Founded in 2004 by three high school students, Camp PALS began as a small camp of 16 Campers and 16 Counselors. The concept was simple - changing perspectives through relationships built on shared experiences. As Camp PALS has grown, so has the passion within each of our community members. Volunteers have stepped forward, building new programs in new areas to meet our growing need. We just completed our 16th summer season, with fourteen weeks of Camp across the country bringing together over 1,200 Campers and Counselors. Beyond our Camps, we create year-round opportunities for our alumni to get together through our winter programs and continue to connect with the Down syndrome community through The Congratulations Project.