It’s summer, and for many children, teens, and young adults, that means it’s time for camp! If you’re a parent or caretaker of a child with Spina Bifida, a spinal cord injury, special needs, or any other challenges, you want them to have the same opportunities for fun activities as any other child has.
Take a look at our compiled list of various camp and programs across the United States. Some are even available year-round!
Camp ASCCA (Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults)
ASCCA is a nationally recognized leader in therapeutic recreation for children and adults with both physical and intellectual disabilities. Providing weekend and week-long sessions, Camp ASCCA is open year-round.
Creating life-changing experiences for children with spinal cord disabilities and spina bifida ages 6-16.
AbilityFirst’s Camp Paivika
This camp has helped thousands of children and adults with disabilities make friends, try new things,, and become more confident and independent.
Enriching the lives of those with special needs, a fun and safe program of recreation, socialization, and education.
Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake
Dedicated to supporting children with disabilities and disadvantages and their families. Arts and crafts, water sports, group activities and more.
Easter Seals Central California – Camp Harmon
Residential camp program for children and adults with disabilities at Boulder Creek.
Offers various different camp options for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses including those with spina bifida and paraplegia, Crohn’s and colitis, and more.
Week-long day camps including an outdoor adventure camp, music and dance camp, teen camp, and a high rocky adventure.
Camps available in Loveland and Denver, this four week camp runs Monday through Friday for children with motor disabilities.
River Ranch is a medically supported camp for kids with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
Dedicated to providing a different kind of healing to seriously ill children and their families throughout the Northeast, free of charge.
Camp providing individual support, with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Southeastern CT.
Week-long day wheelchair sports camp for children ages 7-18 living with physical disabilities.
Camp programs on the Delaware Bay providing a unique experience for children with special needs to explore and learn from our natural environment. Activities include swimming, sailing, kayaking, arts and crafts, and more.
For ages 7-16 who have been diagnosed with a chronic or life-threatening condition.
Week-long fully accessible overnight or day camp for children and adults with disabilities or special needs, ages 6+.
Overnight summer camp for children and teens with spina bifida who meet eligibility criteria.
Year-round recreation program for ages 7-30, providing activities for those with special needs.
Several locations, ages 8-19. Two-day and one-week sessions sports summer camps for youth with physical disabilities.
Ages 6 and up. One-week sessions for people with disabilities. Aquatic activities, arts and crafts, horseback riding and more.
Ages 8+, one-week sessions for high functioning, special needs individuals. Includes nature activities, crafts, games, and swimming.
Ages 7+, traditional camp with swimming, sports, nature activities, canoeing, and archery for campers with a variety of medical disabilities.
Camp IndependenceRun by the YMCA of Metro Chicago and Illinois Spina Bifida Association
Overnight camp designed especially for people with spina bifida. Designed to learn self-care, develop new friendships, and try new adaptive sports.
Surrounded by 45 acres of woods, a residential camp for differently-abled people of all ages.
For children and adults with and without disabilities ages five and older, features an accessible indoor pool and the Meredith Tree House.
Designed to offer a fun, safe, and adaptive recreational environment for people with disabilities, their friends, and families.
Camp for children living with life-threatening illnesses to have fun and forget about their everyday struggles.
Providing camp programs for children and adults with disabilities, and their families.
Offers seven six-day overnight sessions geared toward various ages and disabilities.
Year-round camping & therapeutic recreation program provides life-changing experiences in a safe environment for youth and adults with disabilities.
Accessible camping opportunity located near Chestertown, Maryland. Residential/recreational camp for ages 6 and up.
Provides day, overnight, and weekly camping programs for persons of all ages with a primary focus on creating a community in which everyone is included and has a sense of belonging.
Hosts campers with a range of physical and mental challenges ages 7-16.
Providing life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities. Follow link for more information and 2014 schedule.
Wheelchair-accessible camp on 67 acres devoted to providing a unique camping atmosphere for those with special challenges.
5-day camping program for children with physical disabilities.
A week-long summer camp in Excelsior Springs, MO devoted to
children living with spina bfiida.
Private, non-profit residential summer camp for individuals with physical and/or developmental disabilities. Located in Bedford, New Hampshire.
Recreation and activities for people of all ages and all types of disabilities and special needs in Hackettstown.
Therapy camp for non-speaking or severely speech-impaired children, ages 5 -16, who functionally use synthesized augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices.
Camp for children and young adults, ages 6-21, with physical and developmental disabilities.
A fun-filled, safe environment for children and adults who require various levels of support, and who may also have physical and/or medical needs.
Offers therapeutic recreative programs during summer and weekends for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Serving physically-challenged children ages 8 to 18.
Camp for ages 6-16 dealing with critical or life-threatening illnesses, giving them a chance to experience the magic of the Adirondacks.
Camp options for adults and children, available for those with physical or developmental disabilities to enjoy a memorable summer experience.
Free one-week camping experience for kids with chronic illnesses including spina bifida and spinal cord injuries.
Ages 5-16, open to children with and without disabilities. Campers participate in a variety of activities, including horseback riding, arts and crafts, and more.
Ages 2 and up, for those with physical or developmental disabilities. Day camp that uses outdoors and animals, especially horses, to teach individuals everyday living skills and an understanding of animals and the great outdoors.
Different camp opportunities for various age groups and mild to severe physical and/or developmental disabilities.
Camp for children with disabilities and autism. Therapeutic horsemanship sessions are also offered year-round.
Five-day retreat for children with spina bifida. Also open to children with Cerebral Palsy. Located in Pryor, OK.
Residential summer camp for children with disabilities for ages 8-16.
Christian camp with a safe and inclusive environment for kids with special needs.
A two-week, therapeutic day camp that helps children with special needs grow socially and emotionally by improving their communication skills.
Provides year-round opportunities for personal development and skill-building for individuals with spina bifida and related disabilities.
For adults 19 and up with any disability.
A six-week York County day camp, specifically designed for those with disabilities ages 5-21.
Three-week day camp specifically designed for those with disabilities ages 5-21.
Three-week, Cumberland County day camp for those with disabilities ages 5-21.
Three-week Adams County day camp in a therapeutic environment.
Camps available for children and adults with disabilities and chronic illnesses.
A camp for children with spina bifida ages 6-18. A week full of fun activities like arts and crafts, fishing, swimming, paddle boats, hayrides, rope courses, climbing walls, and more.
Designed to enhance self-confidence and improve independence.
Six-day residential camp for children with Spina Bifida ages 8 to 15.
Created to promote an inclusive environment for all kids accepting children with a variety of special needs including autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and more.
Completely adaptive summer camp that gives those with Spina Bifida opportunities for independence and fun!
Dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through the medium of recreation and leisure education. Offers fishing, horse riding, swimming, campouts, arts and crafts, and more.
Camp designed to offer children and adults with disabilities the opportunities for sing-a-longs and talent shows to canoeing, nature walks, swimming, and arts and crafts.
Fully accessible recreational camp for children and adults with any disability.
A camp for children with special health needs.
Provides an active camp environment for children with and without disabilities ages 5-21.
A camp for terminally ill and disabled children and their families.
Held at Cedar Lakes in Ripley for ages 8-18. Swimming, socialization skills, sports and more.
Provides a positive natural environment where individuals with developmental challenges can learn about their surroundings and realize their full potential.
Although the contents of this list are believed to be reliable when posted, 180 Medical cannot guarantee this information to be current, accurate, or complete. Please contact the organization holding the camp for additional details regarding the events.