Little Buddy Information


When: Applications will be accepted through May 3, 2019. Campers are selected via a lottery system and will be notified by May 15, 2019.
Who: Campers should be rising Kindergartners with an active IEP that includes educational services. Must be ineligible for ESY services. Participants must be either Charlottesville city or Albemarle county residents.
Cost: The camp is free to participants.
How: Complete either the online application or download a printable version of the form and send it to:
Attn: Sarah Blech
Charlottesville Parks & Recreation
P.O. Box 911
Charlottesville, VA 22902


Where: Johnson Elementary School
1645 Cherry Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903
When: Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21, 2019
8:30am - 12:30pm

Robin Aldridge was a long time special education teacher, advocate and friend. Her daughter Mani, a student at CHS, loved the arts – drawing, dance, music, and drama. In their honor, Charlottesville and Albemarle County Parks and Recreation have partnered to provide a week-long summer camp for 4 -5 year old students with disabilities.

Robin and Mani’s All Buddy Camp will help participants build self-esteem, develop better social skills and self-expression, make and maintain friendships, and improve fine and gross motor skills by partnering preschool students with disabilities with local high school students as ‘buddies’ in a holistic program centered on the creative arts, fun, and field trips.

Questions? Please contact Sarah Blech at (434) 970-3264 or