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
What To Expect
Sparrowwood is an integral part of Glisson’s ministry designed specifically for campers with mild to moderate developmental disabilities. Campers are cared for by trained counselors with a 1:2 counselor-to-camper ratio.
Campers join up with a Village living group for multiple activities each day including creek hikes, arts and crafts, swimming and main events such as a dance and talent show. Sparrowwood campers also join Outpost campers one evening for hiking, games, dinner and s’mores.
Our goal at Sparrowwood is to show God’s great love to all of our campers. We pray that every person involved — parents, caregivers, campers, and staff — will be touched by God’s love.
Special Programming Options
“It is a great place to meet and hang out with people like me.”
– Sparrowwood Camper