Capable Kids “Together We Triumph.”
900 Asylum Avenue, Harford, CT 06105
- Environmental Learning
- Field Trips
- Recreational Swimming
Ages Served:Ages 5 -18, Adults w/ special needs
Areas Served:Greater Hartford
Program Length:5–6 weeks
Start Date:June 26, 2023
End Date:August 4, 2023
Hours of Operation:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
The camp is free for Hartford families. For families outside of Hartford the fee is based on the child's level of need.
Our summer camp is open to children ages 5-21 who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our camp is held in collaboration with Camp Courant in Farmington, CT.
For more information conact, Dawn Allen, [email protected], 860-218-6031
More about our camp:
Capable Kids is Harc’s six-week free summer camp for children with intellectual and related disabilities. Capable Kids is one of the few summer camps available to participants with special needs in the Hartford area. It is an unfortunate reality that many children with disabilities are turned away by typical summer camps because they simply cannot accommodate their special needs. Typical camps are often unable to provide the 1:1, 1:3, or 1:5 staff-to camper ratios these children require. They also have difficulty accommodating participants who must receive medications, require wheelchairs or other assistive devices, have behavior challenges, or simply do not have staff trained to work with children with special needs. Capable Kids welcomes all such challenges and additionally provides door-to-door transportation for campers. Transportation is an important element of the Capable Kids summer camp because most of our families do not have access to, or own, a vehicle and public transportation with children with special needs can be difficult to manage. Capable Kids summer camp is unique due to the multiple services provided for children with complex special needs, allowing each camper to thrive in a typical summer camp experience.