Summer Camp Connections for Teens

Camp Connections- Summer Program


Must live in Dallas County

For ages 10-17 with any intellectual or other developmental disabilities

Camp Connection Summer Dates: June 7th – July 30th, 2021

Location: Cochran Chapel UMC – Administration Building – 9027 Midway Rd. Dallas, TX 75209

Ability Connection will provide a comprehensive meaningful summer program designed for tweens and teenagers with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 10-17.

This program will run on a full-day block schedule led by certified special education instructors, focusing on improving educational, vocational, and social skills in a safe and enriching environment. 

Camp Connection’s 8 week program:

  • Full Summer Session June 7th – July 30th
  • Session 1: June 7th – July 2nd
  • Session 2: July 5th – July 30th
  • Monday-Friday 7:30-4:30pm

SUMMER Program Registration Process

The Summer Program Registration Process is a 2-step procedure. Each step must be completed for your child to be a Camp Connections Summer Member.
  • Click here to register for your child to attend Camp Connections- Summer Program.
The packet must be filled out completely and submitted as soon as possible. All required fields in the 13-page document must be filled before you can submit. An interactive feature will guide you through the document. This may take 15 minutes or more to complete.

CAMP CONNECTIONS 8-WEEK, ALL DAY SUMMER PROGRAM total cost is $187.50 per week (4 week minimum required) *Financial assistance available.

SESSION 1: 4-WEEK PROGRAM total cost is $750.00. 

SESSION 2: 4-WEEK PROGRAM total cost is $750.00.

This fee covers all expenses, meals, and snacks for your child. PayPal is recommended for payments, however, we do accept cash or check. For quicker processing, it is recommended payment be submitted with your packet. (If needed, alternative payment plans and financial assistance options may be discussed with VP of Youth Services.) All these details are included at the end of the packet.
As space fills up, applicants will be sent a link to sign up on the Wait List. Applicants on the Wait List will be notified of their place (i.e. Two people ahead of them came off the list) as their name approaches the top, and when their name is pulled to proceed registration. If a family from the list chooses to not participate, the next person on the list will be contacted. The Wait List will remain active up until the end of the second week of the Summer Camp Program.
All refunds incur a 10% administration fees. Full refunds (90%) are given if a member chooses to no longer participate and cancels membership prior to program starting. Partial refunds are pro-rated and given if a member cancels 1-30 calendar days after program starts. No refunds are given if a member cancels 31 calendar days into the program or is terminated from the program.


 Now Hiring:

  • Classroom Aides (current CPI certification)
  • Behavior Specialist
  • Volunteer opportunities (training provided)
Staff training is June 2nd-4th, 2021
-Excellent pay
-8 week commitment (June 7 – July 30)
-Mondays-Fridays, 7:30am-4:30pm
-Located in central Dallas


Major job functions include lesson planning, supervising, delegating tasks for supporting classroom staff and volunteers, communicating with parents, and collaborating with coworkers and program leadership through staff meetings and other activities.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact James Udell at or call (510)485-4646.