Summer Recreation for Children with Disabilities
The mission of Easter Seals day camping programs is to provide safe, fun recreational opportunities for children with disabilities or special needs. Easter Seals recognizes the gifts and potential of our campers. We create an environment that emphasizes their ability and independence, as well as the development of their leisure skills, social skills, and appreciation of the outdoors. Participants make friends, learn about and explore nature, participate in sports and crafts, gain confidence, and create memories that linger long after they go home.
2016 Day Camp Sessions
Six sessions of day camp are available in July and August. The sessions are divided by age: campers ages 5-11 can attend Sessions 1-3 and campers ages 12-21 can attend Sessions 4-6 (overlap will be allowed at the Director's discretion). Each session runs Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. All sessions are held at the Easter Seals Recreation Center (formerly the "Cottage/Shack") at 809 W. McAndrews in Medford.
|Session 1||July 11-14||Ages 5-11|
|Session 2||July 18-21||Ages 5-11|
|Session 3||July 25-28||Ages 5-11|
|Session 4||August 8-11||Ages 11-21|
|Session 5||August 15-18||Ages 11-21|
|Session 6||August 22-25||Ages 11-21|
Easter Seals Day Camp is open to anyone age 5 to 21 who has a diagnosed disability or special need, including developmental, physical or multiple disabilities. We serve
people with a wide array of ability levels and try very hard to accommodate all campers. Final eligibility is determined by the Rogue Valley Area Director.
Staff and Volunteers
Easter Seals Day Camp takes pride in maintaining a high ratio of staff to campers (1:3 minimum). We hire positive, enthusiastic people who are willing to work hard, have fun, and provide a great experience for our clients. All staff and volunteers go through extensive training prior to service.
All activities are adapted to serve the needs of our clients. They are designed to challenge our campers yet allow for a successful outcome. All activities are reviewed for safety and are scheduled on an age-appropriate basis. Some of our favorite activities include:
The cost to attend day camp is $125 per session, with possible Fee Assistance based on funds raised prior to camp. Limited scholarships covering up to 50% of the cost of camp may be available; to request a scholarship please send a letter to the Rogue Valley Area Director. Space is limited, and registration is on a first come, first served basis.
To enroll, please download the registration form (PDF) and submit it with your registration fee as soon as possible. You will also need to submit a full application and medical form (PDF) before camp begins, unless we have a recent one on file. For more information, contact our Rogue Valley office at 541-842-2199 or send us an email.