disABILITIES and Special Needs

COVID-19 Updates and Virtual Programming

The Camden County Board of Freeholders declared a state of emergency in Camden County in response to the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result of the declaration, all nonessential employees and personnel county-wide were asked to work from home. This declaration was amended to extend the order indefinitely keeping county offices closed until a safe end date has been determined by the Camden County Health Department.

As such, all of the ​in-person programs for Individuals with disABILITIES have ​also been cancelled indefinitely.  We will continue ​in-person programming again once it is recommended and safe to do so. ​Thank you for your understanding.  

The Camden County Department of Disabilities and Special Needs is offering online and virtual programing during this time. This page will be updated as new programming is announced. Stay tuned for more information about live-stream Camp Sunny Side sessions.  

 

Join your Camp Sunny Side Friends Live and enjoy music, sports, crafts, dance parties, holiday fun, and more. Wednesday Workshops kick off September 30th at 6:30PM. Please fill out the following form for more information: https://sparkcreative.wufoo.com/forms/q7gy29p1bl18pm/

 

Boxing Class
This exciting class is being taught by boxing professional Alex Barbosa from TKO Fitness in Cherry Hill.

 

 

Fitness Class
The fitness class is presented by Coach Rob.

 

 

Yoga Class
This yoga class is presented by Debra Flagg CYI

 

 

 

 

disABILTIES and Special Needs Programs

The Camden County Division of Programming for Individuals with disABILITIES and Special Needs offers a wide range of activities and programs throughout the year. Most programs are free to attend, but registration is required. Activities include:

  • Miracle League Baseball at Boundless Field
  • Monthly Dances
  • Bingo Nights
  • Camp Sunnyside
  • Adaptive Rowing
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Exercise
  • Golf Lessons
  • County Park Walks and Bike Rides
  • Make and Take Nature Classes
  • I-Can Bike Clinic
  • Therapeutic Horseback Riding
  • Choir, Bell Choir
  • Ice Skating
  • Dance Lessons
  • Roller Skating

For a list of upcoming disABILITIES and Special Needs events, visit our event calendar by clicking here.

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Camp Sunny Side

Due to the Corona Virus pandemic and emergency measures put in place for public safety, Camp Sunny Side 2020 has been cancelled. Moving forward during these difficult times and the need to stay safe we are very happy to inform you about Camp Sunny Side Online, a virtual camp experience designed for individuals with disabilities and their families. Everyone can stay home and still have fun participating in camp activities such as, arts and crafts, music, social skills and field trips just to name a few. To learn more please fill out the following form: https://bit.ly/CampSunnySideOnline

Camp Sunny Side, “ on campus” is a state certified  day camp  for individuals, 13 years of age and older.  Each day we provide a wide variety of activities that includes, art, music ,fitness and sports, computer learning and social skills, just to name a few.  Camp is close to home and is located at the Camden County College in Blackwood.  

Camp begins June 29, 2020 and ends July 31, 2020 – Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost is $75 per week ($375 for all 5 weeks)

Transportation is available.

For additional information, call 856.216.2121.

 

 

Summer Evening Workshops

The Summer Evening Workshop is for adults 18 years of age or older. Those who have job responsibilities during the day can now join in the fun, weeknights, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., starting July 7th and continuing until July 30th. Each evening will offer a variety of recreational and educational activities. There is a minimal fee of $15 per week, per person. Transportation is available. Bus will depart from Haddon Lake Park in Mount Ephraim. Call (856) 216-2121 for further details.  Workshops are located at Madison Hall at Camden County College.

Summer Evening Workshop Dates

  • July 7, 8, 9
  • July 14, 15, 16
  • July 21, 22, 23
  • July 28, 29, 30

 

 

Senior and Disabled Services

Camden County’s Division of Senior and Disabled Services connects both seniors and adults with disabilities with a full range of the services –public and private- needed to independently live and thrive within their community. Visit their page by clicking here.

 

 

 

856-216-2127

Click here for a list of upcoming events. For more information or to register for any of these activities, please call Karen Weidner at 856-216-2127 or e-mail at karenw@camdencounty.com.

Contacts:  

Karen Weidner

Director

Edward T. McDonnell

Freeholder Liaison

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