SPECIAL CARES CAMP
Camp Mahackeno is an inclusive camp, where every child should be given the opportunity to participate in a fun-filled camp day. Campers are fully immersed in the camp program with 1:1 aide. Support staff will motivate campers to be actively engaged in their group activities and provide modification when needed. Our mission is to build self-acceptance, independence, and connections with other campers and staff.
Given the high demand for this camp among special needs families, the increasing challenges in hiring qualified camp counselors to allow for a 1:1 camper to counselor ratio, and as we strive to serve the needs of as many special needs campers as possible, Special Cares camp will be limited to 4 weeks of camp per Special Cares camper for the 2023 camp season. If we do not fill all weeks, we will pull from wait lists and allow Special Cares campers to register for more than 4 weeks.
Families registering a camper in Special Cares Camp will need to submit a copy of their child’s IEP to complete their registration. All registrations are reviewed with Camp administration to determine if your camper’s needs can be met with their best interests in mind. A meeting with Camp Leadership might be requested to ensure your camper has a successful, safe, and nurturing summer. Should Camp admin determine it is not a good fit, a full refund will be issued. Camp provided aides are typically staff who are studying special education or have interest and experience in working with individuals with special needs. Please note, staff provided are not trained professionals in the special needs field.
MON – FRI | 8:30AM-3:00PM
COST PER WEEK OF CAMP
WEEKS 1, 3-7
Community Members: $575
Community Members: $465
To ensure you and your camper are best prepared for camp, please read our Camp Parent Handbook, where you’ll find information on How to Register, Policies & Procedures, Makeups & Refunds, and more. Together we can make this the best summer ever!