For over 40 years, Black Rock Retreat has offered a week set aside to give adults (ages 18+) with intellectual/physical disabilities an opportunity to enjoy a summer camp experience. Special Week, as it has come to be known, is definitely one of the highlights of our year! With opportunities such as swimming, arts and crafts, drama, recreation class, archery class and nature class, it makes for a great week of incredible fun! The blend of activities, caring staff, and a focus on the Word of God makes for an incredible week of fun! You won’t want to miss out on these exciting activities!
Parents and caregivers may register their campers online. The paper forms will still be available. View our 2017 Special Week Brochure and go to our 2017 Registration Information page to register online or print forms.
Daily Life at Camp:
Special Week campers will come to Black Rock for a five day residential stay in our summer camp area with our own counselors and volunteers serving as staff and chaperones! The typical daily schedule may be found below, but don’t forget about special events throughout the week like the carnival, olympics, awards ceremony, or any surprises we throw in! On average, we provide one staff member for every three campers, but we do our best to give one-on-one attention as needed. Golf cart and hay rides are provided for those who require assistance with getting around camp, though most of the facilities are centrally located along paved roadways. Campers should be prepared to get some good exercise as they go to and participate in all activities!
Campers lodge in modern dormitory style cabin facilities, each equipped with its own bathroom. Three hearty meals are served each day in our air-conditioned dining hall, and we occasionally enjoy an outdoor picnic for either lunch or supper. All of our facilities meet or exceed OSHA and PA State inspection standards. There is at least one Health Care Manager on duty, on site, 24 hours a day to care for dietary needs, administering of medications, handling of illnesses, and First Aid/emergency care. All of our lifeguards are certified, and all of our staff are trained in CPR and First Aid.
General Daily Schedule:
7:00 am Rise & Shine/Cabin Cleanup
8:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am Class 1
10:45 am Class 2
12:00 pm Free Time
12:30 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Sing & Zing in the Chapel
1:30 pm Cabin Rest
2:30 pm Head to Lake/Pool (Hayride available)
3:00 pm Lake/Pool Time
4:00 pm Back to Cabins/Get ready for Supper (Hayride available)
5:30 pm Supper
6:45 pm Evening Activity/Special Event
7:45 pm Snack Shop
8:15 pm Vespers Evening Service
8:45 pm Meds & Bed
9:00 pm Lights Out!
2017 Dates, Times and Fees
Dates & Times: Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 16, 2017
Registration starts at 10:00am on Monday. Camp ends at 6:00pm on Friday.
Campers may check in at Dogwood (the building at end of Oakwood parking lot) and picked up at Oakwood Pavilion.
All campers will receive a complimentary theme shirt during registration! To obtain forms pertaining to Special Week, including the paper application, please visit our Summer Camp Forms page. For more information, please contact the office at (717) 775-6165.