COVID-19 and Camp SOAR Summer 2020 Update:

Our top priority is the health and well-being of our Camp SOAR families. This pandemic has changed the way we live our lives temporarily, and under the current circumstances we are not able to offer Camp SOAR 2020 as an overnight experience at Wesley Woods in July.

As we navigate the challenges of social distancing and virtual programming, our camp leadership is busy thinking of new and creative ways to bring you Camp SOAR in a safe format. 

If you are new to Camp SOAR, a returning camper or counselor, or would like more information about our 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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