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Our Camps

Lions Camp Merrick offers a range of exciting camp programs designed exclusively for individuals with special needs. 

Looking for an inclusive summer camp program that provides a fun and supportive environment for children and young adults with disabilities?

Located in Nanjemoy, Maryland, our camp provides a variety of engaging activities, such as swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, and team sports, that promote personal growth and development for campers.

Whether you're interested in a day camp or overnight camp, Lions Camp Merrick has a program that's tailored to meet the unique needs and interests of individuals with disabilities.

Diabetic and Family Camp

Camp Dates

Family Camp: Wednesday June 19-Saturday June 22
Week 1: Monday June 24-Saturday June 29
Week 2/Buddy Week: Monday July 1-Saturday July 6.

Diabetic camp is specifically designed for campers between the age of 6-16 who have been diagnosed with type 1 or 2 diabetes.

Aligned with diabetic camp, family camp is a time for campers and their families (ages 5 and over) to experience camp while still having their families close by.  

Campers will enjoy meeting new peers, learning about their diabetes or their sibling’s diabetes, canoeing, exploring the ropes course, learning how to shoot a bow, using the blow-up water and slip ‘n slide, and learning how to be independent.  

The skills taught at camp aim to empower campers and foster independence.

Adults will be meeting with other adults and pharmaceutical companies.  They will network to learn more about their children’s diabetes, how they can best help and empower their children, and how they can work towards their children to be more independent. 

A typical week breakdown of the camp is as follows:

Week 1:  

This week is just for our diabetic campers!  During this week, they can connect and learn alongside other children with diabetes, all while having fun and empowering themselves.  

Campers will be hiking, canoeing, shooting archery, using the high and low ropes course, playing on the blow-up waterslide and slip ‘n slide, and many other activities. 

Week 2: 

This week is our sibling’s week. During this week, our diabetic campers can bring a sibling with them to camp. Campers will have the same experiences as our week 1 camper with the bonus of having a sibling there learning about their diabetes.  Siblings will have the opportunity to learn about diabetes and how they can help care for and help their siblings.

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Introducing STEAM Camp at Lions Camp Merrick!

Our STEAM Camp offers an immersive overnight experience where campers aged 6 to 16 can explore the exciting realms of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math while fostering friendships and personal growth.
Here are the details:
Dates: July 12 to 14, 2024
Cost: $200 per camper
Give your child the gift of discovery and fun this summer at Lions Camp Merrick’s STEAM Camp! Limited spots are available—secure yours today!

Maryland School for the Blind Camp Abilities

This summer camp is specifically for children between the ages of 9-17 who are blind or visually impaired.

I don't know where I would be without camp. Camp has provided me a safe place to be myself, learn, and embrace T1D. For one week out of the year I am living in a world where T1D is understood and normal, and camp makes that possible. LCM pulled me out of burnout and is by far my favorite place to be.

Grace Hatch