With initial support from the National Inclusion Project, we will be beginning our fourth year of the Let’s ALL Play Summer Camp. The National Inclusion Project grew out of the dream that ALL children, regardless of ability, should be able to share the same experiences, together. After much hands-on experience and research, they created a successful recreational inclusion model that encourages and facilitates community inclusion while benefiting all those involved – children with and without special needs, staff and parents. Let’s ALL Play provides the foundation and the framework to bring an inclusive experience to children in their communities. Through extensive staff training and modified programs and activities, Let’s ALL Play gives children with special needs the same experience as those without. We nurture potential and believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. We believe that each group of children can learn and grow through interacting with the other in structured Let’s ALL Play program activities. Outside of mandated school programs during the school year, there are no programs for inclusion of children with special needs with other children in the county. The program inspires empathy and understanding and promotes mutual growth. Research has shown that children with and without special needs both have seen dramatic growth in motor skills as well as improvement in social skills, self-esteem, compassion, and understanding. Let’s ALL Play has made an overwhelmingly positive difference in the recreational experience for all children. By teaching children to welcome others into their worlds, the principles of inclusion can help foster a greater sense of cooperation and empathy in the next generation.