Everyone wants to go to summer camp, including children and adults with disabilities. But where can they go?
Elks Camp Grassick is one choice for camping fun in the summer. This camp has been owned and operated by the Elks of North Dakota for over 50 years. It’s located near Dawson, ND. Camp Grassick serves children and adults with various disabilities and special needs throughout six different camping sessions. Their summer schedule includes the following sessions:
Dreams in Motion in the Bismarck-Mandan area, is a non-profit organization which serves individuals ages 2-25, who have mobility challenges and visual disabilities, and their friends and families. They have recently been designated as a USA Paralympic Sport Club, allowing participants to get experience and excel at Paralympic sports. They work all year to provide sporting and recreational activities such as: Track and Field Day, Hope’s Vision Ski Day at Huff Hills, sled hockey, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair dance performances, curling and tennis. They provide experiences for the whole family, so the participants can play alongside their family members. Adapted equipment is provided to all. Wheel Chair Basketball camp is coming up July 11-13!
Annie’s House Adaptive Recreation Program at Bottineau Winter Park provides services year-round to individuals and veterans with intellectual and physical disabilities. They have programming and trained instructors who specialize in programming for winter and summer activities. Spring, Summer, and Fall activities include fishing, canoeing, paddleboating, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. They provide all the adaptive equipment. Scholarships are available for qualifying individuals.
Investigate what camping opportunities are still available this summer, and plan ahead for camping fun, next year. Happy Camping!