|State||Start Date||End Date||Location|
|Camp Twin Lakes,
|Williams Syndrome||March 20
|Camp Twin Lakes,
|YMCA Camp Harrison, Boomer|
Camp Blue Skies provides 5-day, 4-night camps for individuals over 21 with cognitive and developmental disabilities. In addition to the many recreational and outdoor activities available, we offer activities to encourage individual independence. Camp Blue Skies’ focus is on the camper’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being through continued development of a healthy lifestyle and positive social skills. Camp Blue Skies seeks to provide each camper with fun and adventure through appropriate challenges, and a better understanding of self and others through group living with shared experiences.
The camper to counselor ratio is approximately 2:1, with an experienced caregiver in each cabin, along with other volunteer counselors. Campers and counselors move about the grounds in teams. Activity teams are typically be comprised of two cabins, with approximately 4-6 volunteers and approximately 12-16 campers.
Camp Blue Skies’ actual cost per camper per session is approximately $1,500. Please consider a contribution to help us cover the difference. It is solely through generous donations we can offer this incredible experience to deserving individuals.
A TYPICAL DAY AT CAMP
Each session is a little different, depending on location, time of year, etc. Specific activities, meal times and schedule will also change with each session. Below is a sample of what a typical day/week at camp.
|9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
||2 activities such as healthy eating class, drumming, hike|
||1 activity (zipline, giant swing, arts/crafts)|
||1 optional activity (choose from Balance Your Body, bingo)|
||Evening activity (campfire, Skit Night, etc.)|
||Cabin time and lights out|
A sample of one camper’s “Summary of Activities”:
|Day of Camp||Morning Activity 1
||Morning Activity 2||Afternoon Activity 1||Optional Activity Choice||Evening Activity|
|Opening Day||Healthy Eating||Kick Ball||Campfire|
|Day 2||Zipline||Drumming||Paint Group Flag||Bingo||Skit Night|
|Day 3||Dude Ranch||Fishing||Dance||Yoga||Karaoke|
|Day 4||Nature Walk||Arts/Crafts||Giant Swing||Wacky Olympics-Everyone!||Final Dance|
|Closing Day||Closing Ceremony|