Special Needs Services
Camp Harmon continues to be a magical place, offering camping opportunities to hundreds of people with disabilities, thanks to the donations of many generous supporters. Camp Harmon is accredited by the American Camp Association and serves campers ages 8 to 65. Each session is designed for a specific age group and for individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities. The camper to counselor ratio for Camp Harmon is 3 campers per 1 counselor, and campers live in cabin groups that typically consist of six campers and two staff.
We seek to achieve our goal through the following objectives:
Match each camper one-on-one with a counselor for the week, providing them with continuity and mentorship that can continue throughout the year and each summer.
Facilitate a wide-range of activities, including the Discovery curriculum, which have a focus on coping skills and promoting the positive attitude “I can.”
Create opportunities whereby each camper can experience success.
Help our campers develop skills to face their own circumstances and to make safe life choices outside of camp.
Provide campers with the experience of developing positive relationships with adults that can be transferred to their community, school and home
Our goal is to provide a quality camp experience for up to 65 children each summer; to accomplish that goal we need your help. There are several volunteer positions that are needed each summer and while each is different in their specific role, we all work together as one cohesive team to achieve the goals of our program.