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

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, 9-11am, High Point Bowling Center 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. Recreation Class for the Visually Impaired

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

    Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am, $3 per person/per class, Deep River Recreation Center, 1529 Skeet Club Road Read on...
  5. Leisure Exploration Class

    Tuesdays, January 17-March 21, 2017, Various times and locations. Read on...
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