Welcome to the HISRA Summer Camp information page! This webpage has been developed in order to familiarize you with the policies and procedures that govern our summer camp programs. We hope that this page will help address many of the questions that may arise pertaining to camp. It is important to note that this webpage has been developed as a general reference guide and can be modified any time, with or without advance notice.
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 eight 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. 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 adventure this summer with a week-by-week registration option? Come join Summer Daze as we explore summer fun and meet new friends. Enjoy teen summer activities as allowed by the public health guidelines. Community outing options will be determines at a later time. Campers are required to bring along a sack lunch and drink daily. IMPORTANT: Summer Daze is a community based summer camp program designed for campers ages 13-21 who are completely independent in self-care skills. Campers are active on a daily basis and take part in outdoor activities frequently. Please call HISRA for questions regarding camper eligibility.
Bicycle Brews Transitional Crew
HISRA’s Bicycle Brews Transitional Crew program will focus on giving campers aged 14 – 21 the tools needed to transition from the classroom to the world of employment. They will learn fundamental employment skills as well as specific skills needed to be employed in a coffee shop environment, with a program ratio of 1 staff : 4 campers. Please contact HISRA’s Program Manager to discuss camper eligibility for this camp.
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.
What Camp Is Right For Me?
We understand that it can be difficult to decide which camp is the right fit for your child. That is why our HISRA team has developed an easy guide to help make that decision a little bit easier for you.
2024 Camp Timeline
Click here to view our camp timeline for 2024.