SCAMP IS FULL FOR 2023. IF YOU'D LIKE TO JOIN OUR WAITING LIST, PLEASE CONTACT LYNDSEY@RARARECREATION.ORG.
SCAMP is a Special Needs Summer camp for peoples 5-25 with disabilities. This is a 6 week camp that meets Monday-Thursday in June and July. SCAMP is designed for individuals that will be successful in a 3:1 ratio. SCAMP is led by adults working in some aspect with people with disabilties in everyday life, and is fully staffed by either working professionals in such a field or by students going into a field of working with people with special needs. All staff members are over the age of 18.
The philosophy of SCAMP is to provide a safe, enjoyable, and exciting experience for all SCAMPers in our care. The opportunity to gain new skills through activity, involvement, as well as life lessons from staff guidance is a fundamental aspect of our philosophy. We strive to meet each SCAMPer’s individual needs and provide an atmosphere whereby they can succeed.
Below are some testimonials from past SCAMP families:
"SCAMP is a wonderful gem in our community! The staff is always kind, helpful, and so caring towards our unique campers. My son has loved going to SCAMP and playing with his friends from the very first time he attended at just 5 years old. He looks forward to it every summer and talked about SCAMP throughout the school year. We are blessed that he'll be able to continue growing and playing for many years to come. Thank you so much!!"
"SCAMP is a wonderful day camp for people with special needs. The counselors were attentive and went above and beyond to care for the campers. There were lots of fun activities to keep my daughter busy and entertained!"
"This is the third camp we've tried for him and by far the best! He's never been so happy at camp. Staff is incredible and everyone is so happy and kind. It makes my day everytime!"
"We have sent our son to Scamp for around 14 years now. The staff always do so well with the children and the field trips are so much fun. He asks year round for Scamp."
SCAMP 2023 dates are as follows:
Monday-Thursday June 19-August 3. NO camp July 3-6.
Monday 9:30-2:30 Meet at RCS Location
Tuesday 9:30-2:30 Meet at RCS Location
Wednesday 10:00-2:00 Meet at Spencer Park
Thursday 9:30-2:30 Meet at RCS Location
This summer, Paint a Miracle will be attending SCAMP weekly to teach art classes. This activity is supported by the Michigan Arts and Culture Council.