NEW: Camp Holiday- NORTH
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
For all Camp/ Retreat registrations & staff/ volunteer applications, please CLICK HERE.
Camp Holiday is a day camp for campers with Down syndrome, ages 5-21, in the Greater Charlotte area. Camp activities are based on weekly themes and include arts & crafts, water play, science experiments, literacy, and so much more! In addition, participating campers enjoy weekly yoga, drama, music, Zumba, Spanish lessons, and movement class facilitated by trained professionals. Each group of campers is supported by a certified teacher and 1-2 camp counselors- offering a 3:1 counselor-to-camper ratio. Campers ages 14-21 will participate in activities that promote independence and vocational readiness as a part of their camp experience each day. These campers will help prepare daily snacks, assist with collecting & distributing materials and supplies to classrooms (which will be monitored closely to promote camper health safety), participate as role models for younger camper group activities, engage in lessons that promote communication, problem solving, self- advocacy and more. Younger campers will practice vital social and communication skills through exploratory hands-on activities as well as physical activities to promote health & growth. Participants attend camp Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.
Camp Holiday- North will be a one week pilot program in August 2022. We will host this program at Mosaic Church- Hope Center ( 10624 Metromont Pkwy #302, Charlotte, NC 28269 ). Registered campers will be attend M-F from 9am-4pm.
The Camp Holiday- North Supervisor will be Faith Dumais, who has worked at several DSA-GC programs, including Camp Holiday- Sardis and the Adult Weekend Retreat.
Cost: $350 (9am-4pm)
Scholarships are available for eligible families. To apply for a Camp and/or Retreat Scholarship, please go to the camp/retreat registration site (LINKED HERE), create an account, and fill out the application form located in the “Camper/Participant Information” section.