Summer Respite

Children of all ages enjoy opportunities to play with peers, participate in sports, arts and crafts, and enjoy their summer months. Families of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) may have limited resources: many summer camps may not have staff trained to support children with I/DD, or may limit the age of participating children to 12 years.

For the past nine years, The Arc of Davidson County has offered children with I/DD the same opportunities for typically developing children: the chance to participate in summer camp. Summer camp provides respite for families, often stretched to provide care for their child once school closes for the summer. Our Summer Respite Camp accepts all school-age children. Activities include:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Sports
  • Computer lab
  • "Down Time"
  • Special events and activities
Davis-Townsend Elementary School (975 Heath Church Rd.) will host the inclusive camp. Camp begins daily at 7:30am and ends at 1pm, Monday through Thursday for four weeks. The 2014 dates are: July 7-10, July 14-17, July 21-24, and July 28-July 31. The cost per child per week is $5.00.


We  partner with Davidson County Parks and Recreation for another summer of inclusivity. Siblings, both typically developing and those with a disability, are encouraged to attend camp together. Children enjoy activities with peers-regardless of disability.

Our deep gratitude to our partners:

United Way of Davdison County


Summer Application




(The button will open the Summer Application form for printing)