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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Archery
  • Boating
  • Camp
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Softball
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Various Sports
  • Volleyball
Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program :

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Located on 145 acres of forested land in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Camp Sky Ranch offers a fun-filled camping experience for individuals with disabilities. We provide a summer vacation in a place where it's easy to participate in varied activities, make friends, feel accepted, build skills, and enhance self-confidence.

Camp Sky Ranch serves individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages, from all over the world. Children and adults with Down Syndrome, Prader-Willie Syndrome, ADD/HD, and Fragile X Syndrome attend our camp each year. We cannot accept campers with severe behavior or emotional problems. Campers must possess expressive and receptive communication skills and must exhibit behavior that is appropriate for group living. They must be ambulatory, able to dress and feed themselves, and be able to take care of their toilet needs.

With a staff-to-camper ratio of 1 to 4, each camper gets quality individual attention and encouragement. Privately owned and operated since 1948, Camp Sky Ranch is one of the oldest residential camps specifically designed for the handicapped. With its rustic accomodations, varied activities, caring staff, and idyllic setting, Camp Sky Ranch is the place for fun and friends!

Our 145 acre facility includes a heated pool, a private lake, a recreation lodge, and lots of forest, which is perfect for our wide range of daily activities! All activities are tailored to the individual abilities of our campers. We also supplement our daily program with special, out-of-camp trips that every camper enjoys.

Daily Activities
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Kickball
  • Cookouts
  • Boating
  • Softball
  • Archery
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing
  • Field Games
  • Nature
  • Volleyball
  • Music
  • Swimming
  • Hiking