Sunday, May 1, 2011

Very Special Camps

Good Day RettGirls!

With summer almost upon us we wanted to make sure all of you know about a website called Very Special Camps. You can find this at in our Product Reviews under Travel/Camps

I have checked out this site and am thrilled at all the information they have here about camps that are just for kids like ours and their families!

We have been invited to several camps over the last few years and I have always been leery. I'm just a tad over protective as I'm sure most of you are!

I do know 3 families personally that go to camps listed on this site and they always talk about how incredible they are.

At this website you can find camps that deal with specific needs or specialized therapies.

From their website:

AD/HD Camps
Cancer / Oncology
Cerebral Palsy
Cognitive Disabilities
Crohn's Disease
Cystic Fibrosis
Developmental Disabilities
Eating Disorders
Enuresis (Bedwetting)
Deaf and Hard Of Hearing
Heart Disease
Learning Disabilities
Leukemia Camps
Multiple Sclerosis
Muscular Dystrophy
Physical Disabilities
Social Skills
Speech Impairments
Spina Bifida
Substance Abuse
Tourettes Syndrome
Vision Impairments

You can also search by state:

Alabama (3)
Arizona (2)
Arkansas (1)
California (17)
Colorado (8)
Connecticut (3)
Delaware (1)
Georgia (10)
Florida (7)
Idaho (2)
Iowa (2)
Illinois (2)
Indiana (2)
Kentucky (1)
Louisiana (2)
Maine (3)
Maryland (5)
Massachusetts (10)
Michigan (12)
Minnesota (10)
Missouri (1)
Nevada (1)
New-Hampshire (3)
New-Jersey (10)
New-Mexico (2)
New-York (19)
North-Carolina (8)
Ohio (7)
Oregon (6)
Pennsylvania (14)
South-Carolina (2)
Tennessee (2)
Texas (9)
Utah (4)
Virginia (6)
Vermont (2)
Washington (6)
Wisconsin (11)
Wyoming (1)
British-Columbia (4)
Ontario (6)
Washington-DC (1)

The first thing I did tonight was go to my state and and was thrilled to see all they offer so close to home for the whole family.

I found that most have 2 staff for every 3 campers. And many have many great therapies available that include:

Sensory Rooms
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Music Therapy
Animal Therapy

As well as nursing, lifts,and total accessibility to all buildings and vehicles.

Not all camps will be the same or have the same features or activities. Please do your own research and checks on each camp you are looking into.

Good luck to all of you considering sending or taking your girls to a camp this year. If you are thrilled with a camp ... as always, please let us know so we can share your recommendation!

Good luck!

Terri V~For RettGirl

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