Persons with Disabilities

A Inclusion Mentor with Parks & recreation assists a student at Sensory Camp

Access to Recreation

Recreational activities provide the opportunity for people at all levels of ability and from different backgrounds to meet and share with each other in ways that encourage friendship to take root and flourish.

For information on activities and events for people with disabilities contact Debbie Gibbs at 360-487-7058

Important Things to Know

  • Medication reminders must be given to staff prior to departure on outings.
  • Families may use their respite money to pay for classes. If an activity is canceled and respite was used to pay for it, we will issue a credit to be applied to other activities.
  • Prior notice is needed if a participant displays challenging behaviors.
  • Participants must register for activities within their age category.

Summer Day Camps

Sensory Day Camp

Ages 5-12. This summer camp provides a safe, structured, and engaging environment strategically designed for children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) which is part of, but not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This is the only program in Clark County providing this recreational program to children with SPD. Sensory camp is a place where these children are able to be themselves and have what every other kid has, to be a part of their community. Camp runs for seven weeks during the summer, five days per week, from 9:30am to 2:30pm. Given the intensive services needed by campers with SPD, the camp provides a tailored environment and a ratio of well-trained staff to camper at approximately one-to-two. Location: Lieser Elementary School. Camp is held June 27 – August 12. Weekly fee: $180/$207

Access to Recreation Day Camp

Ages 13-28. Participate in outings to local parks, crafts, games, and special events. Spend time with old and new friends. This popular program is a must for summer fun. We have a DJ on Fridays. Tuesdays they will visit restaurants. If they wish to purchase lunch send $8. Bring a sack lunch and drinks M-F. Camp is held June 27 – August 12. Weekly fee: $150/$173

Community Access Day Camp

Ages 15-28. This camp is for more active participants capable of walking long distance, learning the C-Tran system and who can provide personal care independently. Bring a sack lunch and drinks M-F. Have a bus pass or bring $3.75 M,W,F for C-Tran. Camp is held June 27 – August 12. Weekly fee: $150/$173

Register for Day Camps!

Inclusion Means Everybody Plays!

Vancouver Parks and Recreation invites people of all ages with a disability to fully participate in any of the exciting programs we offer. Call 360-487-7057 for more information or to plan your recreation experiences.

  1. Register for the program of your choice and pay at the time of registration.
  2. Let us know you're interested by submitting an Inclusion Request Form. This will go directly to Parks and Recreation Inclusion Services Staff.
  3. Tell us what kind of help your child/participant needs by filling out the Inclusion Intake/Assessment Form. This will help us get the best match for your child/participant.

After your program is completed please let us know how your experience was by completing an Evaluation Form.

To use your own caregiver, please fill out the application forms below:

Please see the documents below for specific policies relating to inclusion:

Additional Resources

For Volunteer Opportunities please visit the Volunteer website.

Print a scholarship application or pick one up at: