A multi-disciplinary arts program inclusively designed for children ages 3–10 with special needs. Explore adapted arts in a fun, safe and supportive environment through visual arts, music, reading and dance.
Fun, summer day camp for young adults (18+) on the Autism Spectrum allows socialization with peers and community-based activities. Camper or family member must be a current Autism Society of San Diego member.
Traditional summer camp for burn-injured children ages 8–17 with professional support for dealing with their unique physical and emotional challenges. Counselors include off-duty firefighters, medical staff and adult burn survivors.
Three primary programs for children and families living with congenital heart disease: P.A.C.E. (Progressive Adult Congenital Experience) program for ages 18–25, summer camp for ages 7–17, and Happy Heart Festival, an annual educational symposium.
Located in the Sierra Foothills and run by mentors of the NorCal Center, this camp offers Deaf, Hard of Hearing and KODA youth a supportive and diverse environment to study Indigenous American history, and native CA plant and animal life.
ACA-accredited camp for individuals 8 to 65 with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Run by Easterseals with a 3:1 camper/counselor ratio, on-site health center, 14 heated cabins, arts & crafts center, accessible swimming pool, putting green, athletic field, gardening areas and animal farm.
Residential camp for ages 6–14 diagnosed with Learning Disabilities, ADD/ ADHD, behavior disorders or Autism. Campers interact in typical programs, are integrated into routine camp activities, and participate in groups with campers of similar diagnoses.
Overnight camp near Big Bear for ages 5–22 with developmental and physical disabilities, such as Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and Epilepsy. Includes horseback riding, fine arts, adaptive sports, swimming, cookouts and campfires and nature hikes.
Jewish children ages 10–17 with special needs, along with peers and siblings, enjoy specialized, therapeutic programming in a supportive camp environment staffed with behavior and family education specialists. Individual counselors for each family.
One-of-a-kind, sleepaway summer camp provides a 1:1 staff-to-camper ratio to enable success, build social skills, teach coping mechanisms, and help children who have difficulty finding success in traditional settings. Campers grouped by age and need.
Inclusive, traditional, fun-in-the-outdoors overnight camp for kids ages 8-15. Discuss the needs of your child with ASD, ADD/ADHD, and mild delay with counselors. Focus on interpersonal skills during archery, swimming, crafts, campfires and more.
ACA-accredited, weekly residential camps for children and adults with disabilities providing recreational, therapeutic and social activities in an authentic camp setting. Campers are grouped by diagnosis/need and are never turned away due to severity of disability or inability to pay.
Tuolumne Trails (located in the Sierras) is for groups with special medical needs. The camp provides facility, food service, management and general camp activities. Groups bring their own staff of professionals, medical staff and special programs for their campers.
Provides an opportunity for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing and their families to come together in a positive environment.
Summer camp designed for children with Autism, 22Q, Asthma and medical needs, allows them to safely enjoy camp activities such as swimming, fishing, archery, arts and crafts, ropes courses, boating and nature activities.
ACA-accredited, sleepaway camp for ages 7–15 who can only participate in camps that provide medical support due to diagnoses in cardiology, hematology, oncology, rheumatology, gastrointestinal disorders, pulmonary disorders, rare diseases and facial anomalies. Fully staffed with doctors and nurses 24/7 in a state-of-the-art medical building.
Offers all-ability, STEM–based day camp that includes classroom instruction, interactive lab and wind tunnel physics demonstration, indoor skydiving flight training, iFLY flight suit and safety gear, and 1:1 flying with a certified flight instructor.
Native-Spanish speaking teachers inspire and educate the next generation through a 100 percent Spanish immersion program, making kids future citizens of the world through inclusive preschool, afterschool elementary and summer camp programs (18 mos-7 years).
Film and media production studio provides individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities creative, educational, social and economic opportunities to achieve self-sufficiency and community inclusion. Training in digital media, filmmaking and photography as well as pathways to employment via mentorships, paid internships and shadowing professionals.
Trained Inclusion Coordinator and Day Camp Manager assess children with special needs (with parent present) three weeks prior to camp to see if reasonable accommodations can be provided to meet their needs and keep them safe.
Serves children and families struggling with mental, emotional or behavioral health challenges. Offers family and youth assessments, outpatient therapy and psychiatry, Autism services, an intensive outpatient program for ages 13–18, and summer camps.
Offers Sensory Friendly Mornings in a welcoming and comfortable environment through hands-on STREAM activities and exhibits. Also offers seasonal camps, interactive caregiver/toddler classes and birthday parties.
Half-day learning program/camp for grades K–8 with language-based learning disabilities, Dyslexia, memory, executive functioning, and processing difficulties. Teaches students to be effective learners in a fun, camp-like setting.
Year-round individual and group surf lessons and camps in Oceanside and Encinitas for all ages and most abilities by an Encinitas firefighter with swift water rescue certification and his trained staff. Surfboards and wetsuits provided to campers and private guests.
Inclusive, afterschool coding program for kids 7–18 that develops critical skills of logic, breaking complex problems into manageable chunks, and working with others. Offers Roblox and Minecraft camps, AP computer science support and more.
Offers assessment, treatment and support for individuals with ASD and other disabilities. Art therapy, speech/language pathology, occupational therapy, educational supports and the Sage Learning Center.
2035 Corte Del Nogal #165
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Inclusive, year-round program designed to support people of different abilities and needs (ages 8+), who have a passion for video games and technology. Participants focus on making friends, improving physical health and well-being, playing on a team, and learning about different aspects of gaming and technology. Perfect for individuals looking to improve their social life, enhance skills in various aspects of technology, become stronger physically and mentally, and collaborate with peers.
Nancy McNary, MA, MSTOM provides riding lessons for all abilities and ages, and therapeutic riding and horse experiences for people with and without special needs at Deer Springs Equestrian Center. Also offers limited, small group camps.