P.A.C.K.

(Pasco Association for Challenged Kids, Inc.)

PACK CAMP 2022 - OUR 25th ANNIVERSARY
Monday, June 27th - Friday July 15th (closed July 4th)

Monday through Friday, 9:00-3:00, kids may attend for two or three weeks.
FEE: $90 per week plus one time supply fee of $40
NEW LOCATION: PEPIN ACADEMIES, 7710 OSTEEN ROAD, NEW PORT RICHEY
Returning campers: please check your email for instructions
New campers: please email us at pascopack@verizon.net with the following information: Child's name, age, disability/special needs, school.  We will get back to you and put you on wait list.   Once we know how many campers are returning from last year, we will start enrolling new campers in the order we received requests.  PLEASE EMAIL ASAP TO GET ON LIST!
Registration form is below, returning campers will be getting an email asking for form to be filled out, it can be emailed (pascopack@verizon.net) to us or faxed, 727-372-9516 please fax between hours of 9AM-9PM.
Your fee for first week of $90 plus $40 supply fee is due when you submit registration.  You can mail check or money order to PACK, 5355 Casa Nueva Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34655.  Your child is not enrolled until we have registration form and fee!  Campers on wait list: please do not send form or payment  until we officially accept your child.

We are very excited to be celebrating 25 years of PACK Camp! We will be having some special activities and surprises for our campers!

 

Meet the Founders

Barry Cohen

Founder of P.A.C.K.

"In 25 years of P.A.C.K. Camp, I’ve seen over and over again no matter what a child’s disability is, having FUN is what’s important.  And P.A.C.K. Camp allows them to do just that!"

Paula Cohen

Founder of P.A.C.K.

"Everyone should do something to help a special needs child!  They deserve the same opportunities as everyone else!  Making a donation

to P.A.C.K. is one great way of helping!"

Gregory Cohen

Son of Barry and Paula

"My mom and dad started P.A.C.K. for me 25 years ago.  I’m glad so many kids have come to camp and had a great time! P.S.  When am I going to McDonald’s?"

Our Story

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 then State Representative Mike Fasano, formed P.A.C.K. to provide a summer camp experience where kids could have fun and be cared for by trained, qualified staff.  The first camp was in 1997 and we are still going strong after 25 years!  Thanks to Mike Fasano for all his help over the years, and now thanks to Senator Wilton Simpson for his continued support every year!

 

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.

P.A.C.K. Staff 2019

P.A.C.K. NEWS

ABC Act

Tampa Bay Times

(2017 Article)

Spectrum Bay News 9

(2019 Video & Article)

ABC Action News

(2022 Video & Article)

SPECIAL THANKS TO

*KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ST. MICHAEL COUNCIL
*SHERIFF CHRIS NOCCO
*Pepin Academies

 

* STATE SENATOR WILTON SIMPSON

*STATE REPRESENTATIVE AMBER MARIANO

*THE GENESIS SCHOOL

*JCC OF WEST PASCO

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