Aquatic Center

Catholic Charities and Camp I Am Special held a formal dedication ceremony for the Aquatic Center on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.  Bishop Emeritus John J. Snyder blessed the facilities, local dignitaries, community partners, donors, and camper parents participated in the unveiling of the new facility.


Thanks to the generous donations of The Rotary Club of Deerwood, Abigail’s Joy, and Delores Barr Weaver, the new fully handicapped-accessible Aquatic Center is now a reality. This facility can accommodate 75 swimmers at a time, with features such as being heated, “zero-entry” graduated access, social steps, restrooms and a shaded pavilion area. 

This Aquatic Center will continue to be a treat for Campers to enjoy for years to come.  We have seen the benefits to our Campers in allowing greater ease of movement with less pain and spasticity, balance and gait becoming easier and social skills enhanced through group play and peer activities as well as learning and practicing pool safety as a lifesaving skill. 

Did you know that you can rent this facility? 

Please contact us at, campiamspecial@ccbjax.org for more information

regarding this and the Chartrand Family Camp I Am Special Playground. 

Thank You to our Aquatic Center Donors



Auld & White Constructors

Nancy and Gary Chartrand

Deerwood Rotary Charities, Inc.

Delores Barr Weaver Foundation

Marlene and Ed White, Jr.

WET Engineering

Christine Cherek and Kirk Larsen

The Lucy Gooding Charitable Foundation Trust

THE PLAYERS Championship

Warren P Powers Charitable Foundation Trust

The Cascone Family Foundation

Margaret and George Helow Family Foundation

Margaret and Robert Hill

Jaguars Foundation

Mary Pat and Dave Kulik

Carol and Robert Shircliff

Katherine and Frank Upchurch

Leona and Douglas Wilson

Marcella and Tom Claridge

Kathy Devine and Kevin Heuertz

Lisa Glisson

George Good

The Knights of Columbus

Joseph and Gertrude Larose Foundation