Youth of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome in Camp Fire programs. Our staff works with parents to ensure a successful experience, whether it’s in a school-year program, day camp or overnight camp. We encourage parents to be open with us about their child’s needs, so that we can determine how best to support your child.
Camp Fire is open to everyone and we embrace the uniqueness of every individual and family. Our inclusive program focuses on building skills and gaining self-esteem as part of the outdoor experience. We want every child to have the opportunity to participate in camp.
Campers with special needs are encouraged to attend our camp sessions. We are a legacy partner of the National Inclusion Project – Lets ALL Play program. Campers with special needs have the opportunity to say “You bet I CAN!” (YBIC) and participate in all of our camp activities alongside their peers. Camp Sweyolakan accepts campers ages 6 – 25, while Camp Dart-Lo can accommodate campers ages 6 – 21. Campers must be able to navigate uneven terrain and be potty trained, or attend with a caregiver to assist.
Campers who need more specialized support or one-on-one assistance should choose a You Bet I CAN Session.