Held annually in the winter, the Camp and Resource Fair is an information event servicing families seeking camps, therapies, educational, recreational, and healthcare services and products that support children with special needs in both self-contained and inclusive environments as well as summer and year round programs. Our goal is to connect families within the special needs community to the many resources available that can help make their lives more manageable and productive. 

The Camp and Resource Fair + Micro Businesses is free and open to the public!






Friends of Different Learners is pleased to sponsor the 17th annual Camp and Resource Fair on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 11:00 am- 2:00 pm.  This fair is an information vehicle servicing families seeking camps and programs that accept children with special needs in both self-contained and inclusion environments. Last year, approximately 75 organizations participated in the fair and we are proud to have drawn over 150 families from the tri-county area. Once again, the fair will be located at Groves High School in Beverly Hills, Michigan. This is your best platform for advertising your program or service.   






Deadline to register is December 31, 2018

Your registration fee of $40.00 includes the following:


  • a location on our floor equipped with a table and power if needed

  • a listing on our camp fair vendors list, which every visitor receives

  • a 2-year listing on our website as a 2019 participant along with your contact information and a short description of your program or service

  • a continental breakfast beginning at 9:00 am



  • Friends of Different Learners is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, so your registration (donation) fee is tax deductible.  Deadline to register is December 31, 2018.  Go back to the previous page and find the orange box with Vendor Only Information and click on "Vendor Registration or Advertising".  We accept payment by check, sent to our P.O. Box, or with a credit card through PayPal.

  • The Camp and Resource Fair is well attended.  Advertisement about this event will be in the form of public service announcements in local and tri-county area publications and via e-mail to our mailing list of over 600, where it quickly fans out to others.  Ads will be posted in all of our district schools and the BPS website, and we encourage other districts to post it as well.  As always, word of mouth is our best form of advertising.

  • Weather conditions could cause Groves High School to close unexpectedly.  It is very important that you provide us with all phone numbers so that we will be able to reach you should this happen.

If you have questions or need additional information, please info@friendsofdifferentlearners.org


Please join us for a 
Continental Breakfast at 9:00 am

We know the hours are long and because we are grateful for your participation, Friends of Different Learners will be providing a Continental Breakfast to all registered participants this year.  Many of you travel several hours to join us and it would be our pleasure to make this available to you.  Please speak to one of our volunteers upon your arrival and we will escort you to the breakfast area beginning at 9:00 am.  During this time, we encourage you to meet representatives from other organizations, exchange ideas and look for needs in the community.


Candlewood Suites
1 Corporate Drive
Southfield, MI  48076

Somerset Inn
2601 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI  48084


Holiday Inn Express Detroit-Birmingham
35270 Woodward Ave.
Birmingham, MI  48009

Radisson Hotel Detroit-Bloomfield Hills
39475 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48304


In place of attending the Camp and Resource Fair, I would like to advertise my organization. I understand payment is by credit card only.

  • Click on the SUBMIT button and you will be taken to the PayPal/credit card screen. You will receive an automated response on this same screen when you are finished.

  • Advertising includes a 1-year listing on our website with your contact information and a short description of your program or service, emailed to info@friendsofdifferentlearners.org

    Your advertising support stays on our Friends of Different Learners website for one year and allows Friends of Different Learners to educate and inform our community about different learners through our many annual programs like the Camp and Resource Fair, Disability Awareness Workshop, LINKS and our monthly speaker series.

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Thank you for your suport.