Camps for Children with Special Needs

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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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Local Service
Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
Albuquerque, NM
Phone: 505-414-0801
Address:
Albuquerque, NM
Phone: 505-414-0801
Email: nosetotoesyoga@gmail.com
Services Provided:

Nose to Toes Yoga Studio guides kids in summer camps, afterschool classes, birthday parties, and private and group Classes. They teach kids how to move their body in coordination with their Super-Power Breathing. In their studio, kids of all abilities learn to bend and stretch to build strength, flexibility and focus. Kids can also create works of art and learn to work together and make new friends. The Lil' Yogi Summer Camp is for ages 4 to 8 and the Powerful Warriors Summer Camp if for ages 9 to13.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 9/27/2022
700 Lomas Blvd NE #2-200
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-243-6626
Organization Name: University of New Mexico (UNM)
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Address:
700 Lomas Blvd NE #2-200
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-243-6626
Fax: 505-243-7323
Services Provided:

UNM Carrie Tingley Hospital Camp Adventure is back in person for the summer of 2022. These adaptive camps are for children 6 to 19-years-old living with permanent disabilities. During camp, campers enjoy sports, art, music, and games. Campers make connections with their peers and form lasting memories. Camp is staffed by qualified instructors and volunteers who provide instruction, encouragement, and support.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 10/3/2022
Statewide Provider
Address:
NM
Phone: 505-243-6626
Services Provided:

Camp Adventure is a New Mexico camp for teens and kids with physical disabilities. Camp Adventure provides opportunities for campers to access their abilities in areas of sports, music, art, and more. Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation is a philanthropic organization providing individualized services that bridge the gap for families and children with special needs that enable them to reach their full potential by giving them the same opportunities as children who are typically developing.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 10/3/2022
6104 Taylor Ranch Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Phone: 505-897-0047
Address:
6104 Taylor Ranch Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Phone: 505-897-0047
Services Provided:

Cross of Hope is a young and vibrant ministry on Albuquerque’s west side that aims to sharing Christ with all individuals. They are part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). Services include worship, fellowship, and ministry opportunities. Cross of Hope offers Summer Vacation Bible School Programs including one-week with ministry partners Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp for grades preschool-5, and one week for children with special needs (all ages).

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/25/2022
Camp Joy View on Map
Nationwide Provider
10117 Old 3c Highway
P.O. Box 157
Clarksville, OH 45113
Phone: 937-289-2031
Nationwide Provider
Address:
10117 Old 3c Highway
P.O. Box 157
Clarksville, OH 45113
Phone: 937-289-2031
Email: info@camp-joy.org
Eligibility:

Contact for details

Services Provided:

Offers a variety of camps, including regular camps, specialty camps, and family camps.

Specialty camps include camps for children with congenital or acquired heart disease, spina bifida, tuberous sclerosis and more.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 9/18/2022
Nationwide Provider
2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 800-342-2383
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: American Diabetes Association
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Address:
2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 800-342-2383
Eligibility:

See specific camps for details

Services Provided:

Provides camps for children with Type I diabetes and with or at risk of developing Type II diabetes. Multiple camps offered.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 9/18/2022
Nationwide Provider
490 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 651-268-7591
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: American Lung Association
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Address:
490 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 651-268-7591
Fax: 651-227-5459
Email: Val.Haga@Lung.org
Eligibility:

Ages 7-12, asthma

Services Provided:

Provides a week-long camp to help children learn more about their asthma and how to better cope with this breathing disorder while still having fun. Superkids camps in South Dakota and Minnesota.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 9/18/2022
Nationwide Provider
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3819
Phone: 301-587-1788
Nationwide Provider
Address:
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3819
Phone: 301-587-1788
TDD: 301-810-3182
Fax: 301-587-1791
Email: nad.info@nad.org
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.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 2/24/2022
Nationwide Provider
161 North Clark Street Ste 3550
Chicago, IL 60601
Nationwide Provider
Address:
161 North Clark Street Ste 3550
Chicago, IL 60601
Toll Free Phone: 800-572-1717
Email: mda@mdausa.org
Services Provided:

A voluntary health agency that works to combat muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and related muscle-debilitating diseases. The organization is committed to finding treatments and cures while providing a comprehensive program to empower families with support to help them thrive and stay independent including summer camps for kids, peer support, equipment resources and more. Related volunteer opportunities available.COVID-19 Update: following all CDC and state guidelines.

  • Voluntary Health Organizations
  • Assistive Technology Expense Assistance
  • Health/Disabilities Related Volunteer Opportunities
  • Therapeutic Camps
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
Camp Taylor View on Map
Nationwide Provider
8224 W Grayson Road
Modesto, CA 95358
Phone: 209-545-3853
Nationwide Provider
Address:
8224 W Grayson Road
Modesto, CA 95358
Phone: 209-545-3853
Email: camp@kidsheartcamp.org
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.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 9/22/2020
Nationwide Provider
11615 Hesby Street
North Hollywood, CA 91601-3620
Phone: 818-754-0312
Nationwide Provider
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.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
Nationwide Provider
4301 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 404
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 800-651-9131
Nationwide Provider
Address:
4301 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 404
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 800-651-9131
Email: info@fabrydisease.org
Services Provided:

Information about Fabry disease, research and clinical trials information, funding programs, and more. Programs, include:

  • Annual conference
  • Family camp
  • Personal support
  • Research and educational information
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/13/2020
Nationwide Provider
949 Chestnut Oak Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63303
Phone: 510-769-9295
Nationwide Provider
Address:
949 Chestnut Oak Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63303
Phone: 510-769-9295
Email: info@youthrally.org
Eligibility:

Provides a camp for 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.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 9/25/2022
Nationwide Provider
10 W. Beaver Creek Blvd., Ste 250
PO Box 8589
Avon, CO 81620
Phone: 970-748-9983
Nationwide Provider
Address:
10 W. Beaver Creek Blvd., Ste 250
PO Box 8589
Avon, CO 81620
Phone: 970-748-9983
Eligibility: Roundup River Ranch serves children ages 17 and under, who have been diagnosed with a serious illness, and their families. Campers come from the 11-state region of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah, and Texas. No cost.
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:

See website for up-to-date list of camp sessions.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/7/2020
Camp Korey View on Map
Nationwide Provider
24880 Brotherhood Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Phone: 425-440-0850
Nationwide Provider
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
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
Nationwide Provider
900 East Hill Ave, Suite 390
Knoxville, TN 37915
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: Amputee Coalition
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Address:
900 East Hill Ave, Suite 390
Knoxville, TN 37915
Toll Free Phone: 888-267-5669
Eligibility: Ages 10-17 who have limb loss or limb differences.
Services Provided:

Resources and support for individuals with limb loss and their families. Advocacy information and resources for state and national advocacy.

Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp: 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.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 9/22/2020
Nationwide Provider
10586 West Pico Boulevard, Unit 196
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 260-225-3736
Nationwide Provider
Address:
10586 West Pico Boulevard, Unit 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

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/7/2022
Nationwide Provider
2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22202
Nationwide Provider
Address:
2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22202
Toll Free Phone: 800-342-2383
Services Provided:

Provides objective and credible information, advocacy and research for diabetes. Website offers education, legal rights, health insurance, tips for caregivers, etc. Provides camps for children with Type I diabetes and with or at risk of developing Type II diabetes.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 5/9/2022
Nationwide Provider
120 Wall Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10005-3904
Phone: 212-344-6633
Nationwide Provider
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.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
Nationwide Provider
4180 Emigration Canyon Rd
Camp Kostopulos
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: Children's Tumor Foundation
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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
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/7/2020
Nationwide Provider
6728 Old McClean Village Dr
Mclean, VA 22101
Phone: 703-718-6038
Nationwide Provider
Address:
6728 Old McClean Village Dr
Mclean, VA 22101
Phone: 703-718-6038
Email: info@pedsendo.org
Services Provided:

Online Resources Include:

  • A variety of clinical and patient resources
  • Educational events for clinicians
  • Find a Pediatric Endocrinologist: Search the Pediatric Endocrine Society membership list.
  • Upcoming Camps: Directory of specialty camps for kids, including Diabetes Camps, Turner Syndrome Camps, and Transgender Youth and Teen Camps. Not run or endorsed by the Pediatric Endocrine Society.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 5/9/2022
Nationwide Provider
7 Penn Plaza, Suite 1204
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-328-3700
Nationwide Provider
Address:
7 Penn Plaza, Suite 1204
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-328-3700
Toll Free Phone: 800-424-2634
Fax: 212-328-3777
Email: handi@hemophilia.org
Wheelchair Access: Not Applicable
Services Provided: Information about preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research. Chapters throughout the US.

Services include:
-Information about bleeding disorders, blood types, and blood safety
-Online and in-person educational events and workshops
-Advocacy information
-[Camp Locator] helps families find a camp for a child with a bleeding disorder, siblings, or the family.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 3/9/2020
Young Life View on Map
Nationwide Provider
P.O. Box 520
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-0520
Phone: 877-438-9572
Nationwide Provider
Address:
P.O. Box 520
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-0520
Phone: 877-438-9572
Toll Free Phone: 877-438-9572
Fax: 719-381-1750
Services Provided: Young Life is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school and college-aged kids in all 50 states.

Some Young Life areas have dedicated programs for students and young adults with disabilities, typically referred to as Young Life Capernaum. Young Life Capernaum gives young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships and to challenge their limits while building self-esteem through club, camp and other exciting activities.

[https://www.younglife.org/Locator/Pages/default.aspx Use the online finder] to locate a local Young Life and find out about their programs.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 2/14/2020
Nationwide Provider
39252 Winchester Road, #107-135
Murrieta, CA 92563
Phone: 918-490-3055
Nationwide Provider
Address:
39252 Winchester Road, #107-135
Murrieta, CA 92563
Phone: 918-490-3055
Services Provided:

Connecting Families UCD Foundation provides resources, information, and support groups for families and individuals with Urea cycle disorders (UCDs).

UCD Family Camps: Connecting Families UCD Foundation hosts annual camps for families affected by a Urea Cycle Disorder. UCD Family Camps are held in different locations across the US so that all families around the country may have an opportunity to attend. Camps are 100% free of charge to UCD families and siblings (any age). All costs of foods (low-pro), lodging, and shuttling to and from airport to camp site is provided as well.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/19/2020