Camp Angelfish is an overnight camp for 3 different types of children. We rent the beautiful facilities on Lake Winnepesaukee and provide traditional camp experiences under the guidance of Co-directors who are occupational and physical therapists.
Children come to this camp with one 24 hour aide or a group of 2 or 3 children share there own aide. Additionally, we offer a sibling program for families to enjoy thie leisure experience.
Who: Children with challenges and their personal aide.
What: A 6-day overnight camp opportunity to experience camp activities with the guidance of an OT & PT. Daily programs consist of 2 morning and 2 afternoon activity periods as well as an evening activity session.
Additionally, a sibling overnight program coincides with the special needs track. A camper/counselor ratio of 5:1 will be maintained in addition to the aide. We have limited this camp to 25 children with a variety of challenges.
We strive to maintain a 50% balance between children with physical challenges and children with social/emotional challenges.
Where: Camp Angelfish is held at Camp Winaukee on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, located in New Hampshire.
When: NEW for 2010 – 6 days and 5 nights – Camp dates are Sunday Aug. 15th, 2010 @ 2PM- Friday Aug. 20th @1PM
Why: To assist children in leisure activities that promote increased self-esteem, self-confidence and togetherness.
Additionally, many of you are interested in sending your child to overnight camp but have concerns regarding the length of stay. This is your chance to try out overnight camp for a short period of time.
For additional information and to receive a camp packet for you or a friend, enter your mailing information into our “Contact Us” page, and check the box for Camp Angelfish!
What’s New: We are excited about starting an intermediate program at camp for higher level children that still need more supervision and structure than a typical sleep away camp experience, but not necessarily a one on one aide—they will be called “the STARFISH”. Starfish will be in a bunk with 8 kids and will be sharing 2 or 3 counselors- so spread the word to any Starfish you may know.
Also, we have decided to call the campers and companions “the Angelfish” campers and the sibling girls and boys will now be referred to as “the Dolphins” due to their overwhelming abilities to sense when people need help, give support and guidance as well as love to all campers regardless of ability.
See you at camp!
Cindy and Ailene
**Please note you do not receive direct therapy at camp. You will participate in camp activities and when necessary, a therapist will help you accommodate/adapt to the activity. Ages 6 and up have attended camp with good success. Keep in mind the age ranges from 6 up to 18 years old. Some campers have been coming since the first camp 6 years ago. Many campers have gone on to residential sleep away camp. New and old campers alike will find a spirit of adventure and camaraderie on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee.