Mission: To celebrate the abilities and develop the strengths of children with special needs and chronic illnesses ages 7-17 by collaborating with families to provide individualized result-based goals, family support, and recreation in a camp environment. The program is designed to integrate activities and target specific goals set prior to the child attending camp by parents, physicians, teachers and/or caregivers that fall within 4 domains. Those domains include: social interaction, strengthening activities of daily living, health and hygiene skills and/or behavior strategies.
Programs: Provided a camp with fun, educational, recreational experiences to enhance the lives of children ages 7-17 with physical disabilities and serious illnesses. Approximately 633 children attended camps during the year.
This camp provides children and teenagers with special needs a place to be the kid they deserve to be. There are no limitations placed on the campers, no child is ever told "You can't do that". If there is a will to do something for the camper, the staff makes it happen. Wheelchair children have jump roped and played endless games of soccer. Kids have learned how to care for their own daily needs. The camp truly provides an enriching environment for their campers.