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Summer Camps for Children with Disabilities

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Updated April 30, 2013

This is a guide to some of the directories and listings of summer camps available for children with disabilities. There may be summer camps in your community that are not listed in these directories. We encourage you to talk with your child's teachers, local recreation department, religious organizations in your area, fellow parents, and any community groups you feel might be able to suggest additional summer camp possibilities for your child.

General Camps

Camps 2002: A Directory of Camps and Summer Programs for Children and Youth with Special Needs and Disabilities in the Metro New York Area
Resources for Children with Special Needs
Publications/Department B
200 Park Avenue, South, Suite 816
New York, NY 10003
(212) 677-4650
Web: www.resourcesnyc.org
$27.00 including shipping and handling (available in English & Spanish)


Easter Seals Camping and Recreation List
Easter Seals-National Office
230 West Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 221-6827; (312) 726-6200 (Voice)
(312) 726-4258 (TTY)
Web: http://www.easter-seals.org
Free (some "camperships" are available)


Guide to Summer Camps and Summer Schools
2002-2003 (28th Edition)
Porter Sargent Publishers, Inc., c/o IDS
300 Bedford Street, Building B, Suite 213
Manchester, NH 03101
(800) 342-7470
Web: www.portersargent.com
$45.00 hard-cover; $27.00 soft-cover (plus shipping and handling)


2002 Guide to ACA Accredited Camps
American Camping Association (ACA), Inc.
5000 State Road 67 North
Martinsville, IN 46151-7902
(800) 428-2267; (765) 342-8456
Web: http://www.acacamps.org
(The 2002 guide is free on the ACA web site.)
$14.95 (includes shipping and handling)

Disability Specific Camps

Camp List for Children with Cancer
The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
3910 Warner Street
Kensington, MD 20895
(301) 962-3520; (800) 366-2223
Web: www.candlelighters.org


Camps for Children with Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of America
4590 MacArthur Boulevard, N.W., Suite 250
Washington, D.C. 20007-4226
(800) 621-3141; (202) 944-3285
Web: http://www.sbaa.org
Call for a state-by-state listing.


Directory of Summer Camps for Children with Learning Disabilities
1997 Edition
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
(888) 300-6710; (412) 341-1515
Web: ldaamerica.org
$6.00, including shipping and handling

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