Summer Camps

Inclusive Recreation Camps

CAMP SUNSHINE

Camp Sunshine is an exclusive summer camp designed for campers with mental and developmental disabilities, ages 6-12, 13-16 and 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. Each themed week consists of 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.


Camp Dates & Times

June 5-July 28 / eight, one-week sessions
Regular hours: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Fee: $90 per week
Before/After Care: 7-7:30 a.m. & 5:30-6 p.m.
Additional $14 per week

Registration Dates

East Baton Rouge Parish residents:
March 25 / 9 a.m.-noon
Out-of-parish residents:
April 7 / 3:30 p.m. to the close of each facility

Locations

Camp Sunshine / Ages: 6-12
KATHY DRIVE PARK (limit 25 campers per week)
Camp Sunshine / Ages: 13-16
DRUSILLA LANE PARK (limit 25 campers per week)
Camp Sunshine Club (Ages: 17-25)
MILTON J. WOMACK PARK (limit 20 campers per week)

 

How to Register

Every camper with a disability 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, in the BREC Interactive Room located at 6201 Florida Blvd.

 

Contact

To schedule an assessment appointment, email John Lopez at jlopez@brec.org or Kendall Aguillard at kaguillard@brec.org.

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