Cameron’s Place is an all-inclusive play park, designed to be used by children of all ages and abilities.
This specially built (and rare) playplace is regularly used by special needs groups from all over our state. It’s common to find a family from 2 hours away playing with their special needs children in the park on any given day.
The park is open to every child of every age and ability, their friends and families too, every day from daylight until dark.
How it came about?
In August of 2016, God led our church to begin a ministry for families with children who have special needs.
We started by converting a storage building on our property into an ADA compliant, multi-use Activity and Resource Center (ARC). The Lord quickly led us to do more for those in our region with special needs.
By May of 2017 it had become clear that we were to build Northwest North Carolina’s first Inclusive PlayPark. This was a God-sized desire and required the hand of God for its financial provision. Thanks to the Lord’s graciousness and favor, the PlayPark was completely paid for within 5 months.
Local businesses, foundations, individuals from as far away as Florida, private grants, and over a dozen churches and ministries all made monetary contributions toward the project. It was an incredible and miraculous display of the graciousness of people when they are confronted with a need that exists in the special needs community.
The Grand Opening of the Wilkes Inclusive PlayPark on October 22, 2017 was marked with much celebration and a very important dedication. At the ceremony, the name of the park was finally revealed: “Cameron’s Place”, named in honor of a young, beautiful, and odds-defeating girl with special needs in our church.