Respite

at Camp Fairlee
The weekend respite program at Camp Fairlee provides recreation, fun, and friendship for children and adults with disabilities. Respite weekends provide parents and caregivers rest and relief from the 24-hour responsibility of direct care. Program activities vary depending on the age and ability of the group, but may include sports and games, nature activities, creative arts, outdoor adventure activities, field trips, and more.

Campers stay in one of seven air-conditioned cabins, each of which accommodates groups of same-sex campers and their counselors. Meals are prepared on-site and served family style in the Carpenter Dining Hall.

Respite Schedule & Themes

Date
Theme
Description
October 4-6, 2019
*Extended Weekend
Movin' and Groovin'
Come kick off this year’s Camp Fairlee respite season with an extended weekend! Campers will have a chance to get movin’ outside on the camp challenge course, enjoy nature walks around the property, warm themselves by the campfire, and groove with Washington College’s Jam band.
Spooktacular Weekend
With Halloween right around the corner, come celebrate with Camp Fairlee. Campers will have a chance to paint and carve pumpkins, enjoy hayrides, and tell scary stories around the campfire.
October 18-20, 2019
November 15-17, 2019
Music Makers
Campers will love being able to participate in creating their own unique musical experience - whether it's drumming along in a drum circle, taking center stage at karaoke, or building their own musical instrument. There is something for everyone to enjoy at our music makers weekend!
November 22-24, 2019
Fallin' Into Fall
Outside the leaves are fallin’ and the air is getting crisp - fall is the perfect time to visit Camp Fairlee. Come enjoy the changing of the leaves with a nature walk, create the perfect mug for sipping hot drinks, and snuggle up under a warm blanket while making s’mores around the campfire.
December 6-8, 2019
Holly Jolly Repsite
The holidays are here and we couldn’t be more excited! Come have a Holly Jolly respite - it’s the best time of the year at Camp Fairlee. We will be singing carols, decorating gingerbread houses, and making ornaments during this holiday themed weekend.
February 14-16, 2020
*Extended Weekend
Artistic Escapades
Come join Camp Fairlee for artistic extended weekend! During this respite, campers can’t help but love having a chance to express themselves through painting, ceramics, crafts, and music.
March 20-22, 2020
Spring Fever
Winter’s chill is coming to an end as spring arrives! Come escape the winter blues at Camp Fairlee. Campers will get a chance to participate in pottery, crafts, music, and games.
April 10-12, 2020
CANCELLED
due to COVID-19
Hopping Into Spring
The Easter bunny is hopping his way to Camp Fairlee for a weekend of fun! Come and decorate eggs, go on nature walks, participate in pottery, and go on an Easter egg hunt in the morning after the Easter bunny visits. It’s sure to be an eggcellent time.
April 24-26, 2020
CANCELLED
due to COVID-19
Sprouting Spring
The buds are sprouting and flowers are blooming - spring is in the air! Camper are invited to come and capture spring at Camp Fairlee through photography. Each camper will get a chance to create a memory book of their time at Camp Fairlee taking photos of the things they like best around camp.
October 4-6, 2019 *Extended Weekend
Movin' and Groovin'
Come kick off this year’s Camp Fairlee respite season with an extended weekend! Campers will have a chance to get movin’ outside on the camp challenge course, enjoy nature walks around the property, warm themselves by the campfire, and groove with Washington College’s Jam band.
October 18-20, 2019
Spooktacular Weekend
With Halloween right around the corner, come celebrate with Camp Fairlee. Campers will have a chance to paint and carve pumpkins, enjoy hayrides, and tell scary stories around the campfire.
November 15-17, 2019
Music Makers
Campers will love being able to participate in creating their own unique musical experience - whether it's drumming along in a drum circle, taking center stage at karaoke, or building their own musical instrument. There is something for everyone to enjoy at our music makers weekend!
November 22-24, 2019
Fallin' Into Fall
Outside the leaves are fallin’ and the air is getting crisp - fall is the perfect time to visit Camp Fairlee. Come enjoy the changing of the leaves with a nature walk, create the perfect mug for sipping hot drinks, and snuggle up under a warm blanket while making s’mores around the campfire.
December 6-8, 2019
Holly Jolly Respite
The holidays are here and we couldn’t be more excited! Come have a Holly Jolly respite - it’s the best time of the year at Camp Fairlee. We will be singing carols, decorating gingerbread houses, and making ornaments during this holiday themed weekend.
February 14-16, 2020
*Extended Weekend
Artistic Escapades
Come join Camp Fairlee for artistic extended weekend! During this respite, campers can’t help but love having a chance to express themselves through painting, ceramics, crafts, and music.
March 20-22, 2020
Spring Fever
Winter’s chill is coming to an end as spring arrives! Come escape the winter blues at Camp Fairlee. Campers will get a chance to participate in pottery, crafts, music, and games.
April 10-12, 2020
Hopping Into Spring
The Easter bunny is hopping his way to Camp Fairlee for a weekend of fun! Come and decorate eggs, go on nature walks, participate in pottery, and go on an Easter egg hunt in the morning after the Easter bunny visits. It’s sure to be an eggcellent time.
April 24-26, 2020
Sprouting Spring
The buds are sprouting and flowers are blooming - spring is in the air! Camper are invited to come and capture spring at Camp Fairlee through photography. Each camper will get a chance to create a memory book of their time at Camp Fairlee taking photos of the things they like best around camp.
Easterseals Camp Fairlee is a location of
Easterseals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Easterseals and its affiliate organizations are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
Easterseals Camp Fairlee | 22242 Bay Shore Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620 | Phone: (410) 778-0566 | Fax: (410) 778-0567 | Email: fairlee@esdel.org