Inclusive Summer camp for kids with and without disabilities

Three Summer Camp Experiences near Dayton

Camp Emanuel is designed to promote decision-making, team building skills, self-esteem, and an understanding of acceptance between all children. We provide an environment of trust, love, security, allowing kids to be themselves, learn, and have fun.

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Day camps allow kids to experience all the fun while having the comfort of sleeping in their own beds at home. This camp is great for those that may have require a higher degree of need during the evening hours.

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Our overnight camp is a 1-week camp where kids will spend 4 nights in a cabin with a Counselor while enjoying all the fun activities planned for the day camp. Our campers love this experience and form deep bonds with their cabin mates with the additional after hours.

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A unique, adult-friendly 18+ aged camp for those with special needs. Many of our past campers return as Alumni to attend a great experience with fun events for both new and past campers with staff who can assist with their needs.

Fundraising Events

Signature Wine & Cheese Event

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Event Date: 
April 28, 2024 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Silent Auction

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Event Date: 
April 28, 2024 1:00 – 3:00 pm


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December X, 2022 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Why Camp Emanuel?

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For more than 50 years, Camp Emanuel has been helping kids of Southwestern Ohio have fun. Established in 1971 by Dr. Mel Emanuel, an audiologist, designed the camp to promote decision-making, team building skills, self-esteem, and an understanding of acceptance between all children. Camp Emanuel has served over 1700 children throughout its 30-year history.

Camp Emanuel is a fully accredited day and resident camp.  It provides a unique opportunity for hearing, language, and  developmentally disabled children to interact with each other and other kids. Our staff include many professionals

  • a registered nurse
  • a speech and language therapist
  • Interpreters, counselors and certified educators in areas of elementary and special education
  • Dozens of volunteers including from local high schools
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