Camp Information

OPERATION SHINE CAMP is a two-day camp for kids ages 7-12 experiencing Autism Spectrum Disorders and related conditions.  The camp is held at the Covenant Cedars Bible Camp near Hordville, NE.  The days will include arts/crafts, swimming, fishing, archery, crate stacking, sensory activities and more!

  • Each Camper has at least one "1-on-1" Dream Big Camper

  • All Staff & Volunteers have received training in the specific disorders that will be present at camp.

  • There is nursing staff on-site 24/7.

  • All cabins have handicap accessible full bathroom facilities

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Can’t attend but want to help?

donations towards our camper & Volunteer scholarship welcome!

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Camper Fees
250.00

This amount is for one camper registration.  If you are sponsoring a specific camper please list the campers name in the notes field during the payment process.

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Volunteer Fees
125.00

Your gift of $125 will provide lodging and food for one of our amazing volunteers!

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No amount is too small. From helping cover the cost of online registration fees, t-shirts for volunteers, snacks, training materials, and the food & lodging at camp, all these things factor in when supporting a volunteer or little camper’s life-changing experience of camp! We appreciate your generosity!!

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How do I register my child for Operation Shine Camp?

If you are interested in having your child attend camp next year, click the button below and your child will be added to next year’s waiting list. We collect this information throughout the year, and when registration opens for new campers (in February), an email will be sent with the registration details.


WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT OPERATION SHINE CAMP:

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Temple Grandin:

“I believe that the Operation Shine Camp run by the Kids & Dreams Foundation is important because it gets kids out doing things like zip-lining, boating, swimming, and arts & crafts that they otherwise would not. As a result, these kids show their parents, teachers and themselves that they are capable of doing great things and exceeding any perceived limitations and expectations.”

I have never done anything like that....Honestly the most profound experience of my life. I experienced seeing joy and happiness with the kids, things we all sometimes miss in all the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I cannot wait to go back next year, and I am so incredibly grateful I was able to participate in this AMAZING camp.
— Big Camper
I LOVED being a part of this camp! I gave time; but was given so much more in return. It’s so amazing!
— Big Camper
My son started helping clean the house and his room. He told me this is my chance to SHINE.

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I just wanted to say Thank You again for letting my son come to camp. He had a GREAT time! He honestly has not had that much fun in as long as I can remember. Thank you so much! Your team did a great job!
My son had a blast!!! He takes his sensory bottle and timer everywhere!!!!! He wants to go next year too! He said it was too short! Thank you and your team for getting this camp going this year! Its a true blessing!

This boosted my son’s self confidence! I don’t think I can thank you enough. He sure had a great time. I asked him what he was thinking, he said he didn’t know, but it felt AWESOME! It was the biggest moment in his life. You guys had a huge impact on him.
Thank you so much for the wonderful experiences my daughter was able to have at Operation Shine. The memories she created with everyone’s help will never be forgotten.
Thank you so much for the amazing experience my son had at camp! He came home with more confidence and is already asking when can he go back. Thanks to all of the volunteers that made this possible!