Camp DRIVE
 


 

Camp DRIVE is for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We facilitate meaningful activities for our campers and strive to provide an enjoyable and enriching experience in a safe environment. Our team was assembled from experts who are accustomed to working with people of all abilities in educational settings. Camp DRIVE wants everyone who attends our camps to have a unique and meaningful experience. We hope our campers will leave us with new skills and a strong desire to return.

 

Meaning of DRIVE


 

Determination

Through determination, hard work, and sometimes a little help, everyone can attain their goals. Sometimes, determination is an innate ability, but it’s often a trait that must be developed and nurtured. At Camp DRIVE, we want to help our campers understand that determination is an important part of reaching their goals.

Respect

Everyone deserves to be treated with respect. At Camp DRIVE, we constantly model what respect looks like and encourage respect towards all people and objects.

Independence

Not everyone has the opportunity to be completely independent, but we will give our campers as much independence as appropriate with the hope that it will encourage responsibility and improve their self-worth.

Value

Every person has value, regardless of ability. Everyone deserves to know that they—and the people around them—are important.

Expectations

We encourage our campers to set expectations for themselves and to help change society’s expectations of people with disabilities. When people understand what is expected of them, they often rise to meet the expectations. We believe in setting the bar high and help each individual to rise to meet their challenges.

The definitions we put forth do not completely explain how ingrained these ideas are in our programs, but we hope they clarify how much we value everyone we come in contact with. We work tirelessly to help develop a sense of pride and personal responsibility in each of our campers.