Camp Re-creation for adults and children with special needs

Catholic Charities of Orange County, in partnership with the Knights of Columbus, provides a camping program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The camps offer a diversion from the ordinary and give families a respite from the intensive care they provide. 

The program is led by adults and young adults who serve as volunteer counselors. Our counselors learn to care for someone who does not have the full capability to care for themselves and that translates to a very spiritual and personal growth experience. 

Our dedicated volunteer counselors return year after year to donate their time, realizing that they have been truly blessed. Campers are provided with a variety of activities such as spiritual enrichment, arts and crafts, drama class, journal class, swimming, various activities, and movies. 

1820 East 16th Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 


Contact: Madie Dibb 


Camp ReCreation/Camp ReCreation Jr. 

A one week residential camp for children (age 4 to 17) or adults (18+) led by trained volunteer camp counselors and Catholic Charities professional staff. 

Day of Sharing 

An outdoor festival for persons with special needs, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Orange County Chapter, and Catholic Charities.

Contact: Steve Bolton