Who are we?
Still Meadows Enrichment Center and Camp is a charitable, nonprofit organization created as a special needs facility in a country setting. We provide year-round therapeutic activities for children and adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities in a safe, creative environment. Still Meadows Enrichment Center and Camp not only provides for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the participants, but we are there for their families and caregivers; providing them reprieve and time to regroup both physically and mentally.
Two staff members and a coalition of wonderful volunteers run Still Meadows. Our volunteers have helped with campers, land maintenance, and camp construction. The volunteers are an essential element of the Still Meadows family.
Through our commitment to respect the individual value and dignity of each of our participants, we plan:
- To provide opportunities for participants and their families to have indoor and outdoor experiences in an accepting environment.
- To provide experiences through which participants and their families learn from and interact with peers, staff and volunteers.
- To enhance the development of the cognitive, emotional, physical and social skills of our participants.
These goals are accomplished by:
- Implementation of a challenging curriculum
- Utilization of trained staff and volunteers
- Involvement of professionals as they relate to our mission and needs
In 1997, a group of concerned citizens responded to a vision: to produce a nearby special needs camp to serve children and adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Still Meadows Enrichment Center and Camp, became the first of its kind in the Shenandoah Valley; establishing itself on 17 acres of rolling hills in Rockingham County in Virginia, with pristine views of Massanutten Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Still Meadows Enrichment Center and Camp was designed around nature to provide therapeutic activities in a safe and creative natural environment. The land was donated to the camp in 2000. In 2012, the founder, Janet Maasch, passed away. The camp has continued on with the guidance of the Board of Directors.
Thanks to the Knights of Virginia Assisting the Retarded (KOVAR), we built a spacious picnic shelter and a barn that accommodates horses, sheep, and other small animals. Since, receiving the donated land, our volunteers-largely the members of Harrisonburg Men’s Diversion Center-have greatly contributed to constructing the wonderful camp and center we provide. Our volunteers have helped clear land, create wooded trails, build fencing for animals, start an orchard, plant grass, repair equipment, and maintain the grounds. Still Meadows has blossomed into a beautiful retreat since our beginning in 1997. Improvements and innovations are constantly being made to better serve our campers and attendees. As more volunteers and donations continue to help our program, Still Meadows looks forward to brighter future.
Board of Directors
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