The purpose of Matthew Salem Camping Foundation is to provide a healthy and enjoyable camping experience to children from all walks of life with special needs whether physical, social, or developmental. During our week-long camp each year, we accept campers with special needs including, but not limited to, asthma, Autism, Down Syndrome, Asperger's Syndrome, sickle cell anemia, scleroderma, ADHD, and learning disabilities. Due to the nature of our camp, children are required to be fully mobile and able to bathe, clothe, and feed themselves. Our mission is to continue to offer a residential camping experience as long as there is one child in need.
*Camp Scholarships are available for those who qualify
* (transaction fee will apply)
Dear Parents -
As we work through this unprecedented time, it is our sincere hope that you and your family are staying healthy and safe. While we don't know the timing or outcome of COVID-19, we all can see the need for normalcy as soon as possible. We know that we are all wishing deeply for a return to that normalcy while understanding the need to continue to flatten the curve.
Your support over the years means the world and has ensured the continuation of Matthew Salem Camp through the years. And that is why it is with a heavy heart that I share with you that the Board has elected to cancel camp for the 2020 year. Please know that we did not take our responsibility for this decision, and your campers, lightly. With the information that we have now and the fact that many large gatherings are being cancelled into late summer, we felt that now was the time to make the decision. If you paid a deposit for your camper(s), we will be mailing out refund checks this week. In addition, we are making plans now to hold a "Virtual Camp" through our Facebook Page: Matthew Salem Camp during the week of camp. We will have many fun activities to help bring us together even while we are apart. Please stay tuned for details over the next month.
Thank you, again, for your continued support of Matthew Salem Camp. It is our plan to come back in 2021 stronger than ever! In the meantime, please stay healthy!
All of the best,