Camp Able is a vacation; Christmas morning and family reunion rolled up together and lasts for a week each summer. It's a gift we are privileged to wrap up in silliness and love to offer our sisters and brothers in Christ.
At Camp Able our goal is to work around our disabilities so that we may celebrate our gifts. Camp Able is not about what we can't do, whether camper or staffer, the focal point is what we "Can" do.
Camp Able is specifically designed for persons with special needs. It is NOT about disabilities, but ABILITIES! Jesus calls us to love God and to love our neighbors as He has loved us - without conditions or limits. St. Mark’s on Marco Island is a setting in which we are reminded that our neighbor's don't look, sound or think the same way we do. Camp Able is about forming a community that loves us just as we are. It is about attempting to emulate that perfect love God has for all of God’s children. Our goal is to establish, at least for one week, a community of unconditional love, compassion and acceptance.
Campers’ (all age 12 and older) activities include water sports [waterslide, boating, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, scuba, pool and beach], Island excursions, bike tour, music, talent show, dance, arts & crafts, time for manicures and pedicures, and games. Together we form new friendships and make lasting memories!
Each camper, faced with their own set of circumstances, works through their challenges to take part in a camp that allows them to have fun, learn new things and most importantly just be extraordinarily beloved children of God. Our prayer is that you will join us as a camper, staff member or supporter. Discover the richness in the diversity of human beings that is truly transforming.