In North Carolina, there are roughly 203,000 children that are identified as having special needs or some sort of disability. Regarding camp life, it can be hard to find a camp that offers the same opportunities for special needs children as it does for others.
Summer camps for special needs children can make a huge impact on their lives by allowing them to grow and develop in a safe and supportive environment. A good place to start when looking for camps for children with special news is to ensure that they offer activities and experiences that are tailored to their specific needs. This can help build self-esteem, foster independence, and improve social skills
These camps also give kids a break from their regular schedules and give them the chance to try new things, meet new people, and boost their self-confidence. It gives parents the chance to take a much-needed break and recharge while also knowing that their child is in a loving and encouraging environment.
At Tekoa Foothills, we understand the value of every child, regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Children are our greatest treasure and should be regarded as such. Not only is Tekoa Foothills a very inclusive camp, but we also offer Camp Gemma!
Camp Gemma is an extra special week of resident camp with activities designed specifically for neurodiverse adults. Not only will they experience an incredible camp experience, but they will be teamed up with a staff or volunteer as their special friend to offer encouragement, friendship, and care throughout the week.
Our camp is on an expansive 117-acre property in the foothills of North Carolina. Our campers will experience the love of God along with the beauty of nature. In addition to the typical summer camp experience, we offer several on-site adventures, such as:
Located in Cleveland County, NC, Tekoa Foothills is the perfect camp for your child with special needs. We know that your child will be supported and loved, as well as experience the best summer ever. With our focus on inclusivity, Tekoa Foothills will leave a lasting impact on your child.