Camp Munroe is a recreational day camp for children who have developmental disabilities and cannot participate in other summer programs without special assistance.
This program is offered for children and youth ages 3 through 21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), including:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down syndrome
- Spina Bifida
- And/or genetic disorders
Please note our summer camp program is not designed to serve individuals who have severe behavioral problems such as aggressive acts towards others, self-injurious behaviors and/or destruction of property (throwing and/or damaging furniture and equipment). Campers must be able to tolerate an inclusive and stimulating environment with multiple transitions and changes to the daily schedule.
Participants who have significant medical needs that require nursing care and/or attend school with a nurse can attend the summer camp program, but they come with their own licensed and/or registered nurse. Participants who need individual nursing supervision and care can attend camp at a reduced weekly rate.
The program’s mission is to offer children and youth with I/DD or genetic disorders a summer camp experience that can meet their individual needs while providing opportunities for recreational play and social interaction with peers.
Camp Munroe is a six-week summer program that runs 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, the second week of June through July.
Participants are placed in small groups based on their age. The group is under the supervision of trained recreational therapists, activity technicians and volunteers. Our curriculum is based upon cooperative play and utilizes the buddy system where a member of our staff or a volunteer are assigned to each camper. The camp day format is divided into 45-minute activity sessions. Groups transition through three activities each morning and afternoon and have an hour for lunch.Activities include:
- Game room
- Playground time
- Rec and leisure
Parents or guardians must provide or arrange transportation to and from camp.
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There is a $30 non-refundable registration fee to apply for this program. In addition, each week of camp costs $250 per camper. A sliding scale fee option or other scholarships may be available.
To make sure Camp Munroe is an appropriate fit, camp directors complete intakes on all new campers.