Camping and Recreation for People with Disabilities

A teen in a life jacket being pushed on a dock by a camp counselor.At Easterseals, we believe that friendship, fun and play pave the way for a full life. That’s why we are so proud to be the largest provider of recreation and camping services for people with disabilities in the United States.

Our accessible and barrier-free camping and recreation programs range from sports and fitness activities to after school play, Saturday-night socials and community outings. Children and adults of all types and levels of ability can experience the joys of singing campfire songs and making s’mores at our  residential and day camps throughout the country.

Access our nationwide camp directory to find an Easterseals camp near you.

Interested in learning more about what year-round fun your local Easterseals has in store? Find an Easterseals in your community.

Accessible Camping

A young girl wearing a life jacket by a lake and smilingEasterseals offers both day camps and residential camps for children and adults. These programs serve to let campers discover and explore their interests, values and talents, while also creating lifelong memories, among so many other benefits.

Our 30 camps nationwide offer an array of accessible activities that all campers can enjoy.  Some of these activities include:

  • Water sports
  • Archery
  • Arts and crafts
  • Campfires
  • Horseback riding

Know that Easterseals camps and summer activities provide an opportunity to learn problem-solving skills, make social adjustments to new and different people, learn responsibility and gain new skills to increase self-esteem.

Barrier-Free Recreation

A young boy wearing a harness to rock climbEasterseals provides activities and community outings both on and off site meant to promote fun and socialization – opportunities that may not always be easily accessible to children and adults with disabilities. 

Our affiliates across the country coordinate many recreational activities including:

  • Sports leagues
  • Bingo
  • Adventure activities
  • Dances
  • Aquatics

Contact Easterseals to learn more about the services available in your area.

Find out how an Easterseals camp changed Steve Wampler’s life forever, for the better.

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