Adaptive Sports Camp

Adaptive Sports Camp

New in 2024: Two Program Options to Choose From

Our Adaptive Sports Camp is a one-week summer day camp for youths living with physical disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. 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: July 29 – August 2, 2024

Location: Berlin High School
139 Patterson Way
Berlin, CT 06037

Save your spot by contacting Janet Connolly at [email protected] for the program option for youth with physical disabilities at [email protected] or Sara Heath for the program option for youth with autism at [email protected].

Coaching

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.

Cost

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.

Camp Activities:

  • Badminton/Indoor Racquet Sports
  • Boccia
  • Bowling
  • Creative Expression
  • Fitness
  • Golf
  • Handcycling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair Soccer
  • Yoga

Registration

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.

Volunteer

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.