My Daughter Nykiah was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at birth and unable to walk. We heard about Lindsey's Place through one of the Nurses that help care for "Lindsey" Hart (the young Lady for whom this awesome place bears the name). We put in the application to attend but, could not afford the entire cost. Being that Lindsey's Place promises not to turn down a Camper, my daughter was able to attend! This was her first time in 10yrs ever being away from us for an extended period and especially overnight. We were nervous but quickly became "at ease" when we got our first phone call from Nykiah expressing how much fun she was having!!! It was such a joy to hear her laugh and talk about all the people (Friends) she was meeting and all the Games she was playing! She did things she'd never done before! She felt FREE and was elated to have a place where everyone is jus like her! No one to judge or stare, just plain happiness and love! I would and do recommend Lindsey's Place to everyone I know who has a child with a disability. Nykah has attended the Camp 3 times since then and each time it gets better and better!! She looks forward to "her time away" from her Twin Sister
This retreat was the most amazing weekend I have had ever. I am totally visually impaired and Lindsey's Place gave me a great place to just be a young person without feeling like I have a disability. I met some inspiring fellow campers and some very caring staff. I am looking forward to returning for another weekend.
Lindsey's place gives people with disabilities a place where they can do anything. When you have a disability it is often virtually impossible to feel a sense of independence. It is not unusual to never have taken a vacation without your parents or traveled at all.
Lindsey's place gives those with disabilities a place to go where they can experience fun outside of the world they often feel trapped in. While you there, there are no road blocks, no humiliation for needing help.
There are very very few places like that for the disabled, especially after they turn 18. It seems when you're a kid the world likes to tell a disabled child that they can do anything. Lindsey's place take clients up to the age of 30, which makes them unique, they say we haven't forgot about you and you can still do amazing things.
It goes so far beyond a weekend getaway.
lindsey's place isan extension of SFAH which provided me with the most memorible times of my life. there needs to more places like this in the world so that people with disabilities fell like they can live without being judge for just a sort moment in time. the creation of lindsey's place has given me a renewed faith that the worry free days of my childhood can now extend into adult hood. thanks karen and dave i love you.
Review from Guidestar
The people were very friendly and helped make the camp an enjoyable experience for me. I live close by so I did not do the overnight stay but I had a great experience and made new friends.
I sent my child to Lindsey's Place weekend camp. It was her first time every to spend the night away from home. To have a camp close to home and to put my trust in the people runnng the camp, that being Kara Billingham, was a big thing for me and my child. She has seperation anxiety so i was not sure she would make it over night without Mom and Dad. But she came home feeling great about the experience. I was thrilled and am looking forward to many more opportunities for her to enjoy an age appropirate experience at camp. The activities were great and she gained self confidence and made new friends. Lindsey's Place is great.
My daughter attended the fall retreat. Lindseys Place was great on keeping up the communacations on the event. Emily enjoys being around other clients with special needs, they like they can be like other with out disabilities. They make new friends and also give parents a break. Emily enjoys being social with others although see does not speak you can see how excited she gets about going to a retreat/camp. We drive 9 hours so Emily can meet and make friends and feel like she belongs to a group.