Bringing Out the Very Best
Adam's Camp realizes potential in young persons with developmental disabilities to create hope
Adam’s Camp is a different kind of Summer Camp that serves young people (age 1 - 26) with developmental disabilities. Executive Director Karel Horney says, "The focus is on abilities." At Adam's Camp, everyone gets to be involved. The campers get therapy that's more fun because it's disguised as horseback riding, wall climbing and canoeing, plus water slides and joyous games out in nature. A staff of therapists have succeeded in greatly improving campers' development through intensive therapy methods. That aspect of the camp comes at least partially because founders Karel and Bob Horney saw their son Adam (who was born with Cerebral Palsy) take his first steps on his own following intensive therapy, despite doctors' potential predictions that he'd be life-bound to a wheelchair. Right then, the Horneys knew they'd share that success somehow; they created Adam's Camp.