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 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, bunk-beds, 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?
Camp Sunshine is intended for adults (with one week set aside for children) with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In order to be eligible for Camp Sunshine, campers must be:
Mobile and capable of benefiting from a residential camp experience with structured support. We are not able to accommodate wheelchairs or other mobility devices.
Able to listen, follow simple directions and communicate their interests and needs.
Able to manage basic self-care skills such as eating, showering, dressing, and toileting.
Able to participate in activities without needing significant medical or behavioral support (do not exhibit significant behavioral or aggression traits and do not need individual nursing support to manage health needs and do not require one-on-one attention).
Interested in and willing to participate in group activities, including those that take place outdoors.
(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.)
What to Bring Checklist
Overnight Camp - Weeks 1 and 2: $962 per camper*
Day Camp - Week 3 (Adults): $275 per camper
Day Camp - Week 4 (Youth): $602 per camper*
*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, and Respite Weekends. 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 is available through the Christmount Adapted Programs Scholarship Fund, and can be applied for as part of registration on CampDoc.
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