Each summer we are revved up to offer Camp FUEL – a camp for adolescents with disabilities and special needs who are ages 11 – 17 years old. As a participant, your child will benefit from Fun and Unique Experiential Learning activities at Camp FUEL.
This year we are offering 3 one-week sessions and 3 two-day sessions. Camp will run specific days from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and we will not be able to provide a before/after care option this year.
All sessions of Camp FUEL are now full. Contact us if you would like to be put on a waitlist or if you need assistance finding other community camp programs.
The one-week sessions will occur Mondays-Thursdays on the following dates:
- Session 1 from June 14-17
- Session 2 from June 21-24
- Session 3 from June 28-July 1
The two-day sessions will occur on the following dates:
- Session 4 from July 7-8
- Session 5 from July 12-13
- Session 6 from July 14-15
As a precaution, we will be limiting our enrollment to 8 campers per session (instead of the usual 24). Easterseals Crossroads will plan to follow CDC, state, and county guidelines for the safety of participants, volunteers, and staff. Sanitizing and social distancing procedures will be implemented for your safety including, but not limited to, sanitizing equipment between each use, utilizing outdoor space, and smaller class sizes. All participants, staff and volunteers will be required to adhere to up to date CDC guidelines.
Individuals who will benefit from Camp FUEL should meet the following criteria:
- Must be able to participate independently as part of a small group (8-10 peers) during camp activities and on field trips with minimal support from staff
- Must be able to follow and complete 1-2 step directions easily
- Must be able to communicate his/her wants and needs
- Must be able to tolerate new environments and crowds within the community with minimal support from staff
- Must be able to be transported safely via staff members’ personal vehicles (i.e., refrain from distracting the driver, unbuckling seatbelt, etc.)
- Must be able to toilet independently or with minimal support from staff
- Must not demonstrate physically aggressive behavior towards others (i.e., biting, hitting, throwing, kicking, etc.)
- Must not be a flight risk