we provide scholarships to families in need of financial assistance. This is discussed at the initial intake between the family and the director of Aaron's Acres. No family is turned away due to financial limitations.
2 Week Session
4 Week Session
Campers bring their own lunches to camp. We provide snacks on a daily basis.
We offer 2 two week sessions in Berks County (in addition to Dauphin and Lancaster County) in June and July. Music therapy, therapeutic horseback riding, swimming, group games, crafts and sports are offered in a structured program. We offer half day or full day programs. A community service component is offered for older adolescents in that they have the opportunity to give back to others in the community. The program is supervised by professionals and we have 1-1 or 1-2 staff to child ratio.
More About Camp
Aaron's Acres provides summer recreational programs to children, ages 5-21 with developmental disabilities in 3 counties in Pennsylvania: Berks, Dauphin and Lancaster. Professionals supervise the program and provide 1-1 or 1-2 staff to child ratio. A nurse is on staff at all times in order to address any medical needs. The staff is committed to providing a camp experience similar to what most children experience but the staff at Aaron's Acres provides more supervision and assistance to each child, depending upon his/her needs. No child is turned away due to severity of his/her disability. In addition, no child is turned away due to financial limitations. Scholarships are provided to those in need of financial assistance. Structured, thematic days are planned that are age appropriate. Schedules with words and pictures are posted at the camp for children who need ongoing reinforcement as to what the day looks like. Swimming, music therapy, group games, sports, arts and crafts, and sports are all part of the day. For the older adolescents, they have the opportunity to participate in Aaron's Acres Acts of Kindness, a program that allows these individuals to go out into the community and participate in service projects. In this way, local businesses and non-profit organizations have the chance to partner with our organization; new relationships are created among people of all abilities and disabilities.