Dr. Edward Allen, a member of the club and the Director of Perkins School for the Blind, believed that young people needed to be outside enjoying the sun and learning about their environment. By the mid 60’s the mission was changed to include individuals of all ages with developmental and physical challenges. Today more than 450 different campers attend for one or two and even multiple weeks of fun in the great outdoors. Our ratio of 1:2 with 1:1 available allows those campers who may not be able to attend other camps due to age, ability, accessibility or behavioral needs to come to a camp where all are welcome!
We are a typical camp with typical camping activities that include swimming, boating, walking in the woods, exploring the wetlands, arts and crafts, music and dance, and everything in between. Our cabins and other buildings, pool and bathrooms are all accessible. Our staff come from all over the world, some have experience and others have a strong desire to make a difference in their world. The campers love learning about other cultures and developing friendships with their peers and counselors.
We have a medical team that includes at least one RN, a first responder, and a nursing assistant. Campers who are ill but do not need to go home, can spend the night in the health center under observation of the nurse. The Bedford Fire Department and Ambulance Team are only about 5 minutes away.
In the spring we provide tours for those interested in coming to Camp Allen. Call us at 603-622-8471 and talk to Michael about visiting our beautiful camp in the woods!