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Special Camps Overnight Camp for Children and Youth with Developmental Disabilities Ages 8-23 in Ingleside


Sunday, June 9, 2024    
All Day


Camp Red Leaf
26710 W. Nippersink Road, Ingleside, IL

Event Type

Overnight camp opportunities for children and young adults with intellectual disabilities ages 8-23

Special Camps is an overnight, all-volunteer-run camp for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

While families and caregivers get a week-long respite, trained staff and 24-hour nursing provide a safe place for campers to explore new opportunities encouraging independence, self-esteem and friendships.

Special Camps 2024 overnight session for children and young adults will be held on June 9 – 14. This session is for campers ages 8 to 22. Youth will be divided into groups for ages 8 – 13 and ages 14 – 23.

This year’s Special Camps will be held at Camp Red Leaf in Ingleside where campers will enjoy activities, including:

  • Swimming in a heated pool
  • A rope course,climbing wall and zipline
  • Archery and outdoor sports
  • Canoeing and fishing
  • Arts and crafts
  • Hayrides, campfire songs and s’mores

The cost is $450 per session. Partial scholarships may be available.

See the Special Camps flyer for more details.

Follow these instructions to register for Special Camps on their website.

If you have questions or trouble registering, please contact Colleen McDonald at (630) 690-0944 or