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Easterseals Camp Growing Green

For campers with disabilities ages 10 to adult

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Join us for a summer of fun!
Camp will be held in person summer 2021 subject to CDC/Department of Health guidance. 

Easterseals Camp Growing Green is an ACA accredited overnight camp held on the beautiful campus of the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in the Pocono Mountains. Camp provides incredible opportunities for growth and development in a safe, nurturing environment staffed by Easterseals trained counselors. You can rest easy knowing your family member is in the care of compassionate, qualified individuals.

Campers gain environmental awareness and learn organic gardening in specially designed gardens while also enjoying traditional camp activities like hiking, canoeing, arts & crafts, games, music, swimming and campfires. An optional career experience track is available for campers who want to explore career opportunities.

Reconnecting with old friends, making new ones and getting along in a group are situations that require campers to practice communication skills, flexibility, cooperation and compromise. These critical skills are essential to success in school and at work. Living away from family members and with peers helps campers discover their inner resources and builds self-esteem.

Employment Experience Track
An optional employment experience track is available for campers who want to explore the world of work by spending part of the day job shadowing in food service, office and retail, or assisting counselors in PEEC summer groups. Campers in the career experience track also participate in our regular camp activities.

Additional information
Special COVID precautions will be in place and are outlined here.

View our Frequently Asked Questions about camp.

Staff biographies, packing list and other pertinent information will be published as it becomes available.

Session Dates
Sunday through Friday
Campers sign up for one or more weeks.
Week 1: July 4 - 9
Week 2: July 11 - 16
Week 3: July 18 - 23
Week 4: July 25 - 30
Week 5: August 1 - 6
Week 6: August 8 – 13

Cost
One week/session of camp costs $1,350.
Payment is required in full by the first day of camp. Many families pay in one or two installments. We recommend you speak to your service coordinator/case worker about how to include camp in your waiver funding plan. Scholarships are offered. They are distributed according to availability and camper need and cannot be guaranteed.

Sample Day at Camp
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Camp Amenities
Visit the PEEC website for a comprehensive look at the campus.

Location
538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA (view on Google Maps)
View a map showing the camper drop-off location

Registration
Register online using CampDocs, our easy, secure online system. You need to use Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Microsoft Edge (not Explorer) as your internet browser to access the system. Staff are available to assist you with the online process if you send an email to camp@esep.org with a message about your problem. Registration closes on May 22. All required forms and documents must be completed in full at least 2 weeks prior to the session start date for which you are registered.

For more information, contact:
Please note, contact made by email is preferred.
Emily Gonda
610-289-0114 x209
camp@esep.org
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