Camps

Camp Holiday

Camp Holiday LogoCamp Holiday for 5-21 yr olds is staffed by degreed professionals in the fields of Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Music Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Children age 15 and up will be considered for a Counselor-in-Training program unique to this camp. Camp is located at Sardis Presbyterian Church in Charlotte.

In 2014, three 2-week sessions will be offered on the following dates:
Session 1: June 16 - June 27
Session 2: July 21 - Aug 1
Session 3: Aug 4 - Aug 15

Click Here to view a video from the 2012 Session 1 Showcase and Awards.

Click Here to view the videos from DSAGC Camp Holiday 2013.

Holiday Terms of Registration
1. Regular Registration Deadline: May 12th. Regular Registration Fee for DSAGC Members is $100 per week. Regular Registration Fee for DSAGC Guests is $125 per week. Each session is two weeks. Campers must register per session.
2. Late Registration for DSAGC Members is $150 per week and for DSAGC Guests is $175 per week.
3. Registration fees (and/or Financial Assistance Request Forms) for all sessions per camper are required by May 19, 2014 (payable to the DSAGC). If all payments are not paid by May 19, 2014, the camper will be put on the waiting list for the sessions that have not been paid in full.
4. ALL paperwork, including health forms, medicine authorization (if necessary), parental consent, teacher assessment, terms or registration and camp release disclosure are due May 19, 2014. If ANY of the above paperwork is missing from the camper’s file as of May 19, 2014, the camper will be put on the waiting list.
5. Open spots in camp will be filled from the waiting list based on the age group of the camper and the number of counselors available for that group. Camp Holiday maintains a 3:1 camper to counselor ratio in each group of campers. Only campers who have paid in full and have turned in all of their paperwork will be considered for an available camp slot. If no space is found for a camper on the wait list, then a full refund will be issued on the first day of the camp session for which they have been wait listed.
6. A full refund will be issued if DSAGC Camp Holiday is cancelled due to low enrollment.
7. In the case of a serious illness or hospitalization of the participant, refunds may be requested for the balance remaining from a pre-paid program; documentation from physician should be submitted at the time of the refund request.
8. NO REFUND will be granted for withdrawal requests made without documentation from a physician.

Register for Holiday


 Download Holiday Paperwork

 Counselor and Volunteer Application


Camp Horizon

Camp Horizon LogoCamp Horizon is a three-day overnight summer camp for children with Down syndrome, ages 10 to 17. It provides a special and safe place where the kids discover a renewed sense of self-confidence, develop friendships, enjoy the beauty of nature and have a fun and memorable experience. The camp is located near Lenoir, NC. The camp requires a 1:1 counselor to child ratio so lots of volunteers are needed.

Camp Horizon was offered from August 20 - 23, 2014.

Horizon Terms of Registration
1. Regular Registration Deadline: May 16th. Regular Registration Fee for DSAGC Members is $125. Regular Registration Fee for DSAGC Guests is $150.
2. Late Registration for DSAGC Members is $175 and for DSAGC Guests is $200.
3. Registration fees (and/or Financial Assistance Request Forms) are required by July 13, 2014 (payable to the DSAGC). If fees are not paid by July 13, 2014, the camper will be put on the waiting list.  
4. ALL Paperwork, including health forms, medicine authorization (if necessary), parental consent, teacher assessment, terms or registration and camp release disclosure are due July 21, 2014. If ANY of the above paperwork is missing from the camper’s file as of July 21, 2014, the camper will be put on the waiting list.
5. Open spots in camp will be filled from the waiting list based on counselor availability. Camp Horizon maintains a 1:1 camper to counselor ratio at all times. Only campers who have paid in full and have turned in all of their paperwork will be considered for an available camp slot. If no space is found for a camper on the wait list, then a full refund will be issued on the first day of the camp session for which they have been wait listed.
6. A full refund will be issue if DSAGC Camp Horizon is cancelled due to low enrollment.
7. In the case of serious illness or hospitalization of participant, refunds may be requested for the balance remaining from a pre-paid program; documentation from a physician should be submitted at the time of the request.
8. NO REFUND will be granted for withdrawal without documentation from a physician.

Register for Horizon


Volunteer Counselor Application


Video

Click HERE to watch a quick YouTube video of both camps.

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