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Find camps for kids with disabilities here! Children with physical disabilities require special consideration and camps listed here have counselors with special training, facilities specially designed and activities tailored for physically disabled kids.

For kids with disabilities

Camps for disabled kids may use customized equipment for children with physical disabilities. The specific types of disabilities will often dictate the type of camp equipment.

As the children at disability camps are separated from their parents for the first time, many begin to take on challenges that build their sense of independence. Families can enjoy peace of mind that their family member is at a disability camp with trained, dedicated volunteers ready to help participants have a fruitful and enjoyable camping experience. Campers at disability camps are encouraged to try out new experiences to gain confidence, improve coordination, enhance communication and grow personally.

Disability Camps provide summer recreation for children with various types of disabilities. Camps are conducted for a variety of disabilities that may include cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, brain injury, autism, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, quadriplegia, paraplegia, arthritis, hearing and/or visual impairments, Down's syndrome, schizophrenia, heart problems, strokes, attention deficit disorders, fetal alcohol syndrome, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disorder. Some camps are especially for children with learning disabilities like dyslexia. There are also many disability camps covering only a specific type of disability. (You can look under Other Special Needs, above, to find camps specializing in certain types of disorders.)

Learn more from the camps listed below as to how they can help make camp awesome for your child.

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Northern Kawartha Lakes Camp Kirk

Summer camp for children with special needs offering various activities including martial arts, leadership building, swimming and many other sports in a non-competitive and nurturing environment.  [ view profile ]

Special Needs
  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Overnight Camp
  • Coed
  • $1,262 to $1,350
,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13, 2015-07-02 1262-1350
Parry Sound Camp Kodiak

Integrated residential summer camp for children & teens with and without ADHD, LD, NLD and AS. Social skills program, academic program and 50+ activities.  [ view profile ]

Special Needs
  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Overnight Camp
  • Coed
  • $1,239 to $1,425
,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18, 1239-1425
Minden Kinark Outdoor Centre

A northern Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  [ view profile ]

Special Needs
Camp offers: Physical Disability
  • Ages 8 to 21
  • Day & Overnight Camp
  • Coed
  • Varies
,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21, 2015-04-27 0-0
Throughout Ontario
Tichborne, Ontario
Minden, Ontario
Camp Awakening

Integrated summer camps, leadership & outdoor recreation programs for youth with physical disabilities. Programs across the province for campers 9-24 years.  [ view profile ]

Special Needs
Camp Specialties: Physical Disability
  • Ages 9 to 24
  • Overnight Camp
  • Coed, All Girls, All Boys
  • Varies
,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24, 2015-06-29 0-0
New York The Gow School Summer Program

A New York summer camp where kids with special needs participate in horseback riding, swimming and more, including overnight camping.  [ view profile ]

Special Needs
  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Day & Overnight Camp
  • Coed
  • $3,800 to $7,300 USD
,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16, 3800-7300
Sharbot Lake Camp Kennebec

An amazing summer camp experience for campers with special needs. All the fun of camp, with supportive and experience staff to give your camper the summer of their life! The focus is on fun first!  [ view profile ]

Special Needs
  • Ages 6 to 22
  • Overnight Camp
  • Coed
  • $1,500 to $2,500
,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 1500-2500
Barrie
Kelowna, British Columbia
Venture Academy Summer Program for Troubled Teens

Supportive & therapeutic educational environment for struggling students. Assessment, education, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe!  [ view profile ]

Special Needs
  • Ages 13 to 18
  • Overnight Camp
  • Coed
  • Varies
,13,14,15,16,17,18, 2015-04-01 0-0
Belleville Heartfit Respite

Welcome to Heartfit Farm Holidays, a non profit program for adults 14+ with developmental differences.  [ view profile ]

Special Needs
  • Ages 14 to 65
  • Overnight Camp
  • Coed
  • $1,550
,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65, 2015-06-28 1550-0
Session Name Specialty Date Age/Type Cost Start Cost Age Description Activities
Summer Semester - ongoing enrolment
Venture Academy Summer Program for Troubled Teens
Troubled Teens Jul 01-31 Ages 13 - 19
Coed
Varies 2015-07-01 0-0 ,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,

Venture Academy provides summer programming that combines assessment, education, life skills, and outdoor activity all in a supportive therapeutic educational environment delivered by teachers, skilled counsellors and experienced frontline staff. Personal growth, excitement and memories to last a lifetime.

  • Acquire skills
  • Earn school credit
  • Experience the outdoors
  • Raise self-esteem
  • Boost confidence
  • and... stay out of trouble!

Ongoing enrolment options throughout the summer or at any time throughout the year. Length of stay options vary anywhere from 30 days to 6 weeks, full summer, school semester, entire school year or more.


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Session 1
Camp Kirk
Jul 02-11 Ages 6 - 13
Coed
Overnight
$1940 2015-07-02 1940-1940 ,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,
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co-ed farm camp
Heartfit Respite
Down Syndrome Jul 05-11 Ages 19
Coed
Overnight
$1550 2015-07-05 1550-1550 ,19,

Experience being a farmer for the week!. Little bit of work, lots of fun and friends, activities and animals


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5- Day Autism Summer Camps
Kinark Outdoor Centre
Autism/Pervasive development delay Jul 06-Aug 14 Ages 7 - 18
Coed
Overnight
$1650 2015-07-06 1650-1650 ,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,

Kinark Outdoor Center offers 5-day camp experiences for children with ASD. This camp is a wonderful opportunity for kids and parents who are thinking about trying a first time away from home. The schedule is based on a traditional camp program with a custom delivery to fit your child's needs. The cabin is made of up of 5 kids and at any one time 3 staff and additional support staff. Each child has their own room and meals can be customized based on your input. The camp is fun, encourages individually appropriate social behaviour, and provides respite to parents and families during the 5-day camp.


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July Session 1
Brightstart Camp
Autism/Pervasive development delay Jul 06-30 Ages 5 - 16
Coed
Day
Varies 2015-07-06 0-0 ,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,

Ou Summer Camp Session 1 program has 4 different groups running.

Ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14 to 16 years of age.  Kids are broken down into skill and readiness level.

First Session is for kids who like Science. Our students will work on hands on engaging science activities to help our students retain what they have learned. 


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Session 2 Boys
Camp Awakening
Physical Disability Jul 08-26 Ages 16 - 18
All Boys
Overnight
Varies 2015-07-08 0-0 ,16,17,18,

Leadership session for teen campers. Also known as the M.I.L.E.S program = motivation, independence, leadership, empowerment and skills.


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Session 2 Girls
Camp Awakening
Physical Disability Jul 08-26 Ages 16 - 18
All Girls
Overnight
Varies 2015-07-08 0-0 ,16,17,18,

Leadership session for teen campers. Also known as the M.I.L.E.S program = motivation, independence, leadership, empowerment and skills.


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co-ed farm experience
Heartfit Respite
Down Syndrome Jul 12-18 Ages 19
Coed
Overnight
$1550 2015-07-12 1550-1550 ,19,

Experience being a farmer for a week . ! Interact with the animals join in the fun gardening, cooking, woodworking, barn work, waterfront and off site . An active living option for holidays awaits you.


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Curiouser and Curiouser ages 6-9
Purple Carrots Drama Studio
Performing/Theatre Arts Jul 13-17 Ages 6 - 9
Coed
Day
$340 - $374 2015-07-13 340-340 ,6,7,8,9,

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?” Alice, Alice in Wonderland.

Leap down the rabbit hole and enter a magical Alice in Wonderland adventure with your friends! Meet the Mad Hatter, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire cat. Create your very own Wonderland characters through improvisation, movement, scene work, singing and dancing. 

Includes: Drama, Musical Theatre, Craft and Cooking Classes- we make our very own nutritional treats to eat at the Mad Hatter's tea party! 

Full and Half Day Options available: see website for details www.purplecarrotsdrama.com


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Arts & Crafts(Recreational)Cooking(Recreational)Performing/Theatre Arts(Intense or Competative)
Session 2
Camp Kirk
Jul 14-27 Ages 6 - 13
Coed
Overnight
$2590 2015-07-14 2590-2590 ,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,
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Silver Hen Week
Heartfit Respite
Down Syndrome Jul 19-25 Ages 19
All Girls
Overnight
$1550 2015-07-19 1550-1550 ,19,

This is a new initiative from Heartfit.  A club for girls with intellectual differences over 25yrs. All our activities are designed to foster friendships  and cooperation. Special, age appropriate activities build independence and set realistic goals. A wonderful photo journal tells all and is enjoyed after they leave the farm.


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4- Autism Family Camp
Kinark Outdoor Centre
Autism/Pervasive development delay Jul 20-Aug 31 Ages 1 - 19
Coed
Overnight
$715 2015-07-20 715-715 ,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,

The Kinark Outdoor Center welcomes 15 families per family camp session (4 days). Each family has a child with Autism. The family participates in program as they feel and has the opportunity to take a holiday together as a family and with other families who have similar fears and experiences in public settings. Our staff are well trained to assess and assist children with ASD and families in participating in a fun summer camp program! See our website to register! www.koc.on.ca


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1-2 week session block
Heartfit Respite
Down Syndrome Jul 26-Aug 08 Ages 19
Coed
Overnight
$1550 - $3200 2015-07-26 1550-1550 ,19,

These are the weeks to extend your stay!  Be a farmer for 2 weeks...Give mom a break and you get one too, A real independent holiday for you to show what you know what you can do and what you can learn.

Repeat guests  this is  the block to try a longer stay.

 


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Session 3 Boys
Camp Awakening
Physical Disability Jul 30-Aug 12 Ages 12 - 14
All Boys
Overnight
Varies 2015-07-30 0-0 ,12,13,14,
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Session 3 Girls
Camp Awakening
Physical Disability Jul 30-Aug 12 Ages 12 - 14
All Girls
Overnight
Varies 2015-07-30 0-0 ,12,13,14,
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Session 3
Camp Kirk
Jul 31-Aug 13 Ages 6 - 13
Coed
Overnight
$2590 2015-07-31 2590-2590 ,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,
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Summer Semester - ongoing enrolment
Venture Academy Summer Program for Troubled Teens
Troubled Teens Aug 01-31 Ages 13 - 19
Coed
Varies 2015-08-01 0-0 ,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,

Venture Academy provides summer programming that combines assessment, education, life skills, and outdoor activity all in a supportive therapeutic educational environment delivered by teachers, skilled counsellors and experienced frontline staff. Personal growth, excitement and memories to last a lifetime.

  • Acquire skills
  • Earn school credit
  • Experience the outdoors
  • Raise self-esteem
  • Boost confidence
  • and... stay out of trouble!

Ongoing enrolment options throughout the summer or at any time throughout the year. Length of stay options vary anywhere from 30 days to 6 weeks, full summer, school semester, entire school year or more.


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Sports and More
Brightstart Camp
Autism/Pervasive development delay Aug 03-21 Ages 4 - 18
Coed
Day
Varies 2015-08-03 0-0 ,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,

Have your child learn the basic skills they need in sports.  This fun and supportive program encourages students to learn how to play sports such as soccer and hockey.  We work in small groups to get your child to increase their strength while working on kids motor planning skills.

Students learn how to be a team player while being encouraged to gain independance in many different sports activities


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BARGAIN BARN WEEK
Heartfit Respite
Down Syndrome Aug 10-14 Ages 19
Coed
Overnight
$999 2015-08-10 999-999 ,19,

A shorter stay if you're not quite sure about being a farmer. OR  never been away from home . You get all the benefits but in  a mini fashion. You will get a taste then WANT to come back for more.


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Curiouser and Curiouser ages 10-12
Purple Carrots Drama Studio
Performing/Theatre Arts Aug 10-14 Ages 10 - 12
Coed
Day
$358 - $602 2015-08-10 358-358 ,10,11,12,

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?” Alice, Alice in Wonderland.

Leap down the rabbit hole and enter a magical Alice in Wonderland adventure with your friends! Meet the Mad Hatter, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire cat. Create your very own Wonderland characters through improvisation, movement, scene work, singing and dancing. 

Includes: Drama, Musical Theatre, Craft, Music, Therapeutic Drumming and Outdoor Exploring.

Full and Half Day Options Available.  See website for details www.purplecarrotsdrama.com

 


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Arts & Crafts(Recreational)Cooking(Recreational)Performing/Theatre Arts(Intense or Competative)
Session 4 Boys
Camp Awakening
Physical Disability Aug 13-26 Ages 14 - 16
All Boys
Overnight
Varies 2015-08-13 0-0 ,14,15,16,
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Session 4 Girls
Camp Awakening
Physical Disability Aug 13-26 Ages 14 - 16
All Girls
Overnight
Varies 2015-08-13 0-0 ,14,15,16,
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Session 4
Camp Kirk
Aug 16-25 Ages 6 - 13
Coed
Overnight
$1940 2015-08-16 1940-1940 ,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,
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another 1-2 week block
Heartfit Respite
Down Syndrome Aug 16-29 Ages 19
Coed
Overnight
$1550 - $3200 2015-08-16 1550-1550 ,19,

you can stay 1 week in July another in August.  OR do your 2 week stay at the end of the summer.  Summer end activities are the same as all the others FUN FUN FUN!!!


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Make a Scene!
Purple Carrots Drama Studio
Performing/Theatre Arts Aug 17-21 Ages 19
Coed
Day
$358 - $602 2015-08-17 358-358 ,19,

How do actors create interesting characters and dynamic scenes? 

Learn about the given circumstances of a scene: Who? What? When? Where? and Why?, and how these circumstances colour dialogue and create characters. Explore movement, voice, improvisation and scripted scene work to improve your social skills, confidence and self expression. The last half hour of each day is Chat Time- a time to work on conversation skills at Artscape Youngplace's great coffee shop!  

Includes: Drama, Musical Theatre, Singing, Crafts, Therapeutic Drumming and Outdoor Exploring

Full day and Half Day Options Available.  See website for details.


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Arts & Crafts(Recreational)Cooking(Recreational)Performing/Theatre Arts(Intense or Competative)
Free To Be Me
Purple Carrots Drama Studio
Performing/Theatre Arts Aug 24-28 Ages 13 - 17
Coed
Day
$358 - $602 2015-08-24 358-358 ,13,14,15,16,17,

This workshop explores identity and the joy of self-acceptance. Voice work, movement, improvisation and scene work help to facilitate self- expression while improving social skills, conversational skills, language and confidence. Enjoy drama, musical theatre, crafts, music and outdoor exploring, led by professionals in each field.

The last half hour of each day is Chat Time- a time to work on conversation skills at Artscape Youngplace's great coffee shop!  All activities are designed to guide participants in discovering the liberating power of both individuality and teamwork.  

Includes: Drama, Musical theatre, Singing, Crafts, Music, Therapeutic drumming and Outdoor Exploring

Full day and Half day options available.  See website for details www.purplecarrotsdrama.com


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Cooking(Recreational)Performing/Theatre Arts(Intense or Competative)
Inclusion (Special Needs)
Ontario Pioneer Camp
Physical Disability Aug 31-Sep 05 Ages 5 - 19
Coed
Overnight
$740 - $2500 2015-08-31 740-740 ,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,

At Ontario Pioneer Camp, we believe that all people are uniquely and wonderfully made in God’s image. Our award winning Inclusion Program was birthed out of our desire over 35 years ago to offer a fun, safe, and transformational camp experience to all young people.

To register go to www.pioneercamp.ca or call 1-800-361-CAMP (2267).


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3- day fall school programs
Kinark Outdoor Centre
Aspergers Syndrome Sep 07-Nov 13 Ages 8 - 16
Coed
Overnight
$65 2015-09-07 65-65 ,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,

Through the sring and fall Kinark Outdoor Center offers residential leadership, adventure, education, team-building, and discovery-based experiences. We cater to elementary and secondary ages. The KOC staff team is a professional, fun, safe, and extremely well trained group. The KOC program coordinators will plan every detail of your trip so as to achieve your goals and exceed your expectations. Price varies based on size of your group.


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