Camps for Children with Special Needs

Residential or day camp facilities that are appropriately staffed and equipped to provide an opportunity for children or adults who have developmental disabilities, emotional disturbances or health impairments, or who have other limitations or problems which require special facilities or programming, to enjoy a cooperative indoor and/or outdoor living experience. (AIRS PL-6400.1500-850)

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Boise, ID

12553 W Explorer Dr, Suite 190
Boise, ID 83713
Phone: 208-972-5254
Organization Name: Imagine Idaho
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Address:
12553 W Explorer Dr, Suite 190
Boise, ID 83713
Phone: 208-972-5254
Eligibility: Private insurance, Tricare, Medicaid and school district contracts
Services Provided:

Services include:

  • Comprehensive Treatment and Early Intervention
  • Focused Treatment/Consultation, including school consultation, individualized skill-based instruction, social skills instruction
  • Family Guidance training for families and care providers
  • School Consultation, including customized plans and training for school environments
  • Professional Training & Development for schools, human service groups, advocacy groups, and parent and professional organizations
Provider Profiles:

Imagine has been serving families impacted by autism, developmental disabilities and behavior challenges in the Pacific Northwest since 2011. Established to serve children supported by waiver programs in both Washington and Idaho. In 2013, Imagine Washington branched out into comprehensive services for individuals with autism and other related disorders, providing treatment under the newly instated ABA Medicaid benefit. Idaho did the same in 2019. Part of Caravel Autism Health.

Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 8/14/2020

Nationwide

800 Eastown Drive, Suite 105
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: 706-256-2084
Organization Name: National Respite Locator Service
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Address:
800 Eastown Drive, Suite 105
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: 706-256-2084
Services Provided: The ARCH National Respite Network includes the National Respite Locator, a service to help caregivers and professionals locate respite services in their community, the National Respite Coalition, a service that advocates for preserving and promoting respite in policy and programs at the national, state, and local levels, and the Lifespan Respite Technical Assistance Center.
Provider Profiles: The ARCH National Respite Network includes summer camps for both children and adults with special needs.

A cooperative agreement with the US Administration for Community Living/ Administration on Aging
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 8/6/2019
10117 Old 3c Highway
P.O. Box 157
Clarksville, OH 45113
Address:
10117 Old 3c Highway
P.O. Box 157
Clarksville, OH 45113
Email: info@camp-joy.org
Eligibility: Contact for details
Services Provided:

Offers a variety of camps, including regular camps, specialty camps, and family camps.

Specialty camps include camps for children with congenital or acquired heart disease, spina bifida, tuberous sclerosis and more.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 9/22/2020
10586 West Pico Boulevard, Unit 196
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 260-225-3736
Address:
10586 West Pico Boulevard, Unit 196
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 260-225-3736
Email: info@kesem.org
Eligibility: children with parents with cancer
Services Provided: Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Offering innovative, fun-­filled programs that foster a lasting community, we aim to ensure that every child impacted by a parent’s cancer is never alone.
Provider Profiles: Camp locator on website
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/7/2020
24880 Brotherhood Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Phone: 425-440-0850
Address:
24880 Brotherhood Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Phone: 425-440-0850
Fax: 425-404-2158
Email: info@campkorey.org
Eligibility: Children living with serious illness, ages 7 to 17. No cost. April 30th application deadline.
Services Provided: Camp Korey empowers children and families living with serious medical conditions through year-round, life-changing experiences, always free of charge. With specialized medical support, we help kids re-imagine the future.
All residential Summer Camp Sessions last one week and run from Monday afternoons through Friday mornings. Please apply for the session that best fits your child. Sample summer camps:
♥ Session 1: Camp Reflection, Dermatologic Conditions In partnership with the American Academy of Dermatology
♥ Session 2: *General Session
♥ Session 3: *General Session
♥ Session 4: Solid Organ Transplant
♥ Session 5: *General Session
♥ Session 6: Craniofacial Community
♥ Session 7: Orthopedic + Neuromuscular Conditions
♥ Session 8: Skeletal Dysplasia
*GENERAL SESSIONS serve campers with life altering medical conditions including but not limited to: cerebral palsy, chronic kidney disease, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, epilepsy, genetic syndromes, mitochondrial disease, and reconstructive pelvic medicine conditions.
Also teen and family weekend camps.
Provider Profiles: An official member of SeriousFun Children’s Network.
Camp phone: (425) 440-0850
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
490 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 651-268-7591
Organization Name: American Lung Association
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Address:
490 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 651-268-7591
Fax: 651-227-5459
Email: Val.Haga@Lung.org
Eligibility: Ages 7-12, asthma
Services Provided:

This week-long camp helps children learn more about their asthma and how to better cope with this breathing disorder while still having fun. Superkids camps in South Dakota and Minnesota.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/7/2020
8224 W Grayson Road
Modesto, CA 95358
Phone: 209-545-3853
Address:
8224 W Grayson Road
Modesto, CA 95358
Phone: 209-545-3853
Email: camp@kidsheartcamp.org
Eligibility: no cost for children and youth with heart disease
Services Provided:

Camp Taylor offers several programs for young people and families of children with heart disease. Our flagship program is our well known medically supervised free youth and teen residential summer camp sessions. We offer 8 camp sessions catering to the underserved population of pediatric cardiology.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 9/22/2020
11615 Hesby Street
North Hollywood, CA 91601-3620
Phone: 818-754-0312
Address:
11615 Hesby Street
North Hollywood, CA 91601-3620
Phone: 818-754-0312
Eligibility: free of charge summer camp for children with heart disease, ages 7-17, 18-24
Services Provided: Camp del Corazon provides a medically supervised, residential summer camp for children ages 7-17 who are living with heart disease. Located on Catalina Island, 22 miles off the California coastline. PACE program for ages 18-24 with congenital heart disease.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
120 Wall Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10005-3904
Phone: 212-344-6633
Address:
120 Wall Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10005-3904
Phone: 212-344-6633
Toll Free Phone: 800-323-7938
Fax: 212-747-0004
Email: info@ctf.org
Services Provided: Ending neurofibromatosis through research. Patient Engagement program, meaning the inclusion of patient representatives in NF research, and the view that people with NF are not just subjects, but are health care consumers who have a role in managing their care, directing their health outcomes, and accelerating therapies for the entire NF community. A NF Clinic Network by state.
Provider Profiles: NF Camp is the annual summer camp of the Children's Tumor Foundation, dedicated to teens and young adults living with neurofibromatosis (NF). For over 20 years we have hosted this week-long experience for teens and young adults ages 12 to 25. NF Camp takes place on the third or fourth week of July (6 nights/6 days) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Application on CTF website.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
39252 Winchester Road, #107-135
Murrieta, CA 92563
Phone: 918-490-3055
Address:
39252 Winchester Road, #107-135
Murrieta, CA 92563
Phone: 918-490-3055
Services Provided:

Connecting Families UCD Foundation provides resources, information, and support groups for families and individuals with Urea cycle disorders (UCDs).

UCD Family Camps: Connecting Families UCD Foundation hosts annual camps for families affected by a Urea Cycle Disorder. UCD Family Camps are held in different locations across the US so that all families around the country may have an opportunity to attend. Camps are 100% free of charge to UCD families and siblings (any age). All costs of foods (low-pro), lodging, and shuttling to and from airport to camp site is provided as well.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/19/2020
2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 800-342-2383
Organization Name: American Diabetes Association
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Address:
2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 800-342-2383
Eligibility: See specific camps for details
Services Provided: Camps for children with Type I diabetes and with or at risk of developing Type II diabetes. Multiple camps.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
143 Nichecronk Road
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
Phone: 570-828-2329
Organization Name: Philadelphia YMCA
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Address:
143 Nichecronk Road
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
Phone: 570-828-2329
Fax: 570-828-2984
Email: campspeers@philaymca.org
Eligibility: Varies by camp. Contact for details.
Services Provided:

 Dragonfly Forest is a traditional overnight camp for kids with special and medical needs: Autism, 22q Deletion Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Asthma, Sickle Cell Disease, and Hemophilia.

Campers thrive at Dragonfly with the support from a low counselor-to-camper ratio and medical team experts in neurodiversity and medical fields. This special program is built around a culture of inclusion, with outcomes that yield confidence and independence that can extend beyond a week of camp.

Activities are tailored to meet the unique abilities of each camper. Campers participate in a variety of activities such as archery, ropes courses, nature hikes, swimming, canoeing, tie-dying, rock climbing, camp fires, arts and crafts!

Campers stay in duplex cabins (2 sides) with bathrooms and a common room. Cabins have 10 campers and at least 2 counselors.

Provider Profiles:

Registration opens in January and fills quickly. Camps are in Valley Forge, PA area.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 9/22/2020
Address:
222 S Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 800-572-1717
Email: ResourceCenter@mdausa.org
Services Provided: Support services, resources, transitional services, information resources for all aspects of living with muscular dystrophy/neuromuscular disease . A web-based locator to find local services and summer camps in many states. Located at more than 150 of the top health care institutions across the United States, [https://www.mda.org/care/mda-care-centers MDA Care Centers and Affiliates] serve as the nexus for expert clinical care and medical research.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
4180 Emigration Canyon Rd
Camp Kostopulos
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Organization Name: Children's Tumor Foundation
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Address:
4180 Emigration Canyon Rd
Camp Kostopulos
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Email: jpantoliano@ctf.org
Eligibility: Teens and young adults ages 12 to 25 living with neurofibromatosis
Services Provided: NF Camp is for children and teens with Neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow along various types of nerves. Campers come from all over the United States, Canada, and the world. During these weeks, they are able to interact with others who have the same condition, and learn more about themselves and others while enjoying everything that Camp K has to offer.
Provider Profiles: NF Camp takes place on the third or fourth week of July (6 nights/6 days) at Camp Kostopulos in Utah. Details and application on Children's Tumor Foundation website.
Contact: Julie Pantoliano
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/7/2020
8630 Fenton St, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3819
Phone: 301-587-1788
Address:
8630 Fenton St, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3819
Phone: 301-587-1788
TDD: 301-587-1789
Fax: 301-587-1791
Eligibility: deaf and hard of hearing
Services Provided: Safeguards the civil rights of deaf and hard of hearing Americans. As a national federation of state associations, individual members, and organizational and corporate affiliates, the advocacy work includes accessibility, education, employment, healthcare, mental health, rehabilitation, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. Website features advocacy information and resources.
Provider Profiles: NAD Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) is a four-week intensive educational program for high school students. Camp Taloali, Stayton, Oregon.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 8/6/2019
4301 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 404
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 800-651-9131
Address:
4301 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 404
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 800-651-9131
Email: info@fabrydisease.org
Services Provided:

Information about Fabry disease, research and clinical trials information, funding programs, and more. Programs, include:

  • Annual conference
  • Family camp
  • Personal support
  • Research and educational information
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/13/2020
7 Penn Plaza, Suite 1204
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-328-3700
Address:
7 Penn Plaza, Suite 1204
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-328-3700
Toll Free Phone: 800-424-2634
Fax: 212-328-3777
Email: handi@hemophilia.org
Wheelchair Access: Not Applicable
Services Provided: Information about preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research. Chapters throughout the US.

Services include:
-Information about bleeding disorders, blood types, and blood safety
-Online and in-person educational events and workshops
-Advocacy information
-[Camp Locator] helps families find a camp for a child with a bleeding disorder, siblings, or the family.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 3/9/2020
Organization Name: Amputee Coalition
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Address:
900 East Hill Ave, Suite 390
Knoxville, TN 37915
Toll Free Phone: 888-267-5669
Eligibility: Ages 10-17 who have limb loss or limb differences.
Services Provided:

Resources and support for individuals with limb loss and their families. Advocacy information and resources for state and national advocacy.

Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp: A 6-day traditional summer camp experience for children with limb loss and limb difference to increase self-confidence and self-esteem through a traditional and supportive summer camp experience. The Amputee Coalition arranges travel plans for all camp attendees. Cost: none! thanks to sponsors and donors. Opportunities for camp counselors ages 18-19 and age 20 and above.

Provider Profiles:

2016 dates July 8 - 16.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 9/22/2020
6728 Old McClean Village Dr
Mclean, VA 22101
Phone: 703-556-9222
Organization Name: Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES)
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Address:
6728 Old McClean Village Dr
Mclean, VA 22101
Phone: 703-556-9222
Fax: 703-556-8729
Email: info@pedsendo.org
Services Provided:

Offers a variety of clinical and patient resources as well as educational events for clinicians.

Find a Pediatric Endocrinologist: Search the Pediatric Endocrine Society membership list.

Upcoming Camps: Directory of specialty camps for kids, including Diabetes Camps, Turner Syndrome Camps, and Transgender Youth and Teen Camps. Not run or endorsed by the Pediatric Endocrine Society.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 9/14/2020
10 W. Beaver Creek Blvd., Ste 250
PO Box 8589
Avon, CO 81620
Phone: 970-748-9983
Address:
10 W. Beaver Creek Blvd., Ste 250
PO Box 8589
Avon, CO 81620
Phone: 970-748-9983
Eligibility: Roundup River Ranch serves children ages 17 and under, who have been diagnosed with a serious illness, and their families. Campers come from the 11-state region of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah, and Texas. No cost.
Services Provided:

Roundup River Ranch is part of the SeriousFun Children’s Network, a global community of medical specialty camps founded by Paul Newman. He believed that kids with serious illnesses needed a place to “kick back and raise a little hell.” Serving children with serious illnesses and their families.

Provider Profiles:

See website for up-to-date list of camp sessions.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/7/2020
Address:
P.O. Box 520
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-0520
Phone: 877-438-9572
Toll Free Phone: 877-438-9572
Fax: 719-381-1750
Services Provided: Young Life is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school and college-aged kids in all 50 states.

Some Young Life areas have dedicated programs for students and young adults with disabilities, typically referred to as Young Life Capernaum. Young Life Capernaum gives young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships and to challenge their limits while building self-esteem through club, camp and other exciting activities.

[https://www.younglife.org/Locator/Pages/default.aspx Use the online finder] to locate a local Young Life and find out about their programs.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 2/14/2020
NY
Phone: 510-769-9295
Address:
NY
Phone: 510-769-9295
Email: info@youthrally.org
Eligibility: Kids and teens ages 11 - 17 living with conditions of the bowel and bladders.
Services Provided:

Five nights of camp at a college campus for an experience that promotes independence, self-esteem, learning, friendship and fun. Each year the Youth Rally host roughly 150 campers from all over the US and beyond. Campers and counselors alike live with an array of conditions affecting their bowel and/or bladder systems. A nursing team assists campers as needed.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 6/16/2020