Founded in 1953, Camp Lee Mar has brought many innovations to the field of camping for children with special needs, and continues to do so. Camp Lee Mar is a private, 7-week residential special needs summer camp for campers ages 7-21. We offer unique summer programs for kids with special needs with a full curriculum incorporating a strong Academic and Speech program with traditional camp activities. Our campers flourish at Camp Lee Mar due to the structured environment we provide, which allows our campers to feel comfortable and secure. Some of our campers may be in a mainstream school during the year while working on social skills and life skills at our special needs camp. Camp Lee Mar understands the need to individualize each camper’s program. Careful study is made of parent input, school IEPs, camper interviews, etc., so that the interests and needs of each child can best be determined for suitable grouping prior to the camper arriving. At Camp Lee Mar, campers find comfort and friendship with children of similar age and functioning level. From this foundation we encourage our campers to embrace and learn new skills and have new experiences, all of which they will build upon on their return home. We focus on building friendships which last throughout the year, and we also help our campers learn how to cope with the dynamics of group situations. Development of the whole child is our goal. During our summer programs for kids with special needs, we work hard at improving the daily living, social, and life skills of our campers, while giving them the happiest summers of their lives! Our campers have a variety of diagnoses, including Developmental Challenges, Learning Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Communication Disorder, Fragile X, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Prader-Willi Syndrome. Special needs summer camps, such as Camp Lee Mar, provide an amazing growth producing experience while allowing every child to have fun and make friends.
YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser is an overnight camp for boys and girls ages 7-17. Camp is located on a 600 acre mountain top property with over 30 different organized activities for campers to participate in.
We believe that today’s campers are tomorrow’s leaders. Our progressive, camper-centered programs are designed to challenge every child in a safe, supportive, and fun environment.
Our staff, programs and facilities unite to support our campers as they make friends, learn new skills, build self-confidence, and gain a sense of independence in our nurturing camp community. The memories our campers make at Camp Conrad Weiser will truly last a lifetime. We pride ourselves on creating an experience as unique as each of our campers.
From our Athletics to our Arts & Nature programs, Camp Conrad Weiser affords young people many opportunities to develop new skills and learn valuable life lessons. Our camp counselors serve as positive role models for our campers and exhibit a true dedication to our camp community. Each camper’s overall experience will vary by session schedule, cabin group and age, but one factor will always remain the same. Our staff will ensure that your camper makes new friends, develops important life-skills, and build lasting connections.
Campers Sleep in modern Log cabins with closing doors/ windows with electricity. Cabins have fan ventilation.
Each village has its own shower house with private changing stalls and private showers.
Our Dining Hall serves 3 meals a day with plenty of food options including a full salad bar at lunch and dinner. The Dining hall as options for outdoor seating or inside air conditioning.
For a full virtual tour of the facilities visit https://www.smymca.org/about/our-facility