Camp Grace has a wonderful family of camps that we work with as they serve their unique and amazing campers. We serve as the host facility for these camps as they serve children and adults with special needs. Please take time to visit their websites and find out all the wonderful ways they are involved with their campers and volunteers.
Camp M*A*S*H (Make Arthritis Stop Hurting) is a week-long recreational program for children ages 7 to 17 with a form of juvenile arthritis or a related disease. Camp M*A*S*H is planned specifically for these children in order to empower them to live life to the fullest and build friendships with other children on similar journeys with their condition. Offering everything from boating and fishing, ropes courses and horseback riding to arts and crafts and fun group activities, there is something every camper will take away as a favorite memory. All activities and accommodations are fully accessible, and a medical staff team is on site around the clock.
Camp M*A*S*H is provided at no cost to families, and is open to children living in Alabama and Mississippi. It is a program of the Arthritis Foundation, Southeast Region.
2014 Camp Dates: June 15th thru 21st
Camper Registration will begin January 2014
Click HERE for more information
Camp Rap-A-Hope is a one-week summer camp for children and teenagers who are battling cancer or who have ever been diagnosed with cancer and who are 7 to 17 years of age. Each summer Camp Rap-A-Hope opens it’s doors and strives to provide a fun, exciting, and unforgettable experience to all of our Campers. We make sure that every Camper gets the opportunity to develop new skills and self-confidence through activities like horseback riding, swimming, arts & crafts, fishing, music, canoeing, and so many more. Campers are housed in rustic cabins that are nestled in under tall trees and overlook a sparkling lake.
The camp is 100% free of charge, and is sponsored by the Medical Society and the Alliance to the Medical Society of Mobile County in the state of Alabama and various corporate and individual donors. Campers usually reside along the Gulf Coast in the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Louisiana.
2014 Camp Dates: June 8th through June 14th
Click HERE to visit the Camp Rap-A-Hope website.
Hosted by United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile, Camp SMILE is a residential summer camp for individuals (ages 5-50) with and without disabilities. At Camp SMILE, campers not only have the chance to participate in physical activities like kayaking, fishing, and horseback riding; they also meet others whose abilities and life experiences are similar to their own.
Camp SMILE offers a unique one-to-one camper-to-counselor ratio which helps campers adjust to life outside their normal routine and helps foster genuine relationships between campers and counselors.
With adapted rules and specialized equipment, Camp SMILE is able to offer an array of activities, including: swimming, boating, fishing, arts & crafts, horseback riding, sports, yoga and much more.
Camp SMILE is about changing lives: campers enjoy the freedom of the outdoors; families receive a much needed period of respite; and volunteers enjoy an unforgettable experience! There is truly no limit to the adventure!
2014 Camp Dates: Varies depending on age group. Check the Camp SMILE website for details.
Click HERE to visit the Camp SMILE website.
Camp Sugar Falls is a camp for children with diabetes operated by Southeastern Diabetes Education Services. The camp provides a fun and adventurous outdoor setting for campers where they can enjoy a variety of recreational activities. Counselors and medical staff who are knowledgeable about diabetes and how to live a full and active life while managing diabetes help work with the campers to encourage a positive approach to living with diabetes. Additionally, campers create new friendships with their peers who are also managing their diabetes as well.
2014 Camp Dates: TBD
Click HERE to visit the Camp Sugar Falls website.
Camp Bluebird offers a unique experience for adult cancer patients. Sponsored by Providence Hospital and the Telephone Pioneers, Camp Bluebird offers recreation, relaxation, crafts and activities, non-denominational worship services and the opportunity to openly discuss the experiences and emotions associated with cancer with other survivors. On the last day, as a sign of hope, each camper builds a birdhouse. Family members and close friends are invited to attend the concluding luncheon. Camp Bluebird provides:
* A time for listening and learning
* A time for sharing and caring
* Analysis of life-style and adjustments in living with cancer
* Family support—how to give it and accept it
* Assessment of non-medical needs and ways to meet those needs
* Educational assistance for medically related concerns
* Nutrition information
Next Camp Dates: April 10-11, 2014
Click HERE to visit the Camp Bluebird website.
Camp Grace is also the grounds for Outback America’s events in Mobile, AL. For more information about Outback America, please visit their website HERE.