From talent shows to pie throwing contests, kids and parents alike love ADEC’s Camp Wy.Not.

Wy. Not spend the summer at camp?

ADEC is proud to provide one of the only full-summer camps in the Michiana area that serves children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Programming runs from June 6th- August 5th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Monday through Friday with the exception of Independence Day. Summer camp will take place at the Elkhart CAPS building located at 1000 W. Hively Elkhart, IN.

Camp Wy.Not serves individuals age 6-22 and is staffed with a 4:1 client to staff ratio of direct support professionals who are specifically trained to meet the needs of each client.

From talent shows to pie throwing contests, there is never a boring day at camp! Campers will have the option to express themselves through fun activities and arts and crafts, all while maintaining the interpersonal skills developed during the school year. Additional activities include recreation, puzzles, games, and so much more!

Camp Wy.Not is one of the many programs offered through ADEC’s Family Services program, which provides early intervention and therapeutic services to young children and their families. Without ADEC’s after-school and summer programs, many families would have a difficult time balancing work and care — they would have no respite.

Summer Camp 2022 applications have closed. If you would like to learn more about ADEC’s Summer Camp, you can reach out to ADEC’s Therapy and Summer Camp Manager at 574-349-5096.

“2018 was our very first year, and we loved it. I’m very impressed. I’ve observed and they give care to every child who needs different things at different times. I don’t leave my son with anyone, but I was comfortable with them. Being home all day makes him bored and restless. This gives him a place to go, structure and a chance to be around peers.”

Jennie Brown, mother of Owen (pictured)
summer campers
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    Wy.Not send a child to camp?

    Wy. Not make sure children with disabilities feel included in summer fun, like trips to the pool or the petting zoo? Wy. Not provide children with disabilities a chance to meet friends who really understand them? Wy. Not give children with disabilities more choices and greater possibilities during their summer break?

    Just $20 provides a full day of summer camp for a child with a disability. Or, you could send a child to camp for a full summer for $600.