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By donating to the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte, it means you WILL be making a difference by helping us fulfill our mission to enhance the quality of life for all people with Down syndrome by empowering individuals, families and professionals with information and support through education, social programs and community partnerships throughout the Greater Charlotte area, including 10 counties in NC and 2 counties in SC.


CAMP HOLIDAY is a specialized day camp for campers (ages 5-21) who have Down syndrome. Camp is held at Sardis Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC. We offer two 2-week sessions, June 17-28 and July 15-26. Sessions are from Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. 

Camper Registration

CAMP HOLIDAY is looking for volunteers and counselors who love working with youth and young adults with Down syndrome or other disabilities. Do you want to make a difference in the lives of our campers AND have fun? Join us this summer as a volunteer or camp counselor. 

Volunteer/Counselor application

CAMP HORIZON is a 4-day/3-night specialized overnight camp experience for youth (ages 10-17) with Down syndrome, held at YMCA Camp Harrison in Boomer, NC from August 13-17, 2019. 

Camper Registration

CAMP HORIZON is looking for volunteer counselors to be paired 1:1 with a camper this summer. Do you want to make a difference in the life of a camper with Down syndrome? 

VOLUNTEER COUNSELOR application

The GREATER CHARLOTTE BUDDY WALK, in its 22nd year, will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at UNCC's Jerry Richardson Stadium. Join us for our BIGGEST CELEBRATION of the year!

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Our INDEPENDENT LIVING RETREATS for adults (ages 18+) with Down syndrome and/or Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities is a specialized overnight experience that focuses on empowering participants to become more independent, develop healthy relationships and prepare for the world of work.

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