Camp Sunnyside

We are excited to welcome campers back for our 2024 season! We will be using an online platform this year but will have paper applications available upon request.

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

Clients are eligible to receive one Campship per season, not to exceed $600. Residents of group homes, nursing homes, and other facilities are eligible for a maximum Campship of $250.

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.

How to Apply:

You will need to have the following items to register: 

1. Physical and immunization form within the last year. Previous communication had been every 2 years, however, our accrediting bodies are requiring these to be updated yearly going forward. The physical can either be on our form or a physical from your doctor's office. If there are restrictions for any of our activities, it will need to have a physician's signature.

2. An updated medication list with dosage and frequency amounts.

Use the link below to create an account and the required forms to register:
https://campsunnyside.campmanagement.com/p/request_for_info_m.php?action=enroll

If you have already completed a 2024 Respite application, please use the link below and click "forgot password" using the email you provided on your Respite application:
https://campsunnyside.campmanagement.com/p/campers/login_m.php

If you will need a paper application, contact the camp and respite team.

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 2024 Respite, you will only need to fill out the registration pages for the summer session(s) you want to attend.

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: $265 per week
Waiver Units: 200 per week - T2037 $1.33/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: $238 per week
Extended hours: $50 per week
Waiver units: 200 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: $265 per week
Waiver Units: 220 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: $238 per week
Extended hours: $50 per week
Waiver units: 200 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: $715 per week
Waiver units: 480 per week - T2036 $1.49/unit

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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