About / Weekend Adventures

About Weekend Adventures

Weekend Adventures are fun weekends away at camp for children (ages 6-17) with intellectual disabilities. Jill’s House nurses, staff, and volunteers tailor all of the exciting weekend activities to the interests and abilities of each child to provide an engaging and safe camping experience they can’t get anywhere else! Meanwhile, their parents receive a weekend of respite to recharge, knowing their kids are in good hands.

Every aspect of the weekend is designed to provide the best camper experience possible. Dietary restrictions are accounted for, professional nurses are always on site, and all staff and volunteers are thoroughly trained and excited to spend time with these special kids.

A Snapshot of Your Weekend

To start off the Weekend Adventure, parents bring their kids to the drop-off point, conveniently located in the community at the site of our local church partner. Jill’s House staff makes sure all the campers are settled on the bus before heading off on their adventure. During the ride out to camp, the kids get their first opportunity to interact with one another and develop great friendships. When they arrive, campers get to know their volunteer “buddy” over dinner, before an evening of music, s’mores, and smiles!

The rest of the weekend is bursting with engaging activities, tailored to each of their abilities and interests!  These may include:

  • Music
  • Swimming
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ropes Courses
  • Paddle Boating
  • Hay Rides
  • And much more!

When the campers head back to their refreshed parents at the end of the weekend, they have only question remaining: when can we go back?!

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Thank you for a fantastic experience. We feel the weekend helped Steven gain confidence and allowed him to stretch himself a bit outside his comfort zone! Thank you.
Blue Ridge
It is always so wonderful interacting with Jill’s House. We love and adore Sara Potter so much! She absolutely makes our world a better place. Liz is also a gem! Thank you for doing this for our kiddos and families.
Lake Arrowhead
This is another stay at Jill’s house for my girl. She loves it every time and looks forward to every opportunity she has to attend!
Lake Arrowhead
I think what I love most is the fact that you all make us feel like you really want her there. It’s amazing how YOU feel blessed. I don’t feel like you’re “just doing it”. I feel like she’s “wanted”. Just amazing.
White River
Thank you for keeping the price affordable. There is just nothing else like it around here where I can send him for the weekend, that can accommodate his high needs. He had a rough time this weekend for a couple of hours, and I was worried that I would have to come get him, but the staff stuck it out and got him through it. Many special needs places even would not be able to handle him, but you are awesome! As the only caregiver with no other family support to care for my son, I am so truly grateful for the break. He and I get along better after a break too!
Hill Country
Send Your Child to Camp!

 Ready to send send your child on a fun and safe weekend adventure? Register today!

Ready to Serve?


Want information on how to join us on a Weekend Adventure (group, individual or family) to serve families in this unique way?

Learn More

Questions? Ask Gary, 703.568.9895 or gary.filson@jillshouse.org.

Dates & Locations

March 3-5, 2017
Jill’s House Blue Ridge
Washington, D.C. area

March 10-12, 2017
Jill’s House Lake Arrowhead
Southern California

March 31-April 2, 2017
Jill’s House Blue Ridge
Washington, D.C. area

April 7-9, 2017
Jill’s House Valley of the Sun
Phoenix, AZ

April 21-23, 2017
Jill’s House Blue Ridge
Washington, D.C. area

April 21-23, 2017
Jill’s House Lake Arrowhead
Southern California

April 28-30, 2017
Jill’s House Puget Sound
Seattle, WA

May 5-7, 2017
Jill’s House Blue Ridge
Washington, D.C. area

May 5-7, 2017
Jill’s House Hill Country
Austin, TX

May 12-14, 2017
Jill’s House Blue Ridge
Washington, D.C. area

May 12-14, 2017
Jill’s House Lake Arrowhead
Southern California