camp hand in hand
Camp Hand in Hand was the very first program offered by Hand in Hand. Mark and Vinnie Smith and Dave and Joanie Steil wanted their children (and other children with disabilities) to have the same opportunities for fun, learning, and recreation as typically developing children. They decided a one week summer camp for children of all abilities would be a good place to start.
Since the first camp in 2000, Camp Hand in Hand has grown into a two week summer camp that serves 60 campers each July. Campers of all abilities are welcome and are partnered with a buddy, who provides support as needed as they enjoy all the typical camp activities: horseback riding, archery, crafts, swimming, canoeing, and fishing. Campers are dropped off and picked up from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, and they are bussed with their buddies to Camp Abe Lincoln, in Buffalo, IA.
Week 1 Session: July 13-17, 2020
Week 2 Session: July 20-24, 2020
The participation fee for camp this year is $245.
Campers leave from St. Ambrose University by bus or caregiver's car at 8:30 AM and return at 4:30 PM.
Any Camp related questions can be directed to Dawn Grace.