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AbilityFirst - Camp Paivika

Adult Day Programs, Camps
  • Location Address: 600 Playground Dr. | Crestline, CA 92322
  • reviews Rating: 4.80 (28 reviews)
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About AbilityFirst - Camp Paivika

AbilityFirst™ provides a variety of programs designed to help people with disabilities achieve their personal best throughout their lives. We do this by: creating targeted programming to help an individual successfully transition from childhood to adult life.


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As a college student on summer break, I needed to make money, yet I had very little skills. I lived in Tacoma, Washington and one of the major employers was Nalleys Pickles. So, I went to work on the factory floor packing cucumbers in jars and enduring the strongest vinegar smell imaginable. The pay was a few dollars per hour over what I could make other pla
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600 Playground Dr., CA, 92322

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I love going to Camp Paivika every year since I first started to attend in 2012. All the counselors and campers are really nice and we always enjoy our activities as well as the evening programs they had for a whole week until the end. This is really the best camp I go every summer and I love every moment of it.

Franklin Martinez
12 May 2024
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Cold windy beautiful this time of year. Zs

Terry Turner
12 May 2024
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Last time I was at Camp Paivika was in 2010-2011. I love it there. Fresh air and some of my friends are always there. Great place to relax for a weekend or a week.

AJ King
12 May 2024
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My son has been going to camp here for like the last 15 years.

Mark Thoeny
12 August 2023
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Wonderful camp for disabled children teens and adults. Great location in San Bernardino mountains. Kelly is a great camp director and the staff are second to none. Activities include pool arts and crafts nature study horseback riding campfire drama etc.

Jeff LaBarre
12 May 2022
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If youre on the fence about sending your child here rest assured there is no finer place capable of handling and surpassing the needs of your child.Also the food is great.

Thomas J Ryan
12 May 2021
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Went to visit Camp Paivica today up in the Mountains of Crestline to see if Max would be interested in going next year. Have to say I was completely impressed with all the hospitality of the staff the food the horses the archery but most of all the hamburger lol havent had one like that in awhile so juicy from the grill All of the sports activities that they plan for the Adults with special needs are perfect for every situation They even have camp on the island of Balboa where they put tents up down by the ocean. Wish I would have gotten some pictures but my phone was completely drained from not charging it all day We are making reservations for next year for sure 2020 hear we come

Tammy Carlisle
12 May 2020
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Our first time at camp Paivika and my daughter cant wait to go back. Great facility and staff.

Danica Headrick
12 May 2020
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Considering that I have been going here for over 13 years I love it all together and I cant wait to go back next year

Nicholas Williams
12 May 2020
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I go annually with a teacher in whose class I used to work. Its my 29th Presidents Day weekend since 2000. I LOVE this every year its phenomenal.

Lee Spitzer
12 May 2019

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