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Special Challenge Camp

Special Challenge Camp 2022: July 24-28

Special Challenge Camp has served adults with developmental disabilities for over 40 years, offering an overnight camp experience where campers rest, play, pray, and build lifelong friendships.
We are thrilled to return to a weeklong, overnight camp in 2022! Please note that COVID mitigation practices, including vaccination and/or test requirements, will be in place for camp next summer.

Claggett Center offers a five-day, four-night summer camp program for independent adults with intellectual disabilities. This unique program provides campers and opportunity to forge new friendships, grow spiritually, learn new skills, and have a relaxing vacation. Claggett Center facilities provide shared sleeping rooms and bathrooms, most with air-conditioning, hearty home-cooked meals, and 268 acres of land overlooking Sugarloaf Mountain to enjoy. Everyone looks forward to coming to Claggett each year!

Staffed by volunteers and Claggett summer counselors, Special Challenge Camp is for adults 21 and older. While the staff does not offer one-on-one supervision, there is group oversight, and plenty of activities to appeal to a wide-range of tastes and abilities. Activities include arts and crafts, swimming, fishing, canoeing, nature hikes, a trip to the ropes course, campfire, daily chapel, bead working, woodworking, a talent show, and the annual Dinner-Dance with a DJ.

If you are interested in attending Special Challenge Camp for the first time, but aren't sure about registering for a full week, please call the Claggett Office to learn more or set up a visiting day.

The cost of the program is $475, and a mimimum non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to hold your place in the program. Scholarships are available upon request. Contact Rosie Alger for details. 

To volunteer as a counselor for Special Challenge Camp, please complete an application at