Listings in Camps
Special Needs Camps in New Jersey include day camps for special needs, sleepaway camps for special needs, teen summer therapy programs, special needs summer programs and summer programs for after ESY. ESY stands for Extended School Year and typically runs for 4 weeks in July during regular school hours. Many families struggle with options for their child during the months of June and August. There are many special needs programs available during those months for families.
Many of these special needs camps and summer programs offer activities for children with disabilities including sports for special needs, arts and crafts for special needs, drama for special needs, swimming programs for special needs children, adaptive swimming for children with special needs and more.
There are also sleepaway camps for children with special needs throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York that serve the autism, cerebral palsy and down syndrome community. These accredited camps have counselors who are highly trained to serve children with special needs along with programs and activities that are custom created for the types of disabilities they serve.
Camp Akeela is a co-ed, overnight (sleepaway) camp with a traditional New England camp site in Vermont and a Midwest location on a college campus in Wisconsin.
1 Thoreau Way
Thetford Center, Vermont 05075
Mane Stream’s provides equine therapy for those with special needs. Our licensed occupational, physical, and speech-language pathology professionals use a variety of treatment strategies to help our client’s achieve their goals and objectives.
83 Old Turnpike Road (PO Box 305)
Oldwick, New Jersey 08889
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Special needs camps in New Jersey include Camp Tikvah which offers summer camps for children and teens with autism and other cognitive and developmental delays.
411 East Clinton Ave
Tenafly, New Jersey 07670
The Music Connection, an instrumental music program for special needs families, is currently interviewing and placing students in this innovative program.
150-152 E. Broad Street
Westfield, New Jersey 07090
Summit Achievement’s program model is unique in that it combines the impactful adventure activities found in wilderness programs with a strong academic program and therapeutic community usually featured in therapeutic boarding schools.
99 Deer Hill Road
Stow, Maine 04037
Since 1968, Summit Camp in the Pocono Mountains is an ACA Accredited sleepaway camp that focuses on helping children and adolescents with social and emotional challenges to feel accepted.
168 Duck Harbor Rd
Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431
Camp Marcella comprises over 200 acres of woodland surroundings and a clear fish laden lake, with all of its facilities designed for the best possible care of visually impaired children.
27 Durham Road
Rockaway, New Jersey 07866
The Special Needs programs of the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC are designed to provide social, educational and recreational choices for children and adults with Special Needs, Autism and Developmental Disabilities.
775 Talamini Road
Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807