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Camp Paivika offers children, teens and adults with disabilities a traditional camp experience delivered with nurturing support and, above all, an emphasis on fun!


Once you have completed the survey you will be contacted by camp staff to schedule a registration phone call.  This will ensure that campers are registered for the proper session.  Please note that surveys will be responded to in order received.


In anticipation of fewer staff again for the summer of 2024 we will be making the following changes:

  • One to one staffing will not be offered.
  • Sessions 1 through 5 will be limited to campers that do not require high level care. This will include personal care as well as nursing care.  Camper applicants will be evaluated to determine our ability to safely provide required care.
  • Sessions 6 and 7 will be reserved for Friends and Family sessions where campers requiring a higher level of care may attend with their own companion to provide for their care.
  • Campers taking more than 5 medications which includes prescription, over the counter, vitamins, and any other supplements, will be required to bring their medications to camp in pharmacy prepared blister packs or sealed pill packs.

2024 Camp Paivika Summer Program Schedule Here

Located in the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest, AbilityFirst Camp Paivika offers overnight summer programs for children and adults with disabilities. These programs provide a traditional camp experience with nurturing support and an emphasis on fun. It is one of the first fully accessible camps in the United States. Camp Paivika has helped thousands of children and adults with disabilities make friends, try new activities, and become more confident and independent. As campers enjoy their Camp Paivika experience, families and caregivers can take a break from the rigors and challenges of providing 24/7 care, knowing that their loved ones are safe – cared for and having fun.  See About Us and FAQ’s under Programs tab for more information.



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