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.
Interested in renting this facility? Please contact Matt Schmitt, Associate Director at for more information.
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.
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
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
The Knights of Columbus
Joseph and Gertrude Larose Foundation