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We have gathered together some of our favorite resources.

Lions Camp Badger

Our Mission is to provide services that enhance the educational, vocational, personal growth and independence of differently-abled youth and adults.

Lions Camp Badger is a residential summer camp for teens and adults with special needs. We offer individualized camper-centered programming through a wide array of activities and events. Campers enjoy swimming, boating, arts & crafts, music, fishing, sports, vocational experiences, and so much more.


We believe in the capabilities of our campers and use a positive approach to help them reach their fullest potential. Lions Camp Badger is operated by the Empire State Special Needs Experience, Inc. and supported by the Lions Clubs of New York State and Bermuda.

Rotary Camp Star

Camp STAR is a week-long camp for children, ages 6 through 12, with a physical or developmental disability that might keep them from enjoying a typical camping experience. 


Nestled into the peaceful, rural setting that is Watson Homestead, it is our goal to provide a safe and supervised way for your child to enjoy camping and swimming.

Wellness G.I.F.T.S.

Hosted by Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort, in the heart of the Finger Lakes, Wellness G.I.F.T.S. offers all family members much needed respite care while participating in educational, recreational and therapeutic activities. Hickory Hill Camping Resort offers a variety of camping options, including full-service campsites, cabins, cottages and lodges.

Wellness G.I.F.T.S. Inc. offers camping retreats to families who have a family member with developmental disabilities, living at home with their parents or caregivers.  Respite, Recreation, and Rejuvenation are the three ‘R’s we strive to achieve.  Our families enjoy a weekend camping resort experience in a safe family friendly, atmosphere.  Wellness G.I.F.T.S. Inc. provides a catered breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the families throughout the retreat.  In the welcome bag that we give to families upon arriving, are T-shirts that help our volunteers and staff (who also wear specific shirts) distinguish our campers from Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort campers.

David's Refuge

The mission of David's Refuge is to provide respite, resources and support to parents and guardians of children with special needs or life threatening medical conditions where they will be refreshed, restored and renewed in their role as caregivers.

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