Camp SOAR Summer 2021 Update

We are happy to announce that we are moving forward with tentative plans for a hybrid Camp SOAR experience for the summer of 2021!

The health and well-being of our Camp SOAR families continue to be our top priority. If the vaccine roll-out continues as expected, we plan to offer an in-person camp experience at Wesley Woods in July for our vaccinated 16 years and older campers and counselors.

We will have fewer campers than previous years to allow for social distancing. Our younger campers and counselors will be able to enjoy a virtual camp experience. 
We will, of course, continue to follow CDC guidelines and adjust plans accordingly.

If you are new to Camp SOAR, a returning camper or counselor, or would like more information about our hybrid or virtual activities this summer please email Sari Rieger at 

A signature program of Children's Research Triangle is Camp SOAR (Special Outdoor Adaptive Recreation), an overnight camp for children with special needs, ages 7-19. The purpose of camp is two-fold; to offer fun and social activities for the campers and respite for the families. 

Campers are partnered with a one-to-one dedicated volunteer counselor who assists them in making the most of their Camp SOAR experience. Parents know their child is having a wonderful time, making new friends and gaining independence, while in a safe and caring environment.

For more information about Camp SOAR, to donate, or to volunteer, please contact Sari Rieger at (312) 726-4011 or

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