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 "We seek to meet the needs of parents caring for children with disabilities." 

Trusted Parents Camp Explore


Over the years, as our campers began to age out of our camp program, parents frequently shared their concerns with us about finding a summer camp program that will transition their child(ren) into adult living. Camp Explore is an extension of Camp Trusted Parents created for our senior campers to help develop and/or strengthen their Activities Daily Living Skills (ADL) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL), including but not limited to, community social skills, independent living skills, and job training.

As a new 4 weeks pilot program initiative for individuals, ages 18-30 with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, we have implemented a new curriculum just for them. The program will incorporate leisure education and pre-vocational opportunities through community volunteer service and recreation participation. Participants will be given the opportunity to develop and strengthen daily living skills and job training by volunteering with campus affiliates and organizers by following a curriculum designed to enhance their daily lives.

Planned Curriculum

Community living skills that are addressed:

  • Budgeting and money management
  • Community safety
  • Organizing personal belongings
  • Laundry
  • Home management, housekeeping and cleaning
  • Emergency first aid

Job training and coaching:

  • On-the-job training with a job coach
  • Completing an interview
  • Job readiness skills

Social skills/social training:

  • Interview skills
  • Social skills within the workplace
  • Social skills in a shared living environment
  • Self-advocacy
  • Social planning
  • Problem solving
  • Social safety

Registration Information

Submission of a completed registration form, $80 registration fee, and $50 for each registered week chosen is required to secure your child's spot at

 Camp Explore. Registration will not be secured unless the $80 registration fee plus $50 for each week of enrollment is paid in full. The total sum of the $50 paid each week, will be deducted from the total balance due June 3, 2022. 

For example: If you choose to register your child for all 4 weeks of camp, the total due to secure your child's enrollment at our camp will be $280. 

Please Note: If you have already registered your child to Camp Trusted Parents, then the registration fees will be transferred to Camp Explore. If you registered your child for more than 4 weeks, then your child will attend Camp Trusted Parents as originally planned for the remainder weeks. 

Who is Welcome to Join?

Camp Explore welcomes a varied range of abilities within the mild to moderate classification. Our participants are fully ambulatory and have a basic grasp of their daily living skills. Although, some of our campers may require assistant devices such as, wheelchairs, braces, walkers, and crutches they must be self-sufficient in areas of toileting and feeding. For the safety of our fellow campers and staff, we will not accept participants  with violent tendencies or outbursts that are aggressive and unmanageable.

Camp Dates & Available Sessions

We offer 4 weekly summer sessions from July 5- 28. 

*we do not offer daily sessions or "Before & After Camp Care" at this time*

Available Weekly Sessions

Week 1: July 5-7 ($235)

Week 2: July 11-14 ($300)

Week 3: July 18-21 ($300)

Week 4: July 24-28 ($300)

Camp Hours are Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 3:00pm.

There is a scheduled Zoom "Open Forum Discussion" on April 26, 2022 at 6:00pm, to discuss Camp Explore and the future plans of the Explore ADL program. Please plan to be in attendance. 

If you have questions prior to the forum, please email [email protected] or call our office at 980-229-7253.

Please register for Camp Explore, even if your young adult is already registered with Camp Trusted Parents. These are two separate summer camp programs; therefore, a registration application must be on file to represent each program. Adjustments will made to the camp roster as registrations are confirmed. Please keep in mind there are very limited spots available for this program.

FYI: After completing the online registration, you will be notified via email of the additional documentation needed to complete the registration process.

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Summer Addresses:

Camp Location:

Queens University of Charlotte

1900 Selwyn Avenue

Charlotte, NC 28207

Mailing Address:

Camp Trusted Parents

P.O. Box 480688

Charlotte, NC 28269

Email Address:

[email protected]

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