Searching for the Right Summer Camp!
Greetings from Camp Lee Mar
Ms. Lee Morrone’s and Ari Segal’s combination of wisdom, experience, and innovations, have made Lee Mar a very unique program, with campers attending from all over the USA and overseas. Campers learn new skills, make friends, and build self-esteem, all while having fun! Ari and Lee also bring their personal experiences being parents of children with special needs themselves. Ari also directs The Guided Tour, Inc., a supervised vacation program for adults (17 & up) with developmental challenges. Both programs can be visited at www.leemar.com and www.guidedtour.com.
Quest’s Camp Thunderbird: Summer Camp for Children of All Abilities!
Located just north of Orlando, Florida, Quest’s Camp Thunderbird has been dedicated to providing a real summer camp experience for children and adults with special needs since 1969. Because of the physical and behavioral challenges associated with Down syndrome, autism, Cerebral Palsy and other developmental disabilities, these individuals aren’t typically eligible to attend traditional camps. With a variety of exciting activities, experienced staff and endless fun, 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.
Our youth camp sessions specifically focus on inclusion – where children of ALL abilities are able to play, learn and grow together. For children with disabilities, the feeling of acceptance from attending camp alongside able-bodied peers is invaluable. For children without disabilities, our program creates the chance for them at a young age to recognize others as individuals, not by their disabilities – helping to create a more empathetic and understanding community in the future.
Quest’s Camp Thunderbird’s six and 12-day overnight sessions also give parents and guardians a much-needed break from the demands of 24-hour caregiving. For many families, this respite is their first chance to relax, spend time with friends, or even take a vacation knowing that their child is receiving quality care and attention.
The Quest Team, through quality and innovation, builds communities where people with disabilities achieve their goals.
Quest’s Camp Thunderbird invites you to explore their camp by visiting www.questinc.org
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