Camp IVEY is a camp held at Camp Lakeside. The purpose of this adaptive camp is to empower high functioning children with developmental disabilities by promoting independence in life-skills, relationships, physical activity and leisure, communication and self-confidence through recreation and the arts. This camp opened in Summer of 2016 as a day camp. In Summer 2019, the camp became a full, one-week overnight camp for campers, children ages 7-18. Mark your calendars for our fifth year of camp: July 18-24, 2020!
Do you want to be apart of Camp IVEY? Apply to be on the Camp IVEY Youth Board! The form is available here.
Questions? Send a quick email to [email protected]!
A SUCCESSFUL CAMP IVEY CAMPER
Is not limited to a label or a diagnosis, but may experience the world in ways similar to:
- Developmental Delay
- Genetic Disorders
- Down Syndrome
- Learning Disabilities
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Social Pragmatic Communcation Disorder
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Should be able to provide their own basic self-care
- May have difficulty with balance that requires hands-on assistance in order to complete traditional camp activities such as a low ropes course
- May require modeling, verbal, and touch cues in social situations
- May become frustrated when completing fine motor activities such as friendship bracelets, but perseveres with demonstration or assistance
- May need one-on-one assistance getting from activity to activity due to the rought nature of an outdoor camp or tendency to wander
- May need encouragement in order to attempt new and challenging activities
Hannah is a graduate of the University of Georgia as well as Augusta University and a long time camp enthusiast, who has had the honor of working with Camp IVEY since its inaugural summer in 2016. Hannah is an Occupational Therapist at McKenna Farms, in Dallas, GA, who believes that every child, regardless of ability level, diagnosis, or personal circumstance should have the opportunity to experience all that camp has to offer.