Nurses and/or support staff (TSS/BSC, etc) are welcome to accompany the child to our program. Specific details will be provided during the child's intake appointment.
Music therapy, fitness therapy, a trip to a therapeutic horseback riding stable, swimming, group games, crafts and activities are offered in a structured program. We offer 3 two week half day or full day programs--6 weeks of programming total for the summer. 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 a 1:1 or 1:2 staff-to-child ratio. A nurse is on staff at all times to address any medical needs that may arise.
Financial Assistance Available
We provide scholarships to families in need of financial assistance. A scholarship application is available online when a family completes the online application. No family is turned away due to financial limitations. Families will need to provide a current copy of their most recent tax forms.
Campers bring their own lunches to camp. We provide snacks on a daily basis.
Aaron's Acres provides summer recreational programs to children, ages 5-21 with developmental disabilities. 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, fitness, 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.
Activities & Features
Land SportsHorseback RidingSoccer
OtherGames crafts and other activities designed to fit specific needs of our participants. Community service projects are also available.
Contact & Location
Camp Address Manheim Community Pool and Memorial Park
504 Adele Avenue Lancaster, PA, 17545 United States
Winter Address 1861 Charter Lane
Suite 114 Lancaster, PA, 17601 United States