WELCOME

Sending a child to camp is often a big step for parents.  Sending someone with special needs is an even bigger step. At Camp Greentop, we take the responsibility of caring for your youth or adult participant very seriously and we strive to maintain an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing of all participants and staff, as well as encourages personal growth and independence. Our goal is to provide joyful, life-changing experiences in a safe environment and build meaningful relationships in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities. 

 

Since its inception in 1937, Camp Greentop has been meeting the needs of children and adults with physical, emotional, cognitive, and multiple disabilities, regardless of their ability level. Camp Greentop was specifically designed for people with special needs, and is one of the oldest residential camps of its kind in the country! Camp Greentop currently offers a variety of programming for campers ranging in age from seven to adulthood (you can never age out!). We currently provide programming for roughly 450 campers per year, with a majority of campers returning year after year. 

 

Camp Greentop is accredited by the American Camp Association and is licensed by the State of Maryland for Youth Camp Certification. This helps to ensure that our programs are not only innovative and fun, but safe as well! 

Family Adventure Weekend provides a weekend of family fun, complete wtih activities such as swimming, crafts, sports & games, and more.  Each family will have the support of a host staff to assist them throughout the weekend.  This allows parents to watch as their child adapts to the camp environment, and allows the children the comfort of knowing their parents are there with them.  This program is recommended for families with younger children (there is no age limit!) or those who have never been away from home. 

Traditional Camp

The League at Camp Greentop is a traditional sleep away summer camp for youth and adults with disabilities located in Thurmont, Maryland.  Youth and All-Ages sessions offer a structured daily schedule in which campers can enjoy activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, sports and games, and more.  Adult Camp offers day trips in addition to all on-site programming.  Staffing is provided at a 2:1 or 1:1 ratio. 

League Pioneers

Experience cooking over a fire, canoeing, and camping in a tent!  Pioneers focus on four main areas:  pioneering, outdoor living skills, astronomy, and adventure skills. Located 1/2 mile from Camp Greentop at Walnut Springs, participants will have the opportunity to explore the rest of the National Park as well as nearby Cunningham Falls State Park.  All League Pioneers must be at least 13 years of age and should be able to navigate uneven terrain and be successful in a 3:1 camper to counselor ratio.

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Weekend Respite

Join Camping & Therapeutic Recreation for themed weekends of fun!  Weekend Respite programs are held at Camp Round Meadow.  Weekends, running from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, will include enjoyable activities revolving around the designated theme, delicious meals, and staff to support campers based on their specific needs.  All weekends are open for campers ages 7 and up. 

Winter Camp

Winter Camp is our week-long camp program running from December 28 – January 2.  This program is held at YMCA Camp Letts in Edgewater, Maryland.  Winter Camp also includes a New Year’s Eve party and surprise trip!

Travel Camp

With our Travel Camp programs, adult participants are able to travel to various places around the United States such as Disney World, cruises, the Midwest, the beach, and other popular tourist destinations, both near and far.  Participants travel by land, air, or sea, and with the support of travel staff, stay in hotels, dine in restaurants, and see all that their travel destination has to offer.

Sailing

The League partners with the Downtown Sailing Center to provide wonderful sailing opportunities for our participants.  New and returning sailors alike are sure to enjoy the relaxation out on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor!

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HISTORY OF CAMPING & RECREATION

Since it's inception in 1937, Camp Greentop has been meeting the needs of children and adults with physical, emotional, cognitive, and multiple disabilities, regardless of their abilities.  Camp Greentop is one of the oldest residential camps in America designed specifically for people with special needs. 

Camp Greentop is accredited by the American Camp Association and is licensed by the State of Maryland for Youth Camp Certification. 

 

The League’s year round Camping & Recreation program provides joyful, life-changing experiences in a safe environment and builds meaningful relationships in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities.

© 2019 by The League for People with Disabilities Inc.

A not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible.

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