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click to enlarge Camp Stix is a medically supervised sleepaway camp for kids and teens with diabetes.
  • Camp Stix is a medically supervised sleepaway camp for kids and teens with diabetes.

Camp STIX | Children and teens with diabetes enjoy a week of traditional camp activities including rock climbing, archery, zip-lining, swimming, campfires and more. Ages 9-18. June 24-30, at Riverview Bible Camp facilities. $900 (scholarships available). campstix.org 484-1366

Lutherhaven Champ Camp | Youth with special needs can experience traditional sleepaway camp activities including swimming, hikes, arts and crafts and more in a faith-based setting. Ages 8+. June 24-29 and July 1-6. $284-$384. lutherhaven.com 866-729-8372

Funshine Day Camp | A day camp designed for children and adults living with developmental and/or physical disabilities, offering recreational activities such as swimming, sports, games, field trips and more. Ages 6-21. Weekly sessions offered June 25-Aug. 10, meets Mon-Fri, 10 am-3:30 pm. Adult session (ages 18+) offered July 23-27. At Shadle Park. $179/week. spokaneparks.org 625-6200

Camp Sweyolakan: You Bet I Can! | A traditional, rustic resident camp on Lake Coeur d'Alene, accessible only by boat. Camper Buddies assist campers with disabilities in swimming, boating, outdoor activities, ropes courses, arts and crafts and more. Ages 6-21. Sessions offered July 8-13 and July 22-27. $475. campfireinc.org 747-6191

Camp Goodtimes | A camp medically-supported by pediatric and oncology physicians and nurses for children affected by cancer. Highlights include college team visits, the tie-dye extravaganza, bass fishing day, and a host of typical camp activities. Ages 7-17. July 9-13; day and resident options. At YMCA Camp Reed. Free for qualifying children. campreed.org 777-9622

Camp No Limits | A traditional summer camp designed especially for children who have experienced limb loss, hosted at the Camp Cross facilities on Lake CdA. July 18-21. Ages vary. $500 (assistance available) nolimitsfoundation.org 207-240-5762

Camp Chmepa | A traditional sleepaway camp for children who are grieving the death of someone close to them, offering a safe place for friendship and understanding. Hosted by Hospice of Spokane, at Camp Lutherhaven facilities. Ages 7-15. July 20-22. Free, space is limited; families must apply to attend. hospiceofspokane.org 456-0438

Camp Journey | A sleepaway camp experience at Ross Point camp facility catering to children diagnosed with cancer (other criteria also applies; see website), and offering traditional camp activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, archery, boating and more in a medically-supervised environment. Ages 7-17. July 29-Aug. 4. Resident and day (July 30-Aug. 2; 9:15 am-4 pm; ages 5-7) options available. No cost. rosspoint.org 509-863-7379

Camp TWIGS | A day camp designed for kids with diabetes, during which they'll learn about their type 1 diabetes, participate in activities, and meet other kids their age, as well as adults, who also have diabetes. Ages 6-8. Aug. 3-5, at Camp Dart-Lo, Spokane. TBA (scholarships available). campstix.org 484-1366

Beats and Rhythms Cardiac Camp | A medically-supervised resident camp where children with heart disease or other heart defects can enjoy traditional camp activities, including outdoor activities, crafts, team building exercises and more. Ages 9-15. Aug. 9-12. At Ross Point Camp facilities. No cost. beatsandrhythms.org 474-6725


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