Special Needs 1
June 4 - 8, 2023
Check-in: by appointment. | Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
About this Session
This session serves special needs campers of all ages. The camp takes great care to give these campers the best session possible, including specifically-tailored craft times, devotions and outdoor activities to meet each special needs camper at their level of ability.
There are only 12 spots open for each special needs session this summer. This is due to limited bunk space (most special needs campers can only comfortable access the bottom bunks) as well as faculty needs. We make sure that there will be a faculty member assigned to each camper as their personal helper and friend for the week. Limited day camp options are also available. Contact the camp office for more info.
What's a Day Camper, and why is it cheaper? - some of our Special Needs campers are not able to spend the night, and that's okay. We have -- Day Camper slots open per Special Needs session. The price is a little lower due to decreased care and time on campus.
What's Special Needs 1 Like?
Want to learn more about this session? Watch last year's recap video.
We want each of our campers to have the full camp experience.
That's why we are committed to taking strides toward accessible activity options for all our campers. While we still have a long way to go, we are happy to share that last summer, our campers with disabilities had a chance to zip line for the first time. You can see footage of it in this video. It was one of our greatest joys in Summer 2022. We look forward to reimagining other camp activities through the lens of accessibility in the future.
About your Dean: Matty Simpson
Matty Simpson is a singer, songwriter and serves as Worship Minister for Leesburg Christian Church in Cynthiana, Kentucky. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have been serving with special needs campers for many years now and have a special place in their hearts for this population. Matty has been working with special needs campers since he was 14 years old.