Please note: The camps and programs below are listed in no particular order The PTO does not specifically endorse any of these camps. This is strictly a sharing of resources for parents. If you have any experience with a camp option that is not listed below, please share with us! Special needs parents and/or caregivers can be each other's best resources.
After School Club
Luco Education Partners, Inc.
P. 0. Box 5305
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Office: (847) 548-0771
Registration: (847) 548-2445
Fax: (847) 548-0772
"The annual summer camp program lets children with physical disabilities experience life without limits, and adventures that help them build confidence and friendships."
Camp Firefly offers a unique summer camp experience to boys and girls, ages 9-18, who have been diagnosed with social disorders, such as Social Anxiety, OCD, PDD, Asperger's Syndrome, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, and High Functioning Autism.
Camp Channel offers another search engine for summer camps. The button below is their directory of special needs camps.
The Joyful Hearts program is designed for individuals who have developmental disabilities. This program provides a quality camping experience in a safe, Christian environment.
Center for enriched living
The Center for Enriched Living offers flexible, full and half day summer camp options for individuals with disabilities ages 13 and up.
280 Saunders Road
Riverwoods, Illinois 60015
Great Lakes Adapted Sports Association
Each year GLASA offers a number of activities that are designed to introduce individuals to sport and recreation. No prior experience is needed to try these events and a GLASA membership is also not required to participate.
Discovery SUMMER CAMP
The RecPlex Discovery Summer Camp program offers weekly and daily programs for youth and adults with disabilities.
Northwest SPECIAL RECREATION ASSOCIATION
Summer day camp provides summer time fun while helping campers retain skills developed during the school year.
wARREN sPECIAL rEC aSSOCIATION
Warren Special Recreation Association Admin Offices
100 S. Greenleaf St.
Gurnee, IL 60031
17801 W. Washington St.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Very Special CAMPs
This site has a specialized directory of camps across the country for a wide variety of special needs. There are many ways to narrow the search to fit your child's needs.
Camp STAR is an award-winning treatment program for children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related difficulties. This unique program allows children to enjoy fun, recreational activities in a day camp setting while receiving therapeutic services.
"A Year-Round Camp and Recreational and Respite Care Facility for Individuals of All Ages with Disabilities"
12007 190th Street
Monticello, IA 52310-0418
• Ph. 319-465-5916
• FAX 319-465-5919
northern suburban special recreation association
"Enriching the lives of people with disabilities in our partner communities through quality recreation services."
SPECIAL RECREATION ASSOCIATION of Central Lake County
The Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County was formed in 1976 as a cooperative effort of Member Agencies with the purpose to provide year round community based recreation services to individuals with disabilities and their families.
SPECIAL RECREATION ASSOCIATION OF Northern LAKE COUNTY
It is the MISSION of SRSNLC to educate our citizens to become responsible, productive, healthy, and contributing members of our society by preparing them through recreation with a dynamic and caring environment, which excites them and invites them to participate.
American camp association
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The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago invites persons with disabilities to enjoy Y programs and facilities. If you require a reasonable modification due to a disability to enjoy any of our programs, please inform center staff or email:
CAMP red leaf
The only American Camp Association accredited camp serving both children and adults with disabilities in metropolitan Chicago, Camp Red Leaf fulfills a vital need for safe, reliable, and enriching programming for individuals with special needs by providing week-long Summer Camp opportunities, Weekend Respite Care and 10-day Travel Camp adventures and now Day Camp 2017!
CAMP LITTLE GIANT
Camp Little Giant has served campers with disabilities since 1952 and has specialized programs designed to meet the needs of individuals with physical and developmental disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, autism, ADD/ADHD, traumatic brain injuries and special needs individuals.
Easter Seals is the largest provider of recreation and camping services for people with disabilities in the country. Easter Seals’ residential and day camps are available for children and adults of all types and levels of ability. Their camps are barrier-free and designed to be accessible to everyone. A camp
experience increases skills and enhances self-confidence while giving families much needed respite from the hard work and responsibility that they face every day.
Keshet Summer camp Programs
For more than three decades, Keshet summer programs have enabled children with special needs to attend Jewish summer camp alongside—rather than apart from—their typically developing peers.
Northern Illinois SPECIAL RECREATION ASSOCIATION
NISRA provides year round recreation activities for people with disabilities. Since 1976, children and adults of all ability levels have enjoyed socializing, building skills and having fun in hundreds of weekly programs, special events, camps and trips each year.
TheraPets.org provides Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), Occupational Therapy and Dog Obedience Training to Special Education students and their families in Northern Illinois. AAT is a unique treatment modality that allows students to give affection as well as receive it as part of their therapy. TheraPets will host its first ever summer camp this June, 2017.