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Meet Camp Director of Camp Easterseals UCP

Whitney Civitts

Whitney Civitts is the Camp Director for Camp Easterseals UCP and has been an integral part of our camp family for more than ten years. Ask anyone who knows her and they will tell you that Whitney works tirelessly to ensure all campers, staff and volunteers have wonderful, memorable and life-changing camp experiences every year.

In 2007, Whitney had her first job in working with a special needs camp in Pennsylvania. “That summer was life-changing for me. I’ve always had a strong passion for working with individuals living with disabilities and that summer showed me there was a clear career path in doing what I love! Decades later, I’m still in contact with many of the campers, families and staff I’ve had an opportunity to work with throughout the years.”

Whitney continually worked with special needs camps while obtaining her degree in Music Therapy from Immaculata University. Whitney says, “I believe Camp is an amazing place for everyone. Campers get to experience new activities in a safe, welcoming and adaptive environment in addition to gaining confidence and social skills while enjoying the great outdoors. At the same time, the staff and volunteers continue learning, growing and increasing their self-confidence. And while Campers are having the time of their lives, their parents and caregivers enjoy respite and peace of mind, knowing that their loved one is well taken care of and having fun.”

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Craig County, Virginia, Camp Easterseals UCP offers a memorable, unique, safe and one-of-a-kind camp experience. All our Camps are staffed with supportive team members and volunteers. We offer different camping programs throughout the year along that include Fall and Spring respite weekends for both campers and families, family camp and summer residential camp.

Here’s what campers and their families have to say:

David’s Family
As a caregiver I feel confident that my individual will be taken great care of and cared for. My individual has gone to Camp Easter Seals for over 40 years and camp has been a big contribution to the quality of his life. When asked what is camp to you, David says- "Good!"

Tyler's Family
I was very nervous about how my son Tyler would handle everything at camp. By the counselors and his own account, he had a blast and loved his time!

Garrett's Family
This is a great respite for us all. Garrett needs to experience life away from us. He also needs to practice communication skills in a more controlled atmosphere, unlike school, where he is more or less on his own.

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