Camp Free to Be
Are you excited for a fun and playful summer? Sign up for Camp Free to Be today! This camp provides adventurous and fun activities for nine weeks throughout the summer for campers with multiple and/or severe disabilities. Our hand picked staff will be paired with your camper based upon camper ratios and needs. This will ensure your camper’s success in the fun camp activities they will encounter. All campers need to bring a sack lunch and drink daily. Member District Transportation is available from a centralized location for residents of Chillicothe, Morton and Washington Park Districts. See Member District Transportation information below. Parents and guardians of Peoria residents can utilize CityLift (497-3340). Peoria County residents can utilize Rural Peoria County Transportation (697-3305). Morton residents can also utilize We Care Inc. (253-7708). Parents are responsible for coordination and fees associated with using these transportation companies.
Are you looking for an adventure this summer? Come join Summer Daze as we explore Central Illinois and spend our days swimming, playing Frisbee golf, visiting farms, listening to live bands, bowling, making our own pottery, fishing and much more! Campers are required to bring a sack lunch and drink daily. Summer Daze generally swims twice per week. Summer Daze is designed for campers ages 13-21 who are independent in their self-care skills. Please speak to a Program Coordinator in regards to camper eligibility. Space is limited to sign up early!
Does your camper need to be dropped of prior to the start of camp? Or picked up after camp ends? We can help you out with that! HISRA offers morning extended care from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and afternoon extended care from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm every day of camp. You may sign up for the entire summer, or by week as needed.
Member District Transportation
Not only are Camp Free to Be and Summer Daze fun for campers but convenient for families! Transportation is provided for residents of Chillicothe, Morton and Washington Park Districts. Pick Up/Drop Off locations are: Shore Acres Park, Morton Freedom Hall and Saint Clare Crossing. There is no charge for campers who are residents of these member districts. Transportation will be provided to campers who are not residents of our member districts – only if space is available – for a nominal fee. Space is limited; residents of HISRA member districts will be given priority. Pick-up and drop-off times will be determined at the close of registration.
Attention residents of Peoria, Morton, Chillicothe and Washington Park Districts! Is there a program offered at your local part district that you would love for your child with special needs to be a part of, but they may need a little help? Call HISRA at (309) 391-1929 or fill out an ‘Inclusion Request’ on our website www.hisra.org! Upon reviewing the participant’s needs, HISRA’s professional staff will work to integrate a participant into a program, adapt activities and provide additional support if appropriate to create and inclusive setting and successful experience. HISRA provides all inclusion services at no cost to residents of its Member Districts. Please contact HISRA to learn about non-resident inclusion rates.