Special Needs Camps
DO YOU HAVE A CHILD WITH SPECIAL PHYSICAL OR DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS?
Channel 3 Kids Camp works with families of children with a variety of special needs. Contact us to find out which sessions would best meet the needs of your camper! Campers attending Channel 3 Kids Camp with special needs must attend an open house or contact and schedule a time to meet with the Camp Director before camper can attend a camping week. Learn more about our special needs camps below.
This is a one-week traditional overnight camp experience for children and teens who are blind, visually impaired, and deafblind. Participants must be pre-approved by the Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind. The purpose of this camp week is to empower children to participate in all activities to the best of their ability. They learn to advocate for themselves and engage in the community to the maximum extent possible. It is important that children with vision and hearing impairments be included in sports, physical and recreational activities, receiving the same opportunities as their peers to be successful. A camp setting offers children the instruction and tools to learn how to become active members of their schools and communities.
Participants will receive quality care from highly trained staff along with 24 hour nursing care while meeting new friends, socializing, and trying new activities. Adult camp weeks will serve as a positive experience for participants, who will not only participate in activities but will also actively work on vocational goals. These goals will be appropriate to ability, and will be set based on input from parents and guardians.
Adult Camp Week
Camp Discovery offers kids living with skin disease, a one-of-a-kind experience. Every summer, the AAD sponsors six weeks of camp. Channel 3 Kids Camp hosts one of those weeks here at our camp. Campers take part in traditional camp activities while engaging with many old and new friends.
Camp Courage brings campers with epilepsy together at Channel 3 Kids Camp. Identified by the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut, campers get out and experience all that camp has to offer throughout their stay with us.
**Campers attending Channel 3 Kids Camp with special needs must attend an open house or schedule to meet with the Director before camper may attend camping week.
Please contact Jes Vance, Director of Programs (email@example.com) with any questions you may have.
Cancellation and Refund Policy – Overnight and Day Camp/ Respite Weekends
Registration cancellations received within 14 days of start of camp session will not be eligible for a refund. Participants canceling due to medical illness, with written doctor’s orders may request a full refund.
The Directors reserve the right to dismiss any participant whose influence and conduct becomes detrimental to the best interests of the program. No refunds will be made for dismissed participants or withdrawals.
Our cancellation policy has been created due to the increased demand for available participant space and to ensure fairness to all who wish to attend Channel 3 Kids Camp.