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Making An Impact

Making an impact on the lives of those who are disabled is what you as a donor have achieved. It is because of your thoughtfulness that we are able to touch so many lives. One can say that certain circumstances dictate what is possible and what is not. Oak Hill has been able to make many possibilities into realities because of the support of our donors and friends.

Making possibilities . . . into realities! 

“I really enjoyed camp. Thank you for being such an inspirational and loving staff. I have been to other camps for special needs children and adults, but your camp was exceptional.”
– Chrissy Bales, 42 years old, Easterseals Camp Hemlocks Alumni

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For the children and adults who attend the Oak Hill Camp Programs, summer is an exciting time. It is a time to explore new abilities. It is a time to engage with friends, both new and old. It is a time to discover new hobbies and talents. Summer is a time of happiness. A time for making memories that will last a lifetime.

Will you take the time to invest in the promise that we make to over 40,000 individuals we serve with empowerment, enthusiasm, and tenacity? It is a time to help change lives. Change a life like Chrissy’s.

This summer with the Oak Hill Camp Programs we will continue to uphold our promise.

Our promise to Empower our campers by helping them to realize and maximize their potentials.

Our promise to Excite our campers with daily adventures. Exploring arts & crafts, field trips to the beach, fishing, kayaking, archery and swimming. Unveiling a world of endless creativity, not bound by disability.

Our promise to Encourage families and caretakers to take time for themselves to rejuvenate and reenergize.

Our promise to Engage our dedicated staff members with each and every camper. Allowing our campers to feel safe in a stimulated environment.

Our promise to Educate our campers with our customized curriculum. Enabling every child and adult to thrive in their own unique way.

Please help us to deliver our promise of the five E’s; Empower, Excite, Encourage, Engage and Educate this summer. With your support, children and adults, at the Oak Hill Camp Programs will enjoy a summertime filled with endless possibilities and inspirational dreams for their future.

The tans will fade but the memories last a lifetime.

On behalf of the camper in all of us,

Barry M. Simon, MA, MPA
President and Chief Executive Officer

 Here are examples of how your gift could make summer an unforgettable experience for the campers at Easterseals Camp Hemlocks and Oak Hill at Camp Harkness:

One full day of Tie Dye sessions for all campers = $230

One summer of Archery = $1,749

One Adaptive Climbing Set = $778

One hour of open swim in the pool = $129




People who donate do so to express their gratitude, honor a loved one, or share a part of themselves with others. The benefits of these gifts are quite extraordinary.

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