Located on the grounds of Camp Nageela Midwest, Inc., Camp Red Leaf has a focus to serve youth and adults with developmental disabilities, ranging in age from 9 to 99 years old. Various levels of care are available for specific ages and needs during the Camp's specialized sessions. The summer programs at Camp Red Leaf strive to increase self-esteem, improve social skills and encourage independence in a natural environment. The group living experience facilitates the development of friendships. Camp Red Leaf's summer programming offers many innovative ways for campers to realize their full potential. Campers take pride in discovering nature, meeting new people and learning new skills. All programs are structured to be adaptable and encourage participation. They are designed to be age appropriate and to meet the needs of all campers.
WHO WE ARE
Camp Red Leaf provides services of adult overnight and travel camp sessions in addition to youth day & overnight sessions from June to August. Youth and adult respites are available from November to April. Individualized 1:1 care accommodations can be arranged for ea. session upon registration and request. The last session of camp is a travel camp program for adult campers. This program serves campers who are ambulatory and have adequate social and self-care skills to succeed with a higher camper to staff ratio. Trips usually last five to eleven days, including one night at camp. Travel camp destinations change each session and each year.
Camp Red Leaf programs are structured to be adaptable with encouraged participation. Some featured activities include: swimming, arts and crafts, sports, games, nature programs, hiking, dances, talent shows, boating, fishing, and music activities.
MEET YOUR DIRECTOR
Hello CRL family and friends,
My name is Angela McNeal and I am so happy to kick off the summer with you all! My journey with Red Leaf started in 2015 when I was just 19yrs. old as a first year counselor. Since, I have come back every summer and have worked my way through several positions that have given me a well rounded experience and love for camp! My background in both recreation and working with people with special needs preceded Red Leaf, however my experience here has been the prime of my career.
I have a strong passion for making camp the best it can be by incorporating new ideas and innovative strategies to provide the best experience possible for both campers and staff members!
My favorite things about camp are the talent shows, campfires, the 4th of July celebration, and seeing all of you arrive at drop off day! The team and I have been working very hard to ensure that despite the circumstances, we have a great fun-filled COVID safe summer so I can't wait to welcome you all back!