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Camp Free To Be – Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association in Peoria Area


Monday, June 5, 2023    
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Event Type

A day camp providing friendship and fun for campers ages 4 to 21 with multiple and/or severe disabilities

The Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association’s (HISRA) Camp Free To Be will be held from June 5 to July 28.  The camp runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Camp Free to Be provides exciting activities for eight weeks throughout the summer for campers with multiple and/or severe disabilities. Campers ages 4 to 21 will enjoy making friends and experiencing a variety of fun activities.

The hand-picked staff will be paired with campers. The camp can accommodate a 1:1 ratio to ensure camper success.

All campers need to bring a sack lunch and drink daily.

Camp is $170 each week per camper for residents. The cost is $221 each week per camper for non-residents.

Sign up online to register. (More instructions for how to register are on the HISRA website.) The deadline to register is May 1.

For the full schedule of other camps and sports available through the park districts, check out the 2023 Camp and Sports Guide. The guide includes HISRA registration instructions.

For questions or to get on the waiting list after the registration deadline, please call HISRA at (309) 691-1929.