"God is my Rock"
2023 All Mankind
Special Needs Camp
13 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.
"The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
2022 Camp Picture
Director: Valerie Terrazes
Valerie has a deep and evident passion for all of God's children, including children with special needs.
Valerie has spent many summers volunteering or directing here at Camp Christy. She has a deep and evident passion for all of God's children, including children with special needs. She displays patience and understanding when interacting with them.
Valerie currently is a para in the Special Education field in Garden City Public schools and has done so for the past 9 years. She has past experience as a childcare coordinator at the Garden City YMCA.
She says part of her passion also comes from her person experience with a cousin who has high-functioning autism.
Valerie is excited to continue this camp at Camp Christy!
This camp is for kids ages Kindergarten through 21.
The limit for this camp will be 7 children with special needs and 7 peer models.
Children who qualify for this camp will have declared mental of physical special needs as defined by a doctor or IEP.
All campers who register may also bring a sibling peer model or parent. This is not mandatory as there will be Camp Christy volunteer ratio of 1 adult to 2 children.
This camp will be offered free in 2021 due to a grant given by the Western Kansas Community Foundation and private scholarships.