Specialized Summer Programming

Glade Run Adventures will be offering two sessions of Specialized Adventures Camp and an Extended School Year Program for the Summer of 2017.

Specialized Adventures Camp

Specialized Adventures camp is a social skills development camp for individuals ages 8 – 18. Any child in need of social skill development is welcome, however, the camp is specially designed for children with moderate to high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders. This is not an ESY Camp but may be covered for some school districts as ESY.

Camp runs Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Session 1: June 18 – June 329 2018

Session 2: July 30 – August 110 2018

Download the Specialized Adventures Brochure Summer Camp 18 brochure

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is this camp for?

Our specialized adventures summer camp is a social skills development camp. Any child ages 8 to 18 in need of social skill development is considered, however, camp is specially designed for children with moderate to high functioning autism spectrum disorders.

Campers should have:
• The ability to participate in all camp activities without requiring one-on-one support. A child with one-on-one full time support may be given special consideration. Please call for more information.
• Independent bathroom skills
• No history or current high levels of physical
aggression or unsafe behavior

What will my camper be doing?

Throughout each week, campers will participate in activities to learn new skills and accomplish goals in our greenhouse, gardens, horse barn, small animals area and woodlands. Camp activities are designed for:

  • Socialization & leadership
  • Improving self-esteem & decision making
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Emotional/behavioral management
  • Improving concentration
  • Sensory integration
  • Exploring and expressing feelings and emotions
  • Vocational and life skills
  • Riding instruction, gardening skills, and environmental care
  • Learning group work to accomplish tasks
  • Hands-on education of animal and plant care

Where is camp located?

Specialized Adventures Camp is located on the main campus of Glade Run Lutheran Services in and around the Specialty Services Building

Some amenities include:

  • Indoor and outdoor riding arena
  • Small animal areas
  • Raised bed gardens
  • A Greenhouse
  • Therapeutic patio areas
  • 2 screened gazebos and a large pavilion
  • Miles of nature trails and stream exploration
  • Outdoor classroom amphitheater and low ropes course
  • Air conditioned building with indoor restroom facilities
  • Indoor kitchen and activity rooms
  • Gross motor and sensory rooms
  • A unique sensory park

What are camp's days and hours?

Camps run Monday through Friday, 9:00 am until 3:00 pm

What are campers responsible for bringing and what will be provided?

Campers are responsible for their own transportation and lunch (with the exception of the final Friday’s party lunch). Boots and helmets are provided, but campers should come prepared with their own long pants. A personal water bottle, sunscreen and bug spray are also recommended.

How much does Glade Run's Specialized Adventures Camp cost?

The cost of each two week session is $1,000.00. Arrangements for payment must be made by the parents or guardians of the camper; the Specialized Adventures Summer Camp is not funded by Medical Assistance.

Checks should be made to GLADE RUN LUTHERAN SERVICES.

After acceptance, the remaining balance is due a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of your camp session.

Refunds incur a $25 processing fee and must be requested a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start of the camp session.  Refunds are not made after the start of the camp session unless approved by the Program Director.

Are scholarships available?

Limited Scholarship funding is available through Glade Run Foundation.

To receive a scholarship application, please contact Foundation@gladerun.org or call (724) 452-4453 x1244

Scholarship applications are due by April 1st and will be notified by the Foundation department by April 15th.

How do I sign my child up?

All campers must complete an application and submit it with a $100.00 deposit. Deposits are 100% refundable to campers not accepted into camp.

All application information must be completed to be considered for camp. Camp space is limited.

How do I know if my application has been accepted?

Applicants will be contacted by email regarding participation.
Visits are required for new campers. Call  Julie at (724) 452-4453 ext. 1236 to schedule a visit.
A separate packet of camp releases must be completed and returned on or before the start of camp.

Specialized Adventures Camp, 2015

Specialized Adventures Camp, 2012

Specialized Adventures Camp, 2011

St. Stephen’s Extended School Year

The experiential educational activities provided by Glade Run Adventures through St. Stephen’s Extended School Year (ESY) are uniquely tailored to engage students in the learning process, not only prohibiting skill regression but enhancing social skill development. St. Stephen’s ESY is specially designed for students K-12 with social and communication challenges such as autism, as well as for students with emotional/behavioral challenges.

July 10 – July 27, 2017

ESY Runs Monday – Thursday  9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Download the St. Stephens ESY Brochure  ESY17 SSA

Download the St. Stephens ESY Application St St ESY Application 2017

Contact Us

To learn more or arrange a tour, please contact Glade Run’s Director of Adventures, Julie Wahlenmayer, at (724) 452.4453, ext.1236. She is happy to provide more detail, based on the specific needs of your child.

Join Us

Glade Run Adventures
c/o Glade Run Lutheran Services
P.O. Box 70, Beaver Road
Zelienople, PA 16063

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