Preparing For Camping With Special Needs

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Even though someone might have special needs, there are options available for that person to enjoy the same activities as others of the same age. Camping is a fun pastime for many people in the spring and summer. However, there are sometimes issues that might arise with the special needs person that would warrant more time spent with that person or a limitation of the activities that can be done while camping. Fortunately, there are camps that offer programs for people who have special needs whether it’s a physical disability or a mental handicap.


Getting Ready

Before someone with special needs goes camping, that person needs to pack and understand what is offered during the time away from home. Most camps have a list of the items that campers should bring, such as clothing that is easy to get on and off, a swimsuit, and sheets for the bed if the campers aren’t going to be in tents. The camper should pack medications that are needed and a list of the times that the medications need to be taken that will then be given to the staff. A comfort item can be packed as well, such as a stuffed animal or a blanket, so that the camper feels secure.… Travel More