Since 1969, Quest's Camp Thunderbird has been dedicated to providing a real summer camp experience for children and adults with special needs, giving them a chance to learn key skills while making new friends and unforgettable memories.
A very limited number of camperships are available for families who demonstrate financial need. The form and details for this assistance is available on the Quest's Camp Thunderbird Web site.
1 Week Session
2 Week Session
We provide typical camp meals but will adhere to any special accommodations required for the individual camper health requirements.
Camp Thunderbird offers applicants of all ages six and 12-day sessions. Campers have the time of their lives each summer participating in Camp Thunderbird's variety of fun activities. From camping, swimming, nature studies and arts & crafts, to canoeing, fishing, evening socials and sports & games, Camp Thunderbird's 19-acre facility offers the same adventures available at other camp programs - but in a fully-accessible environment tailored to meet the diverse needs of the campers.
2013 Session Dates:
Session 1 (6 days, ages 18+): June 9-14
Session 2 (12 days, ages 18+): June 16-27
Session 3 (6* days, ages 18+): June 30-July 5
Session 4 (6* days, ages 18+): July 6-11
Session 5 (6 days, ages 6-12): July 21-26
Session 6 (6 days, ages 13-21): July 27-Aug. 1
Session 7 (12 days, ages 18+): Aug. 4-15
Session 8 (6 days, ages 18+): Aug. 18-23
* Combining Sessions: Sessions 3&4 may be combined to form a 12-day for $1,300 (early pricing) or $1,350 (regular price).
Regular pricing for six-day sessions is $675; 12-day sessions is $1300. Please visit our Web site for full information, including early pricing, referral savings and application deadlines.
More About Camp
With the challenges associated with Down syndrome, autism, mental retardation, Cerebral Palsy and other developmental disabilities, these children and adults aren't typically eligible to attend traditional camps. In addition to providing campers with an outstanding experience, Camp Thunderbird's six- and 12-day overnight sessions give parents and guardians a break from the demands of 24-hour caregiving. For many families, this respite is their first chance to relax, spend time with friends, or take a vacation knowing that their loved one is receiving quality care and attention.
If you are interested in a safe summer program for your loved one, our Camp Day open house on Saturday, April 6, 2013 forum is the best opportunity to tour the facilities, speak with camp staff about the upcoming season, meet other potential campers and witness firsthand all that Camp Thunderbird has to offer. Best of all, the entire family is welcome to join in on the fun! If you would like to attend, please regisgter at the following, http://questcampday.eventbrite.com
Activities & Features
Swimming Canoeing Fishing Kayaking
Camping Fishing Swimming Canoeing Arts & Crafts Sports & Games Evening Socials Nature Study