Camp Follow the Leader is a special summer day camp for children with special needs, ages 5-10, who have unique physical and/or developmental challenges. If you have struggled with whether your child would fit in a traditional summer day camp, this may be the camp you've been hoping to discover.
Our camp staff includes occupational, physical and speech therapists, teachers, volunteers and counselors trained to provide a supportive, engaging and rewarding experience for all.
Camp activities include art, crafts, sports, music, games and special events. Each camper is paired wtih a volunteer "buddy" for the week. Daily group activities include a fine motor control group, a gross motor control group and a social skills group. Campers are organized into smaller peer groups based on age and skill level. This supportive environment with peers and older buddies provides opportunities to make friends, engage in cooperative and interactive play, facilitate positive peer interactions, improve play skills, increase confidence and independence and particiapte in community-based experiences.
Not sure if your child would fit in?
In the past we have had campers with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, behavioral issues, physical challenges, brain injury and cerebral palsy.
Valley Health Rehabilitation Services offers the camp in partnership with Bethel Lutheran Church. Funding is provided by the Winchester Medical Center Foundation.
to view the flyer for this year's camp.
for a registration form.
To request more information, please email