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Special Camp for Special Kids



31641 La Novia Avenue
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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  • Description - Special Camp for Special Kids

    Special Camp for Special Kids provides a revolutionary educational and recreational summer day camp for youth with disabilities in one-to-one peer relationships with volunteer counselors. By providing an encouraging, loving, and fun environment, the Special Camp Program seeks to enrich our participants' social development, educational objectives, emotional well-being, and community awareness. Special Camp exists to inspire future generations to eliminate the stigma associated with the disabled community through the core principles of compassion, service, opportunity, and love. Special Camp consists of four one-week sessions along with additional days devoted to counselor training seminars and meetings. On the first day of each camp session, campers and counselors become acquainted as they share activities on the St. Margaret's campus. They enjoy an Arts and Craft center which highlights approximately ten ongoing art projects in addition to a variety of specialty projects. They may also visit the Entertainment center, where campers and counselors are transformed into 'stars for the day.' There is an endless array of costumes and props for them to enjoy, as well as real video cameras and monitors to record their skits and songs, and even their news broadcasts. The Physical Education center includes ambulatory and non-ambulatory activities. Finally, the Games and Reading center features a collection of over 200 hundred children's and young adult books, in addition to well over 75 board games and puzzles, computers, and video game systems. Each Monday afternoon has a theme around which all of the activities revolve. In the past, themes have included Special Camp Out of this World, Special Camp Island Paradise, Special Camp Saves the Day, and many more. Activities may include scavenger hunts, puppet shows, magicians, or carnivals. Mondays allow campers and counselors to get to know one another and to begin building strong friendship. For the remainder of the week-long camp session, campers and counselors board buses each morning and meet the community at Harbor Beach in Oceanside, Chuck E. Cheese's, Anaheim Angels Baseball Games, the Long Beach Aquarium, Knott's Berry Farm, Adventure City, Forest Lanes, and much more. At the conclusion of each week, campers, counselors, and their families come together at the Friday Evening Family Picnic and Award Ceremony to share a meal and the 'tales' of the week. Special Camp for Special Kids offers an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime summer day camp experience to youth with disabilities between the ages of 6 and 21.

  • Kids Activities Offered

    Acting,  Computers,  Drama,  Overnight Camp,  Special Needs,  Sports Skills,  Summer Camp

  • Activity Age Range

    6 years to 21 years old

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