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July 2021

Camp Holiday

July 12 - July 30

July 12 - 30, 2021 ( 3-Week Session 9am-2pm $750.00 9am-4pm $1,050.00 REGISTER NOW! Camp Holiday is a day camp for campers with Down syndrome, ages 5-21, in the Greater Charlotte area with a 3:1 camper to counselor ratio that offers crafts, Zumba, library time, drama, yoga and more! Scholarships are available for eligible families. Do you want to sponsor a camper for Camp Holiday? Donate here

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Summer Kid Kits – Drive Through Event

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elevation Church – Blakeney, 8835 Blakeney Professional Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277 United States
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Trying to find new things to do with your loved one with Ds during summer vacation?! LOOK NO FURTHER! RSVP TODAY! The DSA-GC & Elevation Outreach will be providing 50 FREE Summer Kid Kits to elementary-age children with Ds in the Greater Charlotte area! This is event is sponsored by Elevation Outreach. In order to provide fun summer activities to the children with Ds in our area, these packages, assembled by Elevation, will include items like: - Mini Puzzles -…

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Adults with Ds Summer Fun Day

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elevation Church – Blakeney, 8835 Blakeney Professional Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277 United States
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Looking for an afternoon of summer fun for your adult loved one with Ds?! RSVP Required to Attend this FREE Event! The DSA-GC, along with our Event Sponsor, Elevation Outreach, will be hosting a FREE Summer Fun Event for adults with Ds in the Greater Charlotte area! In order to promote socialization and engagement between adults with Ds, we are planning the following activities during this afternoon out: - Rock Painting - Lawn Games (Ex. Corn hole, Giant Connect Four,…

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August 2021

Summer Swing Dance

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We are returning in-person for The Summer Swing Dance on August 6!!! RSVP TODAY for this FREE EVENT! Join Best Buddies North Carolina, The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte and Next Step Clubhouse to dance the night away! Come enjoy an evening of fantastic OUTDOOR (weather permitting) music, refreshments & fun! We are so excited to bring our organizations together for the Summer Swing! Date: Friday, August 6, 2021 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Location: Next Step Clubhouse- navigate…

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Camp Horizon

August 18 - August 21
YMCA Camp Harrison at Herring Ridge, 7901 South NC 18
Boomer, NC 28606 United States
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AUGUST 18-21, 2021 REGISTER NOW! 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 sleep-away camp experience. August 18- 21, 2021    $325 per camper…

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Special Education Dispute Resolution Workshop (Virtual)

August 31 @ 8:00 pm

Special Education Dispute Resolution Virtual Workshop for North Carolina Families Presented by Council for Children's Rights THIS EVENT IS FREE! Register Today for Zoom Link NOTE: This workshop pertains to NC residents only. Feel like your student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) is not being followed? Disagree with the school about your student’s placement or amount of special education services? Not sure what to do about it? Sometimes advocating for your student at an IEP meeting may not be enough to…

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September 2021

Fall Weekend Retreat for Adults with Down syndrome

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - September 19 @ 3:00 pm
Camp Thunderbird, 1 Thunderbird Lane
Lake Wylie, SC 29710 United States
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Our 3rd Independent Living Retreat for Adults with Down syndrome will be held September 17-19, 2021 at Camp Thunderbird! These weekend retreats are a way for adults with Down syndrome to connect with others, develop "soft skills" (aka problem solving, perseverance, teamwork, communication, focus, etc.) that equip them to be effective employees in the world of work and beyond. A mix of whole-group, small-group and individual activities are embedded throughout the weekend. A focus on life skills (hygiene, activities of…

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October 2021

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
J Richardson Stadium UNCC

BACK TOGETHER AGAIN! OCTOBER 30, 2021 START YOUR TEAM TODAY!  HOW TO GET STARTED GUIDE SPONSOR OUR EVENT! 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 Down syndrome than…

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