A Day at Camp Summit
Campers awake after a good night sleep in their air conditioned cabins to head to the lodge for a well-balanced breakfast. After flag raising, they head to activity rotations with their cabin group. Activities include horseback riding, swimming, arts & crafts, nature studies, kaleidoscope, ropes challenge course and sports & games. After eating a good lunch in the lodge, campers head to their cabins to get out the heat and take a rest, napping if needed. Campers then proceed to their third and fourth activities for the day. After eating a hearty dinner and lowering the flag, campers participate in evening activities, which range from talent shows, water night, theme night, cook out, special events and a Friday night dance. Once the evening activity is finished, campers head to their cabins to shower and get ready for bed and fall asleep dreaming ahead to the next day.
Camp Open House
Camp Summit holds an open house for anyone interested in learning more about camp. Visit our camp calendar for the next scheduled Open House.
Who Are the Campers
At Camp Summit, individuals with disabilities both mild and severe, enjoy traditional camp activities in nature and the outdoors like their non-disabled peers.
Camp Summit's campers may range in age from six to ninety-nine years old. We have experienced a unique longevity in our client base due to the fact that we have no upper age limits. Many of our campers have been coming to and re-connecting with their camp friends every year for 20, 30 and even 50 plus years.
Our campers may be
- developmentally delayed (Down syndrome, Autism, intellectual disabilities, etc.);
- physically challenged (Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, paralysis, etc.);
- deaf blind multi-handicapped; or have
- multiple disabilities ranging from mild to severe
At Camp Summit we never deny a campers' participation due to their inability to pay or the severity of their disability. As long as we can medically manage their needs they are welcome at camp.