Camp PALS in Elmhurst
A day camp for youth with Down syndrome ages 12 and up
PALS creates inclusive camp experiences for people with and without Down syndrome. Camp PALS is open to young adults with Down syndrome ages 12 and up.
In a typical season, each PALS camper is paired one-to-one with a volunteer counselor with whom they room, travel and participate in activities throughout the week.
While the camp has made programming modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, they are continuing to pair individuals one-to-one for transformative friendship.
For summer 2021, Camp PALS will offer weekend daytime camp programs in which participants will take part in traditional PALS programming modified to protect the safety of all attendees.
Camp PALS Illinois session is scheduled for June 26-27 at Elmhurst College.
Activities may include swimming, canoeing, karaoke, Olympics or a low ropes course.
The cost is $400 to attend. (There are options for a reduced fee.)
For more information and to apply, visit the Camp PALS Summer Programs website.