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Roswell Offers Friendship Camps For Special Needs Children

The week-long, full day camps will cost $360 per week for residents and $540 per week for non-residents.

The Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department is offering seven weeks of adaptive Friendship Camps for special needs children ages 5-15. Credit: Patch file
The Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department is offering seven weeks of adaptive Friendship Camps for special needs children ages 5-15. Credit: Patch file

From the city of Roswell:

The Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department is offering seven weeks of adaptive Friendship Camps for special needs children ages 5-15.  

These week-long, full-day camps will be held at Roswell North Elementary School on the following dates:

  • June 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27
  • July 7-11, 14-18, 21-25

Overseen and administered by a professional camp provider that caters to the special needs population, the camp will provide structured activities, focusing on enhancing communication, social interaction, and adaptive skills. 

Each week will be themed and will include music, crafts, outside play, and most of all, opportunities to make friends. Camp themes include space, dinosaurs, insects and superheroes.

The cost of the camp is $360 per week for residents and $540 for non-residents. Friendship Camp fees are higher than the city’s traditional camps due to the need for lower staff-to-camper ratios and more extensive management services. To assure affordability, scholarships are needed.

The Friends of the Roswell Parks, Inc., has begun The 100 Campaign to help offset the cost of the camp for families. Be one of the first 300 people to donate $100 to support the special needs camp and help make a child’s dream come true. 

For more information about the camp and the 100 Campaign, contact the Roswell Recreation, Parks Historic and Cultural Affairs Department at 770-641-3950.

To register for the camp online, visit www.roswellgov.com.

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