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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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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 6-week Summer Program (not a sleep-over program). We are designed to teach, improve, and generalize social skills and problem-solving skills.

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.

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 6 weeks, whichever is best for the family.

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 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.

Summit Camp & Travel - Teen Tour

Coed, serves campers with issues of ADHD/ADD, Verbal or Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities, Aspergers Syndrome, &/or mild social concerns. Campers ages 15 - 19 may travel with our teen programs. This year we will be visiting:

Israel:From Jerusalem to Eilat to the Galilee, Haifa and Tel Aviv
The British Isles: From London to Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland
The Southwest: From San Diego east to the desert, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree and Death Valley
Philadelphia to Williamsburg:Colonial America 14 Days ??? Philadelphia, Amish Country, Gettysburg, Baltimore, Washington, Mt. Vernon and Williamsburg
The Northeast and Canada: From Springfield, MA to New Hampshire,...

Wediko Summer Program

The Wediko Summer Program is a co-ed 45-day therapeutic residential program for children ages 7-19 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 70 years of working with children who struggle with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Learning Disabilities, Social Skills Deficits including those from Spectrum Disorders and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities, Mood Disorder, Special Needs Adoptions, and Attachment Disorders. The Summer Program is located on a picturesque 450-acre lakefront campus in Windsor, New Hampshire, providing a serene...

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 Northwood

Camp Northwood's primary mission is to create a sense of community and belonging for a population of socially isolated and immature learning challenged and high functioning autistic children. Camp Northwood's program of formalized social skill instruction, woven into the fabric of a traditional camp environment, enables campers to develop age appropriate social skills while enjoying the same types of activities experienced by more traditional populations of children at camps across the country.

Camp Huntington

A Special Camp for the Special Camper; Coed, residential, ages 6-26; Autism, ADD/HD, Mental Retardation, LD; mild-severe. Therapeutic Recreation (swimming, music, arts, sports, horseback riding), Social and life skills building, Academic instruction.

$2150/week with length of stay discounts at 3, 6, and 9 weeks.

Camp Baker

  • Richmond, VA U.S.A.

AHRC - Camp Loyaltown

  • Hunter, NY U.S.A.

PREP Summer Program

  • Crugers, NY U.S.A.

New Jersey Camp Jaycee

  • Effort, PA U.S.A.

Camp Misquah

  • Ottawa, Ontario Canada

PB County Therapeutic Day Camp

  • Delray Beach, FL U.S.A.

Camp Paha

  • Lakewood, CO U.S.A.

Keystone Pocono Camp

  • Gouldsboro, PA U.S.A.

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