Your child will start the day by being transported on a very special hayride from the end of our scenic country lane to The Barn. Since the wagon is handicapped-accessible, all children are able to participate.
Throughout the morning, campers will engage in animal-assisted activities with The Barn’s exceptional animals—miniature horses, goats, bunnies, a pot-bellied pig and more. Physical activities and games are next. Whether your child is kicking around an enormous soccer ball or body bowling in the barn’s loft, he/she will be having fun. A short snack period is followed by physical and gross motor activities and a variety of arts and crafts.
Campers eat a brown bag lunch in our nature center adjacent to our handicapped-accessible tree house equipped with sensory stimulating challenges. Later in the afternoon your child might play with a large, colorful parachute, run through sprinklers to cool off, tend to our raised vegetable and flower beds or participate in music therapy. Families are invited on Friday afternoon to share in an awards ceremony and closing festivities.
A Day Camp for Children with Disabilities
Camp Geronimo is for children ages 6—12 years. We work with children with physical disabilities, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and children with other special needs. Our barn is completely handicapped-accessible and our staff is trained to work with children of all abilities.
At The Barn, our focus is on the unique connection between animals and children and their special love for one another. Interacting with animals provides campers with matchless motivation to participate in sensory and physical activities. Whether it’s feeding a baby calf from a bottle, walking a pot-bellied pig, or grooming one of our miniature horses, we guarantee distinctive and memorable experiences for all campers!
Experienced Camp Director Eric Pollock, MS PT
We are proud to have Eric Pollock as the director of Camp Geronimo. He has 20 years of experience working with children of all abilities and carefully plans camp activities so each child has opportunities for growth, development and fun.
One-to-One Counselor to Camper Ratio
The one-to-one counselor to camper ratio ensures that all children can take advantage of the full range of activities and be safely supported throughout the day. Campers’ special needs are accommodated by an on-site nurse.
Interested in participating? Tours and more information are available by contacting us.