2020 summer sessions will be divided by age, but will no longer be split by supervision or support needed. Each summer session will have a set amount of spots for campers who need 1:1 support/supervision and a set amount of spots for campers who need group (1:2/1:3) supervision. We ask you to select the most accurate placement for your camper. If you have a question about what support/supervision is best for your camper, please contact us. We hope this will provide everyone a greater variety of session options to fit into your busy summer schedules.
For the month of January, we will be limiting weekend & summer sessions to 1 registration per camper per season. Many of you are aware that our camp program has grown increasingly popular, and our goal is to provide everyone with an opportunity for accessible recreation & respite. We ask you to help us by limiting your initial registration to one (1) weekend camp and one (1) summer camp session. We hope this helps in providing time for everyone to get online and get registered for a session of their choosing.
At the end of January, we will send an email letting you know if there are still spots available. Starting February 1st, those spots will be open for any camper and family who would like to register for a second spring or summer session. At this time, we ask that you choose no more than two (2) weekend camp spots total, and two (2) summer spots total.
Summer sessions will remain at the same price of $1145 for a 6-day session and $1445 for an 8-day session. Respite weekends will see a nominal increase in order to cover operating costs and continue to provide quality services; regular weekend sessions will be $420, while the President's Day Extended Respite will be $585.
Residential Summer Camp
The joy, camaraderie, and personal growth of summer camp is something almost all of us have experienced and will remember the rest of our lives. Unfortunately, for people with disabilities, the opportunity to take part in this summer tradition is almost non-existent. Camp Stand By Me provides this special experience with a fully-accessible camp facility and low counselor to camper ratios.
In order to provide the best care possible for each camper, the following guidelines are used to determine the number of counselors assigned to each cabin group during sessions.
1:1 Care: Ideal for campers who need constant supervision and support from a staff member in order to engage in camp activities, and those who prefer to venture away from the group. It is also recommended for campers with medical needs that require close attention at all times (seizures, continuous tube-feeding, etc.) and those with a high level of personal care that will take them away from the group frequently or for long periods of time.
1:2+ Care: May include campers who can perform Activities of Daily Living (showering, brushing teeth, etc.) independently or with some assistance, and who can consistently be supervised in a group of 2-3 campers per staff member.
Join us for a Weekend Respite Camp, offered approximately two weekends a month during the school year. Campers enjoy many of the great summer activities as well as seasonal favorites. Respite camps are a great opportunity for first-time campers to try Camp Stand By Me before coming for a full week of summer camp. All sessions support campers of all ages and all support/supervision ratios.
2020 Weekend Respite Schedule
January Respite #1
January Respite #2
Jan 31-Feb 2
February Respite #1 - President's Day, extended session
Bring the whole family for a weekend of fun at Camp Stand By Me! Our highly-trained staff will provide fully-accessible activities for your entire family, allowing you to spend the weekend enjoying our beautiful grounds in a stress-free environment.
Great activities in which all family members will be able to fully participate.
Enjoy spending time and relaxing together.
Parents can take time to sit, relax, and socialize with other parents while our staff leads activities with your kids.
Family Camp 2020
May 22-25 - 4 days, 3 nights All ages, all care ratios
Family Camp costs will vary based on the number of people attending and the cabin selected. The prices below are based on 4 people per family. Please add $50 per additional family member.
Upper Cabin with separate bathroom facilities: $475 Lower Cabin with attached bathroom facilities: $625