5 Special Camps
A place to grow…
Camp Kodiak is an integrated, non-competitive camp serving children and teens with and without LD, ADHD, NLD and Asperger Syndrome. Our campers range in age from 6 to 18. Our program includes a SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAM, an ACADEMIC PROGRAM and over 50 sports & activities. We build confidence and self-esteem by structuring all activities, athletic, artistic and social, to ensure success. Our staff includes teachers, psychologists, social workers, child & youth workers and recreation specialists. Our camper-to-staff ratio is 2-to-1 and our cabin groups are small.
We are located 2 1/2 hours northeast of Toronto in the beautiful Parry Sound vacation area. Our facilities include modern, lakefront, log cabins with full bathrooms and showers, 425 acres of land and 2 1/2 miles of lakefront. Our extensive indoor and outdoor facilities mean that the fun never stops, rain or shine. We are accredited members of the Ontario Camps Association and the Canadian Camping Association.
In 2007, at parents’ request, we started a program for campers age 19 and over. We call it Club Kodiak. In addition to our recreational, athletic and social programs, we offer our Club Kodiak guests a life skills program. Please see our web site for details. http://www.campkodiak.com/club
For more information go to www.campkodiak.com or call TOLL-FREE: 1-877-569-7595
ROCKY MOUNTAIN VILLAGE CAMP
One of the top Easter Seals camps in the country
Rocky Mountain Village in Empire Colorado is regarded as one of the top Easter Seals camps in the country. Rocky Mountain Village is fully accessible and used by more than 800 children and adults with disabilities during the summer camp sessions. Campers enjoy swimming, fishing, overnight camping, outdoor cooking, travel camp, day trips, arts & crafts, sports and recreation, hiking, dances, music & drama, horse-back riding, and riding the zip-line.
During the non-summer season, camp provides approximately four R&R weekends. Campers come up to Rocky Mountain Village to get away and relax while giving their families a short rest from care-giving. We also offer 4 full day respite opportunities called “The Discovery Club” throughout the Denver Metro area each month.
During the off-season, Rocky Mountain Village functions as a rental and retreat facility utilized by a variety of groups and individuals.
For more information go to www.eastersealscolorado.org or call 303.569.2333
THE ROUND LAKE CAMP GOAL (NJY Camp)
Fairfield, New Jersey
Confidence. Enthusiasm. Achievement. Self Worth. Fun.
At Round Lake Camp (an NJY Camp) we believe that every camper deserves friends, fun and laughter in an accepting environment. Our program of therapeutic recreation is designed so that every activity- recreational, social and educational-is planned to meet the capabilities of each child. The group experience is the keystone to success. Campers are placed within a compatible cabin group where every opportunity for self-understanding and friendship is provided. Friendship, loyalty and communication are the cornerstones of each camper’s goal.
Our camp activities include: athletics, boating, swimming, sailing, mountain biking, jet skiing, arts and crafts, pioneering, creative movement, drama, music, nature, horseback riding, ropes challenge course, woodshop, social dance, science, newspaper, yoga, relaxation therapy, rock band ensemble, computers, ceramics, cooking, activities for daily living, and animal therapy. Social communication disorders of our campers include, but are not limited to Aspergers, PDD/NOS, and ADD/ADHD.
For more information about Roundlake, go to http://roundlakecamp.org or call (973) 575-3333.
LIONS CAMP TATIYEE
Innovative and exciting…camp is an essential part of life
Lions Camp Tatiyee, the Arizona Lions Camp, exists solely to provide a camping experience for challenged individuals, among their peers, that encourage independence and self-confidence. Lions Camp is a safe place for people with special needs to have new experiences and meet new people in an environment built and planned just for them. Camp is an essential part of life, being able to enjoy the outdoors, get away from your every day caretakers and experience life.
We look for new and innovative ways to make camp more exciting all the time. Come and swim in our pool, ride the go-karts, fish in our pond and enjoy yourself among friends. As one of our campers, Sam says “Camp is my happy place, where I can just be me!” Come and just be you.
We have 4 one-week sessions for children and 3 one-week sessions for adults. We are accredited by the American Camp Association. We run purely on donations and have been operating that way for the last 52 years. Can’t wait to meet you!
For more information about Arizona Lions Camp go to www.ArizonaLionsCamp.org or call (480) 380-4254.
Since 1969, Quest’s Camp Thunderbird has been dedicated to providing a real summer camp experience for people with special needs. Because of the physical and behavioral challenges associated with Down syndrome, autism, mental retardation, Cerebral Palsy and other developmental disabilities, these children and adults aren’t typically eligible to attend traditional camps. Camp Thunderbird is their chance to learn new skills and focus on the remarkable things they can do, while making new friends and unforgettable memories.
In addition to providing each camper with an outstanding experience, Camp Thunderbird’s six- and 12-day overnight sessions also give parents and guardians a much-needed break from the demands of 24-hour care giving. For many families, this respite is their first chance to relax, spend time with friends, or even take a vacation knowing that their loved one is receiving quality care and attention.
Camp Thunderbird’s program encourages independence and ownership of our camper’s experience, as campers participate in choice programs that allow campers to pursue their own interests and expand on their talents. Campers can choose from a variety of programs that include, but are not limited to, sports and games, arts and crafts, music and drama, aquatics, nature, teambuilding, high ropes course, low ropes course, and much, much more. Camp Thunderbird also prides itself on bringing in exciting outside visitors to camp to enhance our campers experience.
For more information about Camp Thunderbird go to www.questinc.org/camp2.htm or call (407)-889-8088