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August 13 - August 18
Where: Camp Kirchenwald, Lebanon County
When: August 13-18, 2017
Who: Adults (ages 18 and older) with a primary diagnosis of mild to moderate intellectual and developmental disabilities who enjoy group activities and have no severe behavioral problems. Campers must be ambulatory and the camp is open to adults of all faiths.
Program: Activities at the camp are all adapted to the needs and abilities of adults with intellectual disabilities. These activities include: swimming, canoeing, hiking and nature study, sports, games, arts and crafts and fishing. In addition, campers will participate in evening activities in a beautiful multi-acre wooded setting.
Staff: The camp is staffed by trained volunteers. One volunteer is assigned to every 1 to 3 campers depending on the camper’s needs. The camp is staffed by a 2 full-time registered nurses and is supervised by the Office of Ministry with People with Disabilities. Volunteers (especially male) are always needed! Full-time staff are desirable, arriving on Sunday and staying until noon on Friday. No experience is necessary, but those with experience in working with people with disabilities are especially welcome. Attendance at training is required for all volunteers.
Cost: The cost is $575 for the week per camper. Volunteers attend at no cost. A deposit is required with registration and the remainder is due before the weekend. This includes all meals, snacks and lodging. Financial aid is available, depending on need.
Donation Opportunities: While campers are asked to pay a fee to attend camp and some counties will subsidize the cost of camp, the entire cost is often not paid. Donations are welcome to assist the diocese in providing this week-long experience.
For more information: Call 717-657-4804 ext. 322