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August 2022

Camp Horizon (Registration NOW OPEN)

August 17 - August 20
YMCA Camp Harrison at Herring Ridge, 7901 South NC 18
Boomer, NC 28606 United States
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! For all Camp/ Retreat registrations & staff/ volunteer applications, please CLICK HERE. Camp Horizon is a 4-day/3-night traditional overnight camp experience at YMCA Camp Harrison in Boomer, NC. Participating campers with Down syndrome, ages 10-17, enjoy traditional camp activities, including horseback riding, arts & crafts, boating, fishing, swimming and more. Campers are assigned a 1:1 volunteer counselor for the duration of their time at camp.  Camp Horizon builds self-confidence and independence within the context of a traditional…

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September 2022

Fall Adult Weekend Retreat (Registration NOW OPEN)

September 16 @ 5:00 pm - September 18 @ 3:00 pm
Camp Thunderbird, 1 Thunderbird Lane
Lake Wylie, SC 29710 United States
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! For all Camp/ Retreat registrations & staff/ volunteer applications, please CLICK HERE. The Adult Weekend Retreat is a 3-day/2-night overnight camp experience for all adults with Down syndrome, ages 18 and above. The Retreats occur two times per year at YMCA Camp Thunderbird on Lake Wylie in South Carolina. The Retreats also offer a 3:1 participant-to-counselor ratio. The counselors support the vocational trainings and work closely with the adult participants to provide the best experience possible!…

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October 2022

2022 Greater Charlotte Buddy Walk- SAVE THE DATE

October 15
UNCC Jerry Richardson Stadium, 8701 Phillips Rd
Charlotte, NC 28223
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SAVE THE DATE for the 25th Anniversary of the Greater Charlotte Buddy Walk! Refer back to this event for event updates! As our largest fundraiser of the year, the Greater Charlotte Buddy Walk provides about 50% of the needed resources for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte to fulfill its mission. Every day we make meaningful strides to foster inclusion and to celebrate the lives of people with Down syndrome. There is no better way to celebrate people with…

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