Are you looking for just the right camp for your child who has special needs? Maybe you need a camp to help a child with a learning disability or maybe you want to find a camp for a child with autism or something special for a child with asthma.
Check out our list below to help you find camps that cater to children with different types of special needs. Be sure to call the camp for more information.
Also read our article on Finding a Camp for Kids with Special Needs to learn what to look for and questions to ask when selecting a camp progarm.
Updated February 2017
Special needs day camps
Brendan Sailing Camps
Annapolis and St. Mary’s, 202-638-2788
Ages 11-14 (day camp) and 15-18 (overnight camp)
Day and overnight camps that offer kids with learning differences the opportunity to learn how to sail on the water to build confidence and grow self-esteem.
Overnight and day camping for campers of all ability levels. A focus on a specific activity such as swimming lessons or equestrian programs available. New teen camp for ages 13-18 introduces teens to work experience.
Camp Aristotle at the Auburn School/The Auburn Summer Adventure
Silver Spring, 301-588-8048
Grades K-9 and 10-12 (rising)
For kids who experience challenges associated with Asperger’s Syndrome, autism, anxiety and ADHD. Not all campers have a formal diagnosis. The Auburn Summer Academy at the Fairfax campus is for rising grades 10-12. Camp Aristotle offers full- and half-day programs for rising kindergartners through grade 9.
Three-week day camp for kids with emotional and behavioral disorders that incorporates swimming, cooperative games, rock climbing, arts and crafts, nature and drama plus a weekly support and education group for parents.
For youth and adults with a variety of disabilities, including physical, emotional, cognitive and a combination. Offers traditional camp, league pioneers, travel camp and family adventure weekend.
Ages 6 years-8th grade
Summit School offers an academic and recreational summer camp program for children entering grades 1-8 who are experiencing difficulty in reading, written expression, math or organizational skills. The morning is devoted to academics; afternoons include recreational activities.
Easter Seals Camp Fairlee
Day and overnight camps for children and adults with all types of disabilities.
Summer Sensations Day Camp
Full-day camp for children with sensory processing differences. Camp includes occupational therapy, speech therapy, music therapy, art therapy, gross motor instruction, self regulation and bike riding instruction.
Columbia, Bel Air, 888-344-5977
A six-week summer program where children with special needs develop new friendships with peers and learn and develop new social skills. Offers full- and half-day programs that include creative arts, music, group activities, water play, communication and social skills.
Click next below for overnight camps for kids with special needs