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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. 


2023 Program Registration is Full at This Time.

Assisted Travel

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.

Walt Disney World: May 4-9, 2023; Join us for a fun trip to the most magical place on Earth! We are so excited to head back to Disney and we hope you'll join us! We will spend our week enjoying all the rides and shows that the different Disney parks have to offer! $3000 
Great Wolf Lodge & Williamsburg, VA: July 27-July 31, 2023; Spend the week in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley at the ever popular Great Wolf Lodge! Apart from spending time in the wonderful waterpark at the Lodge, we will also tour around historic Williamsburg and Jamestown, VA. Don’t worry- you shoppers will be thrilled to visit the outlets, too! Our final evening will be spent enjoying a night out at an entertaining dinner theater show! NOTE: You will need money for meals and any alcoholic purchases and/or souvenirs.$2,000

*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.  

Weekend Respites

Held at YMCA Camp Letts, 4003 Camp Letts Road, Edgewater, MD 21037

Weekend Respite programs are $588 per weekend at the 2:1 ratio or $1,176 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).  

Cowboy Crazy Weekend: October 6-8, 2023; Yeehaw! Come with us on our journey exploring the Wild Wild West! 
Halloween Haunt Weekend: October 20-22, 2023; Pumpkins, and bats, and black cats … oh my!
**Jungle Boogie Weekend: November 3-5, 2023; Break out your dancing shoes and grab your safari cap, we are headed in to the jungle! 
**Superhero Weekend: November 17-19, 2023; To Infinity and beyond! 
** DecemBRRRRRR Weekend: December 1-3, 2023; It’s that time of year when there’s a chill in the air and the snow begins to fall … and so much fun to be had at camp!  

**Dates subject to change pending NPS reservations.

Winter Camp

Held at YMCA Camp Letts, 4003 Camp Letts Rd, Edgewater MD 21037

Winter Camp is $1944 at the 2:1 ratio, or $3888 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. 

The Wonderful World of Disney December 28, 2023-January 2, 2024; Join us as we spend a week doing all things Disney. No need to buy a ticket and jump on a plane, we will have activities that will make you wish you never had to leave! 


Facility Descriptions

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.

See a map here!
15001 Park Central Road Sabillasville MD 21780

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.

See a map here!
4003 Camp Letts Road Edgewater MD 21037 

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

Registration 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.

Medical Forms:

Please note: These forms require a doctor's signature! We are now using a new electronic medical records system called CampDoc.

Packing Lists:


For information about LISS funding, please see the DDA website.

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

Policies and Procedures:

Meet Our Staff

Matthew Schwed, MBA

Manager, Camping & Recreation

Alex Murphy

Manager, Camp Programs

Brynna McMillian. RN

Manager, Health Services

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, 866.306.7424, or 1111 E. Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21239.


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