Civitan Acres

2017 Summer Camp Applications Now Available

Applications are now online for the 2017 Summer Camp program at Eggleston at Civitan Acres. Click here for the application: Download Application

IMG_2194Civitan Acres is Eggleston’s 14-acre property on Cedar Road in Chesapeake, VA. In 1999, Eggleston partnered with Civitan Acres for the Disabled, Inc. and the Civitan Club of Norfolk to advance and expand the property’s program offerings. Some of the individuals at this facility have very significant support needs. The program is designed to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities by helping them develop and balance emotional, intellectual, and physical dimensions of their lives.

During the summer, Civitan Acres hosts a summer vacation camp program. The weeklong camps allow individuals with disabilities to experience a fun summer vacation while giving their caregivers a much needed break.

Our camp counselors are international students from all over the world who join us as part of their educational experience. They come from universities in countries such as England, South Africa, Scotland, Tanzania, and Australia for an educational and rewarding camp counseling experience and exposure to our country.

At our most recent summer camp, we hosted 170 campers with a variety of disabilities over a seven week period. Demands for camperships continue to grow, thanks in part to greater exposure and money raised by fundraising events such as our OK5K race.

In addition, the facilities at Civitan Acres host Challenger Little League, a special division of Little League for school-age children with disabilities.