher self-esteem, improved leadership skills, etc. The special needs population is no different. In fact, physical activity is critical for the management of obesity, behavior issues, motor function and positive social outcomes. Most children with disabilities receive physical education through his/her local school district. However, opportunities during the summer months are limited. Currently, there are no summer sport camps for special populations in the state of Ohio or surrounding areas. There are a handful of camps that include physical activity as a part of a larger curriculum, but none that focus exclusively on sports skills, particularly golf.
From Jack Nicklaus to the Memorial Tournament in Muirfield, golf has played a significant role in Central Ohio. Both public and private courses are busy with activity on all or most days of the week. The sport attracts people of all ages with varying levels of skill. One local public course reports hosting 40,000 to 50,000 golfers each year. Golf provides an opportunity for children to develop skills for a sport that can continue throughout one’s entire lifespan. It promotes an active lifestyle and improves social interaction.
The Whole In One Camp participants will use SNAG (Start New At Golf) method and equipment, which allows for effective instruction for beginners to the game of golf.
Days one through four will be conducted in the golf area of the Recreation and Physical Activity Center on the campus of The Ohio State University. On the final day of camp, participants will meet at Raymond Memorial Golf Course to be able to apply his or her new skills on an actual course. We will also host a celebration for the families of our campers at that time.
There are 4 sessions for children with autism and 2 sessions for children with Down syndrome. Each session will meet for 3 hours per day for 5 days. For children with autism: we will host children ages 6-10 in our morning sessions (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM ) and will host children ages 11-14 during the afternoon sessions (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM) during weeks 2 and 3. For children with Down syndrome: children ages 6-10 will attend camp during week 1 (June 5th-9th) and children ages 11-14 will attend camp during week 4 (July 10th-14th). Both sessions for children with Down syndrome will take place from 1pm-4pm. All campers will receive camp t-shirts, a backpack and water bottle.
The camp will be held at the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC) on The Ohio State University main campus in our state-of-the-art student recreation center. We will be using two gymnasiums, the golf hitting stations, and the putting and chipping green.
Camp Administrator – Jae Westfall, MS and Director of the Sport, Fitness and Health Program of the College of Education and Human Ecology, initiated the summer golf camp for children on the autism spectrum. With her experience in adapted physical education and extensive background in Exercise Physiology, Health and Wellness initiatives, she will provide senior leadership for Camp Whole in One. She will ensure that children have an experience that is safe, secure, and successful while learning the fundamentals of the game of golf.
Camp Director – Kelly Trent is a graduate of The Ohio State University and is currently the Head Professional and Program Manager at Raymond Memorial Golf Course, a facility owned and operated by the City of Columbus Department of Parks and Recreation. She also serves as the Golf Coordinator for the Sport, Fitness and Health Program at The Ohio State University. Kelly has been the recipient of many awards and honors. She was inducted into the OSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002 and was named as one of Golf For Women’s Top Fifty Teacher in America. Kelly has been an inspiration to many golfers for over 30 years and has worked with adults and children, including those with special needs. She has tremendous experience with organizing and implementing golf camps in Central Ohio.
Head Instructor – Anne LaDuke, MA attended Bridgewater State College and then got her Master’s degree from The Ohio State University in Adapted Physical Education. She spent 17 years working with adults with Development Disabilities in Franklin County’s Independent Living Program. The past 7 years has been spent working at The Fairfield County Educational Service Center as an Adapted Physical Education Teacher working with children with Autism, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairments and Emotional Disabilities. She has also served on the Licensure and Professional Development Committee at the Educational Service Center. Within these 7 years, she coached Wheelchair Basketball and Bocce. She has spent the last five years working as a golf instructor at Raymond Memorial Golf Camp with Kelly Trent.
Speech Pathologist – Patty Faloon is a 1977 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Speech Pathology. She is currently in her 38th year of providing services to students with communication disorders attending public and parochial schools in Ohio. Her years of service have given her the opportunity to work with students from the Brunswick City Schools, Warren City Schools, Miami County Educational Service Center Consortium Classrooms, Springfield City Schools and currently Fairfield County Educational Service Center Consortium Classrooms. Her experience includes serving students who have been identified as having Speech/Language Impairments, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, Multiple Handicaps, Orthopedic Impairments and Emotional Disabilities. While she was a member of the Springfield Ohio SERTOMA INTERNATIONAL organization she was able to develop and implement a summer Speech and Language Program for school age students residing in Clark County. She is currently a member of the Licensure and Professional Development Committee and a member of the Assistive Technology Team at the Fairfield County Educational Service Center.
Speech Pathologist – Sarah Perlow , M.A. CCC-SLP attended Marietta College and then received her Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing from The Ohio State University. She worked in hospital settings before joining the staff at Fairfield County Educational Service Center. She has spent the past 17 years at FCESC as low-incidence speech-language pathologist working exclusively with children with Autism, Hearing Impairment, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairments and Emotional Disturbance. At the ESC, Sarah has served on the Assistive Technology Team as well as the Licensure and Professional Development Committee. For 6 summers, she was Executive Director of a non-profit summer speech clinic for children of Fairfield County.