Traditional camp activities offered for children who are deaf, blind or have other special needs.
MISSION: “Our summer camp programs promote the education, creative expression and social growth of special needs youth. Lions Camp Merrick fosters friendships between children facing similar challenges and provides the community and Lions with opportunities for service, philanthropy and leadership.”
The camp has provided thousands of youth with special needs a loving and caring environment where everyone can participate. The children participate in outdoor activities such as canoeing, a challenge course, archery, fishing, nature walks, swimming, story telling by the campfire, basketball, baseball/softball and various arts and crafts. A staff of specially trained counselors and medical personnel are always available at the camp during the camping season. Most children have over a hundred camps to choose from in Maryland, however, there is only one such camp for these special children, Lions Camp Merrick. The children that attend the camp come mostly from Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia but several come from other States. The camp also annually hosts, at the end of the camping season, a special camp for blind adults.