Camp Paha

A staff member and Camp Paha participant create a superhero costume.

Lakewood Therapeutic Recreation offers two summer day program options for individuals with disabilities: 

  • Camp Paha for youth ages 6 to 17
  • Paha Adults in Transition (PAT) for young adults ages 18 to 25. 

Camp Paha and PAT are held for seven weeks, typically, mid-June through the end of July (with half-summer options available). Both programs run 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. The staff to participant ratio is 1:4.


Support Paha

Friends of Paha, a nonprofit organization (not a City of Lakewood entity), helps support our summer day programs. Without this support, tuition and fees would more than double, making these programs too expensive for some. Please consider supporting Friends of Paha in their noble mission.


About the Camps

CAMP PAHA

Offering safe, challenging and fun leisure, recreational and educational opportunities for youth ages 6-17, Camp Paha provides an array of activities including swimming, sports, games, nature, music, drama, hiking, arts and crafts and field trips within the community. Camp Paha is licensed by the State of Colorado as a childcare program.

PAHA ADULTS IN TRANSITION (PAT)

Created in 2012, PAT is a summer day program experience tailored for young adults ages 18-25. In addition to leisure and recreation opportunities, PAT focuses on skill building and independence, developing work skills, self-advocacy, safety and life skill development. PAT participants engage in daily activities, and they plan for and go on field trips within the community.

CAMP GOALS

  • Provide opportunity for fellowship and fun.
  • Provide an opportunity for developing awareness about self, others and the environment.
  • Give emphasis to citizenship and being a member of a group through the day program experience.

 

Fees

Category Session A
June 8-26
Session B
July 6-24
Extended Camp 
(limited spots available)
July 27-29
 Non-refundable registration fee (one time only) $50
Residents of Lakewood $725 $725 $100
Non-residents $930 $930 $120

Registration Instructions

Registration typically opens in January/February. Instructions will be added here before that time.

Contact Us 

To speak with someone about Camp Paha or Paha Adults in Transition, please contact Therapeutic Recreation staff.
By email: rise@lakewood.org
By phone: 303-987-4867