Camp WeCanDu

June 19-24, 2022

Camp COVID Precautions

Please note..all campers and staff members will be COVID tested upon arrival at camp, regardless of vaccination status. Anyone who tests positive will not be allowed to come into camp and registration will be refunded. Once everyone has tested negative, masks will NOT be required at camp.

Come to CampWeCanDu June 19-24, 2022!

Every year, Camp WeCanDu provides an opportunity for local youth with physical disabilities to fully participate in a week-long, traditional summer camp experience full of fun activities and friendship.

Children living with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, visual impairments, and many other forms of physical disabilities come together at camp to create a fun and engaging social support system and discover natural abilities that stay with them for a lifetime.

Camp WeCanDu Activities:

  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Campfires
  • Carnival Night
  • Field Trips
  • Handcycling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Messy Slip-n-Slide
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Talent Show
  • Tree Climbing
  • And much more!

Camper Application Information

Campers interested in attending camp MUST fill out a Camper Application which will open February 15th. Completing the application does not guarantee a spot. The cost for 2022 Camp WeCanDu is $400, early bird fee is $350. A $50 application fee will be collected from all interested application when completing the Camper Application. Accepted campers will be invoiced the remaining camp fee upon acceptance. Camp applications close on April 11th and applicants will be notified on April 15th.

We highly encourage the child to be involved in a DASA sport session prior to camp in order to ensure that DASA is able to provide a successful camp experience for the camper.

New this year: Official Jr Counselor positions are available at camp!

Interested Jr. Counselor Applicants must…

  1. Be prepared to take on modified responsibilities within their cabin.
  2. Be between 14-16 years of age at the start of camp.
  3. Complete the camper application (The cost for a Jr. Counselor to attend camp is the same cost as a camper).
  4. Complete the interview process.

Campers, if you have questions, please email us here: campers@dasasports.org.

Counselors & Volunteers

With an average of 50-60 campers each year, DASA requires a large number of super-dedicated counselors to adequately meet the needs of each and every individual over the whole week of camp.

DASA recruits students and other individuals from various fields and backgrounds to assist at Camp WeCanDu. Although camp serves as a great opportunity for those headed into therapy and related professions to put their education and knowledge to work in a unique, real-world setting, it offers each and every counselor a life-changing experience – no matter their background.

  • Those 18 and older (or high school graduates) are welcome to apply to be a counselor.
  • In order to be a counselor, you must be vaccinated, fill out a staff application and attend an interview.
  • Counselors who need physical assistance will be required to provide their own assistance and transportation.

New this year: Official Counselor-in-Training positions are available at camp!

Interested CIT Applicants must…
  1. Have been Jr Counselor for at least one year.
  2. Be at least 16 years of age at the start of camp.
  3. Complete the counselor application.
  4. Complete the interview process.
  5. If accepted, the cost for a CIT to attend camp is $200.

Testimonials

“…our son has never been away from home before and has extreme anxiety. He gained so much confidence and independence during the week that still shows on a daily basis.”

“So many times in the real world, our daughter gets left out or has to sit on the sidelines and watch other kids participate. Not with Camp WeCanDu! More importantly, she made friends and had fun and was able to be a kid without limits. As hard as it was to leave her for the week I’m so thankful I did – it still brings tears to my eyes just looking at the pictures and thinking my child was doing all of the things any other kid can do. I don’t think saying thank you is enough to express how I feel.”

“There are too many amazing moments to share. My son rode a horse!! He went SCUBA diving, are you kidding? I’ve never done that! Luke [the counselor] was just a Godsend. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!”

About Our Staff

“These counselors are rare and I trust them more than I do most Para’s at their school and counselors at other camps. I have no concerns with supervision because after 2 perfect years, they have earned my trust and I have so much love and respect for all of them!”

“Absolutely [the nursing staff attended to our needs in a professional manner]! I have never felt more confident in leaving medicines with any other nursing staff ([e.g.] variety, school).”