April 15, 2009 in Features

Day camps: Special needs

The Spokesman-Review


Popular programs at Camp Lutherhaven on Lake Coeur d’Alene for campers who require one-on-one or extra attention during the camp week. Weekly sessions available Monday-Friday. Where: Camp Lutherhaven, Lake Coeur d’Alene. Cost: $281, includes round trip transportation from Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene, lunch and all activities. Ages: Grades 1-6. Dates: June 23- Aug. 14.Contact: (208) 667-3459 ext. 13. Web site:www.lutherhaven.com


The American Cancer Society offers a camp designed for children with cancer with activities ranging from swimming, hiking, beach games, and camp fires to a river cruise! Medical personnel on-site 24 hours-a-day. Application deadline is May 15. Where: Ross Point Camp, near Post Falls. Cost: Free. Ages: 7-17, day camp available for kids ages 5-7. Dates: Aug. 2-8 for the older kids (overnight), Aug. 3-6 for the day camp. Contact: 1-800-227-2345 option 3, ext. 302. OR e-mail Kari.Allen@cancer.org.


A camp for kids with diabetes. Where: Camp Bear Paw, near Newport. Cost: $195. Ages: 8-18. Dates: July 12-18. Contact: (509) 484-1366 OR e-mail campstix@gmail.com. Web site:www.campstix.com


A camp for kids with diabetes with activities including swimming, hiking, games, campfires and Theme Nights. Where: Twinlow camp, Twinlakes, near Rathdrum, ID. Cost: $325 for Grades 7-12, $275 for Grades 1-6. Scholarship assistance available. Ages: Grades 7-12, Grades 1-6. Dates: July 26-Aug. 1 for Grades 7-12, Aug. 4-8 for Grades 1-6. Contact: (509) 232-8252. Web site: camfuninthesun.org.


An overnight camp for youngsters affected by one of 43 types of muscular dystrophies. Where: Camp Twinlow, near Rathdrum, ID. Cost: Free. Ages: 6-17. Dates: July 13-19. Contact: (509) 325-3747. OR e-mail dborek@mdausa.org.


Build skills, try new activities and gain self-esteem in the outdoors by focusing on what you CAN do. Where: 14000 N. Dartford Dr, Spokane. Cost: $160-200/wk. Ages: 5-21. Dates: June 29-July 3 or Aug. 10-14. Contact: (509) 747-6191 ext.10. Web site:www.CampFireINC.org/camps.


Build skills and gain self-esteem as part of the outdoor experience. Where: Lake Coeur d’Alene (Mica Bay). Cost: $325-425/wk. Ages: 6-25. Dates: July 20-24 or Aug. 10-14. Contact: (509) 747-6191 ext.10. Web site:www.CampFireINC.org/camps.

Residential Camps


A fun camp for kids with activities including swimming, canoeing, crafts, daily chapel, and campfires. Where: Salvation Army church, Spokane. Cost: $60-190 depending on household income. Ages: 5-17. Dates: Weekly sessions (Monday-Friday) from June 22-Aug. 7. Contact: (509) 325-6810. Web site:www.campgifford.org.

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