Camps for Kids and Adults with Disabilities

bullet Alternative Summer Camps Therapeutic wilderness experiences for adolescents, pre-teens, and adults. Descriptions and links for a variety of programs in different states.
bullet Aerie Experiences - Experiential, adventure-based, wilderness and therapeutic activities for children, individuals and families navigating Neurobiological Disorders, Aspergers, High Functioning Autism, Learning Disabilities and other special needs.
bullet Blue Compass - An adventure camp for 7-22 year-olds with Adhd/Add, Aspergerís, & High-Functioning Autism, who can benefit from camps focused on building personal and social confidence. Based out of Seattle, Washington, we operate programs throughout the Pacific NW.
bullet Camp Allen - Private, non-profit, residential summer camp for individuals with physical and/or developmental disabilities. Located in Bedford, New Hampshire. Schedule, activities, photos, and application forms.
bullet Camp Awareness was developed by Sue Hansen for higher functioning kids and adults located in Indiana.
bullet Camp Courageous - Year-round recreational and respite care activities in a camp setting in Iowa.
bullet Camp Determination - Kansas City, KS for  children with AS is sponsored by the Autism Asperger Resource Center
bullet Camp Easter Seals New Mexico - Offers one-week sessions for kids and adults with physical and/or mental disabilities. Held at Kamp Kiwanis in Vanderwagen, New Mexico. Past season recaps, staff, map, and contact information.
bullet Camp Huntington Co-ed, overnight, 7-week program serving 6-21 year old campers with Learning and Developmental Disabilities, ADD, PDD, autism and other special needs. Located in High Falls, New York. Activities, daily schedule, facilities, dates, rates, and information request form.
bullet Camp Jened Provides a vacation for adults who have a wide range of physical and developmental disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Autism and Behavior Disorders. Located in New York.
bullet Camp Kodiak  is a residential camp for children and teens with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder in Canada
bullet Camp Lee Mar All the fun and activities of a traditional summer camp. Also academics, speech and language therapy, and vocational preparation.
bullet Camp Nuhop A summer residential program for any youngster from 6 to 16 with a learning disability, behavior disorder, or attention deficit disorder.
bullet Camp Northwood - "Since 1976, Camp Northwood has been providing quality programming to a coed population of 150 children in need of structure and individualization. The Camp Northwood program is oriented toward a population of socially immature, isolated, non-aggressive children ranging in age from 8-18 that experience difficulties in social and academic settings due to a variety of types of learning challenges."
bullet Camp Oakhurst Serves children and adults with physical disabilities. Summer camp, year round respite and vacation programs. Located in New Jersey.
bullet Camp Optimism A residential summer camp for handicapped children with mental or physical disabilities. Located in Virginia
bullet Camp Ramah in Wisconsin is a unique Jewish community in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Each summer campers and staff experience the wonders of nature, learn from dynamic teachers and specialists, expand their own creativity and explore being Jewish.
bullet Camp ReCreation A residential summer camp program in California which offers participants with developmental disabilities opportunities for fun, social interaction, skill development, and spiritual growth while increasing the awareness and acceptance of participants in the larger community.
bullet Camp Rotary Residential summer camp for children and adults with physical or developmental disabilities. Located on Grand Lake in New Brunswick, Canada. Schedule, programs, facilities, photos, and detailed information for campers and parents.
bullet Camp Rubber Soul A recreation camp offering one week overnight sessions for children with varying degrees of disabilities. A one to one counselor ratio offers a unique, fulfilling, and rewarding experience.
bullet Camp Starfish Serves emotionally, behaviorally, and learning disabled children by providing a safe therapeutic milieu in a natural camp setting with a one-one camper to staff ratio. Description of Massachusetts camp, pictures, camper and counselor applications.
bullet Camp Summit A residential camp in Texas for children, youth, and adults who are developmentally delayed, physically challenged, multi-disabled or dual sensory impaired
bullet Camp Tamarack - Summer programs for children and teens with learning disabilities, offering academic instruction and traditional camp activities. Located in Saskatchewan, Canada. Mission, programs, and forms for campers and staff.
bullet Camp Thorpe Located in Goshen, Vermont. Operates two summer camp programs - one for adults and one for children. Accepts children ages 10-20 with a variety of physical and mental challenges including cerebral palsy, developmental delays, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, moderate emotional difficulties, down-syndrome, and abuse histories. The adult program's campers are primarily developmentally disabled. However, some campers are physically challenged, autistic, have moderate behavioral problems, and have personal care needs. Program, schedule, directions, and application form.
bullet Camp Timberwolf Experiential outdoor tent camping program for boys and girls ages 6 through 12 with ADD, ADHD, LD, OCD and similar behavioral challenges. Based on the grounds of Highland Lake Inn and Country Retreat in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Program, staff, dates, rates, and online registration.
bullet Camp Thunderbird -Six or twelve-day sessions available between June and August for developmentally disabled individuals of all ages. Located at Wekiva Springs State Park in Apopka, Florida. Application, schedule, rates, and contact information.
bullet Camp Winston Offers residential recreational summer programs for campers with complex neurological disorders such as Tourette Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, autism, and other PDD spectrum disorders. Located on Sparrow Lake in the Muskoka Region of Ontario, Canda.
bullet Easter Seals Wisconsin Camp Wawbeek for children and adults ages seven and up with physical disabilities with mild to no cognitive impairments; Respite Camp for children and adults who have more involved disabilities that require one-on-one attention.
bullet Camps 4R Kids Foundation - A non-profit organization that seeks donations to fund free family camps and recreational experiences for kids with disabilities and their families
bullet Camping Unlimited is a residential camp for children with developmental disabilities in Northern California's Santa Cruz Mountains.
bullet Children's Association for Maximum Potential (C.A.M.P.) - A Texas non-profit organization that provides camping and respite services to children with developmental, physical and mental disabilities and their families.
bullet Drama-Play Connection - "Our Pragmatic Drama workshop is designed to teach pragmatic language skills and foster the development of social skills through the art of drama.  Our program serves children and young adolescents who function well in most areas, but are struggling with the social deficits associated with Asperger's Disorder (AS), Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD), and other Developmental Disorders"
bullet Eureka Outdoor Camp - Our philosophy is to give children a sense of accomplishment, and to experience success in whatever they choose to do. We do not provide religious or academic training. Our focus is on the outdoors and activities associated with fostering an appreciation and enjoyment of the outdoors.  We serve Learning disabilities; ADD/ ADHD;  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Mild Autism/Aspergers Syndrome; Tourettes Syndrome; Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Epilepsy.
bullet Frost Valley YMCA serves youth and young adults aged 7 to 25 who have developmental disabilities.
bullet Happy Adventure Summer Camp Day summer camp serving severely developmentally and physically disabled children and young adults from Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, and Ventura, California.
bullet High Esteem's Camp Goodwill A central New York not-for-profit that provides residential camping as well as, year round programs for children/young adults with physical disabilities and of special needs.
bullet Inspiration Center Handicap accessible Christian camp and retreat center offers programs for both physically and mentally challenged children and adults. Also available for group retreats. Located in Walworth, Wisconsin. Schedule, fees, and registration forms.
bullet Kamp A-Kom-Plish "is a sleep away camp for children and teens aged 8 to 16.  Located on 108 acres in the beautiful Maryland countryside, we have comfortable, air-conditioned cabins a fishing and boating pond, miles of trails for riding and hiking  and a state-of-the-art Ropes Course."  
bullet Kamp Dovetail A volunteer run summer camp for children with physical and mental disabilities in Ohio
bullet Kostopulos Dream Foundation Summer camp for campers of all ages and ability levels for over 30 years. Salt Lake City, UT.
bullet Lions Bear Lake Camp Offers a free camp for visually impaired youth and a low-cost camp for hearing impaired youth. Facility is also available for rental year-round, with discounts to special needs and nonprofit/youth groups. Located in Lapeer, Michigan. Photos, programs, fees, and information request forms.
bullet Lions Club Camp Kirk Co-ed residential camp whose mission is to provide a nurturing, non-competitive, and structured atmosphere for 6 to 14 years olds who have learning disabilities and/or ADD/ADHD. Located in Kirkfield, Ontario. Testimonials, FAQ, dates, rates, and application.
bullet Meadowood Springs Speech and Hearing Camp "is specifically designed to serve children with communication disorders and their families. The camp experience provides intensive therapy combined with such activities as swimming, canoeing, fishing, handicrafts, hiking, nature lore, field games, table games, puppet shows, skits, movies, bingo, dances, campfires, and songfests. Families enhance their skills raising their children in our Family Intensive Workshops while enjoying time in our camp environment".
bullet Monarch School Summer Education Program - 3 Programs to Serve Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autistic Disorder, Aspergerís Disorder, PDD-NOS); Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder; Learning Disabilities;
Touretteís Syndrome; Mood Disorders (Bipolar Disorder, Depression); Anxiety Disorders and other neurological differences.
bullet Partners in Adventure Fully inclusive and non-competitive program in Burlington, Vermont for young people 12 to 21 with a full range of physical and developmental abilities and their non-disabled peers. Organization history, dates, rates, and forms.
bullet Recreation Unlimited Summer camp, day camp, respite retreat weekends for mentally and physically challenged from 8 to 80 years old. A 165 acre campus in North Central Ohio.                          
bulletRound Lake Camp is a residential camp that is for campers with learning differences. They state that their camp is now 2/3 Aspergers.
Contact Sheira Nowack at rlc@njycamps.org or 973-575-3333 x 145
bullet SOAR Operating out of Balsam, North Carolina, and Dubois, Wyoming, SOAR leads high adventure programs for LD and ADHD preteens, teens, and adults throughout the Southeast, Florida Keys, Caribbean, Rockies and Desert Southwest. Programs, staff profiles, FAQ, and application form.
bullet Special Touch An organization whose goal is to provide disabled individuals around the United States or their families with a summer camp and a chapter support group they can attend.
bullet Summit Camp and Travel - Serving boys and girls classified as having attention deficit disorders and possible concomitant learning disabilities or mild emotional problems. Located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, 3 hours from New York City.
bullet Talisman Summer Programs offers a summer camp for young people ages 8-22, a year-round boarding school for students grades 7-12, and a transitions program for young adults ages 18-24 who have learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder/ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Aspergerís Syndrome, and high-functioning autism.  Please visit Talisman Programs; Talisman Transitions and Talisman Academy.
bullet The Double "H" Hole in the Woods Ranch New York camp for children with physical and emotional disorders.
bullet The Fowler Center for Outdoor Learning Located in Michigan, provides recreational opportunities for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities, including trails, adapted horseback riding, organic garden, and barnyard.
bullet The Learning Camp Summer camp for 7-17 year old ADHD, ADD, learning disabled, and dyslexic children offers academic tutoring and traditional camp activities. Located in Vail Valley, Colorado. Includes photos, staff profiles, testimonials, and registration form.
bullet Therapeutic Holidays Camp Charitable organization, located in Crete, offering holidays combined with an extensive range of healing programs and activities to people with various disabilities and social adjustment problems. Photos, programs, activities, and contact information.
bullet Therapy/Respite Camps for Kids - Information about summer camps that focus on therapy for kids with special needs and/or respite for the kids and their families broken down into national categories and regional categories in the USA, Canada, Central America, Greece and other areas.
   

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