Summer Program


The Focus Summer Program is a day camp designed to meet the special needs of the people we serve. The program provides day habilitation and hourly respite services for young people with disabilities from age 6 to young adult. In operation for over a decade, the Summer Program meets the needs of many local families. The staff and participants work together to create a nurturing, supportive environment full of fun and meaningful activity.

The Summer Program runs for nine weeks every summer, during the months of June and July. The program runs from 9:30 – 4:00, Monday through Thursday. Each day starts and ends at the Beach Lake campground in Chugiak. Beach Lake is a fully accessible site complete with a lodge and cabins. Once everyone is gathered for the day, they split into groups and head out into the community with trained staff. Activities include soccer, softball, arts and crafts, games and special field trips out of town to Portage Glacier, H2Oasis and other fun locales.

Fun at carnivalFamilies and friends are invited to attend the annual Fun for All event on the last day of the program each summer. This is a carnival style affair with cotton candy, a cake walk, dunk tank, a giant inflatable slide… and games & prizes for everyone!

Staffing support and transportation for the Summer Program are provided through individual Medicaid Waiver or grant funding. Individuals with services outside of Focus are able to attend with one on one support from their own providers.

Scholarships are also available – contact Shannon Eastwood-Koleszar at Focus to find out more. Each participant is responsible for an activity fee of $65.00 per week, which goes toward the costs of outings and snacks.

To find out more about joining the Focus Summer Program as a participant, care provider, or volunteer, please contact Shannon Eastwood-Koleszar for more information: 694-6002, ext. 7251


Program dates and times:

Date: June 9 – August 7, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm

Registration Form:

2014 Registration Form
2014 Sibling Registration Form


Contact Shannon Eastwood-Koleszar for more information.

Letter from Youth Programs Coordinator



Focus Summer Camp week 9 newsletter