Monday, March 28, 2016

Camps for Children with Special Needs

So this post is going to have a lot of links that may require you to do some research yourself! Because our reader base is all over the country, we tried to do some research about camps around the country! 

Living in Georgia, Caroline and I are very familiar with Camp Twin Lakes. 

Camp Twin Lakes provides week-long summer camps and year-round weekend retreats at three fully-accessible and medically-supportive campsites, daycamps, and through hospital-based Camp-To-Go programs. Camp Twin Lakes collaborates with nearly 60 different nonprofit organizations, each serving a different population, to create customized programs that teach campers to overcome obstacles and grow in their confidence and capabilities.

After some googling and networking, the following are just a few of the many camps around the country that cater to children and family with special needs and chronic illnesses. Disclaimer, we have not personally volunteered with any of the following, so please do not fault us for any disappointment. On the contrary, if you have volunteered with any of these or any others, please let us know so that we can let all of our readers know! 


Sydney now lives in Idaho and gives this list to her students with camps from the West area of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah.




Camp Websites of camps that provide services all over

http://www.friendshipcircle.org/summer/

http://www.amputee-coalition.org/events-programs/youth-camp/

https://www.campsunshine.org

http://www.leagueforpeople.org/programs-services/camping-therapeutic-recreation

http://camp.eastersealswisconsin.com/content/program-activities

http://www.campgracebentley.org/

http://www.campcamp.org/

http://www.leemar.com/

http://www.ramapoforchildren.org/

http://www.camphuntington.com/our-program/

http://wapiyapi.org/

http://www.ctburnsfoundation.org/cbc.htm

https://deafcampsinc.wordpress.com/

http://www.doublehranch.org/

http://deliverthedream.org (Caroline and Sydney Have both attended this camp) 

https://www.moyerfoundation.org/programs/camperin.aspx (Adventures in Child Life Diane went to and loved this camp)

We also found this list which lists many more camps geared towards kids with illnesses. 


What camps have you attended? Let us know, we may have you blog about it! 

Caroline&Sydney

1 comments:

Cayleigh said...

Camp Carefree is in Stokesdale, NC. I'm volunteering there for the first time this summer for neurology disorders week and cancer week.