Every child deserves the chance to go to summer camp. Attending camp is an experience like no other, allowing children to explore different environments, make new friends, push their boundaries, and develop passions they may never have considered before. We don’t believe any physical or social condition should prevent someone from making the most of such a rewarding opportunity. If you’re looking for a summer camp for a child with special needs, you may find an excellent fit in our directory.
Due to the wide variety of camps on our website, it’s very likely you can find one to accommodate the individual with special needs in your family. Some camp programs are designed for children with physical disabilities, while others specialize in working with kids who have learning disabilities, ADHD, or other social and behavioral disorders. There are also camps that focus on attendees with specific medical conditions, such as cancer, asthma, or diabetes. Every camp on our list will be equipped with the facilities, food, supplies, and highly trained staff necessary to care for people with the special needs identified on their website—the campers’ health and safety are always top priorities.
Different programs are ideal for different families. If you’d like to introduce your child to the full summer camp experience, there are overnight camps that can accommodate individuals with special needs for a long-term stay. If being away from home isn’t in your child’s best interests, look for a special needs day camp in your area so they can enjoy their mornings and afternoons at camp and return to your care in the evenings. Camp isn’t just for young children, of course—with special needs camps for teens and adults, all ages can join in the fun.
Choose the category that most closely describes your child’s special needs, then click your region on the map to see a selection of the residential and day camps for people with special needs near you. When you find the right camp, you can rest assured your child will have all the care and attention they need while they’re learning, growing, and having the summer of their lives.