Serving people with intellectual disabilities since 1971.

Summer Camp

SLI campers enjoying the lakeside.

Summer Camp is a very special event for many clients due to the fact that their limited income does not allow for any type of vacation and many have never taken a vacation.

Individuals with disabilities ask for so little...it is hard when a client wants to go on vacation and we have to explain he/she cannot afford it.

Please click here to sponsor your camper today!

SLI campers doing archery.SLI campers doing archery.So a few years ago, SLI took on the task to host a camp for our clients with disabilities when other camps became too expensive for them to experience this great opportunity.

We started out with 15 participants and now we have approximately 30 clients attending every year. We formed a partnership with the Jayhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America for our camp. The facilities are wheelchair accessible and offer a variety of new experiences.

Campers participate in activities which many have never experienced such as archery, rock wall climbing, canoeing, paddle boats, riding a zip-line, leather making, pottery, fishing, swimming and a variety of others. The clients were in a dream world and very excited and grateful to have a “vacation” that includes so many new experiences.

We have a very limited budget and sponsor many of the campers but in order to continue this endeavor, we need community support. Please consider sponsoring a camper or campers for the SLI Summer Camp. The cost per camper is $490 which includes transportation, meals, facility rental, activities and staffing costs for five days and four nights of camp. Click here to donate now.

  • Contact Jo Ann Tate at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 785-233-2566 with any questions.

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