Programs are available in two age groups: youth, ages 6-21; and adults, age 21 and over. Overnight travel trip participants must be at least 18 years of age.
All participants must present completed registration and medical forms before they can be admitted into any camp program. First-time participants and their families will be interviewed by staff prior to admission to ensure that the participant’s needs can be met. Individuals with high risk behaviors should contact Camp Fairlee to make certain appropriate resources are available.
While some individuals pay out of their own personal funds, funding sources from state agencies, clubs
and churches often help to cover the cost of camp. Resource coordinators, social workers and other professionals can help you identify these sources. Call us for additional information.
All buildings are climate controlled, dormitory-style cabins. Staff sleeps on top bunks in the same area
as participants to provide 24-hour direct supervision. Bathroom facilities have indoor plumbing and are accessible. Beds are twin size. Campers bring their own linens and toiletries.
Yes, program areas including swimming pool, activity building, high ropes course and canoeing are accessible to wheelchairs. An electric hoyer lift and shower chairs are available to assist with personal care.
Camp Fairlee uses a combination of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Medication Technicians to provide assistance to participants. During summer sessions, there are at least two nurses on site 24/7. A physician is on call year round for all programs.
Camp Fairlee trains its staff as per American Camp Association Standards, requirements by the State of Maryland and Easterseals policies. Such training includes personal care supervision, lifting and transferring, behavior management, abuse, neglect and exploitation, First Aid and CPR. All staff go through criminal background checks with the State of Maryland and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Lifeguards are certified by the American Red Cross.
We use an outside vendor with professionally trained and experienced chefs. We can meet special dietary needs such as gluten free, diabetic, vegetarian and low sodium diets.