Camp Fairlee is a summer-long celebration filled with fun, tradition, innovation, friendship and individual growth. For over 50 years, campers with disabilities have experienced safe, healthy and success-oriented recreational opportunities. The philosophy at Camp Fairlee Manor is to provide a nurturing environment with: 1)an exciting choice of activities geared to the age, interest and abilities of our participants; and 2)the support which enables all to participate to their fullest potential. Daily schedules combine morning and afternoon activities such as arts and crafts, sports and games, swimming, hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing and nature activities. Evenings are full with hayrides, dances, campfires and much more! Camp Fairlee is located at the Fairlee Manor Recreation and Education Center, a beautiful 250 acre site on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Camp facilities include a swimming pool, arts and crafts center, pavilion, outpost campsite, health center, climate controlled sleeping quarters, fishing ponds, wheelchair accessible trails, and a high ropes course. The camp staff is comprised of professionals and college students recruited from around the United States, as well as internationally. Each staff member is carefully selected based on skills and experience. An extensive week-long precamp training encourages the enthusiasm, creativity and sense of commitment that is our tradition. Applicant Eligibility Camp Fairlee provides summer camp opportunities for individuals with disabilities from age 6 through adult. Camp applicants must be able to: a) follow the direction of camp staff; b) participate in camp activities on a regular basis without being disruptive to others; c) sleep at night in a group setting without being disruptive to others; and d) communicate needs. Applicants who are ineligible may include: a) individuals with a history of self-abuse, or abuse to others; b) individuals requiring health services which cannot effectively be delivered in a camp setting; c) individuals with a medical condition associated with a high risk for complication or injury; d) individuals unable to adapt to the routine of a camp setting. All new applicants and their parents/guardians/caregiver must do a precamp interview with camp staff prior to acceptance. Once we receive your completed registration, you will receive a call to set this interview up. This allows staff to become familiarized with each camper and assess each participants individualized needs. We make every effort to accommodate all applicants. However, Easter Seals reserves the right to accept or deny any application prior to attendance. Our 1 to 1 sessions are set up for Youth (Ages 6-21) with Autism that require one on one care. Participants will follow the daily camp schedule. If you will be using the Maryland Autism Waiver as your funding source, you must have Easter Seals Camp Fairlee added to The Plan of Care with the appropriate number of hours required for the session and a copy will need to be on file at the Camp. We also accept other participants during the special Autism sessions who would benefit from the one on one care. There are limited number of spaces for these sessions. All applications for summer care are accepted on a first come first served basis. Once sessions are filled, applicants will be placed on a waiting list in the order that they are received. *REMEMBER* You may register online: www.de.easterseals.com/fairlee Accreditation Camp Fairlee is accredited by the American Camp Association and licensed by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.