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Camp Blue Skies Foundation

Advise on ADA/State Law Compliance When Limiting Event Participation

Summary:

Assist an organization offering camps to adults with developmental disabilities by advising on whether it is permissible to limit attendance to campers that are fairly mobile.

Jurisdiction(s): U.S. (NC, SC, GA)
About the Organization: Camp Blue Skies Foundation offers camps to adults with developmental disabilities, enhancing their lives through recreation, socialization and life skills education.
Legal Entity Type: Nonprofit/Charity
SDG(s): Good Health and Well Being
Legal Issue(s):

Camp Blue Skies Foundation offers camps to adults with developmental needs in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Because of the layout of camp, they restrict attendance to those who are fairly mobile. The Camp Blue Skies team is now wondering what effect ADA or any state-specific laws might have on that requirement. Specifically, they are wondering what they are responsible for in terms of “reasonable accommodations” given their organization’s size, mission, capacity, current criteria, etc. Ultimately, they would appreciate guidance on any specific questions they should ask in their application, what information/criteria they should post on their website, and if there are any other steps they should proactively take in order to protect themselves from any families claiming they violated ADA or state law by not enrolling their campers.