P.A.C.K. (Pasco Association for Challenged Kids, Inc.) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing services for disabled children in Pasco County, Florida.
P.A.C.K. was formed in 1997 by Paula and Barry Cohen, parents of an autistic child. Frustrated that every summer, Pasco County children with disabilities - unable to attend regular summer programs- had no programs available. After summer school was over, the kids had no opportunity to get out of the house, be away from their families and have the chance to have fun and socialize.
Paula and Barry, working with Florida state representative Mike Fasano, formed P.A.C.K. to provide a summer camp experience where the kids could have fun and be cared for by qualified, trained staff. The first camp was held at the Center for Independence and served about 18 children with all types of disabilities. Staff consisted of teachers and instructional assistants from within the Pasco County School system who were trained to work with these children. Additionally, there was a nurse on staff to deal with any medical needs.
P.A.C.K. is the only summer program in Pasco County that takes children with ALL types of disabilities. Parents pay a small registration and supply fee. It is funded by state funding, private donations and registration fees. Parents can enroll their children confident in the knowledge that they will have the opportunity to learn, socialize and have fun while being cared for by trained, qualified staff.
LAST UPDATE: MAY 20, 2019
PACK CAMP 2019 IS ON!!
CAMP WILL BE HELD AT THE
6609 RIVER ROAD, NEW PORT RICHEY
MONDAY JULY 1 - FRIDAY JULY 19
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR DONORS AND LEGISLATORS WHO MAKE CAMP POSSIBLE
SPECIAL THANKS TO STATE SENATOR WILTON SIMPSON, STATE REPRESENTATIVE AMBER MARIANO AND THE GENESIS SCHOOL FOR THEIR SUPPORT
THANK YOU REGENCY PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION. ON APRIL 5 THE RPCA BINGO FUNDRAISER RAISED $1310 FOR PACK.
THANK YOU KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ST. MICHAEL COUNCIL. THE KNIGHTS' TOOTSIE ROLL CAMPAIGN RAISED $501 FOR PACK.
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM