Summer vacation is fast approaching and it often poses challenges for parents and their children. Parents are searching for the perfect place to send their special needs child to camp. Many camps have specialized care for developmental, emotional and physical disabilities. Whether you are looking for respite care, day camp or sleepaway camp, there is a place for everyone. When deciding on camps, think about what activities your child would benefit the most from and the types of services available.
Deaf Camp is a volunteer-run organization to promote social and spiritual development for hard of hearing or deaf children and children learning American- sign language.
Camp Aristotle is a place for campers that have Asperger’s, ADHD or Autism. The activities are helpful to kids having problems with impulse control or building peer relationships. The camp works stringently to build a fun and friendly, bully free environment.
The League at the Camp Greentop is one of the oldest resident camps of its kind in the country. The camp has experience with children with multiple disabilities. The beauty of the camp is the various camping options, such as youth camps, travel camps, or family adventure weekends.
Access to Nature Camps located in Columbia, Maryland is specially designed inclusion program where kids with disabilities can interact with their peers enjoying modified activities such as canoeing and archery. This program boosts a low staff to student ratio to enable the staff to meet every campers’ need.
Camp Accomplish is a fully inclusive day and overnight camp located on the Melwood Campus. The camp is designed to handle cognitive, emotional and physical disabilities with array of fun activities such as horseback riding and other specialty programs.
Lab School’s summer academic programs is designed to help students find their strengths, work on weaknesses and develop techniques for the students to overcome learning challenges.