Special Recreation Camp

It is with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of the Summer Fun Camp, Special Recreation Camp, Field Trip Fever, Leaders In Training, and Safety Town programs scheduled this summer. The staff has been hard at work adapting these programs to the ongoing pandemic limitations and had hoped Virginia’s Phase 3 would accommodate them. On Tuesday, Governor Northam announced that Phase 3 would begin Wednesday, July 1, and released the necessary guidelines. Unfortunately, the requirements for social distancing, staffing, and other restrictions make it difficult to offer these programs at a level of quality that you and your children expect and deserve. We will be issuing full refunds to all who have registered for these programs. If you would prefer to apply the fees to another Parks and Recreation program rather than receive a refund, please email the office no later than Tuesday, June 30 parksandrec@yorkcounty.gov

General Information

York County's Special Recreation Camp is a summer program designed to provide a variety of enjoyable recreational opportunities for youth with disabilities and/or special needs. Registration is limited.


Dates - Camp dates have changed



Monday - Friday  9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Boys and girls who are 6 - 21 years of age with disabilities are eligible for the camp.



Residents - $225
Non-Residents - $400

The program fees include:
  • Arts and crafts
  • Field trips
  • Fun activities
  • Games
  • Movies
  • Special visitors
  • Swimming days

Field Trips

Our field trips will be listed on an activity calendar emailed one (1) week prior to the first day of camp. The Special Recreation Camp site will not be open on field trip days. Parents are welcome to attend field trips, however, they must provide their own transportation and pay all fees associated with the trip.

In case of inclement weather on outdoor field trip days, participants should call 757-890-3501 ext. 66 prior to 9 a.m. for cancellation information.