Summer respite camp for adults with special needs
offered by Community Living Hamilton
– program supported by United Way Halton & Hamilton
For Immediate Release – March 15, 2019
This summer, Community Living Hamilton will once again offer a unique vacation experience for adults with special needs. Dragonfly Lodge, a lakeside camp near Rockwood, Ontario, is funded in part by United Way Halton & Hamilton.
Named after an insect that has come to symbolize resilience and transformation, Dragonfly Lodge provides campers with a chance to enjoy nature through swimming, canoeing, campfires, games and day trips.
The Lodge has five beautifully-decorated bedrooms and a Great Room for dining or gathering by the fireplace. Its barrier-free design enables all visitors to manoeuvre with ease, and enjoy all the comforts of home.
Up to six campers at a time can be accommodated for a weekend (4 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Sunday), five days (4 p.m. Sunday to 4 p.m. Friday) or seven days (4 p.m. Sunday to 4 p.m. Sunday). Registration is now open and spaces are available from mid-June to the end of August.
Dragonfly’s qualified and energetic staff tailor the program to suit each camper’s needs and interests. The focus is on fostering relationships and social inclusion, supporting physical health and well-being and enhancing daily living skills.
“Our goal is to make Dragonfly a fun, relaxing and meaningful experience for everyone,” says Kathy Savage, Senior Manager, Client Services, Community Living Hamilton. “For the families of our campers, it offers personalized respite during a busy vacation period. For our campers, it’s a chance to have outdoor adventures in a fully accessible, supportive and beautiful environment.”
Camper fees are $325 for a weekend, $750 for 5 days, or $1,075 for 7 days.