Jill’s House is a 42,000-square-foot center for children with intellectual disabilities.
Jill’s House. Jill’s House serves as a “respite resort” to children ages 6 to 17 with intellectual and physical disabilities. Parents have called it “Great Wolf Lodge for Kids with Special Needs.” At full capacity, it allows 45 children to stay overnight.
The Great Room. Each night that we operate, visitors to Jill’s House gather by the fireplace to meet one another, introduce children to the staff, and build community.
Wilderness Woods Playground. The Wilderness Woods Playground is equipped with accessible slides, a soft jogging path, water tables, sand tables, slides and sun shades to ensure that the children are able to exercise together in ways that are fun.
Wilderness Island Pool. Children use our waterproof wheelchairs and are lowered slowly into the 3-foot-deep accessible pool. Lifeguards and pool operators work with each child individually, to maximize safety and fun.
Wilderness Lake Lodging Area. Our three sleeping “neighborhoods” have different themes and are marked by exquisite murals by Julie Hoyt. Wilderness Lake sleeps 15 children in 10 rooms. Each room has a TV and DVD player.
A Bedroom in Wilderness Mountain. Most children have their own rooms, though some prefer to have “slumber parties” with siblings or friends (with parents’ permission). Each room is equipped with a TV and DVD player. Beds are available with rails, without rails, and with padded rails.
Creativity Creek Art/ADL Room. Children color and paint in the art room. The room is equipped with a sink and refrigerator to help teach daily living skills.
Dining Area. At each meal, children gather in a dining area for nutritious meals that take their dietary needs and allergies into consideration.