The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

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For Healthy Living
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Angel Camp

The J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall offers Angel Camp to the community as a way for unique children to have a camp experience that they otherwise may not be able to have. With an emphasis on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, Angel Camp creates an environment that allows children to explore and create with the support that their needs require. Angel Camp is designed to accommodate children with special needs, ages 5–18.



This summer program allows kids with differing physical and intellectual handicaps the opportunity to experience typical day camp activities like archery, riflery (BBs), crafts, swimming, canoeing, group games, field trips and more. Participants should be able to change or dress themselves with minimal assistance, and be able to use the restroom on their own. 


Campers remain under the close supervision of highly trained staff. Modifications to activities may be made as needs arise.


Angel Camp runs for 6 one-week sessions, 8AM to 3PM Monday through Friday. We take maximum of 20 campers. Campers will provide their own lunches every day; we will provide one afternoon snack after swimming. 


Registration Process:
Registration will open on Friday, March 3, 2017. Sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis. After all sessions are full, names will go on a Wait List and we will call the parents if there is an opening.


  1. Pick up or download the 2017 Angel Camp Registration Form.
  2. After completing ALL paperwork and attaching an updated shot record for the participant, submit ALL paperwork to the front desk of the JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall with Attention: Melissa Cotner OR by email at
  3. After submitting the completed paperwork, arrange a meeting with the Angel Camp Coordinator/Director via email OR by signing up via Signup Genius.
  4. Meeting Prep: Organize the questions that you might have about the Angel Camp Program and talk to your child about going to a meeting with a new person beforehand!
  5. Please make plans for you and your child to arrive approximately 10 minutes before your meeting time. This is in hopes of keeping the meetings on schedule and can give you a chance to walk your child around the building if you would like.


The official enrollment of your child in the Angel Camp Program will occur after the parent meeting has been completed. As spots are still open, participants will be enrolled in their 2 weeks as marked, and discussed, on their registration form.


After Monday, May 15, 2017, additional week requests will be processed in the order that they were submitted. You will be contacted if your child is approved for additional weeks!

Make sure to pick up our Angel Camp parent handbook, and please let Angel Camp Director, Melissa Cotner, or our Executive Director, Bonnie LaVielle -, know if you have any questions: (972) 772-9622.