Summer is here, and for many children, this means summer camp! Of course, some children’s needs require unique accommodations for camp, so we’ve rounded up organizations who serve up summer fun tailored just for them. For those looking to give back this summer, here are some ideas on how to help support the missions of summer camps serving special kids.
SCAMP is a 5-week summer program for disabled individuals in the metro area aged 3-26. Founded in 1967, SCAMP provides a variety of structured activities to help with social skills, prevocational skills, and language enrichment, along with art, music therapy, and swimming at Walnut Lake.
You can help SCAMP fulfill their mission by donating gently used toys and books, purchasing items from their Amazon wishlist, or making a tax-deductible monetary contribution. For more information, visit bloomfieldscamp.com.
Lions Bear Lake Camp offers camp sessions for children who are deaf and hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired, and those with juvenile diabetes. Sponsored by the Lions of Michigan and held in Lapeer, Bear Lake Camp features a challenge course, fishing dock, and more.
Donations to Lions Bear Lake Camp can be made directly through their website at bearlakecamp.org. You can also purchase commemorative brick pavers, benches, or picnic tables, and find out more about their fundraising events, such as an upcoming golf classic on August 20.
For those looking to give back this summer, here are some ideas on how to help support the missions of summer camps serving special kids.