Dragonfly Forest Summer Camp
Autism & 22Q Camp
This program serves campers ages 7-15 with 22q Deletion Syndrome and Autism (in specified weeks). Campers get to spend time with other campers with the same diagnosis but also spend time with campers with different diagnoses. During these sessions we follow a 1:3 counselor to camper ratio. Our counselors are equipped with strategies for communication and de-escalation including the use of white boards, timers, picture schedules, and noise-cancelling headphones.
This program serves teens and young adults ages 15-24 who are interested in independent life skills. Campers spend part of their day at life skills workshops and the remaining part of the day participating in the fun camp activities. Life skill workshops include cooking, cleaning, laundry, self-advocacy, social media and phone use, teamwork and money management. During this program we follow a 1:4 counselor to camper ratio. Our counselors are equipped with strategies for communication and de-escalation including the use of white boards, timers, picture schedules, and noise-cancelling headphones.
Asthma & Hemophilia Camp
This program serves campers ages 7-15 with persistent Asthma, Hemophilia and/or Sickle Cell Disease. Campers are provided with a fun experience at camp with the support of our medical team, available 24/7. Our medical team takes time throughout the week to educate campers on their specific diagnosis and how to advocate for themselves. The medical team consists of medical professionals from a variety of hospitals, including The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Teen Leadership Camp
A two- week session for campers ages 15 – 16 interested in becoming a counselor at Dragonfly Forest. Teens are engaged in the teen leadership curriculum in addition to participating (and running) some of the fun camp activities. The teen leadership curriculum includes counselor skills rotations, teamwork and leadership opportunities, behavior management and shadowing counselors. Campers walk away with a foundation of necessary skills to be a counselor, greater independence and confidence, and lots of new experiences.
Employment / Training
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Last Updated: 05/05/21