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Benefits of Camp for Individuals with Disabilities

Benefits of Camp for Individuals with Disabilities
More Than Just Fun

Summer camp is a rite of passage for many. It is a time to be away from the everyday norm. Camp provides a chance for an adventure full of fun. For individuals with disabilities, there are other benefits too!

Smiling Camper sitting by the pool. Echoing Hills Camp Counselor and a Camper enjoying archery. Jimmy with a camper enjoying the fun of fishing.  Camp Counselor and Camper having fun in the clear blue waters of the pool at Camp Echoing Hills. A camper participates in Axe Throwing as one of the new activities at Camp Echoing Hills!

Connect With God
When doing a quick Google search, you will find results for several faith-based camps for individuals with disabilities in the United States. Attending a faith-based camp allows individuals to connect with God. It is an opportunity to hear His word and grow closer to Him while enjoying nature, one of His beautiful creations.

Opportunity for Socialization
Camp provides an inclusive environment. It is an opportunity to meet other individuals with different abilities and interests. It is a time to gather and form new friendships. There are many chances to get to know one another – over meals, during activities, and, of course, with a s’more around the campfire.

Belief in Self
Activities at camp create enjoyment; however, they can also test the personal limits individuals thought were possible. Many times, people with disabilities hear what they can and cannot do. Camp challenges these boundaries! It’s amazing to see the confidence when someone accomplishes something they thought impossible – swimming, hitting the target in axe throwing, or getting up in front of a group to perform a talent.

Break for Family/Caregivers
Providing care for a loved one with a disability is often a full-time job, and it can be difficult. Camp gives caregivers the opportunity to take a break. It is a chance to relax and recharge. Caregivers can rest while knowing the one they care for is having a good time and enjoying the benefits of camp!
Are you looking for a faith-based camp this summer? Look no further than Camp Echoing Hills! Set in the rolling hills of Coshocton County, Ohio, Camp Echoing Hills creates opportunities for individuals with disabilities to know and experience Jesus Christ. With programs tailored to meet the needs of campers of all ages, interests, and abilities, camp is an experience like none other!

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