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Summer Camp Activities

Clover Patch Camp provides appropriate, stimulating and exciting activities for all of our campers.

Our activities are typical summer camp activities adapted so that each camper is able to participate to the best of their ability. 


Our campers have a daily schedule that allows them access to a wide variety of ability-appropriate activities for their creative, physical and mental development. Whether the camper is 5 or 85 we have something special to share.



Our aquatic staff are all American Red Cross certified lifeguards and CPR for the Healthcare Professional certified. Our 1:1 swimming program offers direct hands-on support to those campers who need it and a swimming buddy to those campers who are more confident in the water. The aquatics facility includes a heated swimming pool, spacious sun deck and pavilion all designed to ensure a fun and safe experience for all.


Arts and Crafts

Campers are encouraged to explore their own creative ideas through diverse arts projects and activities. Our Arts and Crafts program encompasses painting, drawing, woodcrafts, fabric art and numerous group projects.


Sports and Outdoor Recreation

Clover Patch’s sports and outdoor recreation program is specifically designed to be age and ability-appropriate, non-competitive and interest driven. All activities are developed and implemented with an emphasis on good sportsmanship, team spirit and peer encouragement. Campers are encouraged and assisted to participate in these sports to the extent of their capabilities. We have a full range of sporting equipment, courts, playgrounds and fields and offer baseball/t-ball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, ping pong, badminton, parachute games, miniature golf and bowling.


Music and Drama

Our music program provides campers with the opportunity to express themselves through music, dance, role-playing, drumming and playing various musical instruments. Each session puts on a talent show where the campers and staff can show off their skills, humor or acting ability.


Campfires, Storytelling and Camp Songs

Each session begins and ends with a special campfire ceremony during which we anticipate fun and celebrate each individual, friends made and memories cherished. 


Nature Study

The woods and streams surrounding camp are alive with opportunities for outdoor learning experiences. Clover Patch has numerous accessible and paved trails through our 150 acres of wildlife and forest. Our staff lead many activities through the woods along with posts that describe different species of trees and other elements of nature. 



Clover Patch offers several areas with accessible playgrounds and swings for all abilities, including our custom wheelchair swing.