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Each year, we respond to the needs for quality camps from our families who have children and adolescents with disabilities.

Each of our specialty camps has been designed to promote and maintain learning skills so that a child does not lose ability between school years.

Not sure if camp is a good fit for your child or adolescent? Contact us and we can help you decide.

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Camp ROCKS
Camp ROCKS is an outdoor camp specifically designed for young people with autism who are 10–18 years old. Campers enjoy a 5-night/6-day outdoor camp experience. Age-appropriate activities allow campers the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor camping experience in a fun, nurturing environment. Activities include science exploration, swimming, nature hikes, canoeing and much more!

Camp ROCKS typically takes place just southwest of Indianapolis in Martinsville, Indiana, at Bradford Woods. All activities are led by a team of professionals trained to work with individuals on the autism spectrum. Meals are provided.

Camp ROCKS 2024 will be held June 9 – June 14. Camp ROCKS has reached capacity; contact us to be added to a waitlist.

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CampAbility
CampAbility is a day camp for children specifically designed to meet the needs of a family. Children (ages 4–10) can grow, learn and have fun at CampAbility.

There will be three, two-week sessions of CampAbility during the 2024 summer. Session 1 begins June 10; Session 2 begins June 24; and session 3 begins July 8.

All sessions of CampAbility 2024 are full; contact us with questions.

View the flyer to learn more about CampAbility.

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Camp FUEL
Camp FUEL is a camp for adolescents with disabilities who are 11–17 years old who will benefit from daily activities out and about in the community. Campers will take part in frequent field trips in the community with transportation provided by camp staff.

There will be three, two-week sessions of Camp FUEL during the 2024 summer. Session 1 begins June 10 ; Session 2 begins June 24; and session 3 begins July 8.

All sessions of Camp FUEL 2024 are full; contact us with questions.

View the flyer to learn more about Camp FUEL.

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Camp MODE
Camp MODE is a camp for adolescents with disabilities who are 11–17 years old who will benefit from fun experiences with counselors and other campers in a single-location. In comparison to Camp FUEL, this camp is geared to adolescents who may have physical restrictions, mobility concerns or behavioral needs that could limit community outings. Activities will be brought onsite for campers.

There will be three, two-week sessions of Camp MODE during the 2024 summer. Session 1 begins June 10; Session 2 begins June 24; and session 3 begins July 8.

All sessions of Camp MODE 2024 are full; contact us with questions.

View the flyer to learn more about Camp MODE.

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iCan Bike
iCan Bike, a program of iCan Shine, is a bicycle camp for individuals with disabilities where the participant learns how to ride a conventional bicycle. This unique camp typically takes place at Perry Park Ice Skating Rink (located at 451 E. Stop 11 Road, near Meridian Street intersection).

iCan Bike 2024 will run from June 17 – June 24; download a flyer for more information.

Register for iCan Bike or learn more about volunteering!

Session times usually follow the schedule below:

Session 1- 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Session 2 – 10:05 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Session 3 – 11:40 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.
Session 4 – 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Session 5 – 3:35 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

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