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Camp Allen Makes A Difference

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Camp Allen Makes A Difference

Camp Allen was founded in 1931 by the Boston Lions Club, later Boston Kiwanis in partnership with the Manchester Lions Club as a retreat for young girls who were blind. 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...

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Independence Is Cool

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Independence Is Cool

“Life Camp is the best!”, says James Ouillette who has attended this very exciting camp session for several years.   Parents, how many of you have heard your child say “I don’t want to live here!” or “I want to be more independent!”. Those of us with children who are young adults have all experienced this! Camp Allen provides a week long emersion session for young adults who want to live more independently and make good and safe life decisions. Held the third week of May, the session is limited to not more than 12 campers. The cost of...

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Busy With My Future

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Busy With My Future

Peer Work, a facilitated work training program at Camp Allen in Bedford, NH, is a program designed for young adults ages 17-25 who have cognitive challenges. Participants receive hands-on experience in a natural employment setting, working side-by-side with mentors who provide on the job training. This program is designed to create future employment opportunities for individuals with developmental challenges by providing experience and references. Some of the work includes outdoor maintenance, laundry, janitorial tasks, kitchen work, camp...

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Howdy Partner!

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Howdy Partner!

Camp Allen has a long history of partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.   Campers with muscular dystrophy attended camp in the 70’s and 80’s. After a long hiatus, the MDA returned to Camp Allen in 2010. Each summer 55 kids come barreling up the drive and thus begins a week of fun, laughter, pranks (they know how to prank!), and wonderful visitors and guests. All camp fees are paid by the Muscular Dystrophy Association and they organize great activities that include a visitor’s day, rides in side cars of motorcycles,...

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Camping is s’more fun with friends!

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Camping is s’more fun with friends!

They say the happiest place in the world is Disneyland…they’re wrong, it’s camp. For moms and dads, family members and caregivers, we promise the best time for your campers.  Our cabins are kept clean (for the most part!), our food is good camp food, our nursing staff is the very BEST, and our counselors and staff love what they do! We welcome visits before camp so that all your questions can be answered. Michael and the Assistant Directors have cell phones so you may call them at any time.  Camp Allen is accredited by the American Camp...

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