Camps & Summer Programs


The Special Summer Playground Program is for any child enrolled in a Fairfield Public School Special Education Program. Daily activities include quiet and active games, arts and crafts, beach days, movies, exercise, on-site special events and trips.

Special Playground Director, Kathy Morehouse is a Para-Professional for the Fairfield School system with over 20 years of experience working with individuals with special needs. Kathy and her staff strive to meet each participants individual needs with a nurturing approach. The program takes place at Burr School in air-conditioned classrooms. Any questions regarding the Special Playground program can be addressed to Kathy Morehouse:

The Pilot House Special Needs Center

We’re so excited to open registration for this year’s CAMP FUN IN THE SUN!Dates range from June to August. A summer filled with friends, games, art, social skills, field days, and so much more! Registration is due by May 19th.

Harbor Light – Summer Adventures

Harbor Light Summer Adventures is a traditional day camp located in Fairfield, CT for children 4-12 years of age.  Our number one priority at camp is to provide a safe and fun environment where campers can learn, grow, and make new friends.  A carefully selected, experienced, and well-trained staff will lead the way as we journey through a variety of exciting theme weeks and traditional camp activities.  The “Theme of the Week” complements regular camp activities and culminates with special celebrations on Fridays.  Don’t miss out!

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is a special camp for children with disabilities.

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s mission is to help children and young adults ages 6-21 with both physical and developmental disabilities achieve equality, dignity and maximum independence in a safe and quality program of camping, recreation and education.  Our campers engage in all sorts of activities designed to broaden their horizons in a structured, compassionate and supportive environment geared towards good old fashioned summer-time fun.

We believe all people, regardless of ability level, deserve the chance to unlock life’s opportunities – especially those for social and personal growth. Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck nurtures this core belief by providing an unforgettable summer camp experience for individuals and respite care for their families.

Above all, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is a rewarding place for individuals with special needs to explore a variety of creative and challenging activities – and experience success. At the close of every camp session, all our campers take home the enhanced self-esteem needed to excel at work, home and school.

Ramapo for Children

Through direct service youth programs and highly regarded training programs for adults, Ramapo works on behalf of children who face obstacles to learning, including children with special needs, enabling them to succeed in the classroom, at home, and in life.  At the heart of our work is the conviction that all children seek the same things: to learn, feel valued and experience success. Ramapo helps young people learn to align their behaviors with their aspirations.

Camp Harkness

The Camp Harkness fund is a 501(c)(3) fundraising committee developed to provide support to the Camp Harkness camps, campers and activities. Our mission is to provide opportunities for people with disabilities by funding camperships, special projects and activities. We strive to model the DDS mission by incorporating the community, family and friends of our participants into Camp Harkness Fund projects.