Victoria's daughter plays basketball.
Client Stories


“We budget a certain amount each summer for camps and other summer programs. The voucher from Rec Council allowed [my daughter] to do something extra that is beyond our summer budget. She benefited immensely from the [specialized camp] that she attended the last two summers! She enjoyed attending camp with others that have the same disability and being able to participate in traditional camp activities. She enjoyed the independence workshops where they had life lessons to increase their independence in everyday living. [Without Recreation Council voucher funds,] she would not have been able to participate in [camp] the last two years as it was well beyond our budget. We are very appreciative!” – Victoria

Kristie's son holds a dustpan with "Golden Dustpan" written on it.
Client Stories

Seth & Kristie

“If there’s anything about our son, he loves to be out there and have people see him … It seems his camp experience was a resounding success. We felt very comfortable leaving him with Kyle, his counselor who impressed us as being engaging with and respectful toward our son and a guy who would give our son the freedom he needed and guide him without him feeling henpecked. When we went to pick him up from camp, we were impressed by how all the counselors seemed to know him and had had some interaction with so many of them throughout the week. We liked how small the camp was. We felt this helped provide him with an opportunity to flourish there. He likes being a big guy in a small pond. The counselors said he was a good camper who made camp fun. We had been worried about his recent heartburn attacks which were getting more frequent as camp approached, but the nurse didn’t act like this was anything they couldn’t handle. The whole camp seemed organized and laid back, so that every camper could get what he or she needed. We were very satisfied. Thank you so much for describing this camp and its support staff to us.” – Kristie

Jewel's daughter sits on the ground laughing.
Client Stories


“I don’t recall how I first found out about the Recreation Council, but I am glad that I did! A little over a year ago, my daughter participated in the talent show for people of all abilities. That show was so awesome. My daughter has wanted to be upfront on a stage for a long time, and that talent show was the perfect opportunity for her to showcase her piano playing skills without judgement. In addition, it was a big self-esteem boost for her. Once my daughter was in the talent show, I began to look more into what the Rec Council was about and found there were many opportunities to help me financially with exposing my daughter to other opportunities like a week away from home for a summer camp experience, after-care services while I worked and even swim lessons. Overall, the Rec Council has been a great resource financially and with providing information. I urge all parents with children that have a disability to look into the services at the Rec Council. I am sure there is something that appeals to everyone that will help your child and you live a life with many more opportunities than you may have thought.” – Jewel