Adaptive Recreation Summer Camps

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Adaptive Camp Registration begins March 2. These camps are for youth/young adults who need more support than a traditional summer camp can provide. Open to city and county residents. Participants will be expected to manage their own behaviors with minimal staff intervention and must have a desire to participate in programming. Staff/camper ratio is one staff to five campers. Participants requiring 1:1 assistance are welcome with their own aide (serves as a “volunteer” and must adhere to department volunteer policies/procedures, which may include completion of a criminal background check). Acceptance to Adaptive Recreation Summer Camps is based on a review of the camper’s application by the Adaptive Recreation supervisor and camp director. Decisions are made considering age of camper; social, emotional and physical needs of camper; and staffing ratios.

The Inclusion Program is designed to help campers with special needs participate in a traditional camp program. For more information, contact Sarah Blech at (434) 970-3264.

Camper Application Process:

After March 2 apply online for adaptive camp »

  1. You will receive an email/phone call confirming receipt of application.
  2. Once our team has reviewed the application, acceptance notifications will be sent via email/phone/USPS before May 1.
  3. Camper fees are due within a week of acceptance
  4. ePACT information is required (see below)

Camp Crow
June 17 - JuLY 17 | Ages 8 - 13 | $125

For campers who can safely function in a recreation setting with one staff to five children, can handle their own toileting, dressing and eating and have a desire to participate. Participants needing more assistance must come with an aide. Camp activities include swimming, arts and crafts, field trips, clubs, talent show, kayaking and fun, friends and adventure! Transportation is not provided. May be additional field trip fees. Camp is held at Crow Recreation Center on the Walker School Campus.


Camp Henry
June 17 - JuLY 17 | Ages 14 - 22 | $125

For campers who can safely function in a recreation setting with one staff to five young adults, can handle their own toileting, dressing and eating and have a desire to participate. Participants needing more assistance must come with an aide. This camp incorporates leisure activities and pre-vocational opportunities through community volunteer service and recreation. Campers will be given the opportunity to develop lifetime leisure skills, plan community outings and learn job skills by volunteering with community organizations. Transportation is not provided. May be additional field trip fees. Camp is held at the Post High House behind Burley Middle School.


Camp Challenge
JUNE 17 - JULY 17 | Ages 14 - 22 | $125

For campers who can safely function in a recreation setting with one staff to three young adults, can handle their own toileting, dressing and eating and have a desire to participate. Participants needing more assistance must come with an aide. This camp incorporates leisure and outdoor activities, field trips and volunteer opportunities. Camp Challenge is for campers who need more supervision and can benefit from a modified Camp Henry experience. Transportation is not provided. May be additional field trip fees. Camp location TBD.


Nature Arts Camp
July 20 - JuLY 31 | Ages 13 - 25 | $110

This camp contains elements of both nature and arts based activities. For those who can safely function in a recreation setting with one staff to five young adults, can handle their own toileting, dressing and eating and have a desire to participate. Participants needing more assistance must come with an aide. The theme of this camp is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and the majority of the activities would focus on this theme. Transportation is not provided. May be additional field trip fees. Camp is held at Crow Recreation Center on the Walker School Campus.


ePACT Network - Emergency Contact Software

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation is proud to announce our adoption of ePACT Network for better safety! ePACT is a secure emergency network, that we will use to collect medical and emergency contact information electronically. Not only will ePACT replace paper forms, but it will also ensure we have a way to communicate with you in the event of an unexpected situation.

Why are we using ePACT?
  • To save you time - With ePACT, you only need to complete your child’s information once, and can then use that same record for other programs or subsequent years
  • Improved privacy and security – Eliminating paper forms ensures that your key information is safe and secure. ePACT maintains the same levels of security as online banking, and limits access only to the administrators we assign for enhanced privacy.
  • Better support – ePACT makes it easy for you to share comprehensive health and emergency contact details, so we can provide the best support to your child. Plus, you can update this anytime and we will automatically receive those new details.
How it works
  • You’ll receive an email invite to share information with Charlottesville Parks & Recreation.
  • Click ‘Complete Request’ to create a free account, or log-in if you already have an existing ePACT account.
  • Enter the required information, like medical conditions, and share it with Charlottesville Parks & Recreation so that program staff have access.
  • For ePACT assistance, please review their informational packet »

 

Robin and Mani’s All Buddy Camp
June 22 - June 26 | Ages 4 - 5 | FREE

Robin Aldridge was a long time special education teacher, advocate and friend. Her daughter Mani, a student at CHS, loved the arts – drawing, dance, music, and drama. In their honor, Charlottesville and Albemarle County Parks and Recreation have partnered to provide a week-long summer camp for students with disabilities. Robin and Mani’s All Buddy Camp will help participants build self-esteem, develop better social skills and self-expression, make and maintain friendships, and improve fine and gross motor skills by partnering preschool students with disabilities with local high school students as ‘buddies’ in a holistic program centered on the creative arts, fun, and field trips. This camp may also encourage future professionals, by providing hands-on training via a “buddy system” for local high school and college students interested in working in the field of special education, recreation, fitness, or the arts. For more information about the camp, or to make a donation, contact Sarah Blech at (434) 970-3264 or blechs@charlottesville.org or visit allbuddycamp.com.