Camps - The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte

Summer Camps

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

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
For all Camp/ Retreat registrations & staff/ volunteer applications,
please CLICK HERE.

Camp Holiday

SUMMER 2022 DATES:
Session 1: June 20- July 1, 2022
Session 2: July 18-29, 2022
NEW: Camp Holiday- NORTH: August 1-5, 2022

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. Campers that will be attending Camp Holiday Session 1 and/or Session 2 can chose to participate from 9am-2pm OR 9am-4pm when you register. Camp Holiday- NORTH campers will attend from 9am-4pm.

Cost (Session 1 and Session 2): $500/session (9am-2pm) OR $700/session (9am-4pm)
Cost (Camp Holiday- North): $350
Scholarships are available for eligible families. To apply for a Camp and/or Retreat Scholarship, please go to the camp registration site, create an account, and fill out the application form located in the “Camper/Participant Information” section.

Do you want to sponsor a camper for Camp Holiday?
Donate here.

Camp Horizon

SUMMER 2022 DATE:
August 17-20, 2022

Camp Horizon is a 4-day/3-night traditional overnight 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.

Cost: $325
Scholarships are available for eligible families. To apply for a Camp and/or Retreat Scholarship, please go to the camp registration site, create an account, and fill out the application form located in the “Camper/Participant Information” section.

Do you want to sponsor a camper for Camp Horizon?
Donate here.

QUESTIONS?! Email DSA-GC Program Coordinator, Marissa White, at mwhite@dsa-gc.org or call her directly at 315-391-3159.

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