Adaptive Sports Camp
2020 Date to be Announced
Berlin High School, Berlin, CT
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 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. Campers can choose between two different tracks:
Option 1: Traditional multi-sport camp with a general sports and recreation focus.
Option 2: A sport intensive experience for those seeking skill development in tennis, basketball or track & field. Interested campers will have to apply for this option.
Coaching and instruction is provided by experienced coaches, program specialists and athletes living with physical disabilities, many of whom have been recognized at the national and international level.
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 physical disability which primarily impacts mobility, but still allows for functional use of upper extremities/ability to grasp an object. Campers should have the ability to communicate needs and accommodations, be independent with personal care or provide necessary supports. Those who are interested in the sports intensive track will need to apply via the application. 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.