Camp programs within the community can play an important role in sustaining the positive impacts on students with disabilities, extending beyond the social and educational aspects of the classroom. Participation in these camps offers occasions for social interaction, increased independence, and have the potential to boost confidence during breaks in the school year.
SEF’s Kid-to-Camp program provides financial assistance to families of children served by the Special School District so they can attend camp during these breaks in the school year. Campership funds are awarded based on financial need and student benefit.
Micah, a 7th grader from the Ferguson-Florissant School District was awarded a campership this past summer.
“Micah was able to make new friends and do fun things with a group,” stated his mother. “He was able to visit places he had not been to before, and was able to spend time with children instead of staying home with just adults. We really appreciate SEF for relieving the burden on paying for camp for Micah this year, thank you!”
If you or someone you know is looking to send their child to camp, learn more about camp options for students with disabilities, including day and overnight camps for winter, spring, and summer breaks.
Applications for SEF’s Kid-to-Camp program (through our Submittable platform) are accepted year-round. Apply early, as some camps have limited open spots and can fill up quickly.