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Camping & Recreation

The League's Camping & Recreation Program was created to meet the needs of children and adults with physical, emotional, and cognitive disabilities in 1927. Our Camping & Recreation Program has year-round traditional, weekend, and travel sessions for all individuals with disabilities. We offer a variety of outdoor recreational services including camping. 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 with other participants, staff, and volunteers. Family members and participants get to 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 for all individuals with disabilities. 


Weekend Respite Programs

Held at YMCA Camp Letts, 4003 Camp Letts Road, Edgewater, MD 21037 OR Camp Round Meadow, 14840 Manahan Road, Sabillasville, MD 21780

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 respite (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. Please see cancellation policy for more information. 

Please Note: Autism Waiver recipients must submit a Plan of Care with allocated hours. 

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.

Assisted Travel Programs

A detailed itinerary will be sent out 1 month prior to each camping and recreation trip. 

A $400 deposit per weekend respite 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 3:1 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: ALL MEALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE TRAVEL TRIP RATE. There are limited wheelchair spaces available for each trip. There will be an additional charge of $100/night for 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.  


Held at Camp Greentop, 15001 Park Central Road, Sabillasville MD 21780

Traditional Summer Camp at Camp Greentop 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.

Please Note: Autism Waiver recipients must submit a Plan of Care with allocated hours. 

Session #1- June 15-22 (Adult & Youth, open to 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 (Adult & Youth, open to all ages)
Session #6- August 4-11 (Adult & Youth, open to all ages)

League Pioneers: August 4-Aug 11 (Ages 13+)

Winter Camp Programs

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 an individual's 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's Camping Trip Programs

Facility Descriptions

The League uses various facilities to accommodate our year-round camping and recreation programming for children and adults with disabilities. We are fortunate to have 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 every winter.

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

Camp Greentop is located on 200 beautiful acres in Catoctin Mountain National Park. It is 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. Together, The League collaborates with the National Park Service to ensure Camp Greentop is ready for our respites for people with disabilities.

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. Camp Greentop boasts a rich history. Its accessible trails allow campers to seamlessly journey from the original, historic cabins to the camping and recreation program areas. The camping site has a spacious dining hall, a recreation hall, twelve cabins with comfort stations, a wheelchair accessible swimming pool, a main office, nature and crafts huts, and a large sports field known as Greentop.” 

Each cabin sleeps ten people. Cabins contain a permit wheelchair, an electronic charging station, and built-in beds. Our cabins are unique as we offer campers one comfort station in each cabin. Comfort stations have several toilets, community showers, and personal hygiene items  

The League’s Pioneer Program takes place at Walnut Springs, a campsite located just ½ mile from Camp Greentop’s main site. Walnut Springs has a large clearing for setting up tents, a campfire circle, a portable toilet station, and a pavilion with several picnic tables. Walnut Springs offers several fun and challenging hiking trails leading from the campsite. Here, due to the absence of running water, campers must journey to the main site daily to wash up.

Address: 14840 Manahan Road, Sabillasville, MD 21780 

Camp Round Meadow is in Thurmont, Maryland. The site is a four-season dormitory camp with a gymnasium, dining hall, and classrooms. The camp has plenty of space for recreational programming and is wheelchair accessible. Dormitory buildings are also wheelchair accessible and offer electricity and heat. Each dormitory includes thirty twin beds, two bathrooms with flushable toilets, sinks, and hot water for showers. Join Camp Round Meadow during any season for fun camping and recreation activities made specifically for individuals with disabilities! 

See the map here!
Address: 4003 Camp Letts Road, Edgewater, MD 21037 

YMCA Camp Letts is in Edgewater, Maryland. Camp Letts is a beautiful location, surrounded by water. Dorm-style cabins provide comfortable sleeping accommodations for groups, along with bathroom facilities inside the cabin.

At Camp Letts, the fun never stops! Explore our various recreational program areas, including the "boat house," which offers a thrilling view of the water! Take advantage of the excitement at our large Dining Hall, a rustic dream with a fireplace for an authentic camp experience. If you're a water lover, Camp Letts is your adventure destination! 

Register & Forms

Registration Forms:

Please submit a Registration Form AND Skills Check Sheet (along with a deposit) to register for your camping and recreation 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 Low Intensity Support Services (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 these steps completed. Once you've completed all the necessary steps, you can register for your preferred camping and recreation program. Your space in the program is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation letter in the mail from The League’s Camping & Recreation Department. If you have questions regarding your acceptance, please get in touch with Matthew at 410.323.0500 Ext. 309 or [email protected].


Policies and Procedures:

Meet Our Staff


Lillia Sheline

Director, Camping & Recreation

Alex Murphy

Manager, Camp Programs

Matthew Schwed, MBA

Manager, Camping & Recreation

Brynna McMillian, RN

Manager, Health Services

Join the Camping & Recreation Team

Please visit our online application to apply for a position with Camping & Recreation!

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!

Thanks for your interest in working at a Camping & Recreation program!

For New Staff: As part of the application process, you must submit three (3) professional or academic references. Please note that we cannot accept personal references, those from family members, or those from 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 [email protected], 866.306.7424, or 1111 E. Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21239.


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