About

Philosophy

Camp Able is a vacation, birthday party and family reunion all rolled up together. Camp Able is a gift of mutual respect and compassion wrapped up in silliness and love.

 

At Camp Able we aspire to be a community that celebrates our diverse abilities and 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 was specifically created to provide a unique camping experience for persons with diverse abilities.  We seek to love our neighbors as ourselves understanding that our neighbors don't always look, sound or think the same way we do.

Camp Able is about forming a community that loves us just as we are. Our goal is to establish, at least for one week, a community of unconditional love, compassion and acceptance.

 

Camper’s activities vary based on location.  For example, Camp Able on Marco Island includes water sports [waterslide, boating, fishing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, scuba, pool and beach], Island excursions, bike tour, music, games, gymnastics, dance, arts & crafts, time for manicures and pedicures, and a talent show.  

 

Each camper, faced with their own set of circumstances, works through their challenges with full inclusion of a community that allows them to have fun, experiences new wonders and most importantly just be extraordinarily beloved.   

In seeking to define ourselves in relation with each other we find that we hold more in common than we ever thought possible and need each other more than we ever could imagine. Camp Able is a journey of exploring with dignity the diversity of humanity.