Dragonfly Forest offers three unique overnight summer camp experiences.
Our traditional program serves children 7-14 with autism, 22q chromosome deletion disorder, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, and persistent asthma. For these sessions, we provide children with unforgettable overnight camping experiences under the safety of well trained staff and round the clock medical teams. Highlights include authentic cabin sleeping, zip line and high ropes course, archery, lake swimming, boating, fishing, tie dye, and nature hikes.
Session 1 June 25 -30th 22q
Session 2 July 2 - 7th Autism
Session 3 July 9-14 Explorers
Session 4 July 16-21 Asthma
Session 5 July 23-28 Hematology
Our Explorers Program serves teens and young adults 12-25. Most campers have an autism or 22q diagnosis, but any teen is welcome who has an interest in independent living skills. We provide all of the traditional summer camp activities (see above) in conjunction with life skills workshops: cooking, cleaning, laundry, professionalism, self advocacy, fitness, teamwork, etc.
Our Teen Leadership Program serves any 15-16 year old interested in becoming a counselor at Dragonfly Forest. Many applicants are past Dragonfly campers, but it is not required. Teens interested in this program interview with the camp director for a spot, and participate in three weeks of camp to learn leadership and diversity skills, and begin to practice the skills required to become a staff member at Dragonfly.
2017 Dates: July 16-21; July 23-28(campers go home in between)
Financial Assistance Available
All families can choose a tuition tier that fits their budget. If Tier 3 is too costly, you can apply for additional scholarships within the application for camp.
One Week Overnight Sessions
($650, $1250, $1850)
2 Week Program for Teen Leaders ($975 $1875, $2775)
We can accommodate all dietary needs ranging from gluten-free/casein-free to lactose intolerance to pork free. If you have a specific need that you'd like to ask about, please call us at 610-298-1820.
Activities & Features
Outdoor Activities Ropes Course Hiking Rock Climbing
Performing Arts Dance Music
Land Sports Riflery Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Basketball Soccer
Water Sports Swimming Canoeing Fishing
Other Activities tie dye campfires campouts zip line life skills team work self advocacy mentorship