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Donate today to help ensure that everyone who wants to attend camp in a fully-accessible setting has the opportunity.

Easterseals is a week-long fully accessible camp in Big Bear serving children and adults. An accredited American Camping Association site, Camp Easterseals offers people with disabilities the same excitement and activities available at other camps.

For more than 40 years, campers and volunteers from all walks of life have come together for one magical week of camp. Activities include crafts, hayrides, talent shows, dances, swimming, canoeing, archery, hiking, concerts, storytelling, and a high and low ropes course.

Easterseals Camp Update

We are excited to announce that Easterseals Camp will return to YMCA Camp Oakes this year, August 1-7!

Be aware that unless everyone at camp is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, social distancing, masks, and other safety protocol will be in place.

If you are getting the two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, you’ll need to have your first shot no later than June 17 and your second no later than July 15 to be fully covered in time for camp. Proof of vaccination, via vaccine card, must be provided with camp medical form.

Shots are free to all Californians over the age of 12; free transportation provided in some cases.  

FAQs and latest vaccine information:   

Information for Patients and Caregivers: 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (mskcc.org)  

Vaccine clinics and additional information:

My Turn - California COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling & Notifications  

Vaccines & Testing Information - CA Department of Developmental Services 

***Protocol may be revised as federal, state, and local guidelines are updated.*** 

Returning campers register at link: app.campdoc.com/register/eastersealssocal 

Steps to complete registration

  1. Log in with user name and password same as the one you used last year. If you have never registered on CampDoc before select sign up.
  2. Select the campers name on the left hand panel. Next select registration
  3. Here you will need to be careful to select returning camper.  Then continue at the bottom right
  4. Next choose if you need transportation to camp and back cost is $120 round trip.  Max 25 campers first come first serve.
  5. Next is the protection policy this is offered by campo and up to you to choose if this is something you would like.
  6. Next is the financial page is you would like to pay now do so if not choose non in the center of the page.
  7. Next continue to the health profile you will need to complete 100 % of this health profile to attend camp.
  8. You will notice that each section has a red dot on the left hand side. When this section is complete that dot will turn into a green checkmark
  9. Once you are at 100% you are ready to go!

New campers:
Unfortunately, since we will have a modified camp we will not be accepting new campers for 2021 Easterseals Camp. Please consider our camp for next year

Registration will open soon for new and returning staff.  You will also receive an email prior to the opening of registration. Staff dates will be July 31-Aug 7

Please feel free to reach out to Camp Director Amanda Showalter if you have any additional questions.

Donate Online to Support Camp!

Camp Easterseals relies on donations to ensure that anyone who wishes to experience the joys and challenges of camp in a fully-accessible setting can attend. Donate today and support our annual Camp Easterseals. 

Chose from one of three gift designations:

1. Camp: Donate towards Camp Easterseals' expenses.

2. Camper Payment: Donate to support a specific camper. Enter their name in the "Honoree" section of the donation form.

3. Special Camp Fund: Donate to the camp volunteer leadership fundraising campaign which supports camperships, and projects designed to make camp more accessible for all.


To Donate by Check or Money Order:

Please make your check payable to "Easterseals"

Mail to:

Easterseals Southern California
Attn: Special Camp Fund
401 S. Ivy Street
Escondido, CA 92025

The Camp Experience

Watch this video to learn more about Easterseals Camp.

You can also view this video at this link: https://youtu.be/KDsMfbzmwI4


"Going to camp opened my eyes and changed the person I was inside and out. I saw how everyone was being treated and I realized that all I wanted all these years was... to be treated like everyone else. This is the best experience I ever had." - Lora Glassman

More Information
For more information please email the Camp Program Director or call 951.264.4855.

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