Special Needs Summer Camp

Swim and Sail Camp For Children With Special Needs

The Swim and Sail program will be offered to children with special needs and one typical sibling or friend to swim at the YMCA and sail, canoe, and kayak on Holly Pond. The Y’s sailing staff and support staff will be conducting and facilitating this program, which includes social skills and development.

Session Times

5 – 10 yr olds:       Monday – Friday 3:00 pm – 5:15 pm

11 – 18 yr olds:     Monday – Friday 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm

2018 Session Dates 

Session A: July 2 – July 13 (closed 4th of July)
Session B: July 16 – July 27
Session C: July 30 – August 10


Session A:  Member: $225; Non-member: $275 (closed 4th of July)
Session B: Member: $250; Non-member:$300
Session C: Member: $250; Non-member: $300

Additional fee for one typical sibling or friend per session
Member: $100; Non-member:$150

Special Needs Camp Support

With the aid of our support staff, the Darien YMCA offers campers with varying limitations the opportunity to participate in traditional camp experience in any of our camp programs. Campers are immersed in camp in a fully inclusive program and campers are encouraged to participate in scheduled group activities. Our camp offers eligible campers a 1:1 or 1:2 counselor to camper ratio at no additional cost.

Please see specific camp based on age/grade for fees and times. Fees will be adjusted for those campers attending the ESY program.   You must contact Terri Accomando at taccomando@darien-ymca.org to arrange a support staff or to answer any questions.

Priority Registration Begins February 6, 2018