Summer PAALS Day Camp

Summer PAALS 2019 Overview

PAALS will hold four summer day camps in 2019. The dates and age ranges for each are listed on the right.

This year Summer PAALS Junior Reading Camp will be focused on reading skills. It will focus on study skills, comprehending text books, decoding unfamiliar and multi-syllable words, building vocabulary, higher order thinking, and critical and creative thinking. This camp will be lead by reading specialists. You can find out more about reading camp by downloading the brochure below.)

Summer PAALS Camp at the Farm, Summer PAALS Camp and Summer PAALS Junior Camp will be regular camps during which campers learn the basics of dog care, training and community service all while pairing up to help train a service dog candidate. For Summer PAALS Camp and Summer PAALS Camp at the Farm, Friday is usually field day trip with dogs.

The registration fees for the 2019 are:

  • Summer PAALS Camp at Big Red Barn Retreat: $350
  • Summer PAALS Junior Reading Camp: $225
  • Summer PAALS Camp: $300
  • Summer PAALS Junior Camp: $175

A $25 early bird discount is available for all camps where the registration fee is paid in full by May 15, 2019.

All camp applications must be completed online. You will need to complete the online application form even if you are paying the registration fee by check.

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Summer PAALS 2019 Camps

Summer PAALS Camp Dates, Ages & Times

  • Summer PAALS Camp at Big Red Barn Retreat (6/10 - 6/14): Campers 11 to 14 & Campers with disabilities 11 to 19, 8:30AM to 3:30PM
  • Summer PAALS Junior Reading Camp (6/24 - 6/28): Campers 8 to 10, 8:30AM to 12:30PM
  • Summer PAALS Camp (7/22 - 7/26): Campers 11 to 14 & Campers with disabilities 11 to 19, 8:30AM to 3:30PM
  • Summer PAALS Junior Camp (7/29 - 8/2): Campers 8 to 10, 8:30AM to 12:30PM

Summer PAALS Camp at Big Red Barn Retreat is held at the Big Red Barn Retreat in Blythewood, SC. Summer PAALS Junior Reading Camp, Summer PAALS Camp and Summer PAALS Junior Camp are held at the PAALS training facility at 221 N. Grampian Hills Rd. in Columbia, SC.

Drop off time for all camps is between 8:30AM and 8:45AM. Pick up time for Summer PAALS Camp at the Farm and Summer PAALS Camp is 3:30PM. Pick up time for Summer PAALS Junior Reading Camp and Summer PAALS Junior Camp is 12:30PM.

PAALS thanks the Big Red Barn Retreat for once again hosting Summer PAALS at Big Red Barn Retreat this year.

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Camp Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of the Team Gamez Foundation a limited number of scholarships are available for Summer PAALS Camps. These scholarships are available to any camper who feels they need financial assistance to attend a camp. The available scholarships are listed below

  • Summer PAALS Camp at Big Red Barn Retreat - 2
  • Summer PAALS Junior Reading Camp - 3
  • Summer PAALS Camp - 2 All have been awarded.
  • Summer PAALS Junior Camp - 1

To apply for a scholarship, click on the button below and complete the scholarship application form. Do not complete the Registration Form at this time.

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Use the buttons below to download brochures about Summer PAALS Camps
Summer PAALS Camps Brochure
Junior Reading Camp Brochure
Summer PAALS Camp FAQ
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