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JCC Camp Ruach

JCC Camp Ruach...Home for the Summer!

Camp Season: June 25- Aug. 24. 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 they offer including sports, swim (indoor and outdoor pools), low and high ropes course, karate, theater, art, cooking, dance, tennis, nature, game room, zip line, mini zip line, mini-golf, music, musical theatre, cooking, archery, weekly entertainment and so much more! Pre-school and Kindergarten campers have half and full-day options. Program ...

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.

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.

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.

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!

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 Chickasaw

  • Fresno, CA U.S.A.

Camp Sunshine/Camp Elan

  • Montreal, NY Canada

Camp Venture

  • Nanuet, NY U.S.A.

Isanogel Center

  • Muncie, IN U.S.A.

Camp Kodiak

  • Mckellar, Ontario Canada

Arc of the Mid-South Camp (The)

  • Memphis, TN U.S.A.

Shield Summer Play Program

  • Flushing, NY U.S.A.

Lake James Christian Assembly

  • Angola, IN U.S.A.

CHOICE Summer Sessions

  • Toronto, Ontario Canada

ACIS

  • Toronto, Ontario Canada

Camp LIFE

  • Burton, TX U.S.A.

Camp Horizons

  • South Windham, CT U.S.A.

Camp Joy

  • New Rochelle, NY U.S.A.

Camp Misquah

  • Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Association Garagona

  • Frelighsburg, Quebec Canada

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