Camp Challenge provides a unique experience for children over 6 years of age and adults of any age with disabilities and special needs to have the opportunity to actively participate in camping activities, engage in social interaction with peers and achieve life changing experiences. From campfires to hiking on the nature trail to climbing the high ropes course, campers engage in a variety of enriching outdoor activities in a natural Florida setting.
Most of the camp’s activities, although geared around having fun also possess a therapeutic component. Our camp provides a respite to families who need to exhale from the stress of being a full time caregiver. Campers stay with us overnight and so there is an emphasis on independence prompting for dressing, eating, hygiene and other skills of daily living. Many of our activities involve and promote socialization including music, drama, and theater groups, disco’s, karaoke and dances, eating family style at most meals, and residing in a dormitory style cabin. Our petting farm assists with sensory integration activities as well as water activities and hands on arts and crafts projects involving different materials evoking sensory responses.
The activities available at camp include many enriching and fun opportunities such as: climbing a ropes course, participating in drama and music groups, archery and shooting range, learning to swim, sports and games, social events, and much more. For many campers, camp is an annual tradition with some individuals having attended camp for over 20 years.
Camp Challenge serves individuals primarily with physical and developmental disabilities. The entire camp facility is fully accessible for those using wheelchairs or who have other mobility challenges. We also offer nursing care for individuals who may need to take medications, or may need medical intervention at times during the day.Camp Challenge reaches out to those people with disabilities and special needs, and provides them with opportunities to do things they never imagined possible. It really is a place where “dreams come true”.
For more information call Maggie Denk at 352.383.4711 ext. 201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
31600 Camp Challenge Road ▪ Sorrento, FL 32776