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Day Camps

- Adams Camp

YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch

303-563-8290 www.adamscamp.org

Children with special needs and their families will take part in intensive, personalized and integrated therapeutic and recreational programs. Our programs are open to children with all types of developmental disabilities beginning at age 1 and up. Programs are offered in the Rockies and in Metro Denver.

- Camp Erin

11902 Camp Eden Road, Golden

303-604-5330 www.hospicecareonline.org

HospiceCare is excited to sponsor Camp Erin, a free weekend bereavement camp for children and teens, ages 6-17, who have experienced the death of someone close to them. It runs Aug. 10-12 and combines the fun of a traditional camp with bereavement education and emotional support to help kids cope with grief and loss. All of the activities are facilitated by HospiceCare grief counselors and specially trained volunteers. Camp Erin is free to all campers on a first-come, first-served basis. Activities include outdoor sports, canoe rides, fishing, a challenge course, arts and crafts, creative expression and remembrance activities.

Special Needs

Overnight Camps

- Colorado Center for the Blind

303-778-1130 www.cocenter.org

The Summer Youth Programs at the Colorado Center for the Blind are designated to enable blind students to obtain the skills needed to achieve success in school, interact with peers in a variety of social situations, gain a knowledge of the working world and build self-confidence and selfesteem. Colorado Center for the Blind offers two eight-week programs running from June 8 - Aug. 3. This is the Summer for Success College Prep Program for blind students who will be graduating from high school or attending college this spring, and the Earn and Learn High School Program, which is open to students 14 and older who will be attending high school in the fall.

The Initiation to Independence Middle School Program is a three-week program and runs from July 16 - Aug. 3. The programs are residential and the students will share an apartment with roommates and a counselor.

The Confidence Camp for Kids is a two-week day program for elementary aged kids, June 11-22.

- Colorado Lions Camp

Woodland Park

719-687-2087 www.coloradolionscamp.org

Residential camp for persons with visual and/or hearing and/or speech impairments, mild cognitive and/or physical challenges. For ages 8-18, 19-30, and 30-plus. Separate week-long sessions for each age group throughout the summer. Activities include horseback riding, swimming, nature studies, storytelling, astronomy, high/low ropes, fishing, Western re-enactment and open campfire. Now wheelchair accessible. Financial sponsorship available.

- Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center

11968 Mineral Rd., Longmont

303-652-9131 www.ctrcinc.org

CTRC brings together special need and able-bodied campers to learn about horses, riding and enjoy equine activities and crafts. Our structured camps offer a safe and supportive environment to teach acceptance, understanding, and cooperation — as well as have lots of fun. Camps run Mon-Thurs, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with one-and-a-half hours spent riding, grooming and tacking each day. Choose from several different options.

- Easter Seals Colorado Rocky Mountain Village

303-569-2333 www.eastersealscolorado.org campinfo@eastersealscolorado.org

Easter Seals is a residential camp offering recreational opportunities to people with disabilities. Their program focuses on promoting equality, dignity and independence in a safe and fun environment. Traditional camp activities, as well as horseback riding, swimming, photography, zip line/climbing wall and more are offered. Please visit the website for details on camps and dates.

- First Descents

Vail and Estes Park

303-945-2490 www.firstdescents.org

First Descents is a non-profit organization based in Boulder that provides outdoor adventure experiences to promote emotional, psychological and physical healing for young adults with cancer, ages 18-39. Since its inception in 2001, First Descents has successfully influenced the lives of more than 600 young adults with cancer, by hosting one-week adventure therapy camps that are completely free for participants. First Descents will host kayaking camps in Vail and climbing camps in Estes Park throughout the summer.

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