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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Camp
  • Various Recreational Activities
Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: Yes
  • Staff Certification:ACSM Certification, ACE Certification, Physical Therapist or PT Assistant, Occupational Therapist or OT Assistant, Nurse, Doctors, RRT

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 3 to 21

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Camp Holiday Trails is a caring community committed to empowering, encouraging and educating campers with chronic illnesses, their families and healthcare professionals. We achieve this through programs and activities that foster self-esteem, promote independence, develop leadership skills and create empathy and tolerance. Camp Holiday Trails is a center for experiential education and learning for those professionals committed to improving their knowledge and skills in serving children with special medical needs and chronic illnesses.

Camp Holiday Trails celebrates the Camper, not the illness. We offer an active year-round program that engages our Campers in activities such as: archery, arts and crafts, drama, therapeutic horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, wilderness education, sports and organized games designed to build self-confidence. For many children, these activities are a daily act of defiance of odds!

Who comes to camp?
Camp Holiday Trails is open to any child with special health needs within or outside the U.S., focused on the Mid-Atlantic region. Campers are given the opportunity to interact with others who have medical conditions both similar and very different from their own. The following is a partial list of the types of medical diagnoses accepted at Camp Holiday Trails:

  • arthritis
  • heart disease
  • asthma
  • sickle cell anemia
  • GI disorders
  • cystic fibrosis
  • kidney disease
  • hemophilia
  • diabetes
  • organ transplant
  • hearing impairments
  • visual impairments
  • immunodeficiency
  • cancer
  • cerebral palsy
  • epilepsy
Inquiries about the acceptance of medical diagnoses not listed are welcome. Our Professional Advisory Committee evaluates each camper application to ensure our capacity to provide for the medical needs of the individual Campers.

Camp Holiday Trails is accredited through the American Camp Association. Our commitment to these high standards of quality is our pledge to you to implement a safe, fun, developmental, child-centered and family-focused camp experience.