Since 1963, Melwood has enabled people with disabilities to lead fulfilling lives through employment, community participation, and recreation. Currently, more than 2,000 people with disabilities in the Washington, DC area rely on Melwood services. Through Melwood’s Contract Services, over 600 people with disabilities work at over 50 work sites in the National Capital area. Melwood’s Community Services supports children, youth, and adults with disabilities to live, work, and play where and how they choose. Services such as supported employment, day services, supported living and recreation enable individuals with disabilities to maximize their independence and inclusion within the community.
About Camp Accomplish
Camp Accomplish is a fully inclusive program for youth and teens ages 5-18. Campers enjoy a variety of different activities, including swimming, climbing wall and ropes courses, archery, creative arts, sports, canoeing, horseback riding, campfires, talent shows, and much more. Camp Accomplish offers options for day and overnight camp in addition to teen-focused programs. Activities and schedules are designed in a way that all campers get to spend extra time doing what is most interesting and exciting to them. Coupled with a qualified and person-centered group of staff members, both summer and winter sessions are bound to make a lifetime of memories.
Philosophy on Inclusion
When someone arrives for a program at Camp Accomplish, whether in our overnight camp program, day camp program, or teen program, we want that person to feel valued, accepted, challenged, and a part of a larger whole. Only when all of these pieces occur can we say that inclusion has happened. We serve a variety of campers here at Camp Accomplish. All of our programs serve individuals of different ages, ability levels, and with different interests and goals. We want each of these campers, not just regardless of but BECAUSE of these differences to be fully physically and emotionally included in everything we do. We believe that camp is inclusive when each camper is in the least restrictive environment possible, to fullest extent possible.
About the Melwood Recreation Center
Nestled in the woods of Nanjemoy, Maryland, the Melwood Recreation Center is a versatile facility offering a variety of programs and services. Our beautiful, 108-acre property is a reasonable distance from the Greater Washington, D.C. Metro Area. The picturesque natural environment is home to Camp Accomplish, Access Adventures, and the Melwood Equestrian program in addition to being able to accommodate corporate and religious retreats, school groups, family reunions, weddings, holiday events, and team-building workshops.