Going away to camp can provide some of the most memorable experiences for both children and adults. Having disabilities shouldn't prevent anyone from creating these cherished memories. That’s why Camp Paivika exists: it offers children, teens, and adults with disabilities a traditional camp experience delivered with nurturing support.
Camp Paivika offers a broad range of recreational and socialization programs for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Our programs allow campers to make friends, try new things and become more confident. Families are often surprised to find loved ones returning home with a new, can-do spirit, independently choosing clothes for the day, tying their shoes or brushing their teeth without assistance. And, of course, families appreciate the respite they can take from the rigors and challenges of providing 24/7 care.
The quality and variety of choices we offer is second to none. AbilityFirst provides continuity of age-appropriate programs, appealing to diverse individual interests and needs - beginning in childhood and continuing throughout an adult’s life.
Please check out our Camp Paivika website to see more about our wonderful camp, which is located in Southern California’s beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, and has been operated by AbilityFirst since 1947. We’ve helped thousands of children and adults with disabilities make friends, try new things and become more confident and independent. And, as campers enjoy their Paivika experience, families can rest assured knowing that their loved ones are safe, cared for and occupied with a full slate of fun.
AbilityFirst stands for, and alongside, people with disabilities and their families. We offer a broad range of programs and services to help children and adults with developmental disabilities reach their personal best.
Camp Paivika – offering children, teens and adults with disabilities a traditional camp experience delivered with nurturing support.