Camp Sunshine 2020
(Campers with developmental disabilities)
Week 1: May 18-22 (ages 18+)
Week 2: May 25-29 (ages 18+)
Week 3: June 1-5 (ages 18+)
Week 4: July 13-18 (ages 4-17)
This special camp for high-functioning youth and adults with special needs is a week of fun, fellowship, and recreation. The caring staff and volunteers supervise the campers at all times and work with them personally to ensure that each person has a great time at camp.
For our adult overnight camps, the campers will be staying in the Group Lodge, which has central heat & air, a living room, bunkbeds, and large ADA bathroom facilities.
Singing, dancing, concert, movies, swimming, short hikes, campfires, story-telling, crafts, games, kickball, beachball volleyball, puzzles, carnival, and more. This camp is very active.
Who comes to camp?
It is important to follow these guidelines since counselors are not professional caregivers.
Campers must be able to walk independently
Campers must be able to take care of basic personal hygiene, like going to the restroom, showering, and dressing.
Campers must be approved by Camp Sunshine Director. Special needs are to be discussed with the Director in advance of camp.
Maximum of 15 campers per week to ensure a 1:1 camper / staff ratio
What to Bring Checklist
(Online Registration is provided by CampDoc and makes the process super-easy! You will be asked to create a Username and Password in order to sign in to our Registration Page. You will then be asked to select either Camp Sunshine or Camp Lakey Gap; then you can select the specific week. Contact us if you have any questions or need any help with the Registration Process.)
Overnight Camp - Weeks 1 and 2: $962 per camper*
Day Camp - Week 3: $552 per camper*
*The cost for Camp Sunshine was increased in 2019 to reflect actual costs of the program. These costs are congruent and competitive with week-long camping programs offering similar services. Beginning in 2019, Camp Sunshine is now staffed with paid, trained Summer Staff, and supplemented with Volunteer assistants.
Beginning in 2019, every camper is eligible to receive Scholarship Assistance through the Camp Sunshine Scholarship Fund. Additionally, Christmount is expanding our services to the Camp Sunshine participants and the wider community through additional summer programs (Day Camp), and year-round opportunities such as Social Groups, Friends Groups, Respite Weekends, and Jobs For the Future job-training programs. Our goal is to provide programs and resources for you and the wider community, in an effort to become a better partner alongside you.
Scholarship assistance for every camper is available through the
Christmount Scholarship Fund, and can be applied for during the application process.
Campers love mail! Please send it early in the week to ensure prompt arrival.
Camp Sunshine at Christmount
222 Fern Way
Black Mountain, NC 28711