Summer Camps

Specialized Recreation and Inclusion Services

Last updated Feb. 06, 2017 - 11:00 am
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The following camps are specifically designed for individuals with developmental disabilities.

For participants who register for a camp not listed below in the Specialized Recreation section of the Summer Camps brochure, Inclusion Services offers reasonable and appropriate resources to participants with disabilities. Those participants who indicate a disability on their registration form may be contacted by Inclusion Services to determine if additional resources will be necessary for participation.

Registration for all camps should be received at least two weeks prior to the start date of the camp. For more information about SRIS, please call 919-996-2147.

Camp Friendly

Campers, ages 6-15 yo participate in games, nature/science, music/movement, arts/crafts, and field trips designed for participants with various developmental and/or physical disabilities. Camp Friendly is offered at two locations: Carolina Pines Community Center and Durant Nature Preserve. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with a curriculum day of 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Supervised camper-choice activities will be available for arrival and dismissal hours. For more information about Camp Friendly, please call 919-996-2147.

Day Session campers are expected to follow along with their group, manage personal care with some assistance/supervision, and follow basic rules of safety and interaction in a ratio of 1 staff to 3 participants.

Mini Session campers are provided additional support for personal care, mobility, communication and/or participation. An additional counselor will work in the group for each Mini Session camper.

Personal Assistant Session campers require extensive support (provided by the family/agency) with personal care, mobility, invasive medical care, safety and/or behavior management. Personal Assistants are expected to attend camp with the participant at all times. Campers and Personal Assistants are included in all camp activities and field trips.

*Personal Assistants must complete additional paperwork for approval, prior to attending camp. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for processing completed paperwork. Please contact 919-996-2147 for more information.

Camp Exploration

Campers, ages 16-21yo participate in fitness, nature/science, music, games, functional economics, and arts/crafts designed for participants with various developmental disabilities and/or physical disabilities. Campers will also engage in field trips to enhance their community, leisure, and life skills. Camp Exploration is offered at Marsh Creek Community Center. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with a curriculum day of 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Supervised camper-choice activities will be available for arrival and dismissal hours. Camp Exploration operates on a ratio of 1 staff to 3 participants. Campers needing more assistance for personal care, mobility, safety, and/or behavior support are welcome to register for the Personal Assistant Session. For more information about Camp Exploration, call 919-996-2147.

Day Session campers are expected to follow along with their group, manage personal care with some assistance/supervision, and follow basic rules of safety and interaction in a ratio of 1 staff to 3 participants.

Personal Assistant Session campers require extensive support (provided by the family/agency) with personal care, mobility, invasive medical care, and/or safety and behavior management. Personal assistants are expected to attend camp with the participant at all times. Campers and Personal Assistants are included with their camp group in all camp activities and field trips.

*Personal Assistants must complete additional paperwork for approval, prior to attending camp. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for processing completed paperwork. Please contact 919-996-2147 for more information.

Camp Registration

Online registration begins on Monday, February 6, 2017.

Walk-in registration will begin on Monday, February 20, 2017.

Please Browse or Download the Summer Camp Brochure for detailed registration information for all Summer Camps.

Important Information about Registration for Summer Camp 2017

Prepare to Register Online!

  1. Visit RecLink to create your account (or retrieve your PIN if you already have an account) before registration begins on Feb 6! If you need assistance, please review the FAQ sheet or contact SRIS at 919-996-2147.
  2. Look for your Summer Camps brochure in the mail for camp descriptions. There are no registration forms in the brochure.

**Please read descriptions thoroughly regarding any program requirements, so you can best select the camp that is most appropriate for your camper(s).


Register for summer camp!

  1. Online registration begins February 6, 2017 at 5:30 a.m. (and throughout the spring/summer) via RecLink This is the only way to register for camp until Walk-in registration begins.
    *On Feb 20, 2017, the registration forms will be available online to complete and print for walk-in registration.
  2. Notice this series of questions during registration:
  • Share medical condition information
  • Share disability information
  • Request an ADA accommodation for a medical condition or disability: See the tips below for responding to this question.
    • If your participant will be attending a specialized camp setting (Camp Friendly or Camp Exploration), the curricula for these camps are designed with accommodations already, and you may enter “No”.
    • If your participant will be attending any other camp (not Camp Friendly or Camp Exploration), and you want Inclusion Services to contact you further about an ADA accommodation or to provide support, please select “Yes” and Inclusion Services will follow-up with you directly.
    • If your participant will be attending any other camp (not Camp Friendly or Camp Exploration), and you note a disability or health condition in the previous questions, and you do NOT want to request an ADA accommodation or further contact from Inclusion Services, you may select “No”. In this case, Inclusion Services will not contact you, and no additional support will be provided.

What’s next?
After your registration is complete, you will receive additional forms specifically from Specialized Recreation and Inclusion Services via email. Please complete these forms and return to 2401 Wade Avenue, Raleigh NC 27607 at least 2 weeks before camp begins.

Questions?

  • Please review the FAQ sheet regarding the registration process in advance.
  • Contact SRIS at 919-996-2147 or SRIS@raleighnc.gov for more information about Specialized Recreation camps (Camp Friendly or Camp Exploration) or for information about Inclusion Services and ADA accommodation requests.
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