What is SNAP?
The Trenton Special Needs Activities Program (SNAP) is a six-week summer camp program that serves 30 youths with cognitive impairments living in the downriver area. The program meets Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., and provides the participants with educational and recreational activities within the community and Detroit Metro area.
These activities have included attending a Detroit Tigers game, Toledo Zoo, Turtle Cove, Splash Universe, Humbug Marsh, Heritage Park, movies, restaurant tours, bowling, and visiting the local street fairs! At the end of camp, we have an overnight trip which is planned according to funds. Camp 2017 spent the night at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth!
The SNAP objectives are to provide a safe,fun and caring environment where campers can make new friends, develop a sense of accomplishment and build self-esteem while exploring new and unique opportunities and travels.
What Will My Child Do Each Day During Camp?
Each day, we attend an event either in the Metro Detroit area or the event comes to our home base. These events include tours of local attractions such as special restaurants or city buildings, sporting events such as the Detroit Tigers, Toledo Mudhens, bowling, swimming, water park trips, street fairs, the zoo, and many others! At the end of the camp, campers have an overnight! Past overnights include Great Wolf Lodge and Zehnder's of Frankenmuth!
Your campers will need to pack a lunch each day unless specified. Campers are encouraged each day to build their social skills within the community as well as build their independence while having fun!
How is SNAP Funded?
Besides registration fees, SNAP survives through fundraising efforts. All proceeds go towards staff salaries, daily field trips, busing, and other camp day to day expenses such as sunscreen, craft supplies, etc.
To learn more about becoming a SNAP sponsor or donating to the program please contact the Trenton Parks and Recreation Department at (734)675-7300. The generosity of our donors and sponsors is the driving force behind the success of the program. Our staff is available to make presentations and speak to your organization in order to provide more information