What makes this camp different from others?

For Young Adults

Camp PossAbility will target the young adult population which is underserved. Most similar camps serve children ages 7-17 with termination of attendance after child turns 18 or 21.

Adapted for Cognitive High Functioning

In our research, we have not found any completely adapted camps for cognitively high functioning young adults with physical disabilities in the nation. From many young adults we’ve surveyed, we’ve found that this is actually a big need.  Our campers are those who are going to college, getting jobs, and/or living independently.

Physical Disabilities

Many camps target serving those with cognitive disabilities but are not equipped to serve the population of young adults who are physically disabled. Other camps that target adults with physical disabilities include those with severe cognitive disabilities, limiting what the high functioning campers are able to do while at camp.

Faith Based Options

Camp PossAbility includes optional Bible studies and inspirational speakers on occasional days. Our goal is to encourage mind, body, and spirit.  Similar things are done at YMCA camps. No one will be excluded from attending Camp on the basis of sex, race, or religious background, and no one will be forced to participate. Camp PossAbility is not affiliated with any religious organization or denomination.

Programming:

Done by Camp PossAbility trained volunteers with additions by Bradford Woods staff

1:1 Model:

Camp PossAbility will follow the 1:1 volunteer/camper ratio model. Each volunteer will help care for, share a cabin with, and enjoy camp and life together with a camper.

Camp PossAbility will have scheduled events and meals but will also have free time for camper-choice events.  Campers will be expected to stay with their 1:1 volunteer at all times during camp.

Camp Activities:

Horseback riding, adapted ropes course, swimming, boating, outdoor sports arena, nightly parties/events

Meet some campers from Camp Possability

Daily Schedule (subject to change):

  • 6:30 to 7:00—Wake-up
  • 7:00 to 7:30–Music/Fun Songs
  • 7:30 to 8:30–Breakfast
  • 9:00 to 11:30–Activity #1
  • 11:30 to 12:30—Lunch
  • 12:30 to 2:00—Rest Time
  • 2:30 to 4:00—Activity #2
  • 4:30 to 6:00—Activity #3
  • 6:30 to 7:30—Dinner
  • 7:30 to 9:00—Evening party
  • 9:00 to 11:00—nightly procedures/bedtime prep
  • 11:00—Lights Off

General Info

  • Theme for Summer 2017: “Limitless”
  • Dates: July 30 to August 4, 2017.
    Registration Deadline: March 1, 2017.
  • Cost: $450 (what the camper is charged) for the week and includes room, board, and food.

A $50 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is due at registration. Completion of fees (additional $400) is due by February 1, 2017.

ACTUAL camper cost is $1600 per camper for the week, so we encourage you to raise funding to help cover further expenses as well.

Have any questions? Please contact Lauren @ lauren@camppossability.org

Wonder if you qualify for a week of fun?

Do you:

  • Fit in the age bracket of 18 to 35?
  • Have a physical disability that requires you to use a wheelchair?
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent? (Certificate of completion will not be accepted).
  • Enjoy fun, loud, noisy group environments where you will be stretched to try new things and make friendships that will last a lifetime?

Answered “yes” to all of these?
If so, you are a GREAT candidate for Camp PossAbility!

Ready to go to camp?

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Camp Downloads and Resources

CAMPER PACKET: Please read, print, and sign all forms.  ALL forms must be completed and appropriate forms signed by your doctor for admittance to camp.  Camp physicals must be completed within 30 days before camp (no sooner than July 1, 2017) and all completed forms should then be promptly sent to Camp PossAbility for review before you get to camp (certified or overnight mail REQUIRED!)  All applications must be received by July 24, 2017.

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