Summer is just about here, and that may mean your children will soon have a lot of free time on their hands. Summer camp is a popular option for many parents. But maybe you think sending your child to a camp is not a possibility. There are, however, a ton of camps out there that were created for children with special needs and conditions, such as autism. Many of these camps provide a wonderful environment filled with fun activities, social skill building and learning opportunities.
To help find a camp in your area, here are some online resources worth checking out:
MySummerCamps.com – This site has a range of camps available around the U.S., with a section of autism camps for kids and teens. You can filter by your state to make combing through information even easier.
For example, by searching Maryland, three camps are highlighted:
- Easter Seals Camp Fairlee Manor (Chestertown)
- Summer Sensations (Columbia)
- National Speech Summer Camps (Bethesda)
SummerMatters.org – Summer Matters offers innovative programming for children and young adults with special needs in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. (Designed for ages 5-21)
Easter Seals – Residential and Day Camps – Easter Seals offers 140 camping and recreations facilities across the country.
VerySpecialCamps.com – Provides information of camps for children with special needs as well as information about jobs at these camps.
Did you have a camp in your area that you’d recommend? If so, share it with us!
Lynsey, Community Manager