When your child has challenges, it can be hard to let your little one have fun or try new things. Does your teen or young child ask you to take them camping or to a water park? Do you wish your special needs kid could do things with other children who have health needs?
Camp Barnabas at Teas Trail provides accessible fun for your special needs family member. The high ropes course has at least two highly trained personnel to do the course with kids to help along the way. Opting out is always acceptable if climbing the rock wall on a specialty chair with cushions is too much excitement for the zip line or swing back down. Modified crossbows let campers shoot targets and take part in archery competitions. Paraplegic guests can use technologies that let them blow through a straw including them in the activity.
Medical and occupational care
Whether you take your child for some glamping fun or a serious marathon race, Camp Barnabas has medical personnel at the ready. From a feeling of uneasiness to serious medical problems, the staff is trained and licensed to handle the care of your special needs child. All members go through a training course to teach them how to care for any participant that comes to camp. A full, on-site medical facility with nurses and doctors is always available to campers.
Accessible water fun
A zero entry pool gives everyone, including those in wheelchairs, the chance to participate in water sports. From pulling water buckets down on each other to splashing in the water, every participant can join in Camp Barnabas water activities. One-on-one volunteer members will accompany each child and make sure they have a life vest and other safety equipment necessary for participation.
Other activities for campers
- Mini-petting zoo
- Arts and crafts
- Field games
- Costume parties
- Pool parties
- Tug of war competitions
Camp Barnabas includes every child no matter the severity of the disability. The motto at camp is to say yes to safe, supervised fun. Each child goes through the activities with someone who gets extensive training at the beginning of each season. The volunteers continue to accompany children throughout the day. At the cabin, children pair up by health condition, so they can connect with someone like them. Every activity is accessible regardless of physical or mental ability. Any special needs child over the age of seven can go to Camp Barnabas at Teas Trail.