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Thetford Center, Vermont

Camp Akeela

Residential coed summer camp

Camp Akeela is a co-ed, overnight camp in Vermont. Within a well-rounded and traditional program we emphasize the social growth of our campers, many of whom have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome or a non verbal learning disability.

Akeela is an intentional community that values and celebrates each child and staff member. Campers make life-long friends, develop self-confidence, achieve independence, and leave camp with lasting memories filled with fun and spirit. Within the predictability and structure of the camp program, campers enjoy ample opportunity for choice and specialization.

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp Website: www.campakeela.com
(866) 680-4744
Established in 2007

McKellar, Ontario

Camp Kodiak

Residential coed summer camp

Camp Kodiak is an integrated, non-competitive camp serving children and teens with and without LD, ADHD, NLD and Asperger Syndrome. Our campers range in age from 6 to 18. Our program includes a SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAM, an ACADEMIC PROGRAM and over 50 sports & activities. We build confidence and self-esteem by structuring all activities, athletic, artistic and social, to ensure success. Our staff includes teachers, psychologists, social workers, child & youth workers and recreation specialists. Our camper-to-staff ratio is 2-to-1 and our cabin groups are small.

We are located 2 1/2 hours northeast of Toronto in the beautiful Parry Sound vacation area. Our facilities include modern, lakefront, log cabins with full bathrooms and showers, 425 acres of land and 2 1/2 miles of lakefront. Our extensive indoor and outdoor facilities mean that the fun never stops, rain or shine. We are accredited members of the Ontario Camps Association and the Canadian Camping Association.

In 2007, at parents' request, we started a program for campers age 19 and over.
We call it Club Kodiak. In addition to our recreational, athletic and social programs, we offer our Club Kodiak guests a life skills program. Please see our web site for details.

Accredited by the Ontario Camping Association Coed Camp Website: www.campkodiak.com
(905) 569-7595
Established in 1991

Locations In NJ, NY, North and South CA

IncrediFlix

Coed Day Camp

IncrediFlix is dedicated to creating fun and safe camps for students interested in making movies. We aid children in building confidence and learning to express themselves in an artistic way that brings imagination and creativity to life. Our camps are focused on expanding imagination and creativity using hands on activities.

Kids will learn brainstorming, story structure, and story boarding in all camps. In animation camps, kids will create characters, backgrounds, film, and do voice-overs (this is not computer animated animation, they will be making, moving, and filming the characters themselves). In filmmaking camps, kids will location scout, act, film, and learn filmmaking strategies. All students receive their movie on DVD to enjoy their experience for a lifetime!

Coed Camp Website: www.incrediflix.com
949-548-5424
Established in 2005

Remsen, New York

Camp Northwood

Residential coed summer camp

Camp Northwood is oriented toward children with low self-esteem, immature social skill development, learning challenges and Asperger's Syndrome in need of a structured and supportive summer experience. Northwood's program focuses on the development of independence, social skills and self-image.

Campers participate in a non-competitive, socially oriented, "main-streamed" styled program. A 2:1 camper/counselor ratio provides a level of individualization at activities and in the cabin setting insuring success. In addition to traditional camp activities, campers participate in an individually designed academic program intended to help maintain current skill levels throughout the summer.

Northwood campers are exposed to a variety of social experiences designed to foster age-appropriate social skill development. Group social skill sessions and constant reinforcement within the cabin setting cultivate growth in each camper's ability to work as part of a team, interpret social situations and feel a sense of inclusion in our camp community.

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp Website: www.nwood.com
(315) 831-3621
Established in 1976

Atlanta, GA; Columbus, OH; Fairfax, VA; Horsham, PA; East Rutherford, NJ; Burlington, MA

Game Camp USA

Residential and day coed summer computer camp

Welcome to Game Camp USA by Convergenesis, Inc. (est. 2006)

Game Camp USA is a program specifically designed for gamers, especially those considering careers in interactive entertainment. As such, it makes extensive use of gaming PCs and consoles. But the campers do more than play video games; they also learn to create them.

Like other formats of narrative art, video games tell stories using words, images and sounds. Unlike other formats however, they also include rules, challenges and interactions. Development of these unique elements, collectively known as game mechanics, is the focus of the curriculum.

Played competitively are video games in the fighting, first-person shooter, racing and real-time strategy genres; and while participation is optional, the prizes make it well worth the effort.
* Weeklong Day And Overnight Programs For Ages 9-17
* 6 Campers Per Counselor
* Our Staff Members Are Interviewed, Hired, And Trained By A Year-Round Executive
* All Staff Members Are CPR And First-Aid Certified; Also Background Checked
* Individualized Courses For Every Camper (Novice To Experienced Skill Sets)
* Campers May Access Their Projects Anywhere With An Internet Connection
* Recreational Swimming

Coed Camp Website: www.gamecamp.com
(619) 446-6495 or (888) 663-9633
Established in 2006

Goshen, Vermont

*Camp Thorpe

Residential coed summer camp

Camp Thorpe is a summer camp for children and adults with special needs. Campers range in age from 10 to 80!

Activities include: swimming, boating, fishing, scavenger hunts, game room, music, theater, picnics, holidays, dances, games, sports, and more!

Please email us at cthorpe@sover.net.

Coed Camp Website: www.campthorpe.org
(802) 247-6611
Established in 1927

Thetford Center, Vermont

Camp Akeela

Residential coed summer camp

Camp Akeela is a co-ed, overnight camp in Vermont. Within a well-rounded and traditional program we emphasize the social growth of our campers, many of whom have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome or a non verbal learning disability.

Akeela is an intentional community that values and celebrates each child and staff member. Campers make life-long friends, develop self-confidence, achieve independence, and leave camp with lasting memories filled with fun and spirit. Within the predictability and structure of the camp program, campers enjoy ample opportunity for choice and specialization.

Accredited by the American Camp Association Coed Camp Website: www.campakeela.com
(866) 680-4744
Established in 2007