Welcome to the Everyone Cares Camp website!
Our vision is to see a world where all God’s children are included, cared for, loved, and served equally in a way that draws them closer to Him.
Everyone cares camp is an overnight summer camp created for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Here the campers are paired one-on-one with counselors to give them a personal summer camp experience. The goal is to give the individuals a chance to feel normal, express themselves, and enjoy a few days of the summer camp experience with a spiritual emphasis! Additionally, it provides a few days of respite for caregivers. Everyone Cares Camp has been serving individuals with special needs for 50+ years. Not only does this provide an incredible experience for the campers, but it also creates disciples of God’s children, as counselors learn to put their buddy’s needs before their own.
We have talked with our long time friends at Dickson Valley Camp and are excited to announce a renewed partnership with them as they make changes to their camping ministry. As a result, they are only retaining a few summer camps and it is an honor to have been selected as one of those camps. They are also offering us some scholarship opportunities to help make camp successful.
We are excited that camp will be back July 26-29, 2022! Applications are available here.
Fundraising is more important than ever as we look to the future and the rising costs of campground rental. Have you joined the CAMPaign yet? Our goal is to raise enough money to have at least one years camp costs in reserve at all times. Camp has survived for years because of your faith and generosity. You can head over to our donation page and make a donation online, give donations directly to a staff member or mail checks to the Chicago Central District office. You can also purchase something from the Amazon wish list, or connect us with church or businesses that would be willing to partner with us financially or in-kind.