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Quests Camp Thunderbird Florida

Author: Disabled World : Contact: www.disabled-world.com

Published: 2009-02-04 : (Rev. 2020-04-06)

Synopsis and Key Points:

Since 1969, Quest's Camp Thunderbird has been dedicated to providing recreational programs for adults with developmental disabilities.

Age-specific programming ensures that all the unique recreational and developmental needs of the participants are met.

Separated from their parents, many for the first time, attendees begin to take on challenges that build their self-confidence and sense of independence.

Main Digest

The physical and behavioral challenges associated with Down syndrome, autism, Cerebral Palsy and other developmental disabilities often limit opportunities to relax, socialize and have fun. This is their chance to learn new skills and focus on the remarkable things they can do, while making new friends and unforgettable memories.

Quest's Camp Thunderbird's six-day overnight sessions provide parents and guardians a break from the demands of 24-hour caregiving. For many families, this respite is their first chance to relax, spend time with friends or even take a vacation knowing that their loved one is receiving quality care and attention.

Age-specific programming ensures that all the unique recreational and developmental needs of the participants are met.

Each summer, nearly 400 camp guests 18 and over have the time of their lives participating in Camp Thunderbird's variety of fun activities. From camping, swimming, nature studies and arts & crafts, to canoeing, archery, evening socials and sports and games, Camp Thunderbird offers the same adventures available at other camp programs - but in a fully-accessible environment tailored to meet the diverse needs of the camp guests.

Separated from their parents, many for the first time, attendees begin to take on challenges that build their self-confidence and sense of independence.

Located just northwest of Orlando on the grounds of the Wekiwa Springs State Park, Camp Thunderbird's 19-acre setting offers a glimpse of a more natural Florida.

On-site amenities include:

  • Activity Center
  • Thunder CafĂ©
  • Air-conditioned Cabins
  • Swimming Pool
  • Amphitheatre
  • Archery Range
  • Basketball Court
  • GaGa Ball Court
  • Human Foosball
  • Playground
  • Outdoor Activity Pavilions
  • Volleyball Court
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnic Areas

A group of people enjoying the swimming pool at Camp Thunderbird.
A group of people enjoying the swimming pool at Camp Thunderbird.

Camp Thunderbird is also accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), which verifies that the camp complies with health, safety and program standards. Visit their website for more information at Quest.Inc.org/play or email them at campthunderbird@questinc.org

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