Our Campers come to day camp to gain independence, to grow personally, and to experience the pure joy of summer camp while going home each evening. The extensive support provided during the day at Camp I Am Special makes it possible for people of all ages and abilities to participate in the camp experience. For the families of our Campers, the program provides much needed day time respite with the comfort that their child is being cared for in a loving environment and having a really good time. Having the camp experience with being able to sleep in their own bed at night has been highly requested by parents.
This daytime event also provides one-on-one support of volunteers, nurses, college age group leaders and trained high school Buddies and experienced staff. For the summer of 2019, two, day camp sessions will be offered. It’s all the fun of our original camp experience without staying overnight! Hours are 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and include a morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack, Monday – Friday.
This program also offers the opportunity for additional Buddy training after the Campers leave for the day. Through guest speakers, education and skills training, Buddies gain aptitude and confidence to provide the best experience for their Campers.