Lindsey's Place is a camp in Savannah for young people with special needs ages 7-30. We began in 2008 and the goal is to eventually get to where we can host year-round programs. A summer camp will be where most of the concentration will go. We are using our smarts and taking it slow. Building up funding is the priority, but 2nd to giving what we can to our campers NOW.
Our next weekend camp session is coming up Sept. 7th. We host a sleep-over camp weekend for up to 12 young people. Disabilities range from aspergers to cerebral palsy to visually impaired. The goal is provide a safe and nurturing environment where campers have an opportunity to be social with their peers. This is a rare and/or challenging occurance in the world of someone who has special needs.
Camp weekends offer a taste of camp with many activities offered and a committed highly trained staff. Fishing is always a favorite and although not much is actually caught, it is the experience offered that might not be available otherwise. Dance parties, campfire, making crafts, pumpkin carving, volleyball; all opportunities to create happy memories with peers in a bubble...in a place where disabilities are common and therefore almost invisible. Everyone is accepted here. Life at Lindsey's Place is good because everyone, from campers to staff to volunteers, are dedicated to indulging in the pure pleasures of living, laughing, being loved, and having fun. Isn't it what we all wish for?
For more... www.lindseysplace.org