You want the very best for your child. You want them to make friends. You want them to create memories. You want them to feel free. At Camp Conquer, we want the exact same thing for your child. That’s why we’ve created a unique day camp experience close to home for children with physical disabilities. Our specially trained staff is passionate about ensuring campers will get the most out of this experience. Your child will meet new friends, create memories and feel free to just be a kid.
Camp Conquer activities include:
- Field Trips
- Games and group activities
- Outdoor extravaganza: fishing, archery, BB guns, paintball and boating
Camp Conquer Goals
- Learn the importance of group recreational and leisure experiences
- Grow in independence emotionally, spiritually and physically
- Have fun
The Camp Conquer staff is specially trained to ensure your child’s unique and special needs are met. We take every precaution to provide activities which are adventurous but safe. Swimming is supervised by qualified lifeguards. Day camp staff receives extra help from community volunteers.
Is Camp Conquer right for my child?
Camp Conquer is for boys and girls, ages 5 – 14, with a physical disability. Campers with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, paraplegia or disabling injuries are eligible. Children with allergies, heart conditions or other special conditions are considered on an individual basis. A physician’s statement describing the precautions and limitations for your child’s safety is required.
Camp Conquer receives support from individuals, businesses and groups to help cover program costs. Day camp costs $200. Camp scholarships are available to children through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
For more information or to make a donation, please contact Marilee Kontz at Sanford Children’s (605) 328-7157 or email.
To see a camp brochure click here.
Posted Date: September 2011