Residential Camp takes place Monday afternoon through Saturday afternoon during the summer. This overnight experience includes games and activities, swimming, bike riding, hayrides, bubble disco, s’mores, and much more. A Camper must be 5 years old to attend - and you are never too old!
The residential Campers in our programs are able to enjoy all of the fun and traditions of a summer camp while also providing opportunities to grow in social skills, teamwork, and cooperative play. Campers are able to experience these traditions and activities because of our Buddy and Camp Leader Programs.
Our Campers come to the program to gain independence, to grow personally, and to experience the pure joy of summer camp. The extensive support provided at Camp I Am Special makes it possible for people of all ages and abilities to participate in the camp experience and build life-long relationships with their Buddies.
For the families of our Campers, the program provides a much-needed respite with the comfort that their child is being cared for in a loving environment and having a really good time. Many of our parents tell us that our program offers the only week of respite they will have during the year. The program is unique in that it provides the one-on-one support of volunteers, nurses, college-age Camp leaders, and trained high school Buddies in addition to experienced staff 24 hours a day.
The Summer 2021 theme is Social Safari.