Category Archive: New and Updates

  1. KOC 21st Annual Golf Outing – Mayslake

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    The MAYSLAKE Knights of Columbus are excited to announce their 21st annual golf outing to benefit Special Camps for Special Citizens.

    The Event will take place on July 22, 2019 at Gleneagles Country Club in LEMONT Illinois.
    13070 McCarthy Rd, Lemont Illinois

    For more information contact Mike Hyland at 630-697-8589.

    The Knights of Columbus and all of us at SPECIAL CAMPS thank you for your support.
    FOURRRRRRR!!!

  2. 2019 Camp Announcement

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    • SPECIAL CAMPS

    JUNE 9 –14 CHILDREN AGES 8 –20

    JUNE 16 –21 FOR ADULTS AGES 21+

    Special Camps provides opportunities for kids and adults with intellectual disabilities to experience new activities, form friendships, increase independence and build self-esteem in week long, overnight camps.

    Camp encourages the development of social skills through interactive activities alongside a teen volunteer in a structured setting, under adult supervision. Parties every evening include hayrides, bingo, campfire songs, dancing and more.

    Special Camps provides training for its volunteers. At camp, volunteers develop leadership skills while gaining insight into the lives of special needs individuals. Volunteers have unique opportunities to learn from the campers they play, and live along side, that can lead to personal and professional growth.

    Special Camps provides weeklong respite to families and caregivers. Raising a child with special needs can be a very rewarding experience, but also requires life-long care and often financial challenges. That’s why Special Camps provides scholarships for any camper in need. Campers who are able, pay $350 for their one week stay at camp. Those in need should inquire, as a few scholarships may be available.

     

    https://specialcamps.s3.amazonaws.com/artwork/camp%20flyer%202019.pdf

  3. GIVING TUESDAY [happy birthday Special Camps!]

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    Dear Special Camps friends,

    We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Following Thanksgiving, comes Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. On Tuesday, November 27th, charities around the world will come together for one common purpose, to celebrate generosity and to give.

    In honor of Special Camps 25th Anniversary, we will for the first time, participate in #Giving Tuesday. Continue Reading

  4. New Website Contributors

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    Volunteering at camp this summer was so much fun! I had the opportunity to meet all kinds of great new friends that I hope to keep in touch with. Miss Colleen and I are currently looking for Staff Members, Counselors, and Campers that would like to participate in the growth of the Special Camps website! Continue Reading