We believe that everyone deserves meaningful social and recreational options; that is why we offer two programs:
Our Unique Summer Camp Program - At Dragonfly Forest between morning swims and evening campfires, approximately 100 children per session become actors on stage, swimmers, artists, athletes, canoe paddlers, stargazers and, most importantly, friends. Our campers experience a magical transformation, as they sing and dance, learn to soar, and develop important friendships that often last a lifetime.
At first glance, Dragonfly Forest looks like any other traditional summer camp. There is swimming, archery, arts and crafts, ropes courses, and nature activities. Yet, look more closely and you will find that Dragonfly Forest is specifically designed for children with Autism and Medical Needs and allows them to safely enjoy the activities of a "traditional" camp.
Dragonfly Forest is more than a fun-filled getaway. It helps children to better cope with the day-to-day challenges they face. Nestled in rural, pristine, Chester County, PA, this unique location provides excitement and adventure for campers in the great outdoors.
Between early morning crafts and evening carnivals, children whose lives have been a series of medical procedures and hospital stays are transformed into just "kids." They have a chance to be with others coping with similar illnesses or conditions and realize that they are not alone.
Most importantly, the prescription for the day is fun, fun, fun! Laughter, giggles, friendships, excitement, and bursting energy abound throughout our magical forest of tall pines, majestic oaks, and nature trails. Campers are empowered to do things they never dreamed they could do. They are infused with a spirit of accomplishment at every turn and are allowed to forget that "they have what they have."
Weekend Programming (Year Round) - Last year we moved camp to our beautiful new home at InHill Farm in Valley Forge, and now we can offer programs on site all year long! Weekend programming at Dragonfly Forest is going to be a blast, and we can’t wait to get started.
Some of our weekends will be for the whole family, some just for campers, or siblings and some for new populations that we haven’t been able to serve. At our weekend programs, you will find the same great staff and high quality programming which characterize our summer program. In fact, our staff may be more excited for Dragonfly Weekends than our campers are!