Special Populations / Special Olympics

The Special Populations section provides year round recreational and leisure opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.


Programs include:
  • Camp Ann
  • Community integration outings
  • Field trips
  • Holiday parties
  • Lucky Strikes bowling league
  • Special Olympics
  • The Miracle League
  • Visually Impaired programs
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Camp Ann

Camp Ann is a summer day camp program for school age children and adults with developmental disabilities located at High Point City Lake Park in Jamestown. The program began as a 2-week program in 1966 with a matching grant from the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation. The City of High Point has continued to sponsor the program with support of numerous civic sponsors.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Guilford/High Point is a year round sports training and competition organization for athletes 8 years of age and older with intellectual disabilities.

Olympic Sports

The High Point program offers the following sports:
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Aquatics
  • Athletics (track and field)
  • Basketball
  • Bocce
  • Bowling
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Roller Skating
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis

Required Forms

Athletes must have a current medical/participation form on file, as well as a current Parent/Guardian Release form.


Volunteers are an essential part of the Special Populations programs. Interested persons should contact the Special Populations section at 336-883-3477 for upcoming volunteer opportunities.
  1. Bowling for the Visually Impaired

    Wednesdays through April 5, 2017, High Point Bowling Center, program will not be held on March 15. Read on...
  2. Variety Program for Visually Impaired

    Tuesdays, 6-8pm, ages 21+, cost of event varies and is on your own, deadline for enrollment: 12pm Wednesday before each date Read on...
  3. Leisure Exploration Class

    Tuesdays, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 11, May 2 & 16, 2017, Various times and locations. Read on...
  4. Breakfast Club for the Visually Impaired

    Monday, March 13, 2017 10am-12pm, Cost of Meal + Tip, Ages 21+ Read on...
  5. Recreation Class for the Visually Impaired

    Fridays, 4-5pm, ages 21+, Morehead Recreation Center Read on...
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