Summer Camps

Camp Sunshine

Camp Sunshine is an exclusive summer camp designed for campers with mental and developmental disabilities, offering different sections for ages 6-12, ages 13-16 and ages 17-25. All BREC summer camps are inclusive, but Camp Sunshine is for campers who need to function within a staff ratio of 1:5 and/or 1:10. Each themed week consists of recreational games and activities, arts and crafts, field trips, water activities and inclusive activities with other recreational camps to give the campers social opportunities to interact with their peers.

Locations:

Camp Sunshine / Ages: 6-12 / 226182
KATHY DRIVE PARK (limit 25 campers per week)

Camp Sunshine / Ages: 13-16 / 221180
DRUSILLA LANE PARK (limit 25 campers per week)

Camp Sunshine Club / Ages: 17-25 / 262182
MILTON J. WOMACK PARK (limit 20 campers per week)

 

Camper Assessments:

Every camper with a disability (whether attending Camp Sunshine or a typical Inclusive Camp) must have an assessment performed by a BREC employee. BREC staff will screen each camper’s abilities and needs to allow campers to function to their best ability at camp. Campers who require any of the following: bathroom assistance, feeding assistance and challenging behaviors that require more than 1:5 staff ratio; may be required to have an aide provided by the parents/guardians.
Recreation assessments are conducted to determine if Camp Sunshine is the right choice for your child or if they should be at a typical inclusive camp. These assessments will be scheduled by appointment only starting March 5. To schedule an assessment appointment, call 225-272-9200 EXT 471 or email Ashley Perrault at ashley.perrault@brec.org or Kendall Aguillard at kaguillard@brec.org beginning March 5.

 

Camp Themes

Each week the summer camp curriculum offers a different, exciting theme that provides opportunities for campers to participate in numerous age-appropriate, artistically designed activities including games, arts and crafts, music, outdoor adventures and field trips.

SESSION 1: GAME SHOW MANIA

Does your camper have what it takes to win it all? Then “come on down” to the BREC Summer Camp Game Show Week. Participate in games like Jeopardy, Minute to Win It, Fear Factor and Name that Tune.
June 4-8

SESSION 2: SLIME & GRIME

Join the fun as we plan to get messy. When you combine one-part science and two-parts imagination with some household knowledge, some paint and a little dirt, the outcome is filled with exciting activities, games and experiments that are sure to capture your attention and make you say WOW! (Pie roulette, egg toss, belly slide, Cheeto face and team painting)
June 11-15

SESSION 3: A BLAST FROM THE PAST

Hop on board our time machine as we travel back in time to enjoy old-school games, music and more. It’s truly a blast back from the past when games become non-electronic and all about the personal interactions.

June 18-22

SESSION 4: WATER WORLD

Campers will splish and splash their way through the week as we explore fun with water activities! Don’t worry, the field trip to the water park will not to be overshadowed by the intense squirt gun and water balloon battle planned at camp! Bring your best and finest water blaster, canon and bucket.

June 25-29

SESSION 5: SALUTE TO OUR HEROES

Get ready for an adventure of heroic proportions as we salute our heroes. We will learn about and meet real life super heroes and show them our appreciation for keeping us safe!
July 2-6 (no camp July 4)

SESSION 6: GEAUX GREEN

Geaux Green camp days begin with entertaining, age-appropriate and eco-friendly lessons on ways to help keep the Earth green. Campers explore the natural environment and engage in science and art activities that reinforce each day’s message.
July 9-13

SESSION 7: GET YOUR PLAY ON

"Extreme sports" (also known as "action sports") is a general term used to describe a collection of sports activities involving adrenaline-inducing action. Your camper will try new and exciting sports and games and experience lots of outdoor adventure!
July 16-20

SESSION 8: MARVEL VS DC - WHO SAVES BREC?

Step into a world of fantastical science, myth and mayhem. Welcome to the Rise of BREC, a comic book universe where superheroes and supervillains battle for the fate of camp! Develop your superpowers and train to safely use them while learning super stunts. Test yourself with supercharged obstacle courses.
July 23-27

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