In the Summer of 2019, the Woodbridge Recreation Department introduced a one-week pilot camp program for adolescent children with special needs. This program was very successful due to the strong leadership and planning of Maria DePalma and Vicki Acampora. The camp included a wide range of activities including: dance party with a DJ, a petting zoo, swimming with Mr. Taddei, Karate, InTandem bike riding, volleyball, super hero trivia, arts and crafts, games, baking, a slide show, and more. John Adamovich, Woodbridge Recreation Director, was so impressed with the professionalism of the directors, counselors, and volunteers that the program will now expand this summer. This summer’s camp program will run for two weeks and expand from ten campers to fifteen. Last summer’s campers shared some feedback about their camp experience: “So much fun!”, “I liked riding the bike!” and “I liked swimming and volleyball the best!”
Camp Hero is open to Woodbridge, Bethany, and Orange students grades 8 through 12 that are receiving Special Services through an IEP. This year camp will be offered the weeks of July 13 through 17, and July 20 through 24. The camp runs from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Beecher South School. Activities include Arts and crafts, games, swimming, socializing, and more. Space is limited to 15 campers. The cost of the camp is $200 per week.