We believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience the benefits from attending summer camp. There are limitless opportunities to make new friends, try new things, increase social opportunities, become more independent; as well as build self-reliance and life-long friendships. Our 40 acre fully-accessible campground is located in Boulder Creek, California amidst the beautiful redwood forest of the Santa Cruz Mountains and is accredited by the American Camp Association.
Campers have been benefitting from these weeklong sessions for more than 50 years; enjoying horseback riding, swimming, adaptive sports, arts, crafts, campfire sing-a-longs, talent shows and many much more,
Summer Camp Sessions (8 to 65 years of age): Each session is designed for a individuals within a specific age group and is grouped by developmental and/or physical disabilities. The typical camper-to-counselor ratio is 3:1 (1:1 is available upon request). Each camper usually stays in cabins five other campers and two counselors. Parents and caregivers enjoy a much-needed respite while their loved one is away at camp. Learn more>>
Family Camp Sessions (4 to 65 years of age): This 3-day weekend session provides a special opportunity in which the entire family (the camper with special needs, parents and siblings) participate in the camp experience together. Children with special needs and their siblings can ‘be themselves,’ and the supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere helps strengthen family bonds. There are scheduled breakout activities for siblings and parents only, where they can benefit from the company and support of others who can relate to the unique challenges of having a family member with a special need. Learn more>>
Veterans Healing Retreat Sessions (operated in partnership with Our Heroes Dreams):
These sessions are uniquely designed to meet the needs of veterans, spouses and family members of veterans who are struggling with reintegration into their families and society, after service. This week long retreat is packed with high-adventure activities, allowing veterans to "find a new mission" in their lives, while coming to grips with some new realities they face. Campers also have the opportunity to share their stories in a safe environment, receive personal guidance on a number of topics (PTSD, financial planning, family or marital counseling, employment assistance and more). These sessions are life-saving and life-changing. Learn more>>
This program began in 1966 and still continues today, providing social and recreational activities for adults (22 years of age and older) with physical and developmental disabilities. This program is professionally staffed and is self-governed with member-elected officers. There is a membership fee and members either fundraise collectively or pay directly for their own expenses. The activities occur throughout the year and offer members the opportunity to become more independent.
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