Blog PostsJul 16, 2021

Adaptive Summer Camps

There is so much research that shows the benefit an inclusive environment can have for children with disabilities. To name a few, children who attended inclusive summer camps experienced increased self-reliance, independence, new understandings of their physical potential, improved social skills, self-esteem, and even social acceptance.

This camp list, compiled by SBA’s National Resource Center, consists of only inclusive, adaptive camps and programs designed for people living with disabilities. Arranged alphabetically by state, we hope you’ll be able to find a camp or program that will positively impact you and your child for years to come! Do you have a camp to add that’s not on this list? We’d love to add it, please email us.

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Camp Victory Junction, North Carolina
Alabama

Easter Seals Camp ASCCAJackson’s Gap, AL 36861

Arkansas

Camp AldersgateLittle Rock, AR

Champions Speical MinistriesFayetteville, AR

Leaping BeyondNorth Little Rock, AR

Arizona

Easter Seals Blake Foundation – Tucson, AZ 

California

AbilityFirst, Camp PaivikaCrestline, CA

Camp KremBoulder Creek, CA

Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake Sacramento, CA

Easter Seals Central California, Camp HarmonBoulder Creek, CA

Easter Seals Southern California – Glendale, CA 

The Painted TurtleLake Hughes, CA 

Via WestCupertino, CA

Colorado

Adaptive Sports Center – Crested Butte, CO

Challenge Aspen – Snowmass Village, CO

Conductive Education Therapy Summer Camp – Multiple locations

Club SparkLakewood, CO

Roundup River RanchGypsum, CO

Connecticut

Hole in the Wall Gang CampAshford, CT

DELAWARE

Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Camp Fairlee Manor – Chestertown, MD

Florida

Camp Boggy CreekEustis, FL 

Easter Seals, Camp ChallengeSorrento, FL 

Foundation for Dreams, Inc.Bradenton, FL

GEORGIA

Camp Krazy LegsWinder, GA

Blaze SportsNorcross, GA

 

Camp DreamAtlanta, GA 

Illinois

Easter Seals Joliet RegionBradley, IL

Timber Pointe Outdoor Center –  Hudson, IL

Maine-Niles Association of Special RecreationMorton Grove, IL

YMCA Camp Independence for children with Spina BifidaIngleside, IL

INDIANA 

Camp MillhouseSouthbend, IN

Easter Seals Crossroads Rehabilitation CenterIndianapolis, IN

IOWA

Camp CourageousMonticello, IA

Camp High HopesSioux City, IA 

KANSAS

Horsin Around at Midnight Farm – Baldwin City

KENTUCKY

The Center for Courageous KidsScottsville, KY

LOUISIANA

Camp Rolling ThunderWest Monroe, LA

Camp Friendship – Kenner, LA

MAINE

Camp CapellaHolden, ME

Pine Tree CampRome, Maine

MASSACHUTCHES

Camp  HoweGoshen, MA

Michigan 

Bay Cliff Health CampBig Bay, MI 

Camp Fish TalesPinconning, MI

North Star Reach CampPinckney, MI 

Minnesota

Camp True FriendsAnnandale, MN

Mississippi

Camp Dream StreetUtica, MS

Missouri

Camp Mitiog at Camp Doniphan Conference and Retreat Center –  Excelsior Springs, MO

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Camp AllenBedford, NH

NEW JERSEY

Camp Chatter BoxMountainside, NJ

NEW YORK

Camp PaquatuckCenter Moriches, NY 

Camp Cradle BeachAngola, NY

Camp ColonieAlbany, NY

Double H RanchLake Luzerne, NY

NORTH CAROLINA

Camp CarefreeStokesdale, NC

Kopper TopLiberty, NC

Victory JunctionRandleman, NC

Easterseals UCP North Carolina & VirginiaRaleigh, NC

OHIO

Camp CheerfulStrongsville, OH

Easter Seals Summer Day CampHilliard, OH

Camp Without Barriers – Northern Ohio

Flying Horse FarmMt. Gilead, OH

OREGON

Camp AttitudeFoster, OR

Easter Seals OregonPortland & Salem, OR

PENNSYLVANIA

Camp SpifidaPort Trevorton, PA

Easter Seals Eastern PA, Camp LilyAllentown, PA

Firefly Camps and RetreatsMars, PA

SOUTH CAROLINA

Camp Rise AboveCharleston, SC

TENNESSEE

Easter Seals Tennessee CampsNashville, TN

TEXAS

Camp Jon MarcMeridian, TX

Camp For AllBuron, TX

Children’s Association for Maximum PotentialCenter Point, TX

UTAH

Splore (No summer camp, just day-time adapted outdoor activities) – Salt Lake City, UT

VIRGINIA

Camp Easterseals UCPNew Castle, VA 

Easterseals UCP North Carolina & VirginiaRaleigh, NC

WASHINGTON

Camp KoreyMount Vernon, WA 

Camp Stand By Me – Seattle, WA

WISCONSIN

Easterseals Wisconsin – Madison, WI 

INTERNATIONAL – CANADA

Camp FreedomEdmonton, AB

Zajac Ranch for ChildrenVancouver, Canada

 

Didn’t see your favorite camp on this list? Share it with us.

 

References

1 – The Meaning of Summer Camp Experiences to Youths with Disabilities

2 – Summer Camp Experiences

 

 

 

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