Chapter 12: Sports, Recreation and Travel


Section 1: Sports, Camps, Recreation And Leisure


Subsection A: Camps for Youths with Disabilities


American Camping Association (ACA)

The ACA accredits camps that meet standards for health, safety, personnel and programs. The ACA website provides a camp database that can be searched to locate accredited camps in any area nationwide.

5000 State Road 67, N.
Martinsville , IN 46151

Voice: 

765-342-8456

Fax: 

765-342-2065

American Camping Association (ACA)

Email:

danishaw@acatexoma.org

The ACA accredits camps that meet standards for health, safety, personnel and programs. The ACA website provides a camp database that can be searched to locate accredited camps in any area nationwide.

Oklahoma and Texas Region P.O. Box 472264
Garland , TX 75047

Toll Free: 

888-559-2267

American Kidney Fund

Email:

helpline@kidneyfund.org

The American Kidney Fund is the nation's #1 source of direct financial assistance to kidney patients, and provides education to those with and at risk for kidney disease.

The following direct financial assistance programs are offered by the American Kidney Fund to needy dialysis and kidney transplant patients nationwide. For further information about these and other programs please contact the social worker at your dialysis center.

  • Through the Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP), the American Kidney Fund pays Part B Medicare, Medigap, commercial, and COBRA premiums for dialysis patients who have insufficient income and savings. These premium payments allow patients to continue their health insurance coverage, enabling access to physician care and medical treatment. HIPP is funded 100% by voluntary contributions from dialysis providers. HIPP serves as a “last resort” source of financial assistance. Last year, more than 70,000 dialysis patients in the United States were able to maintain their insurance coverage thanks to grants from HIPP. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our Patient Services Department at 1-800-795-3226.
  • Safety Net Grants cover:
    • Treatment-specific expenses such as transportation costs to reach dialysis; over-the-counter medicines, medication co-payments, kidney donor expenses and other necessities such as dentures.
    • Nutritional products, and durable medical supplies. The American Kidney Fund has contracted with mail order pharmacies to provide medications and supplies at discount prices, thereby increasing the purchasing power of patients’ grants
    • Disaster relief assistance when catastrophic events strike dialysis patients’ communities. This program provides funds to help patients replace medications, food and household items and pay for other necessities lost because of disasters such as flooding, hurricanes, etc.
    • The cost of dialysis while traveling. Patients or facilities may be reimbursed for the 20% of treatment costs not covered by Medicare or any other source for emergency transient dialysis. Grants are limited to travel necessitated by death or serious illness in the family or for the purpose of kidney transplant workup only.
  • Sanofi Renal/Genzyme Patient Assistance Programs. Through a partnership with Sanofi Renal/Genzyme Corporation, Renvela® and all formulations of Hectorol® are available to financially qualified dialysis patients who have no prescription drug coverage. Eligible patients may receive up to a three-month supply and if necessary, may reapply at the end of their grant period. The American Kidney Fund administers Sanofi Renal/Genzyme’s Renal Patient Assistance Programs. Assistance is made possible by a generous product donation from Sanofi Renal/Genzyme.

One application allows you to apply for Renvela® or Hectorol® Product. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the year, https://www.renassist.com/Application-Assistant.

AKF Summer Enrichment Program. Every summer, children who are living with kidney disease enjoy the fun and friendship of going to camp just like other kids. Grants from the American Kidney Fund make these experiences possible. AKF’s Summer Enrichment Program provides financial assistance to help children with kidney disease attend camps of their choice. These programs offer all the fun of traditional camps, but they are also equipped with the facilities and personnel to handle the unique medical needs of these children, http://www.kidneyfund.org/financial-assistance/information-for-patients/...

11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300
Rockville , MD 20852

Toll Free: 

800-795-3226

Apache Tribe Cultural Camp and EPA Camp

Email:

apachendnvr@yahoo.com

Camp Location: Apache Tribe Ceremonial Grounds, Ft. Cobb. For youth ages 10-18, with and without disabilities. A two-day camping experience that includes outdoor activities, arts and crafts, cultural preservation focus, language classes and instruction in health and preventing substance abuse. Children erect a tee-pee and put up a sweat lodge.

510 E. Colorado
Anadarko , OK 73005

Voice: 

405-247-7494

Toll Free: 

800-851-1253

Fax: 

405-247-9872

Camp Aldersgate

Email:

info@campaldersgate.net

Multiple camps throughout the summer call for schedules. Camp Aldersgate is the only place to really get to know the great outdoors with the latest facilities and as few barriers as possible. They offer camps for children and youth who have conditions such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, epilepsy, kidney disorders, autism, Down's syndrome, and mental retardation. Hundreds of campers come each year from across Arkansas and from surrounding states to enjoy an experience of a lifetime.

2000 Aldersgate Rd.
Little Rock , AR 72205

Voice: 

501-225-1444

Fax: 

501-225-2019

Camp Barnabas

Email:

info@campbarnabas.org

Multiple camps throughout the summer call for schedules. Camp Aldersgate is the only place to really get to know the great outdoors with the latest facilities and as few barriers as possible. They offer camps for children and youth who have conditions such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, epilepsy, kidney disorders, autism, Down's syndrome, and mental retardation. Hundreds of campers come each year from across Arkansas and from surrounding states to enjoy an experience of a lifetime.

901 Teas Trail 2060
Purdy , MO 65734

Voice: 

417-886-9800 Springfield
417-476-2565 Voice at camp Office

Fax: 

417-887-1300 Springfield Fax

Camp Benedictine

Camps are held monthly, call for dates - Camp Benedictine: located in Shawnee, OK. Camps accept persons with or without disabilities, ages 8-80. Three-day camps held monthly provide an opportunity for individuals with developmental delays to engage in recreational, educational and pre-vocational activities along with other community members. Offered are swimming, basketball, aerobics, volleyball, bingo, drama, arts and crafts, cultural activities and concept building activities. Call or check website for camp dates, fees and application information.

1900 W. MacArthur
Shawnee , OK 74801

Voice: 

405-878-5289

Fax: 

405-878-5114

Camp Lakodia

National Leadership and Literacy Camp - for children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing, children of deaf adults and siblings fluent in ASL. The camp fosters intellectual and personal growth and development of leadership skills through a variety of activities

45156 235th St.
Madison , SD 57042

TTY: 

605-782-7173 director.
camplakodia.tv - Video Phone

Toll Free: 

800-713-5986

Fax: 

605-256-3719

Campfire USA Oklahoma

Email:

campdakani@campfireusa-ok.org

Camp DaKaNi Day Camps - There are four day camps each one week long, open to all boys and girls pre-kindergarten through 6th grade. Camps provide a variety of outdoor activities, cookouts, arts and crafts, hiking on the newly created Braille Trail and other age-appropriate activities such as canoeing. Contact the Camp Fire Office to inquire about enrollment or accommodations for campers with disabilities.

Heart of Oklahoma Council
3309 E. Hefner Rd.
Oklahoma City , OK 73131

Voice: 

405-478-5646

Fax: 

405-478-5648

Central Oklahoma Camp and Conference Center

Email:

josh@centralokcamp.org

Monthly camps - Make Promises Happen (MPH) sponsors a variety of camps for children and adults with disabilities and medical conditions. Camp facilities are also used by other organizations sponsoring camps for children with specific disabilities.

One Twin Cedar Ln.
Guthrie , OK 73044

Voice: 

405-282-2811

Toll Free: 

800-299-2811

Christian Record Services

Email:

info@christianrecord.org

Summer and Winter - National Camps for Blind Children - Offers summer and winter camps nationwide for blind and visually impaired people ages 9-65. Camp information and application forms are on their website.

Partial scholarships are offered to legally blind young people striving to obtain a college education. Scholarships are given on a limited basis to those who qualify.

P.O. Box 6097
Lincoln , NE 68506

Voice: 

402-488-0981

Fax: 

402-488-7582

Dale Rogers Training Center

Email:

dalerogers@drtc.org

Dale Rogers Training is the oldest and largest provider of employment services in Oklahoma. DRTC is committed to assisting Oklahomans with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment through multiple contracts with the Department of Rehabilitation Services, Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) of DHS and federal contracts through the AbilityOne program.

Supported Employment contract through DRS provides job coach support once employed for up to 6 months. Supported Employment options are also available through DDS for those who need longer-term supports.

DRTC has janitorial and food service jobs at federal contract locations – Tinker air force base, Mike Monroney Center (FAA) and the federal buildings downtown OKC. These are individual jobs that pay at federal wage determination rate and include health & welfare benefits. Job coaches welcome. No referral needed.

Persons with more significant support needs participate in the vocational services program where they have opportunity to engage in productivity based activities that include sorting, packaging, shrinking wrapping, and general hand assembly, etc.. They also produce acrylic awards and gifts, assemble custom frames and quality check and package promotional items. There are opportunities to learn hard skills in warehousing, screen printing, customer service and receptionist, most of which pay at or above minimum wage.

2501 N. Utah
Oklahoma City , OK 73107

Voice: 

405-946-4489

Fax: 

405-943-9710

Diabetes Solutions of Oklahoma

Email:

kim@dsok.net

Diabetes Solutions offers a variety of programs and resources to address two fundamental needs: Reducing the incidence of diabetes (reducing the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes through prevention, reducing the complications of diabetes through patient and professional education) And improving the quality of life for those who have diabetes.

Camp Endres (for children and youth with diabetes) - Camp for youth with diabetes, ages 8-12. Located at YMCA Camp Classen near Davis. Emphasis is placed on campers having fun while learning age-appropriate self-care and diabetes management skills. Financial aid may be available for those who qualify.

3333 NW 63rd St., Ste 100
Oklahoma City , OK 73118

Voice: 

405-843-4386

Fax: 

888-665-2741

J.D. McCarty Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities

The McCarty Center helps children with developmental disabilities learn to move, eat, play and communicate better.

Camp ClapHans summer day camp starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Children will receive lunch and snacks. It is open to children in 2nd through 6th grade and is designed to incorporate therapeutic approaches to the activities by the speech, occupational and physical therapy departments. Call 307-2859 for more information.

2002 E. Robinson St.
Norman , OK 73071

Voice: 

405-307-2800

Toll Free: 

800-777-1272

Fax: 

405-307-2801

Loving Hands Ranch Summer Camp

These Christian-based camps emphasize character development and include activities such as hikes, nature center visits, swimming, go-carts, horseback riding, field games and cookouts. Located adjacent to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area close to Sulphur.

P.O. Box 928
Sulphur , OK 73086

Voice: 

580-622-6085

NewView Oklahoma

Email:

VAubert@newviewoklahoma.org

NewView Oklahoma is an Oklahoma private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1949 with the mission to empower people who are blind or significantly visually impaired to achieve their maximum level of independence through employment, rehabilitation and community outreach. Our team of licensed/certified vision rehabilitation specialists and assistive technology professionals offer full-time training, education and support for people living with vision loss, and serve as a resource for the people who care for them. NewView Oklahoma contracts with the Department of Visual Services to provide the following in state vision rehabilitation programs.

Low Vision evaluation and comprehensive treatment plan by a medically licensed Optometrist who specializes in Vision Rehabilitation. Each relationship begins with a professional and objective evaluation of current vision needs, abilities and lifestyle demands.

Low Vision and or Blind rehabilitation provided by licensed occupational therapist. Each patient at NewView receives an evaluation and treatment plan to address an individual’s ability to live safely and independently in their home, at work and or in the community.

Computer Assistive Technology – Computer assistive technology is offered to help patients learn how to use and utilize computers through accessibility software. The software that we teach includes but is not limited to IOS, Android, magnification programs, screen readers, graphic-to-text and OCR. Our lessons can be adapted for clients who are computer-savvy or simply need to learn the software to email and or use the internet.

Braille – We provide expert Braille instruction at all levels. Whether you are seeking to learn functional Braille or to read and write Braille fluently, NewView instructors can create an individualized program to meet your needs.

To learn more about NewView Oklahoma’s statewide vision rehabilitation services, please call our toll free number: 1-855-811-9699.

Visit New View's clinics: http://www.newviewoklahoma.org/#!clinics/c21ac

501 N. Douglas Ave.
Oklahoma City , OK 73106

Voice: 

405-232-4644

Fax: 

405-236-5438

Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council

Email:

staff@okddc.ok.gov

Access Net is a project of the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council in cooperation with Ability Resources of Tulsa and the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. Project Access NET's purpose is to promote community access by persons with developmental disabilities to global electronic information systems such as the Internet and email through local public libraries and other public agencies.

Oklahoma Youth Leadership Forum. Applications are available by calling the council office. This camp provides high school students with disabilities training in advocacy and leadership, as well as exposure to post-secondary education options and community living supports. Students must be in 10th grade or beyond and have some high school remaining.

Computers have been placed at 53 sites statewide. The computers are equipped with JAWS screen reader software, headphones and trackball and all have free access to the Internet. Each site may have added additional software and accessibility features.

Northwest Region

Alva Public Library, 504 Seventh St., Alva, (580) 327-1833
Soutar Memorial Library, 102 S. Ellison, Boise City, (580) 544-2715
Public Library of Enid and Garfield Co., 120 W. Maine, Enid, (580) 234-6313
Fairview City Library, 115 S. 6th St., Fairview, (580) 227-2190
Guymon Public Library, 206 NW 5th St., Guymon, (580) 338-7330
Hennessey Public Library, 525 S. Main, Hennessey, (405) 853-2073
Watonga Public Library, 301 N. Prouty, Watonga, (580) 623-7748
Department of Rehabilitation Services, 1611 Main #204, Woodward, (580) 256-6738

Northeast Region

Bristow Public Library, 111 W. 7th Ave., Bristow, (918) 367-6562
Cleveland Public Library, 111 W. Delaware, Cleveland, (918) 358-2676
Tyler Memorial Library, 821 N. Shawnee, Dewey, (918) 534-2106
Oklahoma School for the Blind, 3300 Gibson St., Muskogee, (918) 682-6641
Nowata City/County Library, 224 S. Pine, Nowata, (918) 273-3363
Workforce Oklahoma Center, 1801 E. 4th St., #216, Okmulgee, (918) 682-6641
Department of Rehabilitation Services, 2101 N. Ash, B102/B104, Ponca City, (580) 762-9035
Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck, Stillwater, (405) 372-3633
Tulsa City/County Library, 400 Civic Center, Tulsa, (918) 596-7928
Vinita Public Library, 215 W. Illinois, Vinita, (918) 256-2115
Carnegie Public Library, 102 S. State St., Wagoner, (918) 485-2126

Southeast Region

Department of Rehabilitation Services, 1121 N. Spurgeon, Suite B, Altus, (580) 482-8605
Anadarko Community Library, 215 W. Broadway, Anadarko, (405) 247-7351
Chickasaw Regional Library System, 601 Railway Express, Ardmore, (580) 223-3164
Chickasha Public Library, 527 Iowa Ave., Chickasha, (405) 222-6075
Duncan Public Library, 815 Ash, Duncan, (580) 255-0636
Elk City Carnegie Library, 221 W. Broadway, Elk City, (580) 225-0136
Hobart Public Library, 200 S. Main, Hobart, (580) 726-2535
Lawton Public Library, 110 SW 4th St., Lawton, (580) 581-3450
Love County Library, 500 S. Hwy 77, Marietta, (580) 276-3783
Maysville Public Library, 518 Williams, Maysville , (405) 867-4748
Department of Rehabilitation Services, 219 W. College, Weatherford, (580) 772-2808
Department of Human Services, 104 SE B St., Antlers, (580) 298-3361
Atoka County Library , 215 East A Street, Atoka, (580) 889-3555
Coalgate Public Library , 115 W. Ohio, Coalgate, (405) 927-3103
Eufaula Memorial Library , 301 S. First, Eufaula, (918) 689-2291
Choctaw County Library , 208 E. Jefferson, Hugo, (580) 326-5591
Idabel Public Library , 2 SE Ave. D, Idabel, (580) 286-6406
Madill Public Library , 205 E. Overton, Madill, (580) 795-2749
McAlester Public Library, 401 N. 2nd St., McAlester, (918) 426-0930
Buckly Public Library , 408 Dewey, Poteau, (918) 647-3833
Stigler-Haskell Public Library, 402 NE 6th, Stigler, (918) 967-4801
Johnston County Library, 502 W. Main, Tishomingo, (580) 371-3006
Voc. Rehab E. OK State College, 1301 W. Main, Wilburton, (918) 465-2361

Central Oklahoma Region

Hugh Warren Memorial Library, 124 S. Rennie, Ada, (580) 436-8121
Guthrie Public Library, 201 N. Division, Guthrie, (405) 282-0050
Grace M. Pickens Public Library, 209 E. 9th, Holdenville, (405) 379-3245
Mustang Public Library, 190 W. Strasburg Way, Mustang, (405) 376-2226
Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster, Norman, (405) 321-1481
OK Library for the Blind , 300 NE 18th, Oklahoma City, (405) 522-0528
OK Develop. Disabilities Council, 3033 N. Walnut Suite 105-E, Oklahoma City, (405) 528-4984
Purcell Public Library, 919 N. 9th St., Purcell, (405) 527-5546
Seminole Public Library, 424 N. Main, Seminole, (405) 382-4221
Shawnee Public Library, 101 N. Philadelphia, Shawnee, (405) 275-6353
Mary E. Parker Memorial Library, 500 W. Broadway, Sulphur, (580) 622-5807

2401 N.W. 23rd St., Ste. 74
Oklahoma City , OK 73107

Voice: 

405-521-4984

TTY: 

405-521-4984

Toll Free: 

800-836-4470

Oklahoma School for the Blind

Email:

REchelle@okdrs.gov

OSB is a residential and day school for children and youth with visual impairments. The School also serves as a statewide resource for the education of blind and visually impaired children in the public schools. Programs and services include:

  • Academic instruction through 12th grade;
  • Instruction in specialized adaptive skills such as braille, orientation and mobility, use of assistive technology and low vision aids, and independent living skills;
  • Vocational training and work-study opportunities;
  • College preparation;
  • Social, cultural and recreational activities including sports teams, music, band competitions, and a variety of student organizations;
  • Outreach services providing technical assistance to help teachers and parents develop appropriate individualized education programs for visually impaired children in public schools;
  • Related services such as student assessment, counseling, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, audiological services, health care and parent education and counseling; and
  • Library and Media Center with educational materials in alternate formats including Braille, large print and recordings. Assistive devices to try out or borrow include talking appliances, magnifiers, closed-circuit TVs for print enlargement, electronic Braille notetakers and much more.
  • Summer Enrichment Program: Oklahoma Kids: A Kaleidoscope. For 1st - 12th grade students who are blind or visually impaired. The summer program is for children and youth who do not regularly attend the School for the Blind. The program offers specialized skills instruction, remediation, reinforcement in academic skills, training in use of assistive technology for the blind, recreation and social skills development. Children are transported home each weekend of the four week session.

3300 Gibson St.
Muskogee , OK 74403

Voice: 

918-781-8200

Toll Free: 

877-229-7136

Total Source for Hearing-loss and Access (TSHA)

Email:

administrator@tsha.cc

Total Source for Hearing-loss and Access (TSHA) is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma and provides comprehensive services to the Deaf and hard of hearing communities throughout Oklahoma. Their goal is to increase the independence of people with hearing loss.

TSHA's programs are far reaching. The Interpreter Referral Program provides sign language interpreters for the entire state of Oklahoma including both Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Projects with Industry (PWI) offers job placement assistance to qualified individuals and serves a large portion of the state, while the Independent Living and the Information and Referral Programs focus mainly on the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.

Summer Day Camps for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children - children ages 7-13 may attend, and youth ages 14-15 can apply for counselor-in-training positions. A deaf education instructor leads camps, with volunteers assisting. Activities include speakers and hands-on activities organized around a central theme that is different each year. Sign language and voice communications are used.

Independent Living Camp - for deaf and hard of hearing teens ages 14 and up. The camp meets at TSHA and is free. Activities focus on developing independent living skills such as cooking, budgeting, making college arrangements, using transportation, etc. Field trips and fun activities are included.

Deaf Teen Club - for youth of middle-school age and up. The Club meets the third Friday of each month, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and gives deaf and hard of hearing teens a chance to network, connect with peers, learn independent living concepts and have fun.

December Holiday Party - for children and youth who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired; children of deaf adults; siblings and families. Activities include free holiday stockings, games, crafts, prizes, food and a signing Santa.

8740 E. 11th St., Ste. A
Tulsa , OK 74112

Voice: 

918-832-8742

Toll Free: 

888-311-3523

Fax: 

918-834-4329