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Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) began in 1979 when a group of U.S. Air Force pediatricians along with other health professionals brought 32 children with special needs together for a weekend camp. These campers were not accepted to other camps due to the severity of their medical conditions or disabilities. Today, CAMP’s main purpose remains to help campers reach their maximum potential, and the organization has grown to serve well over 1,000 individuals with special needs every year.

CAMP offers many volunteer opportunities throughout the school year and summer months. All program volunteer opportunities begin at age 14. In order to be eligible to volunteer for a CAMP program, you must meet basic qualifications. For more information about volunteer opportunities, email Sarah Coulombe at sarah.coulombe@campcamp.org.

Gifts, both large and small, help CAMP achieve its mission to strengthen and inspire individuals with special needs.

CAMP's annual Starry Night Gala is dedicated to raising much-needed funds to provide financial assistance for campers who otherwise would be unable to attend CAMP. With a policy of never turning a child away due to the family’s inability to pay the camping fees, CAMP's shortfall between what the families pay and the actual cost of CAMP is $400,000. Funds raised through the gala help to bridge that gap.

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