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Special Needs Events at Sahara Sam’s Oasis

Posted by: NJ Kids Team - May 09, 2014

Special Needs Events at Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park in West Berlin, Camden, NJ provide fun, judgment-free evenings for individuals with special needs to enjoy with their family and friends.  SEAS events are offered to the community at a significantly reduced rate and are designed with the unique challenges of special needs individuals in mind. 

Our Community Programs Director, Katie, talks a little bit about why S.E.A.S. events are so successful: “When we say exclusive, we really mean exclusive. The water park is closed to the general public for the day and we make sure to monitor the admissions tickets that are bought online, this way we avoid crowds which can cause anxiety. Tickets prices are extremely low, we just want to be sure we can cover the overhead and labor expense. Swimmers are just $15 dollars (versus our typical $34.95 general admission ticket). As far as creating a safe, enjoyable, judgmentfree evening goes, we modify the lighting and sounds around the water park. This means that the arcade games are turned off to accommodate those who are sensitive to sensory stimuli and our lifeguards use their whistles only if absolutely necessarily. We also have a quiet room available if the fun becomes too much. Additionally, we accommodate those special dietary needs by allowing guests who attends our S.E.A.S. events to bring in their own snacks – as long as they don’t contain peanut butter or nut products to accommodate those with food allergies. Along the same lines, T-Shirts and shorts are OK too to wear in the park as we understand swimming suits can be irritating for some individuals. We just want everyone to be comfortable and we wanted to provide an evening for those with special needs to enjoy with their family and friends without having to worry.”

Special Needs Events are Typically Hosted Quarterly.
Check their website for their next S.E.A.S events.

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Posted by: NJ Kids Team| May 09, 2014
Categories:  Special Needs
Subcategories:  Feature Stories
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