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Special Needs Programs

2017 Summer Day Camps

Special Friends Day Camp and Overnight CampFun without limits! Experience a camp specifically designed for special needs persons age 15 through adult. Enjoy all the fun activities and camp adventures such as swimming, mini golf, challenge course, crafts, skits, and more! Camp counselor "buddies" assist campers as needed and help them enjoy camp.

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2017 Summer Overnight Camp

thumb 240 sp daycamp 377Summer 2017 - Warm Beach Camp presents an overnight camp experience specifically designed for people with special needs age 15 and up. Enjoy fun activities and camp adventures such as swimming, mini golf, challenge course, crafts, skits, and more!

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Special Friends Camp Volunteers

specialfriendsovernight100pxA missions opportunity and retreat rolled into one! Share Christ's love by being a caring presence in the life of a special needs adult. After day camp, the grounds are yours for rest, reflection and recreation.

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Health Conditions

Warm Beach Camp desires to provide a safe and appropriate camp experience for all campers who attend. Due to limited medical staff and facilities, we are limited in the range of special needs and health conditions that can be properly accommodated.

Warm Beach Camp cannot adequately support campers with the following health conditions:
  • Diabetes - cannot accommodate 24 hour monitoring
  • Active Seizure Disorder - Must be seizure-free and with no medication changes for minimum of 3 months
  • Active self-mutilation and self-harm behavior
  • Active anger-management and violent behavior conditions
  • Trach or ventilator dependent campers
  • Anaphylactic food allergies
  • G-tube/J-tube/NG tube for liquid diet feeding
  • Any form of urinary catheter
  • Any form of Ostomies for bowel elimination
  • Any form of port
  • Severe Autism
  • Non-weight bearing, requiring transfers with a Hoyer lift
  • Swallowing disorders that require blended or thickened liquid diet

Warm Beach Camp can accommodate vegetarianism and gluten-sensitivity if advised prior to camper attending camp. However we cannot serve other diets that cannot be accommodated by the camper selecting available options from the food line or special diet requirements including swallowing disorders that require blended or thickened liquid diet.

Warm Beach Camp cannot guarantee campers with anaphylactic allergies will not experience a trigger while at Camp. Warm Beach Camp does not stock, provide, or cook with peanuts. However, our food products may be processed in a facility that also processes peanut products or other allergens. Despite attempts to restrict other campers from bringing peanuts, we cannot guarantee that other campers will not bring peanuts. Campers with severe anaphylactic risks to environmental triggers are not encouraged to register for a session at Warm Beach Camp.

Special Friends Video

Laurie Fertello

Day Camp Director and
Disabilities Ministries Director

Laurie FertelloServing at Warm Beach Camp since 1982, Laurie is responsible for writing, planning and directing Day Camps and Special Friends Camps. She is also the outdoor artistic director for The Lights of Christmas. Laurie is passionate about sharing the story God’s unconditional love demonstrated to us in Jesus Christ.