For over 35 years, Girl Scouts Smile Camp has been putting smiles on the faces of elementary-age children with disabilities for over 35 years. Kids ages 5-11 years-old who live with cerebral palsy, TMH, EMH (trainable mental handicaps and educable mental handicaps), hearing and visual impairments are invited to attend this week-long day camp.
This year the Smile Camp will take place at the Girl Scouts state of the art North Fork Leadership Center* in Middleburg, Florida where activities are planned and staffed by 9-12th grade Girl Scouts, who are invited to participate as counselors in this outdoor experience with special needs campers.
Counselors receive hands-on, intensive training and are paired to work one-to-one with a camper for the week. As counselors, girls help campers experience swimming, play games, participate in sing-a-longs, greet special guests, and stretch their artistic skills. Counselors provide physical assistance, gentle encouragement and one-on-one attention to the campers. They gain leadership experience and the love and respect of these special children.
Campers can attend this week of fun for a minimal fee, which includes lunch, snacks, and transportation to and from camp.
For more info, you can call (904) 388-4653 or toll-free (800) 347-2688).