Child Success Foundation believes that kids should have the opportunity to attend summer camp, no matter their challenges. Through Foundation grants we have been able to send over 100 children to a camp specifically designed to meet the special needs of kids with physical and developmental challenges. No kid should have to miss out on summer time fun!
“It was the energy of the camp!! Everyone seemed so positive and nonjudgmental of the kids. The acceptance and love was palpable! I believe these kiddos feel a lot of judgment in their lives from people that just don’t know or understand their behavior and extra needs. It’s not that they are trying to be unkind, it’s just that our kids are “being assessed” constantly. Whereas, when we walked into the camp, the child almost feels like a celebrity. Everyone was happy to see us, happy to be there, excited and unconditional in their hearts. I think the environment and the school and activities were all wonderful, but without that very special love and support that was everywhere, the rest really would not have mattered. It was one of the most genuine experiences we have had since we started our ASD journey. It gives me hope for a brighter more aware community for our kids as they get older. I think that’s the best thing you should pass on to everyone involved because that is not something you teach – it is just something special about all the staff and volunteers! Bless you and thank you!!! Great fun!! See you next year!!”
-Stephanie, CSF Camp Parent