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Causes: Blind & Visually Impaired Centers, Camps, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Human Services, Sports

Mission: The mission of Camp Summit is to provide barrier-free outdoor experiences that promote personal growth and foster independence for children and adults with disabilities. We offer weeklong camp sessions during spring break, summer and fall months as well as weekend sessions and respite days. Campers are offered a wide variety of traditional camp activities in our barrier-free environment all of which are adapted for our campers' abilities and not limited to their disabilities. Our goal is to help children and adults with disabilities reach their own personal peak by providing recreational, therapeutic and social activities in an authentically natural camp setting. The benefits of our camping program are endless! Campers are encouraged to try new experiences in order to gain self-confidence, increase personal independence and learn cooperation.

Programs: Each year there are eleven one-week camp sessions during the summer and weekend sessions in the spring and fall. We have "camperships" available for nearly 90% of our campers. Even the most severely disabled are welcome at the camp where the camper to counselor ratio is 2-1. The benefits for the campers are endless...they can enjoy the outdoors with their peers while accomplishing personal goals. Families and caregivers get a respite from year-round care. Counselors are college students, some international, training in social service fields, physical therapy, and other special needs areas.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Sherri A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son Bradley will be going for his 3rd summer camp this year. Camp Summit staff has been awesome, facilities are great. He was born with Hydrocephalus, and is wheelchair bound. They assign a volunteer to be with him daily, they do lots of activities that we would not be normally available to him. We are planning for him to go to the spring and fall camps as well.

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