From campfire sing-a-longs and late night ghost stories, to boating, nature walks, swimming, and arts and crafts, Easterseals camps provide the same excitement and activity available at other summer camp programs. The difference? Easterseals campers experience the joys and challenges of camp in a fully-accessible setting.
As a veteran service-provider for children and adults with disabilities, Easterseals meets the need for accessible camping with 140 camping and recreation facilities across the country. Day and residential camp sessions, as well as weekend and after-school programs, are available. (Hours, duration, activities, eligibility requirements, transportation availability and tuition vary from camp to camp.)
Camp is a summertime staple, a place where abilities are discovered, independence tested, lifelong friendships born and cherished memories made. But for children with disabilities and their parents, finding a fully accessible, adequately staffed camp can seem nearly impossible. Easterseals Camp without Barriers addresses the needs of children and adults with disabilities — and allow them to experience joys and challenges unique to summer camp — many camping and recreation facilities across the United States now offer fully-accessible camping. From campfire sing-a-longs to boating, nature walks, swimming, and arts and crafts, accessible camps provide all the excitement and activities available at mainstream summer camps.
Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania provides services to more than 20,000 adults and children with physical disabilities and developmental delays, including individuals affected by conditions like autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spina bifida and traumatic brain injury (TMI). Whether you are a parent, caregiver or participant, our programs are designed to ensure that all people with disabilities and special needs have equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play. Each year, with the help of the Lake Aldred and Pequea Water-Ski Clubs, Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania takes to the Susquehanna River for a fun and exciting weekend of water sports! Whether it is tubing, adaptive skiing, stand up skiing, or a ride on the jet skis, individuals of all abilities are welcome to participate.
Participants will find programs throughout South Central Pennsylvania ranging from bowling and soccer to unique ventures such as scuba diving and water skiing. For more information about Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania or for a list of upcoming events, check out Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania website or contact Matt Ernst at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 717-741-3891, ext 4338.
Contact Easterseals to learn more about Easterseals camps across the country.