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Camp Sunnyside

Applications Packets will be available January 1st, 2023

Accepting completed application packet submissions: January 16th- February 28th

If needed, additional summer camp applications will be accepted: March 20th- April 1st

Applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Funding Accepted: Amerigroup, Iowa Total Care, Fee for Service/HIPP Medicaid Waiver, Private Pay, Limited Scholarships are Available

Apply for these programs by completing the appropriate session application below. Contact the Program and Support Specialist at campandrespite@eastersealsia.org or 515-309-2375 with questions or for additional information.

Please use this link to read an important letter regarding COVID-19 mitigation policies for summer camp.

How to Apply:

Please fill out application of the session you would like to attend, complete it, and sign the appropriate sections. Once all the required items have been completed, please send them to Easterseals Iowa. All required documents must be sent together, in one shipment. You may send the items by one of the following methods:
           
Email: campandrespite@eastersealsia.org
Mail or Drop Off:  Easterseals Iowa, Attn: Program and Support Specialist, 401 NE 66th Ave. Des Moines, IA 50313                                    

If you have already turned in the application for 2023 Respite, you will only need to fill out the registration pages for the summer session(s) you want to attend.

Summer Sessions

Instructions on how to fillout fillable PDF files online - Click Here!

Supported Camp Application (Day Camp and Resident)

Supported Camp Application - Fillable (Day Camp and Resident) 

Bridge Camp Application (Day Camp and Resident)

Bridge Camp Application - Fillable (Day Camp and Resident)

Summer Session Descriptions

Day Camp: Ages 5-12

Easterseals Supported Day Camp sessions provide an integrated setting where children with and without disabilities learn and grow together. This day program is designed for children who can be supported in a 1:6 ratio. Campers who utilize additional assistance with hygiene, ambulation, toileting, and 1:1 services are best supported in this setting. This program  accepts both private pay and waiver funding. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30am-5:30pm.

Private Pay: $240 per week
Waiver Units: 200 per week - T2037 $1.20/unit

Bridge Camp: Ages 5-12

This day program is designed for children who can be supported in a 1:8 ratio. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Extended hours are available from
7:30am-5:30pm.

Private pay Cost: $216 per week
Extended hours: $50 per week
Waiver units: 180 per week - T2037 $1.20/unit

Teen and Young Adult Day Camp: Ages 13-21

Easterseals Supported Teen and Young Adult Day Camp sessions provide an integrated setting where individuals learn and grow together. This day program is designed for teens and young adults who can be supported in a 1:6 ratio. Campers who utilize additional assistance with hygiene, ambulation, toileting, and 1:1 support are best supported in this setting. This program accepts both private pay and waiver funding. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

Private Pay: $240 per week
Waiver Units: 200 per week - T2037 $1.20/unit

Teen Bridge Camp: Ages 13-14

This day program is designed for children who can be supported in a 1:8 ratio. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Extended hours are available from 7:30am-5:30pm.

Private pay Cost: $216 per week
Extended hours: $50 per week
Waiver units: 180 per week - T2037 $1.20/unit

Resident Camp: Youth weeks - Ages 5-17, Adult weeks - Ages 18+

Easterseals Resident Camp sessions provide a setting where individuals participate in a traditional overnight camping experience. This week-long program is designed for individuals who can be supported in a 1:6 ratio. Campers who utilize additional assistance with hygiene, ambulation, toileting, and 1:1 support are best supported in this setting. This program accepts both private pay and waiver funding. 

Check in: Sundays, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Check out: Fridays: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Private Pay: $650 per week
Waiver units: 484 per week - T2036 $1.33/unit

Resident Bridge Camp: Youth weeks: Ages 5-14

Easterseals Resident Camp sessions provide a setting where individuals participate in a traditional overnight camping experience. This week-long program is designed for individuals who can be supported in a 1:8 ratio. 

Check in: Sundays, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Check out: Fridays: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Private Pay Cost: $650 per week
Waiver Units: 484 per week - T2036 $1.33/unit

Counselor In Training "C.I.T" Sessions - Age 16+

CIT is a program designed for campers ages 16+ who can be supported in a 1:10 ratio. This program focuses on the traditional activities of camp with additional activities structured around becoming a good role model, leadership, communication, and vocational skills.  CIT's will assist counselors in various camp activities, including arts and crafts, sports and games, meals and evening programs.  This program will be run June 20th - 24th, July 4th - 8th, and July 18th - 22nd for the 2022 camp season.  To apply for this opportunity, download this form, fill it out and email it to campandrespite@eastersealsia.org. 

Questions?:

Please contact the Program and Support Specialist at 515-309-2375 or campandrespite@eastersealsia.org.

Seasonal Employment Opportunities

Looking for a job that will change your life? One that could possibly be the best summer job you will ever have? Visit the Careers section of our website for seasonal opportunities this summer.

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