Camp Fatima offers two separate camps for children with disabilities.
Special Needs Week: This is for children ages 9-up with mild to moderate mental disabilities. The program is designed to give the camper a one-week camping experience within a Christian community. The daily program is designed to help the camper make new friends through cooperative group living; stimulate a sense of curiosity, wonder and adventure in nature's out-of-doors; reinforce acquired skills and develop new skills through arts and crafts, group activities and waterfront; and deepen their faith through the love, care, and concern that are a part of daily and total program. This camp has a 4:1 camper:counselor ratio. This requires that campers be able to care for their own basic needs and be able to walk around the camp on their own.
Exceptional Citizens Week: This is for campers with moderate-to-severe disabilities. This camp has a 1:1 camper:counselor ratio which allows for closer interaction and independence of activity if the camper so desires. For more than 100 campers, this one week at Camp Fatima is a highlight in their lives. They are treated as exceptional citizens: all activities are centered around their interests and they are catered to by a qualified, enthusiastic and energetic volunteer staff. Camper's enrollment is entirely free, funded by generous contributions - both large and small from many different people. In its nearly 40 years of operation, E.C. Week has made a dream come true for more than 3,000 campers.
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