Summer & Functional Skills Day Camps for Children & Youth of All Abilities!

Connecting Youth to the Community

Summer & Functional Skills camps provide an opportunity for children with varying abilities to enjoy action-packed weeks of community adventures and learning from mid-June to mid-August.

The 2023 camps begin June 5th through August 4th, Monday to Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Summer camp for all abilities encourages group interaction and teamwork for ages 6 to 12 years while providing fun, learning experiences with arts & crafts, field trips, learning about gardening & healthy eating, picnics, sports, movies, water activities, mini-golf, & so much more.

Functional Skills camp provides community-based activities for youth ages 13 to 17 who have mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. Similar fun activities as the Summer Camp with functional skills training for consistent practice to help retain & build skills by introducing hands-on experiences bridging the 2-month summer break gap. Additional activities include money management, career exploration, animal & pet care, healthy eating, cooking & shopping, sports, water activities, and much more.

Past Summer Camps have included many activities, community outings, and learning experiences such as:

* Basketball * Volleyball * Beach Days * Challenger Learning Center * Community Park Visits

* Lunch at Family Restaurants * Swimming Lessons * Trips to the Zoo

* Gardening experiences * Railcats game * Movies * Lakeshore Dunes & Hiking * County Fair * Bowling


(Child Development Fund - Vouchers accepted)

For further enrollment information, contact

Contact Admissions at (219) 945-0100, ext 332 or


Give the Gift of a Special Summer to Youth

Sponsor a Child * Sponsor an Outing * Sponsor a Project

We’re asking the community to join us in giving the gift of summer camp to kids with developmental, physical, and mental challenges residing in Northwest Indiana. This year will be another action-packed summer camp program that will feature a Creative Curriculum, Arts & Crafts, Bowling, Field Trips, Movies, Picnics, Sports, Swimming, and much more. A $25 donation will sponsor a camper for a community outing.  $50 will provide hands-on activities or lessons for a camper. Your gift can make summer camp possible for kids!

Give the Gift of a Special Summer….It’s easy to make a donation online, just click the “Donate Now” button

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