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Who We Are!


Our vision is to create an intergenerational camp environment where everyone feels safe, secure and accepted.


Camp Thorpe is dedicated to providing a fun and safe camping experience to children and adults with special needs.

Value Statements

  • We recognize that activities must be tailored to each individual camper’s abilities and needs.
  • We believe that successful camping experience includes a sense of belonging, respect, fun and individual freedom, as safety allows.
  • We believe that campers and their families benefit through close interaction with a staff that is multi-cultural, caring, and committed to high quality care.
  • We value the contributions of full time and summer staff, and want them to have the best experience possible.
  • We recognize the importance of dedicated volunteers for the effective governance and support of Camp Thorpe.
  • We value high quality, accessible facilities for campers and staff.
  • We celebrate the natural beauty of Camp Thorpe and are committed to its preservation.
  • We embrace the extraordinary vision of the Rev. Walter and Lavinia Thorpe to provide a positive camping experience for children and adults with special needs.

Make A Difference By Showing Your Support!

Camp Thorpe strives to keep our camp and programs affordable for every camper, and to ensure that all campers who want to attend are able, regardless of financial ability. The tuition we charge covers approximately 1/2 of the cost for each camper to attend a session of camp.

With each generous gift, sponsorship, and bequest your help brings us closer to meeting our goals. No gift is too small… or too large!


Session 1: June 25-July 7
Session 2: July 9-21
Session 3: July 23-August 4
Session 4: August 6-12

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Hi Camp Thorpe! This is Marsha signing off on another successful Giving Tuesday! We cannot express how grateful we all are for the support you've given Camp Thorpe this year! Our goal is to Let Laughter Enter, and we would not be able to do that without your support. If you would like to continue to support us, our Giving Tuesday page will be accepting donations until the 30th. The link is here for you to visit: you for making this the best Giving Tuesday yet! We hope to see you all at Camp Next Summer! ... See MoreSee Less
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Marsha here with another update! There are only a few hours left before Giving Tuesday is over and we are getting closer to reaching our Stretch Goal of $5,000! But we need your help to do it! Share the link and pass it along to your friends and family to help us make next summer extra special for our campers!Donate Here: ... See MoreSee Less
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Hi Camp Thorpe! Marsha here, back to share another spectacular story from the summer! This year, our magical campers were able to cast fantabulous spells with over 90 handmade wands! This is just a small sample of the magic of Camp Thorpe, but we need your help! Donate here to help keep the Magic of Camp Thorpe alive in Summer 2024: ... See MoreSee Less
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