Title: Camp Holiday Trails – Changing Lives, One Summer at a Time

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A unique camp for children with special health needs in central Virginia is changing the lives of these children, and their families. Find out what they have to offer and how it benefits children who otherwise may not have the opportunity to go to camp.


Down a long winding lane near the Ragged Mountain Natural Area, near Charlottesville, Virginia, sits a peaceful 75 acre haven of woods, lakes, meadows and trails. A closer look reveals playing fields, horseback riding ring, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, amphitheater, pavilion, a climbing wall, ropes course, swimming pool, campfire circle, dining hall and seven rustic cabins nestled among tall pines. You’ll also find a 2,250 square foot medical facility with treatment rooms, respite rooms, a fully-stocked pharmacy and round-the-clock medical staff. This is Camp Holiday Trails, a summer and year-round “home away from home” for children with special health needs . . .