Camps for children and adults with disabilities can be defined under the respite services category as they provide planned short term, time-limited breaks for families and other unpaid carers of children, young people and adults with a disability with the intention that families/carers resume care at the end of the respite period. public accommodation means a facility operated by a private entity whose operations affect commerce and fall within at least one of the enumerated categories under the law. Everyone, including children and adults who have physical disabilities, need a vacation away from home.
Separated from their parents, many for the first time, campers of all ages begin to take on challenges that build their self-confidence and sense of independence.
Campers get to participate in swimming, nature studies and arts and crafts, canoeing, fishing, evening socials and sports and games.
Many camps offer horse riding program for children and adults with disabilities through quality therapeutic riding programs.
While other camps provide activities for children who are visually impaired and blind.
Some summer camps also cater for kids with complex neurological disorders who need highly specialized support to be successful at camp.
There are many good reasons to send your child to camp, but the short answer is that it will be good for both of you.
Your child will be in a place where they will receive care from skilled and experienced counselors, giving your child a chance to discover their independence, build their self-confidence and establish new friendships with peers.
Campground staff have an understanding of youth with disabilities and special needs including the unique potential of each child and special attention is paid to peer relations, building self-confidence and learning new life skills.
An emphasis is placed on building self-esteem and how to make and keep friends.