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. Open Gym for Special Populations

    Deep River Recreation Center, Thursdays, September 1-December 29, 2016, 10:30am-12pm, ages 16+, Free. Read on...
  2. Bowling for the Visually Impaired

    Wednesdays, 9-11am, High Point Bowling Center Read on...
  3. 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...
  4. Christmas Dance

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6-8pm at Morehead Recreation Center Read on...
  5. Breakfast Club for the Visually Impaired

    Monday, December 12, 2016, 10am-12pm, Cost of Meal + Tip, Ages 21+ Read on...
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