Special Needs (Friendship) Camp at Cran-Hill Ranch is a 4 night/5 day summer camp opportunity for mentally impaired campers age 15 and older that provides a safe, fun, and Christian summer camp experience for persons with developmental disabilities.
Complete this application form to request a place in Friendship Camp. We will review your application and notify you if a place is available.
Physical Ability: Camper must be ambulatory and able to move from place to place without consistent one-on-one assistance. Camper should also be able to adequately communicate daily living needs and desires (either verbally or non-verbally). Camper must need no assistance or only limited assistance with eating/drinking, showering, dressing/grooming, and toilet needs or menstrual care.
Medical Needs: Camper must have medical needs that can be met by staff trained in basic first aid. One-on-one care or supervision is not provided. We are unable to accept campers with communicable diseases that are easily transmitted during regular camp activities. We also do not accept seizure active campers or campers who require frequent monitoring, care, or assistance by a trained health professional.
Social Ability: Camper must be able to willingly integrate into and participate at their own level in our camp setting and camp activities in a non-disruptive manner, including a group environment for housing, eating, instruction, and recreation. Camper must not display harmful behavior toward self or others.
The Friendship Camp level of instruction, activities, and staffing specifically targets the needs of campers who are relatively physically independent. Our camp setting, facilities, and schedule as well as our staff numbers and training provide a rewarding, safe experience for campers who can participate with a staff to camper ratio of 1:3.
Cran Hill Ranch holds the right to deny acceptance of applicants or require the early dismissal of campers due to evidence of an applicant or camper not meeting the camper eligibility listed above. The denial or dismissal decision will be made after careful consideration by the camp Program Director.
If you have any specific questions about camper eligibility or our Friendship Camp policies, please contact us.