Summer Camps


Alabama

Camp ASCCA (Alabama's Special Camp for Children and Adults)
Residential camp for those 6 and older who have disabilities ranging from Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, Paraplegia, and Quadriplegia to Downs Syndrome, Autism, Mild, Moderate and Profound Mental Disabilities. 
Jacksons Gap, Alabama 
http://www.campascca.org

Arkansas

Camp Aldersgate
Provides programs for children with special needs and senior citizens. The oldest camp in Arkansas offering camps for children and youth who have conditions such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, epilepsy, kidney disorders, autism, Down's syndrome, and mental retardation. 
2000 Aldersgate Road 
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205 
(501) 225-1444 
(501) 225-2019 (fax) 
info@campaldersgate.net
http://www.campaldersgate.net

Arizona

Kris' Camp
A branch of a therapy intensive/respite camp for children with special needs (thus far focusing on children with autism/autistic like challenges) and their families. We held our first therapy session in 2002, and are planning to hold our first I Can Camp session in 2005. 
Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona 
(970) 492-9774 
http://www.kriscamp.org/

California

Camp Krem
Camp Krem provides a residential camp program serving children and adults with disabilities. 
El Sobrante, California 
(510) 222-6662 
http://campingunlimited.com

Camp Lotsafun
Camp Lotsafun provides individuals with developmental disabilities an opportunity to experience the adventure of camp while working towards specific developmental achievements. 
Portola, California 
(888) 825-CAMP (2267) 
http://www.camplotsafun.com

Jay Nolan Camp
Jay Nolan Camp, is an inclusive residential camp program, accredited by the American Camp Association, designed to bring children without disabilities and children with developmental disabilities together in a caring environment. 
Wrightwood, California 
(818) 361-6400 ext.119 
http://www.jaynolan.org

Kris' Camp
A branch of a therapy intensive/respite camp for children with special needs (thus far focusing on children with autism/autistic like challenges) and their families. We held our first therapy session in 2002, and are planning to hold our first I Can Camp session in 2005. 
Idyllwild, California 
(850) 386-2765 
http://www.kriscamp.org/

Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area - Social Skills Track and Leaders in Training Camps
UC Berkeley is running two integrated day camps for children and teens 3rd - 13th grade with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, High Functioning Autism, Asperger¹s Syndrome. We emphasize everything from social skills to work' place and job skills. 
Dr. Jennifer Selke 
(510) 642-7648 
jenn8@berkeley.edu
http://www.oski.org

Connecticut

Achieve Fluency
A unique program that will offer children with special learning needs ages 4-12 a great opportunity to receive individualized attention for their language, academic and social development and also enjoy fun/physical activities in a safe, supportive setting. Special features include daily one-to-one individualized tutoring by trained clinicians, specialized fitness classes lead by certified instructors, arts and crafts, special events and more. The camp will be located at BreakThru Family Fit For Life, a spacious, air-conditioned fitness center in Stamford, CT, The camp will run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm from June 25 to August 3. Enrollment is limited to assure a low camper-to-instructor ratio and high quality services. 
(203) 698-0247 
achievefluency@gmail.com
http://www.achievefluency.com/

Camp Horizons
The mission of Camp Horizons is to provide high quality residential, recreational, support and work programs for people who are developmentally disabled or who have other challenging social and emotional needs. 
South Windham, Connecticut 
(860) 456-1032 
http://www.camphorizons.org

Florida

Foundation for Dreams - Dream Oaks Camp
The Mission of the Foundation for Dreams, Inc. and Dream Oaks Camp is to provide fun, educational, and recreational experiences in an outdoor camp environment to enhance the lives of children ages 7-17 with physical and developmental disabilities and serious illnesses. 
Bradenton, Florida 
(941) 748-8809 
http://www.foundationfordreams.org

Kris' Camp
A branch of a therapy intensive/respite camp for children with special needs (thus far focusing on children with autism/autistic like challenges) and their families. We held our first therapy session in 2002, and are planning to hold our first I Can Camp session in 2005. 
Cape San Blas, Florida 
(850) 386-2765 
http://www.kriscamp.org/

Illinois

Camp Little Giant
Camp Little Giant has many programs designed to meet the needs of anyone! Specialized programs have been designed for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, ADD/ADHD, burn survivors, and traumatic brain injuries. 
Makanda, Illinois 
(618) 453-1121 
http://www.ton.siu.edu/programs/summer-camps/camp-little-giant

Indiana

Camp Awareness
Camp Awareness is a camp for children with high functioning autism or Asperger's disorder. The camp currently serves 180 children on the autism spectrum and its goal is to bring social opportunity to a population of children that otherwise have no camp. Science is the main theme during the week. 
Noblesville, Indiana 
(317) 823-1431 
http://www.campawareness.com

Iowa

Camp Courageous
Serves campers with special needs, all ages 
Located 5 miles south of Monicello, Iowa 
(319) 465-5916 
http://www.campcourageous.org

Kansas

Camp Determination
Serves children with autism spectrum disorders, ages 8-18 
4001 H.C. Miller Building 
3901 Rainbow Boulevard 
Kansas City, Kansas 66160-7335 
(931) 588-5988 
http://www.autismasperger.org/camp2003.html

Kentucky

Camp KYSOC
Provides a unique camping experience for children and adults who have physical, developmental and multiple disabilities, learning and behavioral disorders, eating disorders, spina bifida and autism. 
Carrollton, Kentucky 
(502) 732-5333

Louisiana

Camp Discover
Camp Discover is an educational and recreational program for children ages 5-12 with Down Syndrome or autism. 
Louisiana State University 
(800) 388-3883
Foundation for Dreams - Dream Oaks Ccamp
The Mission of the Foundation for Dreams, Inc. and Dream Oaks Camp is to provide fun, educational, and recreational experiences in an outdoor camp environment to enhance the lives of children ages 7-17 with physical and developmental disabilities and serious illnesses. 
Bradenton, Florida 
(941) 748-8809 
http://www.foundationfordreams.org

Kris' Camp
A branch of a therapy intensive/respite camp for children with special needs (thus far focusing on children with autism/autistic like challenges) and their families. We held our first therapy session in 2002, and are planning to hold our first I Can Camp session in 2005. 
Cape San Blas, Florida 
(850) 386-2765 
http://www.kriscamp.org/

Massachusetts

American Camping Association, New England Section
214 N. Main Street, Suite 104 
Natick, MA 01760 
(508) 647-2267 
http://www.acane-camps.org

Camp New Connections
A Pragmatic Language Summer Program 
6 week day camp for children with Asperger's Disorder and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Ages 11-17 
McLean Hospital 
Belmont, MA 
(617) 855-2736 

The Drama-Play Connection
Fun drama workshop for children & adolescents with Asperger’s Disorder (AS), Nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD), & other pragmatically-based social difficulties. Our program teaches pragmatic language and social skills with a focus on body language, social language, emotional awareness, peer issues and problem solving. 
298 Crescent Street 
Waltham, MA 02453 
(781) 899-1160 
http://www.dramaplayconnection.com

Handi Kids
Handi Kids is a non-profit, recreational facility for children and young adults with physical and cognitive challenges. 
Bridgewater, Massachusetts 
(508) 697-7557 
http://www.handikids.org

YouthCare Summer
A seven week day camp for children ages 5-14 who can benefit from the small groups and structure that a therapeutic program can offer. Typical diagnoses include Asperger's Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities. 
MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center 
73 High Street 
Charlestown, MA 02129 
(617) 724-0060 
mghyouthcare@partners.org
http://www.mghyouthcare.org

Michigan

Speech & Sensory Summer Camp
Dearborn, Ann Arbor and Flat Rock, MI 
c/o Dearborn Speech & Sensory Center 
23936 Michigan Ave 
Dearborn, MI 48124 
(313) 359-4695 
msanders@dearbornspeechandsensory.com

Minnesota

Eden Wood-Camp Friendship
Residential and day camp for children and adults with special needs. 
Eden Pairie, Minnesota 
(800) 450-8376

Missouri

Camp Black Hawk
Camp Black Hawk is a coed summer camp for children and adults with developmental disabilities. 
Rolla, Missouri 
(573) 458-2125

Nevada

Camp Lotsafun
Camp Lotsafun provides individuals with developmental disabilities an opportunity to experience the adventure of camp while working towards specific developmental achievements. 
(888) 825-CAMP (2267) 
http://www.camplotsafun.com

New Jersey

Summer Capers
Day camp for ages 6 to 14. 
Lincroft, New Jersey 
(732) 460-1167

New York

Association for Metroarea Autistic Children, Inc. (AMAC)
Designed for both adults and children with autistic-spectrum disorders, AMAC's overnight summer camp has been offered since 1963. Campers experience two every August at the wooded New Jersey location; activities include educational therapeutic recreation, enhancement of social skills, and creative arts therapies. Intensive staffing is available for individuals with special behavioral needs based on the ABA model. 
(212) 645-5005 
http://www.amac.org

Camp Huntington
Camp Huntington is a co-ed, residential, seven-week program for children and young adults with a variety of special needs including Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Attention Deficit and Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger's Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disabilities. 
High Falls, New York 
(845) 687-7840 
http://www.camphuntington.com

Camp Northwood
Specializing in working with socially immature, learning challenged children. Formalized social skills and academic reinforcement combined with over 40 traditional activities. Outstanding facilities in New York's Adirondack State Park. 
(315) 831-3621 
http://nwood.com

Camp Ramapo
Camp Ramapo is ideal for youth who benefit from increased structure and supervision. The program focuses on positive social and self-help skills, forming productive relationships, and having fun in a safe and well cared for environment. The program has served youth with a wide variety of special needs including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, Angelman’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Delays, Learning Disabilities, Emotional and Behavioral Problems, and Attention Deficit Disorders since 1922. There is a 1:1 camper to counselor ratio within three summer programs, each designed for a different age group: Early Adventures (4 to 6 years old), Summer Adventure (6 to 13 years old), and a Teen Leadership Program (14 years old and above). 
Rhinebeck, New York 
(845) 876-8403 
http://www.ramapoforchildren.org

Camp Venture
Camp Venture is a summer day camp for special kids and for kids who just like to feel special. Created 35 years ago by a group of parents as "a place in the sun" for Rockland children with developmental disabilities, the camp has since evolved into a integrated summer recreational experience. 
Nanuet, New York 
(845) 624-3862 
http://www.campventure.org

North Carolina

Autism Society of North Carolina - Summer Camp Program
Residential summer camp for individuals with autism, ages 4 to adult 
Camp Royall 
250 Bill Ash Road 
Moncure, NC 27559 
(919) 542-1033 
http://autismsociety-nc.org/index.php/get-help/camproyallinfo

Talisman Summer Camp - SIGHT
Two week residential program for children and youth ages 9-15 with high functioning autism spectrum disorder and Asperger's Syndrome 
Talisman Schools Inc. 
601 Camp Elliott Road 
Black Mountain, NC 28711 
(828) 669-8639 
http://www.stonemountainschool.com/

Pennsylvania

Camp Joy
A special needs camp for kids and adults with developmental disabilities: mental retardation, autism, brain injury, and neurological disorders. 
Schwenksville, Pennsylvania 
(610) 754-6878 
http://www.campjoy.com

Camp Lee Mar
Camp Lee Mar is a private residential special needs camp for children and young adults with mild to moderate learning and developmental challenges including but not limited to the following: mental retardation, developmental disabilities, down syndrome, autism, learning disabilities, Williams Syndrome, Asperger syndrome, ADD, Prader Willi, and ADHD. 
Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania 
(570) 685-7188 
http://www.leemar.com

Keystone Pocono Camp
Committed to offering novel as well as proven and meaningful programming to individuals with various disabilities, ranging from developmental delays, ADHD, autism, and other related impairments, ensuring the proper degree of structure, supervision and most importantly fun. 
Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania 
(570) 842-4521 
http://www.campkey.com

Summit Camp & Travel
Camping for boys and girls with attention, social, or learning issues. 
Honesdale, Pennsylvania 
(800) 323-9908 
http://www.summitcamp.com

Tennessee

TRIAD Summer Camp
Day camp for ages 6 - 12. 
Nashville, Tennessee 
(615) 936-0267 

Texas

Camp C.A.M.P.
Children's Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) is a non-profit corporation established in 1979 to provide a wide range of recreational, rehabilitative, educational, and respite services for children with developmental disabilities and their families.
Center Point, Texas 
(210) 292-3566 
http://www.campcamp.org/

Monarch Summer Camp
Three Programs to Serve Students with Attention Deficit Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Tourette’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Dyslexia, Executive Functioning Disorder. 
Houston, Texas 
(713) 479-0800 
http://www.monarchschool.org/curriculum/summer-program