Sleep-Away Camp

Dustin’s Place offers an adventure based, experiential camp for children and adults with developmental delays. Licensed professionals and college seniors who are earning their degree in PT, SLP, OT, Music or Psych are on staff daily and working with our campers. Specific goals for each child are met by experiential play and equine work. Set on a 200 acre working cattle ranch in Clarkrange, Tennessee, campers will have their own horse to care for through the week, sleep in male and female divided bunk houses with male and female staff in each room. Our 2:1 camper:staff ratio ensures our ability to give individual attention to each camper. Improving small and large motor skills by stomping through the creek, playing baseball and making crafts for the petting zoo and wildlife. Your child will join in stories of Bigfoot and great Native Americans as we build a wonderful world of magic and mystery by being able to touch and see nature, all while secretly building on the goals set before camp by the parents, therapists and your child’s school.

This type of camp will benefit children and adults with:

  • Disabilities in learning, developmental or mobility
  • Nonverbal or apraxia
  • Expressive and receptive speech deficiencies
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Aperts Syndrome
  • Down Syndrome
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Sensory Processing Disorder

Individuals who attend camp with Dustin’s Place has the chance to:

  • Build lifelong friendships
  • Improve small motor skills
  • Improve large motor skills
  • Learn self help skills
  • Learn or improve coping strategies
  • Better ready campers for real life transitions into work or education
  • Recognize social skills
  • Build relationships with animals such as horses, dogs and cats
  • Improve group skills
  • Improve self confidence
  • Improve independence

 Program activities include:

  • Daily horse therapy
  • Fishing
  • Flag/team building
  • Painting on horses
  • Rock skipping
  • Hiking
  • Trail riding
  • Blow darts
  • 3 man sling shots
  • Paper mach
  • Dance parties and contests
  • Compass reading
  • Outdoor scavenger Hunts
  • Archery

 

 Sleep-away dates are June 10th-16th and June 18th-24th. Drop off and pick up will be at our farm, 6737 Concord Rd Cumming, GA 30028

30% off if you sign up before April 1st, 2017 or 10% off if you sign up before May 1st, 2017. Remaining balance on due July 1st. Write check to Brecht Stables 6580 Riley Rd Cumming, GA 30028

 

**Camp Packet**

* Please email lynn@brechtstables.org for application and other forms required