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Developmental Disability Camps and Programs



A developmental disabilities camp caters to children with special needs who often require more guidance than the more neurotypical camper. Most but not all kids who attend camp are diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD), Asperger syndrome, autism, Read More

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Camp Kennebec

Camp Kennebec is wonderful place for teens and kids with special needs, to provide them with an environment that fosters their accomplishments, friendships, and a great time with memories of a fabulous summer.

Campers are ages 6 and up with a variety of exceptionalities--Autism, Asperger's, ADD, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's Syndrome, Learning Difficulties, Social Difficulties, and many others.

Families can choose from overnight camps with sessions lasting from 1 to 7 weeks, whichever is best for the family.

Charis Hills

Charis Hills is a special needs, recreational summer camp helping children with learning differences build confidence and find success. We serve campers ages 7-18. We welcome campers with ADHD, Learning Disabilities, speech/language and hearing impairment, emotional/behavioral challenges including high functioning Autism and Asperger's. Camp is a great place to teach social skills. Campers also receive academic instruction for one activity period each day. Located one hour from the DFW area.

Frost Valley YMCA

Frost Valley campers live in a special world where they experience journeys on every scale - from spending their first night away from home & bonding with new friends to bolder quests like mountain hikes. Our roots reach back to 1901, when we established one of the nation's first overnight camps for children. Over a century later, we remain true to the Y mission & our non-profit commitment to bring children of all backgrounds & abilities together in our enriching, life-changing community.

BASEcamp at Bachman Academy

"Bachman Academy Summer Endeavor - BASEcamp - is the summer camp version of Bachman's famous learning philosophy and offers students a unique, important experience as they develop into functioning adults. We offer 6 one-week residential sessions for students ages 12 - 17.

At BASEcamp, the campus is our classroom. With 210 acres, the options are limitless. Our dedicated and highly trained staff is a top reason why we excel. Our facilities, including outdoor fun at the pool and the large lake, offer fantastic opportunity for learning and personal development.

Students will spend time in all of our core curriculum ...

Summit Camp & Travel

Our summer design includes a complementary format of camp sessions that flow as three weeks, two weeks, three weeks. In addition, the three travel programs seamlessly allow a camper to combine camp and travel for the whole summer. We believe this format allows our campers to match their needs and interests while also enabling their families to plan for special family times at home or on vacation. Our travel tours are designed to dovetail with our campus program and thereby allow for participation in both program areas.

HI-STEP Summer Social Skills Program

HI-STEP Summer Social Skills Program / Camp New Jersey - may serve as Special Education Extended School Year (ESY) program ; HI-STEP: Helping Improve Social-skills Through Evidence-based Practices (ages 6-16) is a 5-week Summer Program (not a sleep-over program). Locations in Scotch Plains, Pennington and Marlton, New Jersey. We are designed to teach, improve, and generalize social skills and problem- solving skills.

Camp Lee Mar

Camp Lee Mar is a private residential special needs camp for children and teenagers with mild to moderate learning and developmental challenges. A structured environment, individual attention and guidance are emphasized at all times. Campers enjoy traditional camp activities PLUS academics, speech and language therapy, music and art therapy, daily living skills, sensory-motor-perceptual training, and computers. We also have therapeutic horseback riding and overnight trips. Heated pool, modern facilities and air-conditioned buildings, including bunks.

Wediko Summer Program

The Wediko Summer Program is a co-ed 45-day therapeutic overnight program for children ages 9-19 who struggle socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. Wediko offers a unique opportunity for children to get intensive adult support as they learn, explore, and discover new skills in an outdoor setting. We have over 80 years of experience working with children who struggle with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Learning Disabilities, Mood Disorders, Attachment Disorders, and Social Skills Deficits (including Spectrum Disorders and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities). The Summer Program is located on a picturesque 480-acre lakefront campus ...

Camp Reece

Camp Reece is a sleep-away camp for children with special needs, ages 10 through 16, located at Skidmore College, which provides an ideal setting for our campers.

At Camp Reece, we offer a wide range of activities, each specifically designed to meaningfully engage campers while teaching skills, building confidence, improving self-esteem, encouraging social-emotional growth, and, of course, having fun!

Camp Reece's skilled and caring staff members differentiate instruction and modify activities whenever needed to ensure campers of all levels, abilities and ages can participate fully and successfully. We acknowledge every accomplishment and never miss the opportunity to provide positive feedback and recognition.

Campers learn about themselves and explore the world around them through hands-on activities, such as organic gardening; art classes that include graphic design, outdoor photography, animation and videography; and a sports program that includes tennis, soccer and water sports.

Our weekly, full-day adventures trips in the heart of the Adirondack Park include whitewater rafting, high ropes courses, biking, trips to theme parks and other exciting area attractions.

At Camp Reece, children explore possibilities and stretch the boundaries of what can be achieved, while giving each camper a lifetime of memories of fun with friends that they will carry with them long after summer's end.

Southampton Fresh Air Home

The Southampton Fresh Air Home is a camp for physically challenged children and young adults based on the East End of Long Island. We have wonderful facilities including two heated swimming pools, covered sports courts, computer lab, arts workshop and fully air conditioned bunks. We have a dedicated staff including 24 hour nursing. Transportation to and from camp NYC is offered at the start and end of each session. We offer a generous scholarship scheme and encourage all parents to apply. Please contact us with any question you may have and we hope to see you this year for the...

Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California

Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California provides a 6-week summer day camp and rock climbing therapeutic groups throughout the school year.

Quest Camps, located in Orange County, CA, offers an innovative, evidence-based therapeutic program that has been found to reduce problems not only at camp but at home, school and in everyday life for children 6 to 18 years old with mild to moderate social, emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. We are a Special Needs Camp that provides treatment for a variety of difficulties that children have including ADHD, Asperger's Disorder, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders and learning disabilities.

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Camp Robin Rogers

  • Lima, OH U.S.A.

Camp STRIVE

  • South Portland, ME U.S.A.

HASC Summer Program

  • Parksville, NY U.S.A.

Summer Playhouse Camp (The)

  • Concord, Ontario Canada

Camp Rotary

  • Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada

KidsAbility Centre for Child Development

  • Waterloo, Ontario Canada

Breezewood Acres

  • Sunbury, OH U.S.A.

Wisconsin Badger Camp

  • Prairie Du Chien, WI U.S.A.

Camp Thorpe

  • Goshen, VT U.S.A.

Camp Kodiak

  • Mckellar, Ontario Canada

Keystone Pocono Camp

  • Gouldsboro, PA U.S.A.

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