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Camp Sharing Meadows

The SHARE Foundation / Camp Sharing Meadows

Christian Camps for Other-abled Adults

Mini-Camp, Summer Camp, and Virtual Camp Activities

For over 40 years, the Share Foundation has been organizing summer camps and values retreats for other-abled adults. Summer camp has grown enormously from the first camp that was held at Father Blaney’s home. Gradually, more weeks were added and Camp Sharing Meadows was held at various locations including Butternut Springs and Apple Acres. In 1995, the St. Timothy Center was constructed at Sharing Meadows to be used as a permanent camp facility.

More people than ever before are interested in attending summer camp and there is a great need for socialization not just in the summer, but throughout the entire year. This is especially true during the pandemic! While we normally hold weekend mini-camps once a month in the St. Timothy Center along with 6 weeks of camp during the summer, we started running a virtual camp program in March of 2020 and have continued to this day. Currently, we meet for free bible study one time a week on Zoom. We also have monthly virtual mini-camps available for a small fee this spring! NEW THIS SUMMER 2021: We will be hosting an in-person day camp program in July for our campers! Find more details below. The Share Foundation hosts mini-camps and summer camps consistently with the support of talented and qualified staff, supportive service-minded donors, and our wonderfully enthusiastic campers.

Everyone Should Have the Opportunity to Attend Camp

Here at Camp Sharing Meadows, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to attend camp, whether that’s a short weekend camp, a long week of camp, or any of our virtual camp activities! Unfortunately, for some of our other-abled friends, they may have never had this experience. That’s why we work so hard to get everyone to camp through subsidizing our costs and ensuring parents, staff, and local agencies that their loved ones are cared for when they register their camper for a camp full of adventures and memories!

Camp Sharing Meadows includes traditional camp activities online and in-person! Some of these activities include arts and crafts, bingo, dances, and campfires that provide other-abled adults with much need socialization. Other-abled campers are culturally diverse groups of men and women who further enrich the camp experience. Most significant, however, are the values discussion groups that allow the campers to tap into their most private emotions concerning issues like “forgiveness” or “trust” or “self-esteem.” A central part of every virtual or in-person camp, these sessions validate and honor the individual-affirmations important for all of us, but especially for the other-abled.

We're so excited to have your camper at Camp Sharing Meadows! Register now!

When is Camp?

Camp Sharing Meadows hosts camps for other-abled adults all year round! In 2021, we host free weekly bible studies on Zoom. We are also hosting virtual mini-camps on February 20th, March 20th, April 17th, and May 15th from 9 AM – 1 PM CST. These camp experiences cost $60 per mini-camp and include a box of goodies and supplies delivered directly to the camper’s home! If you are interested in joining our camp as a potential camper or camp staff, Contact us!

*During a typical year from February through May, then again September through December, we host monthly overnight Mini-Camps at our camp building from Friday until Sunday. In June and July, we have 6 weeks of overnight camp. This year, we are excited to reopen our in-person summer camp program in a new way as we hold our first ever in-person day camp all of July 2021!

Food Fellowship

At in-person day camp this summer, we ask that you bring a cold lunch that requires no cooking prep. This ensures we can all eat together! (We include snacks in our virtual mini-camp boxes and during normal overnight camp programming.)

The Great Outdoors

We have an outdoor fire pit and 185 acres of land to explore when we camp in-person during day camp! During virtual camps, we'll make trips to state and national parks together!

Lake Activities

Enjoy boating, fishing, and swimming at our day camp!

Arts & Crafts

Creative arts & crafts are included at every in-person camp and inside our virtual mini-camp boxes!

Restrooms

Accessible indoor restrooms are provided at our in-person camp site, the St. Timothy Center!

Showers

Accessible heated showers are provided at our our in-person camp site, the St. Timothy Center!

What Others Have to Say!

As we get closer to each camp, the Camp Coordinator will try to put up the schedule for the upcoming camp. In the meantime, feel free to peruse other camp schedules to get a feel for our camp program!