“With A Little Help…”, Inc. Summer Camp offers one-on-one assistance by trained volunteer attendants 24-hours a day, or as needed.
Each disabled adult is assigned a volunteer whose sole purpose is to help take care of that one adult. Although there is a lot of cooperation, the fact that volunteers are assigned primarily to one disabled adult allows for the personalized assistance required by many of the adults. The cares received include assistance in the following areas: dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming, transferring into bed or wheelchair, feeding and whatever else is necessary. Adult campers that require specialized care including, but not limited to; catheter care, feeding tube, respiratory care may be required to provide their own attendant/nurse for the duration of camp.
Our drug and alcohol free camp and facilities are easily accessible by wheelchair. The camp is situated on 402 wooded acres and is filled with numerous paved paths to provide as much access to wheelchair users as possible.
A trip to the heated, accessible pool for the disabled adults is a great form of therapy and can be much more comfortable than sitting all the time. On a hot day you can expect a bit of a traffic jam at the pool as participants scramble for a cool dip. There are comfortable sleeping arrangements with your volunteer attendant nearby in case you need assistance during the night. The bathroom facilities are fully accessible including large roll-in showers.
Adaptive sports are popular and competitive. Participants play football, hockey and baseball along with an occasional alternative sporting event. The week of sports is capped off with the competitive and prestigious annual 500 Tournament, where the winner is awarded the coveted traveling trophy.
For the nature enthusiast trail rides are available in an accessible trailer. Last but not least arts and crafts projects are available every day. Projects range from tie-dying to building bird houses.
Evening entertainment includes programs such as treasure hunts, lip sync, ComedySportz, game shows, a visit from the Corvette Club, casino night, and an annual dance with a professional DJ. Although there are many scheduled programs, people are free to pursue other activities like playing cards, board games, enjoying a camp fire or just finding a quiet place to talk, think or even read a book. The programs are all voluntary and take place in a relaxed atmosphere.