Where All Abilities Are Celebrated

Sparrowwood is a chance for campers with different developmental needs to be accepted for who they are and celebrated for all they have to offer. Focusing on abilities rather than disabilities fosters the shared sense of radical acceptance that helps define the Glisson experience.

Campers are not only included in the greater community by being part of Village living groups and visiting Outpost, they lead the way at can’t-miss events like Sparrowwood chapel, dance, and talent show – causing all involved to see we are more alike than we are different.

“I truly love the Glisson staff and counselors for giving my son the opportunity to be a ‘typical’ camper. It’s been the highlight of his summer the last 3 years.”

– Parent of Sparrowwood Camper

Camper Experiences

Youth

Ages 9-13

Senior High

Ages 14-17

Young Adult

Ages 18-39

Adult

Ages 40+

Special Programming Options

Horse Program

Campers ride trained horses under the supervision of a professional horse trainer. Open on limited weeks to Senior High and Young Adult campers.

Sparrowwood @ Outpost

Sparrowwood campers (age 18-40) who enjoy the Outpost experience during summer camp, who are physically capable of hiking and sleeping outdoors with minimal support, and whose medical needs do not require consistent, individualized care should consider Sparrowwood @ Outpost. Campers stay in Outpost’s open-air Adirondack shelters and share meals in the dining pavilion.

Fall Retreat

All the faith-filled fun of a week of Sparrowwood packed into a fall weekend! This year’s retreat is scheduled for Nov 3-5, 2017.

“It is a great place to meet and hang out with people like me.”

– Sparrowwood Camper