Summer

at Camp Fairlee

Summer

at Camp Fairlee


Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2024!

Camp Fairlee provides a safe and accessible camp experience where campers are challenged to discover their full potential, acquire new skills, and make new and lasting friendships while under the guidance of trained and qualified staff. While campers enjoy their time at Camp Fairlee, their families are able to take a much-needed break from caregiving.  

Summer Camp Types

3:1 Overnight
Summer Camp

The summer program at Camp Fairlee provides a traditional camp experience for campers of all ages and abilities to experience adventures! Daily schedules include activities such as arts & crafts, music, sports, games, swimming, hiking, canoeing, hayrides, campfires, and more. The summer camp staff is comprised of professionals and college students recruited from around the world. Each staff member is carefully selected based on skills and experience. An extensive week-long, pre-camp training encourages the enthusiasm, creativity, and sense of commitment that is our tradition.

1:1 Overnight
Summer Camp

In addition to 3:1 camper to counselor sessions, Camp Fairlee also offers specialized 1:1 ratio summer sessions. While campers enjoy swimming, singing, and doing arts & crafts at one of Camp Fairlee's 1:1 respite weeks, their caregivers can take some much-needed time off from caregiving.  Participants will follow the daily camp schedule. There are limited number of spaces for these sessions - please call ahead before registering.

Daily Adventures

Offered during the summer, participants in the program reside at Camp Fairlee during the week, but activities involve a daily field trip to nearby points of interest. Destinations include the seashore, state parks, zoos, and other attractions in nearby cities such as Washington D.C., Annapolis, and Baltimore. The Youth Daily Adventure is for children ages 13-21 and the Adult Daily Adventure is geared towards adults 21 and above. PLEASE NOTE: due to the pandemic, our Daily Adventures camps are postponed until 2022.

Name
Date
Ages
Price
3:1 Overnight Summer Camp
June 27-July 8
12 days
Youth & Adult
3:1+ ratio $1400; 1:1 ratio $2400 or 85 Maryland Autism Waiver Hours
3:1 Overnight Summer Camp
July 5-10
6 days
Youth & Adult
3:1+ Ratio $1400; 1:1 ratio $2400 or 85 Maryland Autism Waiver Hours
3:1 Overnight Summer Camp
July 12-23
12 days
OR 
July 12-17 or July 18-23, 6 days each
Youth & Adult
12 day: 3:1+ ratio $2800; 1:1 ratio $4800 or 175 Maryland Autism Waiver Hours. 6 day: 3:1+ ratio $1400; 1:1 ratio $2400 or 85 Maryland Autism Waiver Hours
1:1 Overnight Summer Camp
July 26-31
6 days
Youth & Adult
3:1+ ratio $1400; 1:1 ratio $2400 or 85 Maryland Autism Waiver Hours
Youth Daily Adventures
July 26-31
6 days
Ages 13-21
3:1+ ratio $2000
3:1 Overnight Summer Camp
August 2-7
6 days
Youth & Adult
3:1+ ratio $1400; 1:1 ratio $2400 or 85 Maryland Autism Waiver Hours
1:1 Overnight Summer Camp
August 9-14
6 days
Youth & Adult
3:1+ ratio $1400; 1:1 ratio $2400 or 85 Maryland Autism Waiver Hours
Adult Daily Adventures
August 9-14
6 days
Ages 21+
3:1+ ratio $2000
3:1 Overnight Summer Camp
August 16-21
6 days
Youth & Adult
3:1+ ratio $1400; 1:1 ratio $2400 or 85 Maryland Autism Waiver Hours
3:1 Overnight Summer Camp
August 23-27
6 days
Ages 21+
3:1+ ratio $1350; 1:1 ratio $1750
Camp Schedule & Pricing
June 28-July 3: 6 Days
3:1 Overnight Summer Camp, Youth & Adult
3:1+ ratio $1400; 1:1 ratio $2400 or 85 Maryland Autism Waiver Hours
July 5-July 3: 6 Days
3:1 Overnight Summer Camp, Youth & Adult
3:1+ ratio $1400; 1:1 ratio $2400 or 85 Maryland Autism Waiver Hours
July 12-23: 12 days
OR 
July 12 - 17 or July 18 - 23, 6 days each
3:1 Overnight Summer Camp, Youth & Adult
12 day: 3:1+ ratio $2800; 1:1 ratio $4800 or 175 Maryland Autism Waiver Hours.
6 day: 3:1+ ratio $1400; 1:1 ratio $2400 or 85 Maryland Autism Waiver Hours
July 26-31: 6 days
1:1 Overnight Summer Camp, Youth & Adult
3:1+ ratio $1400; 1:1 ratio $2400 or 85 Maryland Autism Waiver Hours
July 26-31: 6 days
Youth Daily Adventures
3:1+ ratio $2000
August 2-7: 6 days
3:1 Overnight Summer Camp, Youth & Adult
3:1+ ratio $1400; 1:1 ratio $2400 or 85 Maryland Autism Waiver Hours
August 9-14: 6 days
1:1 Overnight Summer Camp, Youth & Adult
3:1+ ratio $1400; 1:1 ratio $2400 or 85 Maryland Autism Waiver Hours
August 9-14: 6 days
Daily Adventure, Ages 21+
3:1+ ratio $2000
August 16-21: 6 days
3:1 Overnight Summer Camp, Youth & Adult
3:1+ ratio $1400; 1:1 ratio $2400 or 85 Maryland Autism Waiver Hours
August 23-27: 6 days
3:1 Overnight Summer Camp, Ages 21+
3:1+ ratio $1350; 1:1 ratio $1750

June 23-28, 2024 | Fairlee Wonderland Session | Youth/Adult | 6 Days (3:1 Only)

Fully known, fully loved! Come enjoy a week full of arts, nature, music, and colorful activities at Fairlee Wonderland. A place of magical beauty and countless joys. PRICE: (3:1) $2000

June 30-July 11, 2024 | Party in the U.S.A. Session | Youth/Adult | 12 Days (FULL)

Let’s celebrate our country and its independence together in one of the most fun weeks ever! With music, BBQ, a parade, swimming, hayrides, and many surprises. PRICE: (3:1) $3300 | (1:1) $6500

July 14-19, 2024 | Going Green Session | Youth/Adult | 6 Days (FULL)

A week full of fun, outdoor activities, treasure hunts, and music in the garden to celebrate all the wonders that nature and the camp environment can offer us. PRICE: (3:1) $2000 | (1:1) $3300

July 21-August 1, 2024 | Animal Planet Session | Youth/Adult | 12 Days (FULL)

Calling all animal lovers to celebrate summer in a week filled with games, pottery, photography, nature, and good friends at camp! It’s time to have fun! PRICE: (3:1) $3300

August 4-9, 2024 | Lost in Space Session | Youth/Adult | 6 Days (3:1 Only)

Are you fascinated with the mysteries of outer space? Join us for an adventure and an exploration of the far reaches of the galaxy! PRICE: (3:1) $2000 | (1:1) $3300

August 11-16, 2024 | Enchanted Forest Session | Youth/Adult | 6 Days (3:1 Only)

S’mores at our enchanted bonfire, sensory activities in nature, songs in the garden at sunset, and friends are the perfect recipe for a magical summer week full of unforgettable memories. Come and create unforgettable memories with us! PRICE: (3:1) $2000 | (1:1) $3300

August 18-23, 2024 | Make a Splash Session | Youth/Adult | 6 Days (3:1 Only)

Highlighting our pool located down by the water. This will be a refreshing summer week with water games, pool parties, slushes, ice cream, and all things water. Come enjoy all of that and our traditional camp activities and let’s make this the best summer ever! PRICE: (3:1) $2000 | (1:1) $3300

August 25-Sept 1 | Celebration of Nations Session | Youth/Adult | 8 Days (3:1 Only)

This is an opportunity to celebrate everything that makes us unique and special and learn about different cultures while trying typical dishes from different countries! PRICE: (3:1) $2700

Registration Information


All new applicants and their parents/guardians/caregiver must participate in a pre-camp interview with camp staff prior to acceptance. Once we receive your completed application, an interview will be scheduled. This allows staff to familiarize themselves with the participant, to assess the participant’s needs, and to be sure they have applied for the appropriate participant to counselor ratio. We make every effort to accommodate all applicants. However, Camp Fairlee reserves the right to accept or deny any application prior to attendance.
Fee Payment, Cancellations and Refunds:
Applicant will receive a partial refund as described below:    
   
COVID-19 Requirements:  

Summer 2024 Application


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Mail-in Application:

The Mia Shorteno Fraser Scholarship Fund - For Campers of Veterans/Active Military Families

Full or partial funding is available for a limited number of campers whose family members are serving – or have served - in the US armed forces and would like to attend summer or respite sessions at Camp Fairlee. This scholarship honors the life and work of Mia Shorteno Fraser, Psy. D. who dedicated her career to the practice of clinical psychology, and in particular, the issues facing veterans, active military, their families and caregivers. Mia was brilliant, hardworking and determined, demonstrating incredible grit in the face of adversity. Mia’s family has established this scholarship to fulfill her dream of supporting those who have served our country. This scholarship is available to help them, their families and caregivers, who face the additional challenges of caring for loved ones with a range of disabilities.
Please complete this form to apply for a scholarship and return it with proof of military status, a copy of last year’s tax return, your essay question answer and your Camp Fairlee registration form. This confidential application will only be reviewed by the Camp Director for the purpose of determining eligibility. No other camp participant, counselor or volunteer will be aware of this application or subsequent award of scholarship, if any. There are limited scholarships available.

The Margaret M. Ernst Campership Fund

Full or partial funding is available for a limited number of campers who would like to attend summer or respite sessions at Camp Fairlee. This scholarship honors the life and work of Margaret M. Ernst, who worked tirelessly to advocate for and support families of children and adults with disabilities. Margaret and her daughter Madeline inspired her family to create this fund, so that all families have a chance to experience the joy of summer camp. One of Margaret’s college teachers said about her, “For an age too often guilty of cynicism and suspicion, Margaret regards her fellow creatures with unwaveringly cheery and human optimism, a beacon of love viewing the world through a glass brightly.” To apply for this scholarship, please complete this form and return it with your Camp Fairlee registration form. This confidential application will only be reviewed by the Camp Director for the purpose of determining eligibility. No other camp participant, counselor or volunteer will be aware of this application or subsequent award of scholarship, if any. There are limited scholarships available.

The Mia Shorteno Fraser Scholarship Fund - For Campers of Veterans/Active Military Families

Full or partial funding is available for a limited number of campers whose family members are serving – or have served - in the US armed forces and would like to attend summer or respite sessions at Camp Fairlee. This scholarship honors the life and work of Mia Shorteno Fraser, Psy. D. who dedicated her career to the practice of clinical psychology, and in particular, the issues facing veterans, active military, their families and caregivers. Mia was brilliant, hardworking and determined, demonstrating incredible grit in the face of adversity. Mia’s family has established this scholarship to fulfill her dream of supporting those who have served our country. This scholarship is available to help them, their families and caregivers, who face the additional challenges of caring for loved ones with a range of disabilities. Please complete this form to apply for a scholarship and return it with proof of military status, a copy of last year’s tax return, your essay question answer and your Camp Fairlee registration form. This confidential application will only be reviewed by the Camp Director for the purpose of determining eligibility. No other camp participant, counselor or volunteer will be aware of this application or subsequent award of scholarship, if any. There are limited scholarships available.

The Margaret M. Ernst Campership Fund

Full or partial funding is available for a limited number of campers who would like to attend summer or respite sessions at Camp Fairlee. This scholarship honors the life and work of Margaret M. Ernst, who worked tirelessly to advocate for and support families of children and adults with disabilities. Margaret and her daughter Madeline inspired her family to create this fund, so that all families have a chance to experience the joy of summer camp. One of Margaret’s college teachers said about her, “For an age too often guilty of cynicism and suspicion, Margaret regards her fellow creatures with unwaveringly cheery and human optimism, a beacon of love viewing the world through a glass brightly.” To apply for this scholarship, please complete this form and return it with your Camp Fairlee registration form. This confidential application will only be reviewed by the Camp Director for the purpose of determining eligibility. No other camp participant, counselor or volunteer will be aware of this application or subsequent award of scholarship, if any. There are limited scholarships available.
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