About Camp Paha

Camp Paha is a day camp for children and young adults ages 6-25 with disabilities. It provides our campers with an opportunity to participate in aquatics, sports, nature & science, music & drama, outdoor activities, and arts & crafts along with field trips into the community. Camp Paha runs for seven weeks during the summer and serves kids from all sides of the Denver Metro Area.
Programs are provided for campers will all disability types: developmental, physical, emotional, behavioral, and learning. Campers include individuals with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, fragile X, ADD, ADHD, spina bifida, seizure disorders, OCD, autism, and many other special needs.
Camp Paha is licensed by the sate of Colorado as a school-age day care program and accredited by the American Camp Association.

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Camp Life

Camp Paha is like any other camp. There are daily activities, energetic staff, water fights, snacks, and campers. The spirit is contagious and laughter prevails over any tear. Here kids can be themselves. Within the walls of camp, these campers are no longer people who use wheelchairs or have autism. They are individuals who love to shoot a basket, create art, or jump off the diving board. Here, kids are given the chance to express themselves and they are heard. As one mother puts it "my son has never stood in front of a room of people and read before. I don't think he has ever been given the chance." Camp Paha is a refuge for individuals who are defined by limitations and a diagnosis in the public eye. Camp Paha's success can be defined in many ways. The measurable way is through the evaluations and statistical analysis done after each summer. But the real successes are seen each day, when a camper says their first words or smiles at the sight of his/her couselor.
A Day In The Life Of a camper