2018 The Arc of Jefferson & Clearfield Counties
36 Hoover Avenue
DuBois, PA 15801

CAMP FRIENDSHIP

Camp Friendship is a free summer day camp for any exceptional person residing in the area.  Camp Friendship is aimed toward individuals with more involved disabilities than just learning disabilities.  School aged children applying as campers must be part of a special education program in order to be eligible.  Adults who were part of a special education program while in school are also welcome.  

            Participants will attend daily art, music, physical education, and nature study classes taught by certified teachers.  In addition, organized group activities such as a camp birthday party, talent show, rocket blasting, Carnegie Science Center visitl, fire trucks, horseriding, Fourth of July Parade, and swimming are just some of the many activities being planned in the afternoons.     

FAQ'S

Am I Eligible To Attend Camp?

Camp Friendship is free to any exceptional individual who is or has been a part of a special education program.

 

At What Age Can I Be a Camper?

All camps are open to all individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability with the exception of Camp Autism which is open to ages 5-21

We also offer Early Intervention Camp which is open for children 3-6 years of age

 

Which Camp(s) Can I Attend?

Our camps are organized based upon geographic location

You are eligible to attend whatever camp that would correspond with your current school district or living residences location:

 

Punxsutawney Camp: June 24-28, Parade June 29

Punxsutawney

 

DuBois Camp: July 8-12

Clearfield

Treasure Lake

Penfield

Rockton

Curwensville

 

Brookville Camp: July 15-19

Brookville

Brockway

Falls Creek

Reynoldsville

 

Autism Camp:  July 29 – August 2

Include all areas listed above

 

Early Intervention Camp: July 22-26

Punxsutawney

Brookville

Brockway

DuBois

Reynoldsville

Falls Creek

 

 

 

Can My DSP/Aide Attend Camp As Well?

Yes, DSP and Aides are welcome to attend camp.

 We do ask that you fill out the portion of our application that asks for information regarding DSP or Aide attendance

 

Will There Be Meals Provided At Camp?

Yes, each day all individuals present at camp (campers, aides, counselors, employees)

Will be provided a breakfast, lunch, and one snack.

Menus will be distributed prior to camp by mail or on the first day of camp  

 

What Sort of Activities Will I Participate in at Camp?

Each day at camp campers will participate in several classes including

gym, music, science, and art

Each day campers will also participate in activities such as

horse back riding, bowling, swimming, talent shows, and more

 

Can I Still Attend if I Have Certain Dietary/Medical Restrictions?

Yes, on each camp application you will find a specific area to relay all needed medical information that we will need to know

We also will have a nurse present at camp at all times in case of emergency or for basic medical management and medication distributions

Campers will also be permitted to have a personal nurse attend camp with them if needed

Our camp is also accessibility friendly

 

 

Will There Be Transportation To/From Camp?

Yes, each camp provides busing transportation to/from camp.

 We will assign pick up and drop off locations and times for each camp.

This transportation information is listed on the following page for each camp:

 

 

Camp Friendship Transportation Schedules:

 

Punxsy Camp:

Punxsutawney Community Center - Pickup 8:30am daily/Drop Off 3:00

Self Transport

 

DuBois Camp:

DuBois Middle School - Pickup 8:45/Drop-Off 3:00

Salem United Methodist Church - Pickup 8:45/Drop Off 2:50 
Self Transport


Brookville Camp:
Brookville EUM Church - Pickup 8:15/Drop-Off 3:20 

Hazen Church – Pickup 8:30/Drop Off 3:10
Brockway Presbyterian Church - Pickup 8:45/Drop-Off 2:55 
Falls Creek Catholic Church - Pickup 9:05/Drop-Off 2:35 
Reynoldsville Parking Lot by RR Tracks - Pickup 9:15/Drop-Off 2:25

Self Transport


Autism Camp:
DuBois Middle School - Pickup 8:45/Drop-Off 2:50 
CG Johnson Elementary - Pickup 9:15/Drop-Off 2:25 
Brookville EUM Church - Pickup 8:15/Drop-Off 3:20 

Falls Creek Catholic Church - Pickup 9:05/Drop-Off 2:35 
Punxsutawney Shop n Save - Pickup 8:40/Drop-Off 3:00

Self Transport

 

Early Intervention Camp:

DuBois Middle School - Pickup 8:45/Drop-Off 2:50 
CG Johnson Elementary - Pickup 9:15/Drop-Off 2:25 
Brookville EUM Church - Pickup 8:15/Drop-Off 3:20 

Falls Creek Catholic Church - Pickup 9:05/Drop-Off 2:35 
Punxsutawney Shop n Save - Pickup 8:40/Drop-Off 3:00

Self Transport