CampUs provides short-term respite events and camps for children ages 4-14 with special health care needs. It offers Samford students and faculty a service and active learning opportunity to practice interprofessional care and work with special needs children and their families. Students participate from a variety of majors including nursing, kinesiology, education, family studies, communication sciences and disorders, nutrition and dietetics, and more.
Through a partnership with Liberty Park Baptist Church, CampUs has expanded from a summer day-camp to providing year-round respite opportunities. The partnership allows CampUs to offer additional events that will deepen family connections to a Christ-centered community and better reach families with the life-giving news of Jesus; allowing families of children with special needs to tangibly experience God's great love for all members of the family. Some of the new offerings include respite weekend sessions, holiday parties, expansion of the summer camp program and numerous other spiritual and social interaction opportunities for families.
- A break for parents (respite)
- Fun-filled activities for children
- A unique learning experience for Samford students
The CampUs staff includes nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students who have experience caring for children with special health care needs as well as a number of volunteers and students from a variety of other disciplines. Skilled care is provided, along with fun activities (arts and crafts, music, sensory play, etc.) and a Vacation Bible School curriculum. Siblings of participants ages 4-14 are welcome based on availability.
Upcoming Events: Coming Soon!
To learn more about enrolling a child in CampUs, please e-mail us.
To volunteer at CampUs, please e-mail Dr. Jill Cunningham.