EmpoweRanch Overnight Summer Camp (July 22nd-25th)

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EmpoweRanch Overnight Summer Camp (July 22nd-25th)

300.00 750.00

Sign your nature-loving kiddo up for our inaugural

EmpoweRanch Overnight Summer Camp!

Camp fee has been reduced from $750 to $300 thanks to the Norma and Malcolm Baker Recreation Program grant from Autism Speaks and our donors!

LIMITED PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS are still available as well thanks to our generous EmpoweRanch donors! Email JessiV@EmpoweRanch.org for more information.

When: Monday, July 22nd - Thursday, July 25th

Where: Camp Colley, Forest Road 95, Happy Jack, AZ 86024 (Round-trip transportation included)

Who: All youth between ages 7-17, especially urban youth with autism

What: Led and designed by certified and experienced recreational therapists (CTRS) that specialize in providing overnight summer camps for kids with disabilities and other underserved youth, this inclusive four day, three night camp is designed for urban youth ages 7-17, especially for kiddos with autism. Camp is held at the beautiful Camp Colley, an outdoor adventure camp in the cool pines of the Mogollon Rim near Happy Jack, Arizona about 2 hours north of Phoenix. Transportation round-trip from Phoenix to Camp Colley is included!

Our camp is intentionally small with better than a 2:1 ratio of staff to campers for plenty of individual attention and guidance, optimizing each child’s experience and safety. Our staff are trained and experienced in working with kids of all abilities, hold an AZDPS Fingerprint Clearance Card, and are CPR and First Aid trained and certified. Most of our staff have or are completing their degrees in recreational therapy, special education, or social work.

What is EmpoweRanch Overnight Summer Camp?

Our campers will have an experience of a lifetime full of fun, friendship, growth, and learning! Camp days are adventure-filled and intentionally designed based on each camper’s interests, needs, and goals in mind. Our campers are provided with a traditional summer camp experience with an emphasis on inclusive, therapeutic, respect-based H.O.R.S.E. Education (Horsemanship, Outdoor Recreation, Service, & Environmental Education) with a wide range of activities adapted to ensure EVERYONE can grow, thrive, and have fun making new friends along the way!

What activities are offered?

  • Horseback riding

  • Archery

  • Crawdad fishing

  • Exploring East Clear Creek

  • Hiking

  • Wilderness survival

  • Special guest conservation educational presentations

  • Visit to the Moqui Fire Tower

  • Dutch oven cooking

  • Arts and crafts

  • S’mores at the campfire

  • Night games

  • Talent show

  • and so much more!

    Campers get to sleep in real canvas platform tents (separated by gender with camp counselor supervision and support). We’ll have a campfire to warm up each night and upon waking in the morning, along with a little help from camp hot cocoa.

Our staff have been looking forward to and preparing to provide this spectacular, unforgettable camp all year. We can’t wait to build memories and make this the best summer experience for your child!

Limited partial scholarships are available to help offset the cost of camp. Please email Jessica Voss, EmpoweRanch Executive Director, at JessiV@EmpoweRanch.org with any questions and for additional details.

We would like to thank Autism Speaks for making this EmpoweRanch Summer Camp possible!

REGISTER for Camp Here!