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 Camp Gemma

 

A week of resident camp activities designed with the neurodiverse community in mind! Ziplining, paddle boating, swimming, sock-hop, campfires, crafts and front porch rocking are just a few activities where we build community. Every Gemma Camper will be paired with a staff or volunteer as their special friend to offer encouragement, companionship and care throughout the week. Partners will spend the week together sharing meals, stories, games and fun including the famous Camp Talent Show! 

Open to adults ages 18+. Campers must be ambulatory and able to feed, bathe and clothe themselves. Please feel free to contact us with any questions! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Who can participate?

All are welcome! Camp Gemma will have both campers and volunteers, as special friends. Campers must be 18 or older, ambulatory and able to feed, bathe and clothe themselves. We welcome volunteers of all ages as long as parents/guardians accompany minors. 

Who is Gemma? Why does she get her own camp? 

Gemma Galgani (pronounced: Jeh.muh) was an Italian mystic and saint in the Catholic Church. St. Gemma is the patron saint of helping others. Camp Gemma is all about building genuine camp relationships between campers and volunteers while enjoying a fun-filled week of camp activities. 

When is Camp Gemma?

Monday-Friday. August 1-5th, 2022. Volunteers are required to arrive early for orientation and training (Sunday-Friday, July 31st-5th, 2022). 

How do I register?

Camper Registration is open- Follow this link!   To register as a volunteer, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call the office at (704) 538-3866.  Have a group interested in volunteering together? Awesome! Visit our Tekoa Missions Website to register a group of volunteers for Camp Gemma!. 

Additional Information

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (704) 538-3866.