Recreation, Activities & Camps
Camp Benedictine’s Overnight Camp for persons with or without disabilities (Shawnee). This camp is mainly focused on providing an opportunity for individuals with developmental delays to actively engage in recreational and educational activities, as well as pre-vocational activities along with other community members. For information, call 405-878-5301.
Camp Barnabas offers acceptance and love to more than 1,500 campers with special needs and chronic diseases – and their siblings – in locations across the United States. Through adaptive activities, people with physical, intellectual, and/or medical challenges become participants, not observers, in the world around them. They leave Camp Barnabas knowing they are uniquely created to live lives of ability.
Camp Cavett invites any child between the ages of 10-18 that has been diagnosed with a life-threatening or chronic illness to enjoy the free camp each July at Lake Texoma. Though they may have many different illnesses—cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, GI disorders, sickle cell, and lung disease among the most common— together they learn coping skills due to the education process entwined in camp activities. Camp Cavett is a place where these children can come together and have fun while learning crucial life lessons from one another.
Camp Claphans is a new residential summer camp for children with disabilities in Norman. Along with 2 cabins, it has an activity center and an 11-acre lake. There are weekly sessions throughout the summer.
Camp DaKaNiis a life-changing experience for all children. Camp DaKaNi is open to boys and girls (Kindergarten thru 6th grades) and teen and adult volunteers regardless of race, gender, creed, religion, national origin, disabilities, or economic status.
Kamp Kidney is a 5 day camp for kidney patients that provides each child the opportunity to meet others who share the problems of diet and fluid restriction and other aspects of a chronic kidney disease.
Heart Camp is held in June in the beautiful mountains of northern New Mexico. Each year, 15-20 campers who either have a congenital heart disease or are the recipient of a heart transplant travel to Angel Fire, New Mexico to stay in two gorgeous cabins.
Leadership Camp has a slightly different focus than the other camps. During Leadership Camp, campers learn how they can use their disease or illness as a positive tool in their lives. Communication and public speaking skills are emphasized because we feel that it is imperative that campers feel comfortable with sharing their amazing stories.
Camps Endres and Nohilo are summer camps for children and teens with diabetes. Both camps offer fun activities such as swimming, horseback riding, archery, boating, hiking, fishing, climbing The Wall, and Capture the Flag to name a few.
The Oklahoma School for the Blind (OSB) has a summer camp for students who attend public schools during the regular school year. OSB is the resource center for students who are blind or visually impaired in Oklahoma. This camp is offered at no cost to the parent. Specific instruction and activities will be based on the ages and needs of the students who are enrolled. Students will gain new experiences, learn and apply social skills, meet other students with visual impairments, and even practice their Braille and/or abacus skills. Phone the school at: 918-781-8200 or Toll Free1-877-229-7136