Summer Camps

Day and Overnight Camp Options for a Summer of Learning and Fun!


It’s our virtual alternative to our traditional Camp Holiday day camp!

FIVE weeks of themed camp activities for ages 5-21 that can be done at home, including crafts, science, physical activities and live Zoom meetings 2x/week! See some of your favorite camp staff as they offer music therapy, yoga, Zumba and more! For just $20 per week campers can experience the FUN of Camp Holiday in the comfort of their homes!

Camp Holiday is a day camp for campers with Down syndrome, ages 5-21, in the Greater Charlotte area.

Scholarships are available for eligible families. Email for details.

Do you want to sponsor a camper for Camp Holiday?

Donate here and be sure to indicate “Camp Holiday Scholarship” in the notes section.

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.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:Over the last few months DSA of Greater Charlotte Staff, Board of Directors, and Camp Committee have been working very closely to determine the status for our beloved Camp Horizon. After careful consideration, and a review of the current state of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the extremely difficult decision that Camp Horizon will not be held this year. We know so many of you look forward to this camp and the absence of the event this year will be felt widely in our community. As always, the health and safety of our campers, families, staff and community-at-large are our top priorities during these unprecedented times and we appreciate your understanding. Rest assured that the board, working in conjunction with the camp committee, has already begun conversations about how we can safely hold camps in 2021 and doing so will remain one of our top priorities going forward. This camp is one of our most valued programs that we fully intend to resume as soon as possible.