Summer Get Away 2022

We are excited to bring back overnight camping.
The 2022 3-day, overnight, Summer Get Away will begin on Friday and dismiss on Sunday.

3-DAY GET AWAY

    Special Touch Ministry 3-Day Get Away is a residential, camp-style retreat, for people with intellectual or physical disabilities to have fun and find fellowship with others in a Christian atmosphere. Each location is staffed with Medical professionals and volunteer staff.

    While the facilities at each Get Away vary, special care has been given to select facilities that will best fit the special needs of our guests. Some examples include: swimming, fishing, crafts, boat rides, sports, games, hayrides, bonfires, petting zoos, and more!

    NOTE: Transportation to and from Special Touch Ministry, Inc. programing is the responsibility of the applicant or parent/guardian.

PARTICIPATION OPTIONS

    Considering COVID – Changes have been made in the Summer Get Away Programming in keeping with our desire to keep all attendees safe. At this time, mask wearing is NOT mandatory at Summer Get Away events. Vaccinations are NOT mandatory. These are up to each individual’s choice.

    Please review the following before beginning your registration!

    GUEST: SUPERVISION ONLY – Ages 10 through adult. Supervision will be provided. This is a 3-4 guests per staff ratio. Guests MUST be mostly independent and able to handle their own personal care. Staff will provide guidance/reminders for personal care and appropriate choices. If you have further questions about this, please contact the local coordinator.
    GUEST: REQUIRING PERSONAL CARE – Guests needing care must provide their own caregiver to help with personal care needs such as toileting, showering, dressing, and/or eating. Separate registration is required for the personal care staff. Special Touch is not able to provide caregiving on this level. REMEMBER to bring your personal equipment and supplies (due to COVID).
    PERSONAL CARE STAFFONLY for staff that have been asked to care for a specific guest they know and have provided care for OR parents caring for their child. This registration type is for a Caregiver for a specific Guest requiring personal care. A parent/guardian required to attend a child under 10 years old would register under this option. Guest fee is increased to help offset the ministry costs associated with personal care staff.
    VOLUNTEER STAFF – Volunteer caregivers (ages 18+) for people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Individuals would serve in a supervisory role. Experienced Medical Staff and support team volunteers are also needed. Volunteer staff attend free of charge.
    FAMILY MEMBER – Summer Get Aways can be fun for the whole family! Additional parents and/or siblings not requiring care, staying in the same room, need to register as a family member AFTER completing registration for the Guest-Requiring Care and the parent caring for guest as Personal Care Staff.

Registration is OPEN for ALL LOCATIONS using the link below.

REGISTER HERE

Please note: IF you are having problems accessing or completing the application due to technical issues (i.e. cannot enter a payment, cannot register for a location before the lockout date, unable to answer a question, etc.) contact the CampDoc Help Center at 734-619-8300.

2022 SUMMER GET AWAYS LOCATIONS

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OKLAHOMA – MAY 13-15, 2022
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT APRIL 18, 2022
Costs:
$250 Guests with supervision
$370 Guests with full care
Location:
New Life Ranch 160 New Life Ranch Dr Colcord, Oklahoma
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SCHEDULE:
Staff Orientation begins 12 noon, Friday. Staff Check-out 2pm Sunday.
Guest Check-in begins 2pm, Friday. Guest Check-out 1pm Sunday.
Times may vary, please contact local Coordinator for confirmation.
Coordinators:
Rev. Thomas & Angelia Carpenter
870.799.9656 hisabilityinternational@gmail.com

REGISTER NOW


FLORIDA – MAY 20-22, 2022
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT APRIL 25, 2022
Costs:
$250 Guests with supervision
$380 Guests with full care

Location:
Lake Aurora Christian Camp 237 Golden Bough Rd Lake Wales, FL
Get Directions
Schedule:
Staff Orientation begins 12 noon, Friday. Staff Check-out 2pm Sunday.
Guest Check-in begins 2pm, Friday. Guest Check-out 1pm Sunday.
Times may vary, please contact local Coordinator for confirmation.
Coordinators:
Rev. Joe & Rev. Ann Trementozzi
321.543.8729 joe.ann@specialtouch.org

REGISTER NOW


NE REGION – MAY 27-29, 2022
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT MAY 2, 2022
Costs:
$300 Guests with supervision
$475 Guests with full care

Location:
Toah Nipi Retreat Ctr 252 Old Ashburnham Rd Rindge, NH
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Schedule:
Staff Orientation begins 12 noon, Friday. Staff Check-out 2pm Sunday.
Guest Check-in begins 2pm, Friday. Guest Check-out 1pm Sunday.
Times may vary, please contact local Coordinator for confirmation.
Coordinators:
Mike & Kim Ferguson
978.400.6803 fergspecialtouch@outlook.com

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WISCONSIN – JUNE 3-5, 2022
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT MAY 9, 2022
Costs:
$250 Guests with supervision
$400 Guests with full care

Location:
Spencer Lake Christian Ctr N1385 County Hwy E, Waupaca, WI
Get Directions
Schedule:
Staff Orientation begins 12 noon, Friday. Staff Check-out 2pm Sunday.
Guest Check-in begins 2pm, Friday. Guest Check-out 1pm Sunday.
Times may vary, please contact local Coordinator for confirmation.
Coordinators:
Rev. Cassie Scheuermann, Rev. Debbie Chivers, Bekah Kjetland
715.258.2713 summergetaway@specialtouch.org
REGISTER NOW

OHIO – AUGUST 11-13, 2022
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT – July 18, 2022
☼ DAY CAMP ONLY ☼   THIS IS NOT AN OVERNIGHT EVENT!
Beginning August 11, Ohio Summer Get Away will be holding 3 DAY LONG, DAY CAMP EVENT! Participating guests and staff will register to attend for the ENTIRE THREE DAYS of activities.
Guests have a choice of having supervisory care provided by Special Touch Ministry staff or attending with their own caregiver (who must register as a staff).

Schedule:
Thursday, Aug 11: 5pm-8pm
Friday, Aug 12: 1pm-7pm
Saturday, Aug 13: 1pm-7pm
Every day we will host BONUS ACTIVITIES before or after the regularly scheduled times Day Camp times. This will allow for extra time together as well as provisions and activities for out-of-town guests.

Costs:
$100 Guests with supervision or full care.

Location:
Highway Tabernacle 3000 S Raccoon Rd, Youngstown, Ohio
Get Directions

Accommodation Options
NOT included in your registration and must be paid separately:
The local Coordinator will block off a set of hotel rooms with breakfast included, a pool, and meeting areas. Registrants will need make their own reservations through the hotel or choose another hotel, if preferred. Choosing to stay in local accommodations will provide time for guests, parents, and personal caregivers to be together just like they would at an overnight camp. The local Coordinator will provide more info as registrations are received.

Coordinators:
Duane & Tracie Corll
330.507.9281 corllspecialtouch@gmail.com

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KENTUCKY – AUGUST 19-21, 2022
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT JULY 25, 2022
Costs:
$275 Guests with supervision
$375 Guests with full care

Location:
Camp Crestwood 7206 Clore Ln Crestwood, KY
Get Directions
Schedule:
Staff Orientation begins 12 noon, Friday. Staff Check-out 2pm Sunday.
Guest Check-in begins 2pm, Friday. Guest Check-out 1pm Sunday.
Times may vary, please contact local Coordinator for confirmation.
Coordinator:
Kusum Neal
502.227.2557 kusumneal@gmail.com
REGISTER NOW

GEORGIA – AUGUST 26-28, 2022
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT AUGUST 1, 2022
Costs:
$275 Guests with supervision
$405 Guests with full care

Location:
Camp Twin Lakes-Will-A-Way 210 S Broad St Winder, GA
Get Directions
Schedule:
Staff Orientation begins 12 noon, Friday. Staff Check-out 2pm Sunday.
Guest Check-in begins 2pm, Friday. Guest Check-out 1pm Sunday.
Times may vary, please contact local Coordinator for confirmation.
Coordinators:
Rev. Bob & Lynn Aston
Bob:770.490.9445 Lynn:770.862.6507 gaspecialtouchgetaway@gmail.com
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MONTANA – SEPTEMBER 2-4, 2022
REGISTRATION LOCKOUT AUGUST 8, 2022
Costs:
$250 Guests with supervision
$350 Guests with full care

Location:
Glacier Bible Camp & Conf Ctr 400 5th St West Hungry Horse, MT
Get Directions
Schedule:
Staff Orientation begins 12 noon, Friday. Staff Check-out 2pm Sunday.
Guest Check-in begins 2pm, Friday. Guest Check-out 1pm Sunday.
Times may vary, please contact local Coordinator for confirmation.
Coordinator:
Rick Heitz
406.249.7354 rickheitzspecialtouchministry@gmail.com
REGISTER NOW

At this point in time, the Arizona and Illinois Summer Get Aways will not resume. Our hope is to re-organize and provide these in our future year’s schedules. Please feel free to attend any other program.

DO YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? PLEASE SEE THE FAQ PAGE.

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