A Camp for All Ages and All Abilities
One of the unique aspects of Special Family Camp is that every activity we offer is adaptable for participants of all ages and abilities! Kids and adults with and without disabilities have an authentic camp experience without worrying about their limitations. A team of caring and supportive staff and volunteers facilitate your favorite camp activities while focusing on safety, challenge, and fun.
(New in 2021!) Rowing:
The Seize The Oar Foundation champions inclusive rowing in the Pacific NW through adaptive team training, outreach, and thought leadership. At Special Family Camp, they’ll host a camp-wide rowing challenge on Concept2 rowing machines, open to people of all abilities.
Adaptive cycles are provided by the Outdoors For All Foundation, a leader in adaptive recreation. There is a bike for everyone – seriously! Try out a 3- or 4-wheeled cycle, a hand-powered cycle, or a side-by-side tandem cycle. There are also regular bicycles in kid and adult sizes.
The Camp Sealth horses are gentle and friendly, and pony rides are led by our trained, experienced staff members. First, get comfortable by petting the horses and offering them treats. Then get in the saddle for a ride around the arena! Side-walkers are provided for those who need extra stability.
Boating, Fishing & Swimming:
Our waterfront is located right on Puget Sound, an ideal location for water activities of all kinds. We offer rowing and canoeing, including a double-rafted canoe that provides extra stability on the water. Fishing off the end of our docks is also a popular activity, and we also offer swimming and wading in a designated swimming area. Experienced lifeguards and extra staff are on hand to help out in the boats if you need them.
Learn to shoot a bow and arrow from a certified instructor, on our adaptable archery range. The range is accessible to all participants, and appropriately sized equipment is available for everyone.
But Wait… There’s More!
Other activities offered include marine touch tanks, hikes for varying mobility levels, arts and crafts and sensory activities, and a variety of adaptable field games and sports. And, for parents who need a break, drop off the kids for a two-hour Kids’ Club/respite care facilitated by a team of staff and volunteers.
We Hope to See You There!
Special Family Camp will take place May 29 – 31, 2021 at Camp Sealth, and is open to all ages!