seeks to provide a carefully planned, overnight camping experience uniquely designed to meet the physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual needs of people with disabilities.
Ministering to the whole person:
Physical – Handi*Camp provides the opportunity for everyone to participate and not just be a spectator.
Mental – Schedules, activities and Bible classes are adapted to maximize the campers' abilities to learn new skills and Biblical truth.
Social – Campers discover a new environment with new people, ideal for making new friends and discovering new talents and abilities.
Emotional – Campers can feel comfortable and safe in a caring, Christian environment.
Spiritual – Campers learn spiritual truth through planned and unplanned times in the day. Introduction to God's plan of salvation and encouragement for Believers to grow closer to Him are two key areas of spiritual emphasis.
Challengers: Children and teens (ages 9-21) and young adults (ages 21-40) who have intellectual or multiple disabilities (moderate or life skills level).
Adventurers: Youth, ages 9-15, who have disabilities and are working at or near age-appropriate grade levels.
Conquerors: Youth, ages 16-20, who have disabilities and are at or near their peer level socially, emotionally and academically.
Voyagers: Young adults, ages 20-34, who have disabilities and are at or near their peer level socially, emotionally and academically.
Bible Conference: Adults, through age 50, with disabilities. Session 1 especially meets the needs of people (starting about age 35) with physical and/or mild intellectual disabilities who need minimal support for participation. Session 2 is designed for people who are in, or have the potential to be in, college, careers and/or independent living situations.
Summer Staff Positions:
Service Staff: Youth and adults, ages 16 and up - primarily responsible for cleaning and assisting in kitchen/dining room, helping counselors in the cabins and participating in other activities as assigned by their supervisor.
Assistant Nurses: LPNs or RNs responsible for general health care of campers and fellow staff members, under the direction of the Health Care Coordinator. At least one year experience required.
Bible Teachers: Responsible for teaching a morning Bible class for campers with intellectual and/or multiple disabilities.
Counselors: Adults, ages 18 and up, who are directly responsible for the spiritual, social, physical and personal needs of up to three campers per camp session.
Program Assistant: Works with the Program Director. Responsibilities may include planning and leading electives, group games or special events. Red Cross Lifeguard Training and current WSI rating is a plus.
Housekeeping Supervisor: Responsible for working with and directly supervising the daily responsibilities of the Service Staff.
Kitchen Assistant: Responsible for helping the Lead Cook with meal preparation. (NJ camp sessions - volunteers only - not a paid position)