Trail's Edge Camp
Trail’s Edge Camp is a summer camp for children who are ventilator-dependent - children who at one time were thought to be too medically fragile to go to camp. In June 1990, Trail’s Edge changed that. The first camp of its kind, Trail's Edge is a place where campers enjoy typical camp activities, including horseback riding, fishing and pranks. Campers five to 18 years old enjoy a week of adventure that is full of friendship, independence and life. It's a place where they meet kids who face the same challenges that they do, where they are not different, where the word “can” replaces “can’t” and where the impossible can become reality.
In addition to benefits for the campers, the week of camp also provides parents with a much-needed respite from the difficult tasks inherent in caring for a medically fragile child. In most cases, it is the only break they get in the course of a year.
Trail's Edge Camp would like to thank the FRIENDS of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers and the Zukey Lake Tavern Golf Outing for their continued support and generosity in making this experience successful for ventilator-dependent children each year.