Specialized Summer Camps

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.

Camp Firefly

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.

Warren Special Recreation Association

Warren Special Recreation Association (WSRA) has coordinated recreational programs for individuals of all ages with special needs, since 1981. We take pride in working with local schools and and governmental agencies so the best services possible are provided. WSRA serves more than 100 individuals of all ages with disabilities in over 350 recreation programs, special events, and trips annually. Our staff is professionally trained in the provision of therapeutic recreation for people with disabilities. We provide transportation for our program registrants and network with nonprofits and government. 

Joyful Hearts

The Joyful Hearts program is designed for individuals who have developmental disabilities. This program provides a quality camping experience in a safe, Christian environment.

Camp Courageous

"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

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


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
Phone: 847.948.7001
Fax: 847.948.7621

Camp Channel

Camp Channel offers another search engine for summer camps.  The button below is their directory of special needs camps.

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