As we enter the summer months, many parents are setting out to find fun and enriching activities for their children to participate in. And what better summer activity than summer camp?
Parents of children with disabilities often have difficulty finding summer camp opportunities that will cater to the needs of their child. So we decided to do a spotlight on summer camps specifically for children with cerebral palsy (CP) and similar disabilities. Check out our list of camps below, and let us know if you have one in your area that we should add!
Camp Independence: A camp in St. Louis, Missouri specifically for children 7-18 years old with cerebral palsy. Their focus is adaptive sports programs that teach physical fitness and health with the help of pediatric therapists.
Bay Cliff Cerebral Palsy Family Camp: Cerebral Palsy Family Camp, in Big Bay, Michigan, offers a full camp experience to children ages 1-17 with cerebral palsy and their families. Children with CP have activities while their siblings are involved in the fun as well, and their parents attend educational sessions about CP health.
Camp Smiles: A camp for children ages 6-14 with cerebral palsy or other neurological disorders. The camp is located at an adapted camp facility in Burton, Texas.
Camp MOST (Miles of Smiles for Teens): A continuation of the Camp Smiles program for individuals age 14-21 with CP. It is also located at an adapted camp facility in Burton, Texas.
CECO Summer Camp: A summer camp in Orlando, Florida for children who are diagnosed with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Parkinson’s Disease, and other neurological motor disabilities.
Camp Smile: A residential camp for individuals with disabilities and their siblings age 5-50 through United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile, Alabama.
Camp Ramah in New England: A Jewish summer camp in Massachusetts that offers a specific program for Jewish children with various disabilities and impairments.
Conductive Learning Center Summer Camp: A four-week conductive learning session for individuals with motor challenges in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Camp Jabberwocky: A camp program on Martha’s Vineyard, in Massachusetts, for children and adults with a wide range of disabilities.
Rising Treetops at Oakhurst: A summer camp for children and adults ages 8 and up with disabilities in New Jersey.
Shady Oaks Camp: A recreational and outdoor summer camp for people with disabilities in Illinois.
True Friends Camp: A Minnesota summer camp experience for children and adults with disabilities.
Camp Paradise: Residential and day summer camps in Ohio for adults with developmental disabilities.
Camp Stand By Me: A camp run by Easterseals of Washington that provides fully accessible and adaptive camp facilities for children and adults with disabilities.
Colorado Foundation for Conductive Education Summer Camp: Conductive education therapy summer camps for children with motor disabilities in Colorado.
Rocky Mountain Village: An Easterseals Colorado camp with an array of outdoor activities and sports for children and adults with disabilities.
Camp Thorpe: A summer camp in Vermont for children and adults with a broad range of disabilities.
Special Touch Ministry Get Aways: Christian camp-style retreats for individuals with physical and/or developmental disabilities located in Florida, Oklahoma, Illinois, Georgia, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Arizona.
Watch Me Grow Summer Camp for Preschoolers: A sensory and speech-language summer camp for preschoolers in New York City.
ARCh Camp Pow Wow: An outdoor recreational camp for children and adults with disabilities in Wisconsin.
Shepherd’s Ministry Camp Discovery: A recreational camp in Wisconsin for individuals with a broad range of disabilities.