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Special Needs

Special Needs Weeks

Camp Fatima reserves a few weeks each summer to provide a fabulous camp experience to campers with special needs. Our founder was committed to providing children and adults with disabilities with a classic camp experience, and we have remained steadfast in this commitment. Today, we offer two programs:

Special Needs Week

Special Needs Week is a co-ed program offered at Camp Fatima to provide a traditional camping experience to campers ages 9+ who have mild to moderate intellectual and developmental disabilities. The camper to staff ratio is four-to-one to ensure close, personal attention. The daily program is designed to help campers make new friends, enjoy outdoor activities, develop new skills and build self-confidence.

Campers must be able to dress, eat, toilet and provide personal care for themselves with minimal supervision; walk unassisted; and be able to communicate his or her daily needs to the staff. Please contact Brendan Stackhouse at the camp office for more information.

To register a camper for Special Needs Week 2024 click here.

Exceptional Citizens Week

Exceptional Citizens’ Week (EC Week) at Camp Fatima is a co‐ed, one week camp for children and adults ages 9+ with intellectual and/or physical challenges. Each camper receives one‐to‐one care and experiences a week of horseback riding, swimming, boating, arts and crafts, and many more special events that they otherwise may not be able to enjoy. The 300+ dedicated volunteers and many generous donors allow EC Week to offer this great week to over 170 campers at no cost to campers’ families and caregivers. The camp is wheelchair accessible and provides an on-site healthcare team available 24/7.

If you would like to fill out an online camper assessment form, please read the following instructions.
New Campers: If you have not attended EC Week in the past and have not recently completed an assessment form, please go to the link below to create your user name and password and complete the form.
Returning Campers: If you are a returning camper or have recently completed (prior to 1/24/17) an assessment form, please contact the camp office to speak with Joanne at (603) 931-5500 to retrieve your user name and password, so that you may review and confirm your information online.

Camper Assessment Form

To learn more about EC Week, please visit their website