Easter Seals addresses the need for accessible camping with its location near Chestertown, Maryland. Camp Fairlee is a beautiful, residential/recreational and respite camp on 250 sprawling acres on Fairlee Creek which offers campers from age 6 and up the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of camp in a fully-accessible setting.
Because of steady growth and increased demand, we recently invested over $6.5 million to totally rebuild Easter Seals Camp Fairlee, including all new cabins, an updated health center, activity center and dining hall. In addition to modern, accessible facilities, we added new capacity to allow us to accommodate additional campers year-round. Click here to view photos of our newest improvements to Camp Fairlee.
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| Respite Weekends
| Camp schedules + applications
| Facility rental
| Directions to camp
| Contact us
Throughout the year, there are several different services to suit the recreation and respite needs (and budgets!) of participants and their families.
Traditional, residential summer camp runs from June through August. Activities are geared to age and interests of each individual and can include swimming, wall climbing, zip line, horseback riding, outdoor games, arts/crafts and more! Most sessions are six days long, Sunday to Friday. However, there are limited options for twelve-day sessions and five-day sessions. Also, participants are grouped with sessions for children from 6 – 21, and adults 21 +. For most sessions, there is a ratio of camp counselors to participants of roughly 1 counselor for every 2 – 3 participants. This ensures that the needs of every camp participant are fully met. In addition, a few sessions each summer are dedicated to children with Autism. During Autism sessions, the ratio is 1:1.
Offered during the summer, participants in the program reside at Camp Fairlee during the week, but activities involve a daily field trip to nearby points of interest including the seashore, state parks, zoos and other attractions in nearby cities such as Washington, Annapolis and Baltimore. The Youth Daily Adventure is for children ages 13 - 21, and The Adult Daily Adventure is geared for adults 21+.
During on site summer and respite sessions, professional chefs handle the special dietary needs of each participant. In addition, a nurse is always on site at the new health center and a physician is on call 24/7.
Respite Weekend Online Registration
During the off season months of September through May, there are occasional respite weekends for the participants and their families. Weekends start on Friday evening and end on Sunday afternoons. Each weekend has its own theme depending on the month and season of the year and activities are geared accordingly. Most weekends are blended to accommodate children and adults, but some weekends are for children, some for adults, and some just for children with Autism.
Easter Seals Camp Fairlee’s Travel Trip Program allows for adults 18 and over with developmental and physical challenges to achieve greater independence through travel experiences. The Travel Trips is a very special program that offers opportunities for personal growth, recreation and socialization through travel.
Learn more here.
Participants must have a legal ID. A passport may be necessary on some trips. 2 wheelchairs will be allowed per trip. Participants must be able to transfer. We are not able to accommodate power wheelchairs at this time.
Do you need a facility rental for your group or conference? Fairlee Manor offers conference and meeting space available for rent. Cabins can also be rented on select weekends.
We are eager to serve you. Please contact us with your questions or comments, or call 410-778-0566.