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                      for people with disabilities.

Summer Camp

for Children with Disabilities


Professionally Staffed, Disability Oriented Camps

Oak Hill offers three camps, specifically designed for children with physical and intellectual disabilities. The camps, located in Waterford and West Hartford, are packed with outdoor activities such as biking, swimming, hiking and boating. Each one is set in a beautiful natural location with easily accessible amenities.

Our camps are staffed with licensed nurses, camp directors, lifeguards and swim instructors, who have extensive experience working with children with disabilities. Our staff is dedicated to providing your child with an exciting get away where he or she can make new friends and enjoy healthy and safe summer-time fun.

 

Camp Choices

Oak Hill Camp
Residential summer camp for Oak Hill program participants.  Program participants are children and adults with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities, including visual impairments.

Camp Dragonfly (girls only, autism spectrum)
One-week residential summer camp for girls (ages 13-17 years) with autism spectrum disorders.

 

Bobby on an adaptive bike at camp

Camp Activities

Regardless of ability, children who attend our camps get opportunities to enjoy all kinds of physical and social activities. We include swimming, boating, fishing, biking, arts & crafts, sports & games, day trips to sporting events, restaurants and museums, and dances. Our recreational programs are designed to meet the needs and interests of each individual and to foster interaction in the community.

 

 

Choose a Camp

Camper

Take a look at the details below and contact the appropriate staff to enroll your child in one of our unique camps.

 

Oak Hill Camp

Program & Location
One week (Sunday-Friday), eight sessions available, June-August. Gender specific cabins with own bathrooms and showers; air conditioning; all cabins connected by accessibility ramps; 24/7 staffing; and 24 hour nursing in each cabin; dining hall provides all meals; special diets accommodated. In addition, participants have access to beach and boating; therapeutic riding; musical performances and traditional camp activities. Located at Camp Harkness in Waterford, CT along the Long Island Sound.

Dates
June 17, 2013 to August 10, 2013

Eligibility
Call for details.

Transportation
Provided while at camp. Oak Hill does not provide transportation to and from camp.

Fees / Contact
Contact Dave Piggot, Assistant Director, Oak Hill Community Programs at (860) 242-2274, ext. 3643; email:piggotd@ciboakhill.org

 

Camp Dragonfly

Program & Location
One week (Sunday-Friday), only one session available, August. Cabins with own bathrooms and showers; air conditioning; all cabins connected by accessibility ramps; 24/7 staffing in each cabin; 24 hour nursing staff; dining hall provides all meals; special diets accommodated. In addition to traditional camp activities, activities are designed specifically for the needs of teenage girls on the spectrum. Located at Camp Harkness in Waterford, CT along the Long Island Sound.

Dates
August 11, 2013 to August 16, 2013

Eligibility
Girls ages 13-18 who have a diagnosis of High-Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS.  There is a review process for each application to be sure that the person will fit into the group and the activities for that week.

Transportation
Provided

Fees / Contact
Dave Piggot, Assistant Director, Oak Hill Community Programs at (860) 242-2274, ext. 3643; email:piggotd@ciboakhill.org