PALS creates inclusive camp experiences for people with and without Down syndrome. Our volunteer-led programs change attitudes, transform lives, and inspire a world of belonging.
PALS pairs volunteers and participants with Down syndrome 1-1 for unique camp experiences in cities across the United States. For the summer of 2021, we will be hosting weekend-long on-site programs in 9 cities.
We are: welcoming, genuine, passionate, supportive and fun. We are committed to inspiring a world of belonging. We promise to be welcoming, to include everyone, and to stand up for one another. We promise to work together, to learn from our mistakes, and to treat each other like family. We promise to have open hearts and minds, to act with kindness, and to respect the value of every person. Together, we will change our own attitudes, the perceptions of others, and the world.