Nine Week Summer Camp
Summer camp runs for 9 weeks in June, July and August. A maximum of 16 campers attend with 5 experienced staff and a part-time nurse. The camp provides reliable respite care so that caregivers and families can plan vacation time away from the responsibilities of their loved ones. Some campers have been returning for 20 years.
It is the campers’ vacation too, so they can choose to participate in the daily schedule or enjoy the sunny yard and garden. There’s a mix of on-site recreation, community outings and relaxation times in the schedule with plenty of time to socialize.
There are trips to Rockford and surrounding areas for bowling, shopping, bumper cars, horseback riding, swimming, boat rides, ball games, movies, plays, carnivals and picnics in the park.
There are bonfires and s’mores, talent shows, birthday parties, movie lights and crafts. There is plenty of time for campers to play cards and board games. Oh, and many of them rave about the food.