Starting a Special Needs Camp

Thanks for stopping by. I would love to help you start a special needs camp in your area. Here are some resources to help get you started!

Vision, Policies, and Procedures:

To help inspire your vision, here are some photos from Wonderfully Made Camp 2018 and camp activity ideas to get you started.

Wonderfully Made Latvia (June, 2018) Volunteers from Valley Church in West Des Moines, Iowa, traveled to Latvia to help put on a 4 1/2 Day camp for families of children with special needs.

Planning Resources

Fundraiser Ideas

Leaders and Board

Family Camp Schedule Booklet

Promotional Materials

Training Resources

WMFC Volunteer Training Page


Background Checks

In the past, we have used our church’s system to process background checks. We use “Protect My Ministry”, which is all electronic and fairly easy to use. However, it can get expensive.

We have also had Hidden Acres run background checks. They collected authorizations and information on a paper form which was very quick to complete. Although, having SSNs on papers does make people nervous. The system they use is “PreSearch” and they have been very happy with them.

This year we are using “”. They offer unlimited background checks for a flat monthly fee. This allows us to run background checks without needing to ask for their SSN at all. People appreciate that


Medical & Waiver Forms