|Camp Blue Skies Session||Start Date||End Date||Location|
| North Carolina 2013 – Session 1
|North Carolina 2013 – Session 2||October 12
To Be Announced
To Be Announced
|Camp Twin Lakes
Camp Blue Skies provides residential camps for individuals over 21 with cognitive and developmental disabilities. In addition to the many recreational and outdoor activities available to our campers, we offer learning 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 a an experienced caregiver in each cabin, along with other volunteer counselors. Campers and Counselors move about the camp grounds in teams. Activity Teams are typically be comprised of 2 cabins, with approximately 4-6 volunteers and approximately 12-16 campers.
Camp Blue Skies’ actual cost per camper per session is approximately $1,000. Please consider a contribution to help us cover the difference. It is solely through generous donations that we are able to offer this incredible experience to deserving individuals.
A Typical Day at Camp
Each camp session is a little different, depending on location, time of year, etc. The specific activities, meal times and schedule will also change with each session. However, below is a sample of what a typical day/week at camp.
|9:30-12:30||2 Camp Activities (i.e. Fun with Food, Drumming, Hike, )|
|2:30-4:00||1 Camp Activity (i.e. Zipline, Giant Swing, Ceramics)|
|4:00-5:30||1 Optional Activity (i.e. choose from Kickball, Yoga, Bingo)|
|7:00-9:00||Evening Activity- (i.e. Campfire, Skit Night, etc.)|
|9:30-10:00||Cabin Time, and lights out at 10pm|
Sample of one camper’s “Summary of Activities” during camp:
|Day of Camp||Morning Activity 1
||Morning Activity 2||Afternoon Activity 1||Optional Activity Choice||Evening Activity|
|Opening Day||Fun with Food||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|