Camping & Recreation
The Camping & Recreation Program has been meeting the needs of children and adults with physical, emotional, and cognitive disabilities since 1927 through year-round traditional, weekend, and travel sessions. As one of the oldest residential camps in America designed specifically for people with special needs, Camp Greentop is accredited by the American Camp Association and is licensed by the State of Maryland for Youth Camp Certification. Campers experience joy as they encounter life-changing experiences, build meaningful relationships, and create lasting memories throughout the DMV region and beyond! Together, we are able to create a judgment-free recreational environment that is physically, socially, and intellectually enriching.
2024 Registration Opens January 5, 2024 at 10:00AM.
Held at YMCA Camp Letts, 4003 Camp Letts Road, Edgewater, MD 21037
Weekend Respite programs are $621 per weekend at the 2:1 ratio or $1,242 at the 1:1 ratio (35 Autism Waiver respite hours). Transportation from The League is optional at an additional rate of $90 per weekend (3 Autism Waiver respite hours), and is available on a limited basis. A $100 deposit per weekend is required to reserve your spot in the program. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Autism Waiver recipients must submit a Plan of Care with allocated hours. Please see cancellation policy for more information.
Reminder: Only register for a max of two respites per season (Spring & Fall).
Mardis Gras Jamboree: February 23-25
All Around the World: March 8-10
Spring Fling: March 22-24
Commotion in the Ocean: April 5-7
Super Safari: October 4-6
Spooktacular Celebration: October 18-20
Funky Fall: November 1-3
Alien Space Invasion: November 15-17
Beach Blast: December 6-8
**Dates subject to change pending NPS reservations.
Detailed itinerary will be sent out 1 month prior to trip.
A $400 deposit per trip is required to reserve your spot in the program. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see cancellation policy for more information. Trips are available for adults ages 18+, and are staffed at a 2:1 ratio.
Bahamas Cruise/$3500/February 11-18
Universal Studios /$3000/April 16-20
Philadelphia, PA/$1100/June 25-29
Pigeon Forge, TN/$2700/July 15-19
Seattle, WA/$3000/September 19-24
**Please note: There are limited wheelchair spaces available for each trip. There will be an additional charge of $100/night for those participants who require a wheelchair accessible hotel room. Spaces are reserved on a first come, first serve basis, and each participant will be reviewed to determine eligibility.
TRADITIONAL SUMMER CAMP
Held at Camp Greentop, 15001 Park Central Road, Sabillasville MD 21780
Traditional Summer Camp is $2,000 at the 2:1 ratio, or $4,000 at the 1:1 ratio. A $200 deposit is required to reserve your spot in the program. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see cancellation policy for more information. Autism Waiver recipients must submit a Plan of Care with allocated hours.
Session #1- June 15-22 (All ages)
Session #2- June 25-July 2 (Youth Only: Ages 7-21)
Session #3- July 5-July 12 (Adult Session)
Session #4- July 15-July 22 (Adult Session)
Session #5- July 25-August 1 (All Ages)
Session #6- August 4-August 11 (All ages)
Held at YMCA Camp Letts, 4003 Camp Letts Rd, Edgewater MD 21037
Winter Camp is $1,925 at the 2:1 ratio, or $3,850 at the 1:1 ratio (160 Autism Waiver respite hours). A $200 deposit is required to reserve your spot in the program. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see cancellation policy for more information. Autism Waiver recipients must submit a Plan of Care with allocated hours.
Decades (Time Machine!): December 28, 2024 - January 3, 2025
The League uses various facilities to accommodate our year-round programming and is fortunate to have established a great relationship with Catoctin Mountain Park where Camp Greentop has been hosted during the summer months since 1937. Camp Round Meadow, located just around the corner from Camp Greentop, is used during the rest of the year for our weekend respite programming. YMCA Camp Letts provides a great location for our week-long Winter Camp session each winter.
Camp Greentop is located on 200 beautiful acres in Catoctin Mountain National Park, six miles west of Thurmont, Maryland and is maintained by the Department of Camping & Recreation at The League for People with Disabilities in Baltimore, Maryland with the cooperation of the National Park Service.
Built in 1937 as part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal legislation, Camp Greentop was one of the first camps specially-designed for people with disabilities. Complete with paved accessible trails, Camp Greentop is filled with rich history; campers are able to navigate from their original, historic cabins to program areas with ease. The property includes a large dining hall and recreation hall, twelve cabins with comfort stations conveniently located throughout the units, a main office, nature and craft huts, and a large sports field dubbed the "Greentop."
Cabins sleep ten people, permit wheelchair and electronics charging, and offer built-in beds. Each unit of three cabins also contains one comfort station, equipped with several toilets and community showers.
The League Pioneer Program takes place at Walnut Springs, a campsite located just ½ mile from Camp Greentop’s main site. This site consists of a large clearing for setting up tents, a campfire circle, a portable toilet station, and a pavilion with several picnic tables. Several fun and challenging hiking trails lead from the campsite; because there is no running water, Pioneer campers travel to the main site to wash up each day.
14840 Manahan Road Sabillasville MD 21780
Camp Round Meadow is located in Thurmont, Maryland. The site is a four-season dormitory camp with a gymnasium, classrooms, and a dining hall. The camp has plenty of space for programming, and is wheelchair accessible. Dormitory buildings are accessible and offer electricity and heat; each dormitory includes thirty twin beds and has two bathrooms with flush toilets, sinks, and hot water for showers.
YMCA Camp Letts is located in Edgewater and is in a beautiful location, surrounded by water. Dorm-style cabins provide comfortable sleeping accommodations for groups, with bathroom facilities right inside the cabin.
Several program areas are available, including the “boat house” which has a fantastic view of the water! The large Dining Hall is a rustic dream, complete with a fireplace for a true camp experience!
Register & Forms
Please submit Registration Form AND Skills Check Sheet (along with a deposit) to register for your session(s). Incomplete registration packets will not be accepted.
Please note: These forms require a doctor's signature! We are now using a new electronic medical records system called CampDoc.
Please note: If you are getting funding through a service organization, you must submit the paper registration information, along with a Letter of Intent for Funding. If you are using the Autism Waiver, you must submit a plan of care which allocates respite hours to cover the cost of your session.
Registration in your desired program will not be accepted without all of these steps completed. Your space in the program is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation letter in the mail from Camping & Recreation. If you have questions regarding your acceptance, please contact Samantha at 410.323.0500 x309 or email@example.com.
Policies and Procedures:
Meet Our Staff
Join the Camping & Recreation Team
Please visit our online application to apply for a position with Camping & Recreation!
Thanks for your interest in working at a Camping & Recreation program!
Please visit the online Staff Application page and create an account or log in to complete the application process. From there, you will be able to choose between a "new staff" or "returning staff" application. Please choose the appropriate application to get started!
For New Staff: As part of the application process, you are required to submit three (3) professional or academic references. Please note that we cannot accept personal references or those from family members or people residing in your household. Please download a reference form for each reference to complete. Email, fax, or mail the completed forms to Michelle Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org, 866.306.7424, or 1111 E. Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21239.