James Manfre is the Event Chairman for this event
Special Camps welcomes campers with intellectual disabilities and autism to participate in Special Camps week long, overnight camp experience with friends, guided by our all volunteer team of trained high school and college age camp counselors and experienced adult staff. We have 3 experienced volunteer RN nurse’s (most of whom are parents /caregivers of a special needs child / adult), who dispense all medications and care for your child’s medical needs while at camp.
2019 Dates: June 9 - 14 for kids ages 8 - 20, June 16 - 21 for adult campers ages 21 and over.
Location: White Pines Ranch in Oregon, IL. Located about 1/2 hour West of DeKalb. Free transportation via bus is available back home to the I88 Warrenville exit and Plano High School.
Cost is $350 for the overnight week, and covers all expenses while you’re there. The actual cost is closer to $600, but is significantly reduced thanks to your local Knights of Columbus, our all volunteer team, grants and donations. Thanks to the Knights, scholarships are available for anyone in need.
Applications are available on line www.specialcamps.org, or by contacting our camp director Colleen for more information.