The ELM Project
- Arts & Culture
- Children & Youth
- Health & Medicine
- Sports & Recreation
Location88 Hamilton AveStamford, CT 06902 United States
The mission of The ELM Project is to enhance the lives of underserved youth living with chronic illness by providing an enriching summer camp experience and the tools for a healthy, independent future.
Founded in 1995, The ELM Project provides a residential summer camp and year-round programs for youth with chronic illnesses entirely free of charge. We began focused primarily on serving children with HIV/AIDS and have now expanded our mission to sickle cell disease and other chronic conditions. Our mission is to uplift and empower disadvantaged youth by equipping them with the tools to lead successful, independent and productive lives. Our programs provide children with opportunities to obtain critical life skills, learn how to trust themselves and others, discover new strengths and passions, and believe in their own potential.
Our annual summer camp provides children ages 8-16, who may not normally attend a camp due to medical concerns, a jam-packed week of outdoor summer fun. The residential camp is staffed by an amazing team of doctors, social workers, and camp counselors to ensure a safe and loving childhood experience. At camp, children improve social skills, are encouraged to participate in new activities and gain a positive view of self and life.