Easterseals Camp Fairlee is a residential summer camp program filled with fun, tradition, friendship and individual growth. Easterseals mission is to provide exceptional services, education, outreach and advocacy so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. We help participants with disabilities experience safe, healthy and success-oriented recreational opportunities. The philosophy at Camp Fairlee is to provide a nurturing environment with 1) choice of age appropriate activities that best fit the interests and abilities of our participants and 2) the support which enables all to participate to reach their full potential and enhance their independence.
The recreation program combines morning and afternoon activities such as; arts & crafts, music, sports and games, swimming, nature trails, canoeing, kayaking, climbing tower, a zip line, horseback riding, fishing and more. Evenings are full with hayrides, dances, talent shows, campfires and much more! All facilities and programs are accessible.
Camp Fairlee is located on a beautiful 250-acre rural site on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In 2015, Camp Fairlee underwent a major renovation, which included tearing down existing buildings. Some new additions in Camp Fairlee’s modernization include: an activity center with a full-size gymnasium and art studio, outdoor pavilion, health center, seven climate controlled cabins with open bunk rooms for sleeping, and an expanded dining hall that seats 150. Other facilities include a large modern pool with a bathhouse and an outdoor camp site.
The camp staff is comprised of professionals and college students recruited from around the United States, as well as internationally. Each staff member is carefully selected based on skills and experience. An extensive week-long pre-camp training encourages the enthusiasm, creativity and sense of commitment. That is our tradition.