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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 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.

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.

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.

Wediko Summer Program

The Wediko Summer Program is a 45-day residential treatment program serving boys and girls ages 9-19 with social, emotional and behavioral challenges. The summer is highly structured and supported while placing great emphasis on fun activities, summer schooling, and social-emotional learning. 45 days of residential programming coupled with the positive feelings of camp, provides students with a clinical milieu that expands existing strengths into more robust capacities and simultaneously stimulates new interests.

Therapeutic Milieu Students have the benefit of clinicians who work with them every day "in-the-moment," ...

Camp Thorpe

As the camp enters into its 90th season, Walter Thorpe's tradition and philosophy is maintained with the highest allegience-meeting the needs of each individual camper; showing each that he/she has ability and potential. Participation is intended to further develop this potential. Currently, camping experiences are provided to children and adults with a variety of physical and developmental needs. Although the program has expanded and changed through the years, Walter Thorpe's purpose is perpetuated through positive, successful camping experiences for children and adults in a fun, happy, stress-free environment.

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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.

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.

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.

Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California

Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California provides Summer Day Camp services, After School Programs and Psychological Treatment specifically designed to help kids, ages 6 to 18, with mild to moderate social, emotional, and/or behavioral difficulties. We are an innovative, evidence-based program that combines recreational activities, behavioral milieu, and group psychotherapy. Quest offers: - 3 to 7 week sessions - Individualized behavior plans - Group therapy, occupational therapy services - 6-to-1 camper to staff ratio - Parent meetings with home therapeutic goal development - Consistent positive interventions - Highly qualified clinical staff Activities and field trips are an important part of the Quest experience. Campers participate in fun, engaging adventures and field trips including: - Rock climbing - Soccer - Karate - Arts and crafts - High-ropes courses - Amusement park outings - The Discovery Science Center - Boomers - Legoland - Beach days - Camp out - and more! As a Special Needs Camp, Quest specializes in psychological treatment and interventions for children and young adults with difficulties such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD), High-functioning Autism (previously Asperger's), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning disabilities, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, and more. Many kids come to Quest struggling to make friends and have difficulty handling frustration and conquering their fears. They leave with increased self-esteem and improved peer and family relationships; fears and frustrations are reduced, and behavioral problems become less prevalent in daily life. Some insurance policies may cover mental health services provided at Quest. Many are also successful at receiving tax benefits related to their payment of Quest fees as a medical expense. Discounts and scholarships may also be offered. Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California is directed by Dr. Jodie Knott (CA Lic. #20647). Dr. Knott is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in psychological assessments, treatment, and child and family therapy. She is a nationally recognized expert in the clinical treatment of ADHD/ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, learning disabilities, adjustment disorders, etc. Call us today at (714) 490-3428 to determine if Quest is right for your child and what their individualized goals will be! For more information, please visit our website. We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association!

JCC Camp Ruach

Camp Season: June 26 - August 25. Located on 14 acres with programs for campers ages 15 months through 9th grade. Busing included. Lunches available. Camp Ruach offers a nine week program with a four week minimum. Many activities are offered including sports, instructional and free swim (indoor and outdoor pools), low and high ropes course, karate, theater, art, cooking, dance, tennis, nature, game room, zip line, mini-golf, music, musical theatre, cooking, archery, camp garden, weekly entertainment and so much more! Pre-school and Kindergarten campers have half and full-day options. 4th-6th grade programs consist of three days onsite and two days of offsite trips per week. Road Rulz Teen Travel for grades 7-9 offers day trips and two week-long trips. Sababa for 7th - 9th grade campers offering two day-trips/week and three days at camp. LIT (Leadership in Training) for Grade 8 and 9. Special Needs Camp. Specialty camps offered throughout the summer. Post-Camp week August 21-25 for ages K-6 offering numerous specialty options. Age appropriate post-camp program available for campers ages 3-5 August 21-25.

Open House Events: January 31 and February 25 from 5:00-7:30 pm.

Hiring Camp Staff: Specialists and Counselors.

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...

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.

Camp Kodiak

  • Mckellar, Ontario Canada

Easter Seal Society AZ

  • Tempe, AZ U.S.A.

Camp Bonaventure

  • Calgary, AB Canada

Happiness Bag

  • Terre Haute, IN U.S.A.

Camp Dumore

  • Springfield, PA U.S.A.

Special Touch Ministry

  • Waupaca, WI U.S.A.

Camp Civitan-Arizona

  • Williams, AZ U.S.A.

KidsAbility Centre for Child Development

  • Waterloo, Ontario Canada

ACIS

  • Toronto, Ontario Canada

Camp Easter Seals UCP

  • New Castle, VA U.S.A.

Camp Victory

  • Ardsley, NY U.S.A.

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