Camps

The Arc of Smith County Hosts a number of camps for intellectual or developmentally delayed individuals.

Camp Friendship

Camp Friendship is a one day respite camp for people with profound cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities, between the ages of 4 and 25, who need individual attention.

Where: Various Locations

Who: Ages 4-25

When: Twice a year on a Saturday (Spring and Fall)

How much? $10

Call the Arc for more information.
The next Camp Friendship will be in the Fall of 2019. Call the Arc for more information.

Camp Heyday

June 28 – July 3, 2020

Camp Heyday is a residential camp in operation during the summer for 60-65 intellectual or developmentally delayed individuals. The camp is the only one of its kind in the Smith County area. Camp Heyday provides 24 hour per day supervision and assistance while offering a challenging, rewarding camping experience. Campers are housed and fed under adult supervision to ensure their safety.

Campers enjoy normal outdoor experiences including swimming. Each participates daily in arts and crafts, a homestead program and nature studies. The camp concludes with a meaningful awards ceremony. The highlights of camp, according to the campers, are the talent show and the dance with music provided by a professional disk jockey.

Special Education teachers, certified water safety instructors, safety personnel, Junior League and community volunteers and high school and college counselors provide services for campers. Additional staff include medical staff and a physician on call 24 hours a day.

High school and college counselors provide direct supervision with the campers. Counselors and at least two staff members are housed in the same cabins with the campers and participate in all activities with the campers. More than 1,400 volunteer hours contribute to the success of Camp Heyday.

Camp applications are mailed out the first week in April.  Cost is $350 per camper.  Call the Arc if you need to be added to the list to receive an application.  You can pay for camp online by clicking the link below.

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Click here for Counselor Application Camp Counselor Application 2019

 

Camp Holiday

Camp Holiday is a one day respite camp for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is held to give parents and caregivers a break during the busy holiday season.

Who: Ages 3-21 (Preference is given to those still living at home with parents.)

When: TBA

Where: TBA

How much? $10

 
 

Camp Kennedy

July 5 – 10, 2020

Camp Kennedy was a brand new camp in 2005. We had SO many people interested in camps and only so much room to fit them at Camp Heyday, that we decided to open a second one.

This camp was created specifically with our adults, who were looking for more challenges.

Camp Kennedy 2019 was a huge success and we’re looking forward to activities such as hiking, low ropes challenge course, target practice, and swimming.

Who: People, ages 21 & up, with intellectual and developmental disabilities who meet stated criteria set forth by the camp committee, including community ready. This camp cannot accommodate those campers that use wheelchairs or other assistive aids.

Camp applications will be mailed out the first week in April.  The cost is $350 per camper.  Call the Arc if you need to be added to the list to receive an application.  Click the link below to pay online.

Pay Here!

Click here for Counselor Application Camp Counselor Application 2019

 

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