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ARCC Center Summer Camps
(See listing under Respite/Childcare/Skilled Nursing)

AWARE-Adults with Autism Recreation Experience
Fun, summer day camp for young adults (18+) on the Autism Spectrum that allows them to socialize with peers and enjoy community-based activities. Camper or family member must be a current Autism Society of San Diego member.
Ecke YMCA Gymnastics Center
6100 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Camp Able at Coronado
Provides children and adults with mental and physical disabilities the opportunity to experience aquatic activities such as kayaking, sailing, and swimming in the ocean.

Camp Beyond the Scars Burn Institute
Traditional summer camp for burn-injured children ages 5–17 with  professional support for dealing with their unique physical and emotional challenges. Counselors include off-duty firefighters, medical staff and adult burn survivors.
Palomar Christian Conference Center
34764 Doane Valley Rd.
Palomar Mountain, CA 92060

Camp del Corazon
Three primary programs for children and families living with congenital heart disease: the P.A.C.E. (Progressive Adult Congenital Experience) program for ages 18–25, the summer camp for ages 7–17, and the Happy Heart Festival, an annual educational symposium.
North Hollywood, CA

Camp Harmon
ACA-accredited camp for individuals 8 to 65 with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Run by Easter Seals with a 3:1 camper/counselor ratio, on-site health center, 14 heated cabins, arts & crafts center, accessible swimming pool, golf putting green, athletic field, gardening areas and animal farm.
Boulder Creek, CA

Camp Huntington
Residential camp in the Catskill Mountains for children ages 6 and up with ADHD, LD, PDD-NOS, ADD and ASD. Offers a unique program of adaptive therapeutic recreation including structured activities, nurturing care, a positive setting, and academic instruction to meet IEP goals. The local area offers many activities for the family.
High Falls, NY

Camp I CAN
The Autism Society and YMCA offer 1:1 instruction at this camp for children with Autism. Register early—it fills up every year!
Toby Wells YMCA
Kearny Mesa:
Ecke YMCA, Carlsbad:

Camp Ivey
Summer horse camp dedicated to encourage interaction of disabled and able-bodied children of all ages. Day camp for ages 7-17 with therapeutic horseback riding program, aviary and gardening.
110 Rancho del Oro Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92057

Camp Jaycee
Inclusive, ACA-accredited camp for children ages 18 mos. to ninth grade features camps for every interest, including traditional, sports, Spanish-immersion, teen, theater and more. Options for satellite locations and virtual camps. Scholarships available.

4126 Executive Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Camp Let it Loose
Week-long summer program for kids with special needs. Paired 1:1 with a teen counselor, campers enjoy yoga, art, music, baking, sports, water fun, face-painting and field trip days.
16934 Chabad Way
Poway, CA 92064

Camp Ohr Lanu Camp Ramah
Jewish children ages 4-14 with special needs, along with their parents and siblings, enjoy specialized, therapeutic programming in a supportive camp environment staffed with behavior and family education specialists. Individual counselors for each family.
Ojai, CA

Camp Oty’Okwa  Special Care Camp
Residential camp for kids ages 6-14 who have been diagnosed with Learning Disabilities, ADD/ ADHD, behavior or mood disorders, Autism or a combination of needs. Campers interact in typical programs, are integrated into routine camp activities, and participate in groups with campers of similar diagnoses.
South Bloomingville, OH

Camp Paivika
Overnight camp near Big Bear for ages 5–22 with developmental and physical disabilities, such as Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and Epilepsy. Includes horseback riding, fine arts, adaptive sports, swimming, cookouts and campfires and nature hikes.
Cedarpines Park, CA
909-338-1102 x5003

Camp Starfish
One-of-a-kind, sleepaway summer camp provides a 1:1 staff-to-camper ratio to enable success, build social skills, teach coping mechanisms, and help children who have difficulty finding success in traditional settings. Campers grouped by age and need.
Rindge, NH

Camp Stevens
Inclusive, traditional, fun-in-the-outdoors overnight camp for kids ages 8-15. Discuss the needs of your child with ASD, ADD/ADHD, and mild delay with counselors. Focus on interpersonal skills during archery, swimming, crafts, campfires and more.
Julian, CA

Camp Summit
ACA-accredited, weekly residential camps for children and adults with disabilities providing recreational, therapeutic and social activities in an authentic camp setting. Campers are grouped by diagnosis/need and are never turn away due to severity of disability or inability to pay.
Dallas, TX

Camp Tuolumne Trails
Tuolumne Trails (located in the Sierras) is for groups with special medical needs. The camp provides facility, food service, management and general camp activities. Groups bring their own staff of professionals, medical staff and special programs for their campers.
Groveland, CA

Wilderness camping experience located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for ages 10-18 with physical disabilities. Founded by local climbing legend Stephen Wampler.

CIP (College Internship Program) Summer Program
Two weeks of college experience for ages 16-19 with Asperger Syndrome, high-functioning Autism, ADHD and other learning differences. College is not just about academics; it’s about fostering connections, learning skills to succeed and having fun.

City of Chula Vista Inclusive Day Camps
Students with disabilities are encouraged to attend all day camps. Two-week notice is required to complete an assessment and to assign an aide, if needed.
276 Fourth Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Club Xcite
Provider of camps, afterschool enrichment programs and skill-building programs such as executive functioning and social skills at public and private schools.

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Family Camp
Provides an opportunity for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing and their families to come together in a positive environment.

Digital Media Academy Tech Camps
Summer tech camps for students 7-17. Courses offered: 3D Modeling + Design, Coding + Artificial Intelligence, Film + Photography, Game Design, Music Production, and Robotics + Engineering.

Dragonfly Forest
Summer camp designed for children with Autism, 22Q, Asthma and medical needs, allows them to safely enjoy camp activities such as swimming, fishing, archery, arts and crafts, ropes courses, boating and nature activities.
Conshohocken, PA

Easter Seals Camp Oakes
Resident camp in the San Bernardino Mountains serves children and adults with disabilities. Activities include crafts, hayrides, talent shows, dances, swimming, horseback riding, canoeing, archery, hiking and a ropes course.

Flying Horse Farms
ACA-accredited, sleepaway camp for campers 8-15 who can only participate in camps that provide medical support due to diagnoses in cardiology, hematology, oncology, rheumatology, gastrointestinal disorders, pulmonary disorders, rare diseases and facial anomalies. Fully staffed with doctors and nurses 24/7 in a state-of-the-art medical building.
Mt. Gilead, Ohio

iCan Bike
Summer day camp designed for ages 8 and up with disabilities to learn to ride a bike. Through the use of elaborate equipment, this program teaches kids increased independence. All equipment provided.

iFly STEM Camps
Offers all-ability, STEM–based day camp that includes classroom instruction, interactive lab and wind tunnel physics demonstration, indoor skydiving flight training, iFLY flight suit and safety gear, and 1:1 flying with a certified flight instructor.
2385 Camino del Rio N.
SD, 92107

Junior Adaptive Sports Camp
Campers ages 4-18 are introduced to adaptive sports such as wheelchair basketball, tennis, lacrosse, archery, water skiing, sailing and more at Crown Point and Miramar College at the end of July.
Adaptive Sports and Recreation Association

Little Language Ambassadors
(See listing under Education)

The Painted Turtle
Summer camp and year-round programs for ages 7–16 with a variety of medical conditions. Full medical staff onsite 24/7. Special foods available for dietary needs.

Lake Hughes, CA

Rancho Family YMCA Inclusive Camps
Exciting, inclusive camps offered to children of all abilities. Assessment provided for areas of camp support. Financial aid available.
9410 Fairgrove Ln., SD, 92129

Salvation Army Kroc Center Day Camp
Trained Inclusion Coordinator and Day Camp Manager assess each child with special needs (with parent present) three weeks prior to camp to determine if reasonable accommodations can be provided to meet their needs and keep
them safe.
6845 University Ave., SD, 92115
619-269-1438 (Day Camp Mgr.)

San Diego Center for Children
(See listing under Behavioral/Mental Health)

San Diego Park and Recreation Therapeutic Rec
Inclusive summer and winter day camps offered to children of all abilities. Schedules online.

SOAR Adventure Camps
Camps for students with LD, AD and ADHD help students increase independence by participating in camping, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, scuba diving, kayaking, and horseback riding. Students are involved in decision making, goal setting and meal planning.
Balsam, NC

Summer Session at NewBridge School
Half-day learning program/camp for grades K–8 with language-based learning disabilities, Dyslexia, memory, executive functioning, and processing difficulties. Teaches students to be effective learners in a fun, camp-like setting.
12285 Oak Knoll Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Surf Camp
The Autism Society in partnership with Aqua Pros Swim School offers surf camp for persons with Autism.

Surfin Fire Surf Camp
(See listing under Recreation)

Talisman Camps
Experiential learning camp for children with ADD, ADHD, LD and Asperger’s that helps children develop physical and social competence in an atmosphere that encourages self-regulation and self-direction.
Zirconia, NC

Therapeutic Approach to Growth
(See listing under Behavioral and Mental Health)

Upward Bound Camp
Christian-based recreational and educational camp experiences for persons with disabilities, ages 12 and up. Encourages growth outside the individual’s usual routine.
Stayton, OR

Watersports Camp at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center
Adaptive swim camp sponsored by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis and inclusion supported by KIT (Kids Included Together).
Peninsula Family YMCA
1001 Santa Clara Pl.
SD, 92109

Xcite Steps Camps
Camps for kids and teens with cognitive disabilities such as Asperger Syndrome, high functioning Autism, PDD-NOS, MDD, CDD, social anxieties, or other disabilities.

YMCA of San Diego County
Summer day camps, overnight camps, swim lessons and sports leagues for children preschool and up. Children with special needs are always welcome at the Y.
3708 Ruffin Rd.
SD, 92123

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