All information including events, venues and registration documents coming soon!
BlazeCamp is a five-day, four-night overnight summer camp that provides youth ages 8-18 with a physical disability with an opportunity to become involved in sport and recreation activities, make friends and most of all have fun. Activities on offer include: tennis, soccer, basketball, archery, kayaking, climbing, bowling, swimming and much much more! All activities are adapted for the needs of all physical disabilities.
Youth eligible for camp must have a physical impairment such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, aquired brain injury, amputation, spinal cord injury, visual impairment, blindness, muscular dystrophy or other related disabilities.
BlazeSports staff are certified in CPR and Advanced First Aid, risk management and also have the following certifications: certified therapeutic recreation specialist, adapted physical education and certified disability sports specialist. Our camp counselors and leaders go through a thorough interview process and training scheme. We also have nurse on site 24 hours/day.
BlazeCamp takes place at the state of the art facility, Camp Dream, Warm Springs, Georgia. The camp is situated on 74 acres of wooded land, located in the grounds of the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation. Facilities include a swimming pool, gymnasium, bowling alley, camp fire area, track, fishing and boating lake, nature trails, outdoor pavilion and entertainment spaces. All camp facilities are designed to be fully accessible.
6135 Roosevelt Highway, Warm Springs, GA 31830
The total cost of camp is $350. A non-refundable deposit of $150 is due at the time of registering to reserve a place.
Payment can be paid in full or in 3 installments ($150, $100, $100) Final payment for camp must be made on or before June 10th 2014.
Checks can be made payable to BlazeSports America and mailed to:
BlazeSports America, 535 N. McDonough Street, Decatur, GA 30030
Alternatively a credit card payment can be made over the phone. Please call 404-270-2000
To register for BlazeCamp please complete the online CAMPER REGISTRATION FORM
BlazeCamp is about fun, sports participation and learning independence. BlazeSports staff can not provide 1 on 1 personal care and/or attendants for each camper, and will only be able to provide limited assistance with camper activities of daily living. If you are unsure whether BlazeCamp is the perfect fit for a prospective camper please contact us at 404-270-2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to be able to offer a limited number of partial scholarships to families in need of financial assistance. At this stage we are taking applications for partial camp scholarships but cannot guarantee or confirm until March 2014 at the earliest. We invite applications and will inform applicants if they are successful as soon as possible. Our scholarship availability is dependent on private donations and grants. Donate to the scholarship fund.
Please ensure you complete a camp registration form in addition to a camp scholarship application.
This year we are looking for camp counselors age 18+. In addition any campers age 16-18 who have attended BlazeCamp previously can attend camp as a Junior Counselor. If you are interested in being a Junior Counselor please complete a camper application and check the box for Junior Counselor. Junior Counselors still attend camp as campers but will be introduced to elements of leadership and responsibility while at camp.
For the first time, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) was celebrated on April 6th 2014. This important day has received worldwide support and BlazeSports could not be left out! To commemorate this date, BlazeSports with its partners in Haiti and in Jordan, organized an inclusive festival in both countries.
In Haiti the festivities took place in the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Civic Engagement’s Sports Centre Dadadou, in Port-Au-Prince. 200 children and youth from 8 to 17 years of age, with various disabilities (physical, developmental, mental and emotional) and 50 kids from the Haiti Ministry of Sport School of Talent played together in celebration of the power of sport. The activities included a mix of traditional sports such as soccer, sit volleyball, athletics and boccia with recreational games. The event was organized by the Foudation Gerárd Pierre-Charles with support from BlazeSports and the United Nations Office on Sport For Development and Peace (UNOSDP).
“That was a fruitful moment that we have spent with about 250 kids with and without disabilities playing together. It was a great experience for me.” Said Dimitry Supreme, a volunteer with the Foudation Gérard Pierre-Charles that will represent Haiti in June at the UN Youth Leadership Camp in Florida.
Meanwhile in Jordan, over 100 children and youth with and without disabilities had the chance to celebrate the IDSDP by participating in a soccer festival. With the support from the Jordan Football Association (JFA), the city of Zarqa played host to the celebration that was highlighted with the Jordanian Paralympic soccer National Team playing an exhibition match.