Who can come to Camp Blue Skies?
1. Who is eligible to attend? Individuals 21 and older with cognitive and developmental disabilities.
2. What are the requirements and qualifications for your campers? Campers must be mobile, capable of benefiting from one-week residential experiences with structured support, able to listen and follow simple directions, communicate adequately to meet their interests and needs, manage basic self-care skills such as eating, dressing and toileting, do not need significant medical or behavioral support (do not exhibit significant behavioral or aggression traits, do not need individual nursing support to manage health needs). Campers should enjoy outdoor, group activities.
3. What about persons with specific dietary needs? The camper application and medical forms will allow you to inform of us of any special dietary needs.
4. How many campers will be there? How many counselors will you have? Each session will have a capacity of 50 to 60 campers. There will be approximately one counselor/volunteer for every two campers.
5. Where are the campers coming from? A large portion of campers come from the surrounding area of the host camp, but we expect campers from all over the United States. Campers can come from anywhere.
Where is Camp Blue Skies and how do I get there?
2. Do you provide transportation to camp? No, campers are responsible for their transportation.
Session Dates for Camp Blue Skies
1. What are the dates for camp this year? Camp Blue Skies Atlanta (at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Ga.) is March 18-22, 2013 (Monday-Friday). Camp Blue Skies North Carolina (at Camp Harrison in Boomer, NC) will be held announced soon.
2. When should I arrive? When should I be picked up? Campers will typically arrive on opening day between 10:30 and noon, and will typically be picked up at 11am on closing day. Please confirm these arrival/departure times for the camp you have signed up for – times are subject to change.
Life at Camp
1. Describe the cabin layout and facilities. How many campers are in a cabin? There will be approximately 5-7 campers and 2-3 counselors in each cabin. All cabins have AC/Heat and bathrooms/showers inside the cabin.
2. Will campers go off site for any activities? No off site activities are planned at this time.
In Case of Emergency
1. What if there is a medical emergency? Each camp session will have a camp Physician who will be on call throughout the week of camp. The camp Head Nurse will be supported additional nurses. All medical concerns will be directed immediately to the nurses. There will be radios with every group of campers at all times, so that the nurse can be notified immediately if there is an unexpected incident/injury while campers are under volunteers’ supervision. In the case of a serious injury or emergency (volunteer or camper), the nurses will contact the camp doctor, treat the camper/volunteer at camp as directed by the Physician, and/or oversee transport of the camper/volunteer to the most appropriate and closest medical facility. Individuals listed as emergency contacts on the volunteer Health and Emergency Form (or camper medical form) will be contacted prior to or while in route.
2. How can my parents contact me at camp? Call Richard Sesler at 704-236-7902 or the Camp office at (336) 921-7035 for Camp Harrison (NC) or 706-557-9070 for Camp Twin Lakes (Atlanta).
I Really Want to Come, but I’m not sure…
1. Can I visit camp while it’s in session? Yes, everyone is welcome. Just let us know in advance.
I Want to Volunteer and Help Camp Blue Skies
Click HERE for the Volunteer page!