Philosophy and Goals:
People with disabilities have a right to the same opportunities offered to others- to have fun, to try new activities, and to make new friends- in a safe, friendly and supportive environment.
Camp Hemlocks provides opportunities for people with disabilities to develop their potential, expand their abilities, and explore their interests.
Camp Hemlocks is a residential summer camp for youth and adults with physical, sensory, intellectual and developmental disabilities. Camp Hemlocks offers a traditional camping experience for campers as young as eight and there is no aging out, allowing campers to attend into adulthood. Activities include, swimming, boating/fishing, arts and crafts, nature, health and fitness, archery, and climbing our challenge tower. Camp Hemlocks programing is individually adapted to the needs of each camper to provide them the most enjoyable and successful camping experience possible.
Camp is a place to develop confidence and where social skills flourish. Camp promotes independence. Campers often say that they feel accepted and wanted with people who understand them when they are at camp.
At Camp Hemlocks we support the use of adaptive technology, equipment and creativity to support the needs of each individual camper.
We are the proud affiliate of Easterseals. For 100 years, Easterseals has served as an indispensable resource for individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors and their families. Easterseals affiliates in communities nationwide serve 1.5M people through high-quality programs including autism services, early intervention, workforce development, adult day care and more.