Camp I Am Special

Caring for persons with intellectual and developmental differences

 

Camp I Am Special offers a six-day summer camp experience for children, teenagers and adults who are challenged by physical, emotional and mental disabilities.

 

Nestled on the banks of the St. Johns River, this unique experience includes:

 

  • Swimming

  • Pony rides

  • Fishing

  • Hay rides 

  • Petting zoos

  • Arts and crafts

  • Talent shows

  • And more

Campers develop their social skills, grow in independence and make lifelong friendships.

Certified Staff & Volunteers

An accredited program, Camp I Am Special has certified staff and volunteers who are trained in safety and security, person-first language, seizure protocol, swimming protocol, adaptive environments, lifting and transferring, positioning, food safety, CPR, First Aid, and AED use.

 

Registered nurses are onsite 24 hours per day to care for special medical needs of Campers, administer medications and respond to any emergencies that may occur.

 

Each Camper is assigned a volunteer high school buddy for one-on-one care of the Camper while they are at Camp.

 

To download our buddy application form, please visit our Camp I Am Special website. 

Contact Us

Catholic Charities

Jacksonville Regional Office

134 East Church Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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