Camps for Children with Special Needs

Description: 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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Address: Chapel Hill, NC
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
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/2/2018
Organization Name: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Address: Clarksville, OH
Eligibility: Children with congenital/acquired heart disease/defects.
Services Provided: Week-long camp for children with congenital/acquired heart disease/defects. Medical supervision 24 hours a day. Fishing, hiking, canoeing, arts/crafts, much more according to abilities.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/8/2018
10586 West Pico Boulevard, #196
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 260-225-3736
Address: 10586 West Pico Boulevard, #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
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/8/2018
Organization Name: The American Diabetes Association
Address: Clarksville, OH
Phone: 513-759-9330
Eligibility: Ages 8-15 with diabetes
Services Provided: Week-long residential camp. Both type I and type II diabetic children ages 9-15 can participate in swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, ropes courses, climbing walls, archery, and nutrition and diabetes education games and discussions There is a strong emphasis on fitness, health, diet and blood glucose management.
Camp is located in Clarksville, Ohio.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/8/2018
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
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/8/2018
Organization Name: The American Lung Association of Ohio
Address: 490 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 651-268-7591
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 Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/8/2018
Address: Turlock, CA 95382
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.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/8/2018
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.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/8/2018
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.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/28/2018
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18382
Phone: 610-298-1820
Organization Name: Philadelphia YMCA
Address: Dingmans Ferry, PA 18382
Phone: 610-298-1820
Email: dragonflyforest@philaymca.org
Eligibility: Campers age 7 to 14 with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Cost is free. Campers age 13 to 20 with Autism or 22Q is a paid program.
Services Provided: Goal is to provide an exhilarating, challenging, and nurturing camp experience through which children gain a greater sense of independence, self-esteem, and self-reliance. Week-long camps for Autism, Asthma, Bleeding Disorders, Sickle Cell Disease, and Teen Leadership.
Supported by The International 22Q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Foundation, The 22Q and You Center at Children's Hospital and The Dempster Family Foundation.
Provider Profiles: Registration opens in January and fills quickly. Camps are in Valley Forge, PA area.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/8/2018
26071 Merit Circle Ste 103
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: 949-582-5443
Address: 26071 Merit Circle Ste 103
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: 949-582-5443
Toll Free Phone: 800-899-2866
Email: info@kidskonnected.org
Eligibility: Youth who have lost a parent to cancer and their families.
Services Provided: Provides friendship, understanding, education and support for kids and teens who have a parent with cancer or have lost a parent with cancer.
Kids Connected Junior Camp is open to youth, ages 7 to 13 years old with a parent or caregiver affected by cancer. Camp tuition is offered on a "pay what you can" basis from $350 to full scholarship. Although there is a maximum capacity for camp, no child is ever turned away for financial reasons. Enrollment in camp includes transportation from our office to Big Bear, CA.
Original Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 9/6/2018
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. A web-based locator to find local services and summer camps in many states.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/27/2018
4180 Emigration Canyon Rd
Camp Kostopulos
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Organization Name: Children's Tumor Foundation
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
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/28/2018
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.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/1/2018
Address: Randleman, NC
Phone: 800-651-9131
Services Provided: Information about Fabry disease, counseling through the Fabry Family Assistance Program, physician locator, stories, links to publications, videos, books for children, and more.
Provider Profiles: The Charles Kleinschmidt Fabry Family Weekend Camp, is an annual camp for children ages 6-16 with Fabry Disease and their immediate families. The camp is held annually in September at Victory Junction camp in Randleman, North Carolina. Campers are chosen by an application process. Camp expenses, including airfare, are paid for by NFDF sponsors.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 7/30/2018
Organization Name: Amputee Coalition
Address: Clarksville, OH
Toll Free Phone: 888/267-5669
Email: camp@amputee-coalition.org
Eligibility: Ages 10-17 who have limb loss or limb differences.
Services Provided: 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.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/8/2018
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: No cost. Children must have a diagnosis that matches one of our camper sessions. In certain cases, we can accept children with unique medical needs. Children must be between the ages of seven and 17.
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: 2016 camps include neurological disorders, craniofacial anomalies; lung disease, severe asthma, acquired immunodeficiency; heart disease, heart transplant; cancer, brain tumors, sickle cell disease; kidney disease, kidney transplant; liver disease, liver transplant, GI disorders, celiac disease. Camps for kids alone, and for families.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/8/2018
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.
Provider Profiles: Sponsorship for travel and lodging available.
2018 Youth Rally camp July 16 - 21, Boulder, CO
2016 camp July 25-30, Seattle, WA
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 6/20/2018