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June 2004 Vol.6 No.6   Conference/Workshop Calendar

The purpose of the adapted section this month will be to provide readers with information about disability sport summer camps in the United States.

Summer camps are a fantastic opportunity for students to learn new sport and fitness skills and make new friends.  Summer camps also provide an excellent training ground for adapted physical education teachers and adapted physical activity professors to learn new disability sport activities and to network with other adapted professionals.

This section will be divided into two parts.  The first part will feature information about disability summer sport camps in the Southern United States and the second part will provide information about camps in the Northern United States.

The camps listed in this section are by no means intended to be an exhaustive list.  If the camps described here do not fit your needs, then you should be able to find a suitable alternative in your area by completing a quick web search.

Two web sites that offer search engines for adapted and special needs summer sports camps are: The Camp Channel Web Site at and The Kids Camp Web Site

Brent Hardin
Adapted Section Editor

Phi Epsilon Kappa

 Make Sure to Check These Sites Out

Adapted Physical Education Guidelines

Adapted Physical Education National Standards

The Arc a National Organization on Mental Retardation

The Rehabilitation Act Section 504

U.S. Department of Education Publication (1997, September) Individuals with disabilities Act of 1997.

Americans Disability Act or here

International Paralympic Committee

Special Olympics

Disability Sport Links


 Southern Summer Camps

Southeast United States

Alabama Summer Sports Camp

The University of Alabama, in partnership with the Lakeshore Foundation and the Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities will be hosting a summer sports camp this July 5th - 9th.

The camp will take place on the campus of the University of Alabama.  Campers age 12-18 years old, with physical disabilities may attend.  The activities include wheelchair basketball, tennis, swimming, golf, water skiing, dance, self defense, softball, football, and floor hockey.

The cost of the camp is $150 for Alabama residents and $300 for out of state campers. The tuition includes food and on campus housing for the entire camp.

For more information about this camp, you can call Brent Hardin at 205-348-5109 or visit the website at 

Georgia BlazeSports Camp

BlazeSports of Georgia will be hosting two camp sessions this summer. Both sessions are for campers age 10-18 and will be held at Warm Springs Georgia.

Session One is June 3rd-6th. This camp is for students with physical disabilities. Activities include wheelchair basketball, tennis, swimming, rugby and kayaking.

Session Two is June 9th-15th. This camp is for more experienced students with physical disabilities. Activities include wheelchair basketball, tennis, swimming, rugby and kayaking.

For more information about these camps, you can visit the website at

Southwest United States

Pasadena Texas Disability Sport Camp

Pasadena Texas Parks & Recreation presents this Junior Sports Camp at the Verne Cox Center in Pasadena, from June 7th -11th.  This is a multi-sport camp for students with physical disabilities.

For more information about this camp, contact Kathy Henderson 281-487-1755

Blaze Camp Texas

St. Stephens Episcopal School in Austin Texas will be hosting a summer disability sports camp on July 25th-31st.  This camp is for students with physical disabilities ages 8-18.  

For more information about this camp, please contact Wendy Gumbert at 512-847-0445.

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If you have ideas, comments, letters to share, or questions about particular topics, please email one of the following Adapted PE Section Editors:

Chris Stopka
Ph.D., U of Florida
Sue Tarr
Ph.D., U.Wis-River Falls
Phillip Conaster
Brent Hardin

 Northern Summer Camps

Northwest United States

Northern California Sports Camp

San Jose Parks and Recreation and Neighborhood Services presents this multi sport camp for youth with physical disabilities in San Jose, California on  July 18-31.

For more information about this camp, please call Deanna Cho at 408-369-6435 or email Deanna at

Denver Colorado Sports Camp

The Metro Denver/Colorado Sports for the Physically Challenged presents this multi-sport camp for youth ages 6-18 (day camp and overnight campers welcome) at Aurora Central High School, Aurora, CO.  This camp will be held June 7th -11th.

For more information about this camp please contact Mary Carpenter at 303-985-7525 or

Northeast United States

Camp Huntington is an overnight, seven-week summer camp for children with disabilities. This program serves campers with learning and developmental disabilities and other special needs.

This camp is located in High Falls, New York and runs from June 27th - August 15th.

For more information, please visit the camp website at

Midwest United States

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago presents a three day Adaptive Water Skiing clinic on August 17th-19th.  Opportunities for campers to try kayaking and hand cycling are also available.

All ages are welcome to participate in this camp in Twin Lakes, WI. The camp fee is $10 and the registration deadline is August 10th.

For more information contact Tom Richey at 312-908-4292 or visit

Camp Black Hawk

Bear River Ranch offers a summer sports camp with 2 sessions in Rolla Missouri. This camp is for students with developmental disabilities and offers activities with an adventure education focus, such as hiking, and scavenger hunting.

Session One is July 27th - August 1st.  This camp is for students age 17 and older.

Session Two is August 3rd-8th and is for campers age 5 - 21.

For more information on  Camp Black Hawk, visit their website at

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