AbilityFirst: Camp Paivika

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Location Crestline, CA
Introduction Paivika (Pi-vee-ka) is the word for “dawn” in the language of the Cahuilla Native Americans who formerly inhabited the area where the camp is located. One of the first fully-accessible special needs camps in the United States, AbilityFirst’s Camp Paivika in the San Bernardino National Forest offers year-round camp programs for children, teens and adults with mild to severe physical and developmental disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and epilepsy. Programs include all of the traditional activities of camping: horseback riding, archery, swimming, cookouts and campfires, arts and crafts, and nature hikes and activities, as well as fine arts.