When Maria is on the water in one of the new adapted kayaks at Easterseals Camp Fairlee, she feels free. It is not often that Maria, who has cerebral palsy, is able to “call the shots” on her own.
Camp Fairlee provides that sense of freedom while providing a nurturing and safe environment for all.
“I am happy, I liked it,” Maria said about the kayak. “It’s independent. I could paddle it myself with the counselors nearby, but not in the kayak.”
Camp Fairlee’s summer sessions are available for both children and adults of varying disabilities, including specialized sessions for those with autism. The summer sessions include some of Maria’s favorite activities: kayaking, canoeing, zip-lining, swimming, campfires, dancing, talent show and so much more.
While your loved one is having the time of their life at camp, you are able to take a break or go on a trip without worrying about them.
“Camp has been a godsend to Maria and to us,” said Greg, Maria’s dad. “It gives us a break. We do what we want to do without worrying about Maria being safe. We get to be empty nesters for a week.”
If you are a caregiver who needs a break from the constant demand of caregiving turn to Easterseal’s Camp Fairlee. Camp Fairlee outside of Chestertown, Md., is one of the only facilities in the region that provides a typical residential summer camp experience for children and adults with disabilities.
Give your loved one an unforgettable experience by taking advantage of Camp Fairlee’s week-long-summer-camp experiences, themed respites weekends from September through May, and the Fairlee Vacations program for adults 18+ with travel and cruises to popular resorts.
Learn more about Camp Fairlee at www.CampFairlee.com or by calling 410-778-0566.