Located in Carrollton, Kentucky, Easter Seals Camp Kysoc encompasses 124 - acres of shaded woodlands and open meadows, that includes a 12 - acre lake. Camp Kysoc is a resident and respite decentralized resident facility that provides children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy the wonders of the outdoors in a safe and fun environment.
Our mission is to provide children and adults with quality care, safe and fun outdoor experiences in an outdoor setting that fosters independence, personal growth, social interaction, and camp community involvement.
Camp Kysoc has served over 27,500 children and adults with physical disabilities since 1960, involving over 165,000 overnight camping experiences. Camp Kysoc is believed to be the first decentralized camp built in the world, the first to use ramps instead of stairs and steps, the first to use grab rails in its bathrooms, the first to asphalt all of its trails to all of its camp facilities, activity areas and sleeping cabins and the first to have a zero entry swimming pool and the first to begin an adventure program accessing the most famous hiking trails in the world for those who cannot walk. It is belived that these ease of access innovations were first begun at Easter Seals Camp Kysoc before anywhere else in America or the world.
Camp Kysoc has nine villages with three cabins in each village. The 27 cabins that can sleep five campers per cabin. It also has three tented villages with three large tents in each village that can sleep five people per tent. Every camper sleeps on a comfortable bed off of the floor with staff present at all times. This decentralized camp setting affords a camping experience for many of our campers who have not been able to enjoy a camping experience. At each village is a bathroom, a large sheltered picnic table, and a fire circle for making s'mores and for singing around a campfire at nighttime.
Camp Kysoc has a large indoor heated pool with zero entry, a large dining hall with two large fireplaces with 250 capacity, a large outdoor covered pavilion, a large petting and feeding farm with a dozen animals to include two miniature donkeys, two pot bellied pigs, a pony, three goats, three sheep and four rabbits. Camp has activities galore. We have three pottery wheels and two kilns, an arts and crafts building, fishing in a well stocked lake with Blue Gill, Bass, and Catfish, canoeing, row boats, and a pontoon boat, three 30' high climbing walls, a four station high challenge course, two three hundred foot long zip lines that every camper regardless of disability can do, a low elements course with a 100 foot zip line, hour long hayrides, outdoor theater, nature hiking, campfires, camp programs, field games, and lots of wildlife.
Camp Kysoc is the first in the world to begin an adventure program (Alpenglow Adventures is listed on MySummerCamps.com) that will take children and adults who cannot walk for the very first time on the most magnificent hiking trails in the United States and the world with the first trips scheduled to the bottom of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, to the Havasu Canyon between Havasu and Mooney Falls, Arizona, and to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with all revenue above expenses going to help support the children and adults with disabilities who attend Easter Seal Camp Kysoc.
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