Camp BIAG: A recreational and therapeutic camp for adult survivors of brain injuries and their caregivers put on by the Brain Injury Association of Georgia.
Camp Dream: A camp for children and adults with moderate to severe disabilities with disabilities that offers swimming, boating, water slides, sports, arts and crafts, horseback riding, and other camp activities. Located in Atlanta.
Inneractions Social Skills Summer Camps: Group social skills weekly and daily sessions for children of many different ages. Located in Marietta and Johns Creek.
Special Touch Get Away Georgia: A Christian-based camp-style retreat for people with intellectual or physical disabilities located in Winder. Activities include fishing, swimming, sports, boat rides, and others.
Aerie Experiences: Outdoor summer camp expeditions, respite programs, and family camps for children and adults with disabilities. Located near Atlanta.
Camp ARROW: A week-long residential camp offering swimming, games, music, and arts and crafts, for children aged 7-14 with multiple disabilities. Located in Thomasville.
Camp Caglewood: A camp that involves hiking, swimming, physical therapy, adaptive skills training, and other activities for people with developmental disabilities. Located in Flowery Branch.
Camp No Limb-itations: A week-long summer camp for children with limb deficiencies or amputations. Activities include social programs, swimming, outdoor play, therapeutics, and others. Located in Winder.
Camp Big Heart: An overnight recreational summer camp for children, young adults, and adults with mild to moderate disabilities. Activities include swimming, arts and crafts, sports, archery, and others. Located in Fort Valley.
Lindsey’s Place: A non-profit that offers year-round recreation activities and camp programs for children and adults with a broad range of disabilities. They have a 1:1 counselor-camper ratio and on-call medical staff. Located in Savannah.
Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation Therapeutic/Special Needs Summer Programming: A summer day camp program for people ages 6-21 with mild to moderate disabilities. Located in Atlanta.
Lekotek of Georgia: A center that uses technology, adapted toys, and accessible play to provide programs to children with a broad range of disabilities. Lekotek offers play sessions, computer learning, a computer summer camp, musical play, other summer camps, support groups, and many other opportunities for these children. Located in Atlanta.
Mill Springs Academy Mark Trail Camp: A camp program for children and young adults with learning disabilities and/or ADD/ADHD. Located in Alpharetta.
Camp Krazy Legs: An overnight summer camp for children and teens with spina bifida. The camp focuses on promoting self-esteem and independent living skills through games, sports, and activities. Located in Winder.
Sparrowwood Camp: A Christian camp designed for children and adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities. Located in Dahlonega.
Camp ESP: Extra Special People (ESP) offers a summer camp program that runs 8 weeks over the summer with day, overnight camp, and field trip options. Located in Watkinsville.
SPECTRUM Camp Journey: An overnight summer camp for pre-teens, teens, and young adults with high functioning autism. The camp is designed to improve social skills, self-esteem, teamwork skills, and independent living skills. Located in Winder.
You B You Sleepaway Camp: A week-long camp for children ages 8-16 on the autism spectrum through the Marcus Autism Center. Located in Atlanta.
Families of Children Under Stress (FOCUS) + Fragile Kids: An organization serving children and families of children who are “medically fragile” or have disabilities. They offer a variety of programs for kids, teens, adults, and the entire family. In addition to the activities they plan, like swim teams, summer camps, and others, they also help procure necessary medical equipment, respite care, and healthcare grants.
Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind: A summer camp for children and teenagers with visual impairments located in Waycross, GA. Provides campers opportunities for self-growth and socialization through outdoor recreation and other activities. Has provided special holiday camps in the past.
Walton Foundation for Independence: A center that offers many programs for individuals with disabilities, including Walton Winter Weekend (a weekend camp for children and youth with physical disabilities and their families), Camp To Be Independent (a camp for children with disabilities resulting from traumatic brain injury), as well as various adaptive sports programs. Located in Augusta.
Camp Twin Lakes: Camp programs that are fully adaptive and medically supportive to allow children and young adults with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other challenges have a full camp experience. Located in Rutledge.
Social Skills Today: Social skills programs for youth and adults with certain disabilities. They offer summer and school-break camps, overnight camps, and a drama club. Located in Gwinnett, Roswell, and Cumming.
Learning on the Log Summer Camp: A summer camp for children aged 4-14 with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing issues, and attention issues. Located in Atlanta.
Camp Hawkins: A five-day camp for children ages 8-21 with disabilities, including cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, developmental delays, and others. Locations in Baxley and Mt. Airy.
Matthew’s Time Weekend Camp: A weekend camp with adapted activities for people ages 2-25 with a broad range of disabilities. Locations in Bawley, Mt. Airy, and Palmetto.
Exceptional Kids Athletics: A non-profit organization that offers many sports programs for children with disabilities. They have programs in adaptive swim, cheerleading, flag football, basketball, and soccer, as well as summer camps and parent talks. Located in Snellville.
The George Center: A music therapy non-profit that offers a broad range of music therapy programs, including neurologic music therapy, individual and group therapies, adaptive music lessons, music summer camp programs, and others. Located in Roswell.
Small Steps Music, LLC: Music therapy programs for children, teens, and adults. They also offer summer camps. Located in Fairburn.
Please note that some of these resources may be undergoing changes due to the COVID-19 crisis. Please be sure to check their website for further details.
We hope you find this guide to be of use! Please note that we have not personally verified the quality of services provided by each of these organizations; much of the information comes from internet searches. When considering resources for yourself or a loved one, we recommend that you conduct your own research.
If you have a favorite organization that benefits people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, please reach out and let us know! We are always learning about more resources, and will continue to update this guide with new information.