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EmpowHer Camp

Type: Overnight Camp
Age Range: Ages 13-18
Supported Disibilities: Developmental Disabilities/Delays

EmpowHer Camp is a fun and exciting one year program for youth* with disabilities ages 13-18. EmpowHer Camp starts with one week of adventurous camping in the Adirondacks where we explore nature, make friends, and laugh around the campfire. We also connect with mentors who will help us set goals and achieve them! After our camping trip is over, you’ll go home and work on a project that interests you and you’ll talk with your mentor every month! Next summer, Young Leaders (what we call our participants) and their mentors go on a trip to Washington, D.C.! In D.C. you will reunite with your friends and mentor, present your project, and explore our nation’s capital!

*For the purpose of this program, the terminology “youth”, “young women”, and “girls” include cis or trans girls or other feminine aligned people.


The majority of the funds needed to run camp are raised by Disability EmpowHer Network through donations, grants, and corporate sponsorships. Young Leaders are required to fundraise in order to demonstrate their commitment to attending EmpowHer Camp & practice their communication skills!

Young Leaders must:

Raise $500 by July 2023. These funds will be directly allocated to the cost of the Young Leader's participation in EmpowHer Camp.

Raise $1000 between August 2023 and June 1, 2024. Young Leaders will work with their mentors to raise the $1000. The funds will be allocated to the cost of the Young Leader's participation in the D.C. trip.

Raise funds from a minimum of three different donors each year. Young Leaders may not ask their parents/guardians to cover the full cost of either fundraising goal. Instead, Young Leaders must use their communication skills to raise the funds from multiple different sources such as family members, friends, local businesses.


Class of 2024 EmpowHer Camp Schedule:

Virtual introduction meeting: July 2023
Adirondacks Trip: July 30 – August 4, 2023
Community Project Period: August 2023- July 2024
Reunion trip in Washington, DC: July 2024

Camp SAY

3149 State Route 97
Barryville, NY 12719


Type: Overnight Camp
Age Range: Ages 8-18
Supported Disibilities: speech impediment, stutter

Camp SAY is an ACA-Accredited, 2-week, sleep-away summer camp for young people who stutter, ages 8-18. Camp SAY combines a high-quality, traditional camp experience with specialized programs and activities that help kids and teens who stutter develop confidence and independence, improve communication skills, and form important lifelong friendships.

Camp SAY is hosted at Camp Tel Yehudah, an idyllic camp with 75 years of history, located on 150 beautiful wooded acres on the banks of the Delaware River in Barryville, New York – just 2 hours from New York City!

Campers are welcomed by a super-friendly staff, many of whom also stutter, and immediately see that Camp SAY is a very special place of acceptance, support, and encouragement. Camp SAY is a life-changing summer camp where young people who stutter are free to have fun and stutter as openly as they choose – and everyone ALWAYS gets as much time as they need to speak!


Camp SAY Tuition is offered on a Sliding Scale basis, with Summer 2022 Tuition ranging from $50 – $3,800.

Camp SAY remains committed to offering the highest-quality American Camp Association (ACA)-accredited summer camp that’s accessible and affordable to all families, so we are pleased to offer Camp Tuition and Travel, on a Sliding Scale basis.


July 31-August 14, 2023

Camp Oasis Crohn’s & Colitis

(646) 943 - 7480

Type: Overnight Camp
Age Range: Entering Grades 2-12
Supported Disibilities: Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ulcerative colitis

Dealing with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as a child is even more challenging. That is why the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation proudly established Camp Oasis exclusively for children with IBD over 25 years ago. These summer camp programs enrich the lives of children with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis by providing them with a safe and supportive camp community. Our residential camp sessions offer a variety of fun activities, outdoor adventures, and educational opportunities that will build confidence and facilitate new friendships. We also recognize that not all families will be comfortable sending their child to in-person camp which is why we offer CampOasis@Home. This virtual program offers interactive sessions that provide many of the same benefits of residential camp including making new friends, trying new things, and having lots of fun!


$400 - attendance scholarships and travel stipends are available to those who qualify


June 11-June 16, 2023

Camp Easter Seals Virginia

201 E. Main Street Salem, VA 24153


Type: Overnight Camp
Age Range: Ages 8+
Supported Disibilities: Developmental Disabilities/Delays

For 64 years, Camp Easterseals has provided quality recreational and therapeutic camp programming in the beautiful countryside of New Castle, Virginia. Children and adults with disabilities are able to experience all the outdoors has to offer including horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts, ziplining and campfires thanks to an amazing group of dedicated team members just like you.- ADULTS: (Ages 21- Up) o Good Times Retreat: June 4th- June 9th o Freedom Retreat: June 11th- June 22nd – YOUNG ADULTS/ ADULTS: (Ages 18- 25) o Camp Next Step: June 25th- June 30th – KIDS/YOUNG ADULTS (Ages 8-21) o Independence Camp: July 2nd- July 7th o Camp Can Do: July 9th- July 20th – FAMILY WEEK: o July 31st- August 5th


$75 application fee $975 for a week of camp


ADULTS: (Ages 21- Up)-Good Times Retreat: June 4th- June 9th
-Freedom Retreat: June 11th- June 22nd
-YOUNG ADULTS/ ADULTS: (Ages 18- 25)-Camp Next Step: June 25th- June 30th
-KIDS/YOUNG ADULTS (Ages 8-21)-Independence Camp: July 2nd- July 7th
-Camp Can Do: July 9th- July 20th
-FAMILY WEEK:July 31st- August 5th

Camp Holiday Trails

400 Holiday Trails Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22903

(434) 282-7213

Type: Overnight Camp
Age Range: 7 - 17
Supported Disibilities: Chronic Illness, Epilepsy, Sickle Cell Anemia, siblings welcome

Camp Holiday Trails is an overnight camp in Charlottesville, Virginia for children and teens with medical needs and their siblings. We have been serving the mid-Atlantic region since 1973 and are excited for another summer of Camp.

Sessions run from June to August and range from one to two weeks with four sessions open to the public and the other four closed to our community partnerships. Campers are able to participate in accessible activities like fishing with real worms, rock climbing, horseback riding, messy art, and more. Counselors serve as role models and activity leaders for your Camper while our 24/7 medical team oversees the wellbeing and safety of your Camper.

Join us in keeping CHT weird!

Further information about our programs can be found on our website.


The true cost for one Camper to attend Camp is $1850/week. We offer our Families the opportunity to pay 10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 90% of this fee.
If you have the ability to pay more, please know that every extra dollar goes to the Campership Fund, which allows more kids to attend Camp!
We rely on the generosity and kindness of our Camp Family to help us give every child the gift of Camp.


June 10th to 17th: Burn Camp with VA Firefighters Association*
June 18th to 23rd: Session One, mixed diagnoses
June 25th to July 7th: Session Two, mixed diagnoses
July 9th to 14th: Diabetes Week, primary diagnosis of T1D
July 16th to 21st: Camp Youngblood with VHF and HACA*
July 23rd to 28th: Session Three, mixed diagnoses
July 30th to August 4th: Camp Corral with Golden Corral*
August 6th to 9th: MS Adventure Camp with National MS Society*
*closed partner session