Adaptive Sports Camp
Our Adaptive Sports Camp is a one-week summer day camp for youths living with physical disabilities. Our coaches and volunteers teach sports, life, and leadership skills while promoting confidence and independence. Children will set personal goals and strive to reach levels they never thought possible. Camp is not all about sports. Children will also interact with others with similar abilities and create friendships that last a lifetime.
From beginner to expert, all abilities are encouraged to participate. Children and instructors empower each other to work harder and dream bigger about sports and beyond.
Date: August 7 – 11, 2023
Location: Quinnipiac University
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut 06518
Coaching and instruction are provided by experienced coaches, program specialists, and athletes living with physical disabilities, many of whom have been recognized at the national and international levels.
Through the proceeds and collaboration of annual fund-raising efforts, registration is FREE and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Specialized adaptive equipment is available for loan at no charge, on a first-come, first-serve basis, and is shared among all campers.
- Badminton/Indoor Racquet Sports
- Creative Expression
- Track & Field
- Wheelchair Basketball
- Wheelchair Soccer
Interested applicants must complete the registration packet and the necessary releases that include state-mandated forms. Campers must be between the ages of 6 and 19 and living with a disability including disabilities that primarily impact mobility. Activities are designed for campers who can participate independently with guidance from camp staff and volunteers. Functional use of upper extremities/ability to grasp an object is helpful to maximize participation in planned activities. Campers should have the ability to communicate needs and accommodations, be independent with personal care, or provide the necessary supports. Registration is free and available on a first-come, first-serve basis with all necessary forms.
Volunteers with an interest in sports bring great value to the camp. Be a buddy to a camper, help the coaches, or share your skills. Volunteers go through an extensive interview and training process with a background check.