Camp IVEY is a camp held at camp Lakeside, in Lincolnton, GA. The purpose of this adaptive camp is to empower high functioning children with developmental delays and 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 2018, the camp will remain a day camp with two overnight stays, with campers ages 7-15.
A successful Camp IVEY camper is not limited to a label or diagnosis, but may experience the world in ways similar to:
-Autism Spectrum Disorder
-Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder
-Sensory Processing Disorder
-have difficulty with balance that requires hands-on assistance in order complete traditional camp activities such as a low ropes course or water sports,
-require modeling, verbal cues, or tactile cues in social situations,
-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 rough nature of an outdoor camp,
-may have a tendency to wander or explore unfamiliar environments, and/ or
-may need encouragement in order to attempt new and challenging activities.
This camp is not currently designed for individuals who:
-have been primarily diagnosed with behavioral, conduct, or psychological disorders,
-display frequent fleeing or aggressive behaviors,
-are not independently ambulatory,
-are primarily non-verbal, and/ or
-are medically fragile.