Camps for patients who have transitioned to adult care
Camp designed for children, teenagers, and adults with disabilities. Separate sessions are scheduled for specific ages and level of functioning. Camp Summit offers week-long camp sessions during the summer and fall months and spring break, and weekend sessions and respite days in the fall and spring seasons. Campers are offered a wide variety of traditional camp activities in our barrier-free environment.
SEEK Camp is a non-denominational Christian camp experience sponsored by the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Children’s Camp is held at Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center. All activities are designed to accommodate the special needs of our campers. Each camper is encouraged and assisted by their counselor to participate in the camp community. SEEK Camp experiences are available for children ages 9 to 14, youth ages 15 to 20 and adults. SEEK Camp is a unique opportunity for campers who are physically and/or mentally challenged to learn about love, friendship, sharing, caring and living in a Christian community.
Camp Barnabas exists to provide life-changing opportunities to people with special needs in a Christian camp setting. We offer acceptance and love to more than 1,300 campers with special needs and chronic diseases - and their siblings - in locations across the United States. Through adaptive activities, people with physical, intellectual, and/or medical challenges become participants, not observers, in the world around them. They leave Camp Barnabas knowing they are uniquely created to live lives of ability.
Adventure Camp is a day camp for children and teens ages 5-21 with intellectual and related developmental disabilities. Siblings may attend as well if space allows. Adventure Camp is held Monday through Friday during spring and summer school breaks in order to provide recreational day care for campers and respite to caregivers in a fun, safe and experiential environment. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with extended care available. Activities include crafts, games, entertainment, swimming, free play and field trips. Summer camps are held concurrently in two-week sessions throughout the summer (with the exception of the week of July 4th). Space is limited to 25 per session. Camper to staff ratio is generally 4:1 and is often supplemented by volunteers as needed. Camp provides a semi-structured environment with opportunities for free play and leadership. Fees are similar to daycare. Scholarships are available on a limited basis.
The Dallas Park and Recreation Department has 43 recreation centers located throughout the city. Each center offers programs that cater to the needs of their community.
Plano Parks and Recreation Therapeutic Programs provide year-round recreational programs for children, teens and adults from age one year old to over 60 years of age. The programs include outings to local businesses and restaurants, dances, in-house classes that cover academic issues, and programs that include arts and crafts, music, games and a lot of social interaction. The programs are created specifically for individuals with special needs and each program is geared to a specific age group. The programs provide fun and peer social interaction for the participants as well as respite for the families. It is a safe environment for families to leave their children.