Camps for Children with Special Needs

Description: Residential or day camp facilities that are appropriately staffed and equipped to provide an opportunity for children or adults who have developmental disabilities, emotional disturbances or health impairments, or who have other limitations or problems which require special facilities or programming, to enjoy a cooperative indoor and/or outdoor living experience. (AIRS PL-6400.1500-850)

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MT
Phone: 406-655-9000
Organization Name: Muscular Dystrophy Association
Address: MT
Phone: 406-655-9000
Services Provided: At MDA camp, kids with neuromuscular disease discover a world created specifically for them, and meet many other kids sharing the same needs and experiences. MDA campers dream about summer camp all year and often say it’s better than Christmas; some even say it’s changed their lives. Almost all campers agree that it’s "the best week of the year."

MDA camp offers a fun and safe outdoor experience, along with opportunities to engage in a variety of activities such as horseback riding, swimming, adaptive sports, arts and crafts, camp dances and much more. In addition to all of the fun and friendship it offers, MDA camp enables campers to stretch their comfort zones and grow in independence as they spend a week away from home; permit someone other than their parents to provide personal care; and make new friends. Sure, there’s an abundance of fun and games at MDA camp, but if you talk to MDA campers, they’ll tell you the real benefits come in a much subtler form — the lifelong friendships, the increased self-esteem and confidence, and the chance to spend at least one week of the year in a place where physical disabilities are the norm rather than the exception.

For parents and guardians, MDA camp provides a brief break from their roles of caregiver for a child with neuromuscular disease. It's a place where parents know they can send their children for a week of summer fun and, at the same time, be assured that their child’s medical and physical needs will be met by a team of dedicated health professionals and trained camp volunteers. MDA staff and volunteers assume all camper care, including physical and emotional support, allowing parents much-needed time to attend to their own needs and, in some cases, spend some special time with the camper’s siblings.
Provider Profiles: For more information, please contact the Billings office of the MDA at 406-655-9000
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 11/17/2014

Billings, MT

Organization Name: Boys & Girls Club of Yellowstone County
Address: 505 Orchard Lane
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-245-2582
Toll Free Phone: 406-252-3633
Services Provided: Youth Development programs in 5 areas: sports, fitness and recreation, the arts, Character and leadership development, education and health and life skills.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 8/1/2013
390 North 23rd Street
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-657-8371
Address: 390 North 23rd Street
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-657-8371
Fax: 406-247-8641
Services Provided: The department offers various programs for men, women and children. Programs include fitness, volleyball, soccer, basketball, tennis and enrichment classes for adults. Youth programs include dance, baton, tumbling, soccer, basketball, arts and crafts, drawing, water coloring, tennis, softball, summer camps and swimming.
Provider Profiles: Service available to all. Some programs have a non-resident fee if not a city resident.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 8/1/2013
Organization Name: Boys & Girls Club of Yellowstone County
Address: 1441 Governors Blvd.
Castlerock Elementary
Billings, MT 59105
Phone: 406-294-4527
Services Provided: Youth Development programs in 5 areas: sports, fitness and recreation, the arts, Character and leadership development, education and health and life skills.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 8/1/2013
Address: Billings, MT
Services Provided: A free week long camp for children with disabilities to enjoy fun times and independence in the beautiful Beartooth Mountains
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 4/25/2018
Address: 2822 3rd Avenue North
Suite 203
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-969-2949
Fax: 406-969-2952
Email: info@eaglemount.us
Languages Spoken: English
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Eagle Mount Billings’ mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities through recreation and create opportunities for our participants to “Embrace Life without Limits”.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 10/26/2018
Organization Name: Boys & Girls Club of Yellowstone County
Address: 1932 Hwy 87 East
Lockwood School
Billings, MT 59105
Phone: 406-254-1973
Services Provided: Youth Development programs in 5 areas: sports, fitness and recreation, the arts, Character and leadership development, education and health and life skills.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 8/1/2013
920 Gold Dust Circle
Billings, MT 59105
Organization Name: Optimist International
Address: 920 Gold Dust Circle
Billings, MT 59105
Languages Spoken: English
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: We provide children with special needs a legendary summer camp with quality care, meaningful fellowship, and maximum fun!
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 10/24/2018

Bozeman, MT

Address: 6901 Goldenstein Ln
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-586-1781
Fax: 406-586-5794
Email: eaglemount@eaglemount.org
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Recreation for people of all ages with disabilities. Summer camps for children with cancer.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 10/26/2018

Great Falls, MT

Organization Name: Eagle Mount
Address: 4792 13th Street South
Great Falls, MT 59403
Phone: 406-454-1449
Fax: 406-454-1780
Wheelchair Accessible: Varies By Location
Services Provided: We provide recreational and therapeutic activities for children and adults with physical, developmental mental and/or behavioral challenges, striving to improve the quality of life for them and their families.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 8/1/2013

Helena, MT

Organization Name: Grandstreet Theatre
Address: 325 N Park
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-442-4270
Fax: 406-447-1573
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility: First session begins Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Grades 1st-4th
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Our goal is to brighten Helena, Montana and elevate the human spirit through live theatre and theatre education.

This unique class is designed to promote social skills (pragmatics) through the fun and powerful medium of theatre. The participants are provided an opportunity to learn and practice age-appropriate social skills and work on the fundamentals of acting.Theatre activities are used to teach emotion recognition and expression, non-verbal behaviors and gestures, listening skills, eye contact, conversation skills, strategies to handle social situations, and critical social skills. The theatre is a safe place for individuals to try new things and to make mistakes they can learn from. Theatre is fun, motivating, and highly structured.

New! Social Skills Theatre Class after school.
The class will be led by a licensed speech-language pathologist and theatre professional. It is geared for those with social communications issues including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and other social deficits, but all abilities are welcomed!
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 10/24/2018

Missoula, MT

Organization Name: Camp Fire USA - Ponderosa Council
Address: 2700 Clark St.
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: 406-542-2129
Text: 406-542-2120
Fax: 406-543-9334
Eligibility: Boys and Girls
Services Provided: Nationally affiliated youth organization offering traditional clubs, self-reliance programs & child care, after school programs. Summer residence camp for ages 7 thru 15 at Georgetown Lake. Additional Info: Kids Club provides child care for children K-5th grade. Preregistration required. Summers day camp at Valley Christian School. After school child care ages K-5 from time of dismissal--6pm at Chief Charlo, Hawthorne, Lewis & Clark, Cold Springs, Rattlesnake, and Hellgate Elementary. Limited scholarships available.
Original Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 8/16/2018
PO Box 8113
Missoula, MT 59807
Address: PO Box 8113
Missoula, MT 59807
Services Provided: Weekend long camp for kids with arthritis or other rheumatic diseases 6 thru
17 years of age. Full medical staff including a rheumatologist, MDs and nurses
are on site the entire weekend. Activities include archery, swimming in a warm
water pool, miniature golf, and more!
Original Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 8/16/2018
2110 South Johnson
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: 406-549-5987
Organization Name: Children's Oncology Camp Foundation
Address: 2110 South Johnson
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: 406-549-5987
Fax: 406-549-5933
Eligibility: Children, young adults, siblings of patient with cancer, and adults with cancer. Serves children from all geographical locations.
Services Provided: Seasonal programs for children, young adults, & familes affected by cancer all at no charge. Camp is located at Gold Creek. Young adult conference is for ages 18-40, brain tumor 18-35, kids camp ages 6-14, teen camp ages 15-18, sibling camp ages 6-17. Additional Info: Kids camps, Teen camps, Young Adult Conference, siblings, all held during the summer months. Also Women's Cancer Retreat and Ovarian Cancer retreat. Call for exact dates.
Original Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 8/16/2018
2110 Johnson St, Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 549-5987
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: 406-549-5987
Organization Name: Missoula City-County Health Department
Address: 2110 Johnson St, Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 549-5987
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: 406-549-5987
Services Provided: Camp Mak-A-Dream offers cost-free positive outdoor experiences for children
and young adults with cancer and families of cancer patients at a camp in the
Gold Creek area.
Original Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 8/16/2018

Nationwide

Address: Chapel Hill, NC
Services Provided: The ARCH National Respite Network includes the National Respite Locator, a service to help caregivers and professionals locate respite services in their community, the National Respite Coalition, a service that advocates for preserving and promoting respite in policy and programs at the national, state, and local levels, and the Lifespan Respite Technical Assistance Center.
Provider Profiles: The ARCH National Respite Network includes summer camps for both children and adults with special needs.

A cooperative agreement with the US Administration for Community Living/ Administration on Aging
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/2/2018
Organization Name: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Address: Clarksville, OH
Eligibility: Children with congenital/acquired heart disease/defects.
Services Provided: Week-long camp for children with congenital/acquired heart disease/defects. Medical supervision 24 hours a day. Fishing, hiking, canoeing, arts/crafts, much more according to abilities.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/8/2018
10586 West Pico Boulevard, Unit 196
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 260-225-3736
Address: 10586 West Pico Boulevard, Unit 196
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 260-225-3736
Email: info@kesem.org
Eligibility: children with parents with cancer
Services Provided: Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Offering innovative, fun-­filled programs that foster a lasting community, we aim to ensure that every child impacted by a parent’s cancer is never alone.
Provider Profiles: Camp locator on website
Original Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/8/2019
Organization Name: American Diabetes Association
Address: Clarksville, OH
Phone: 513-759-9330
Eligibility: Ages 8-15 with diabetes
Services Provided: Week-long residential camp. Both type I and type II diabetic children ages 9-15 can participate in swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, ropes courses, climbing walls, archery, and nutrition and diabetes education games and discussions There is a strong emphasis on fitness, health, diet and blood glucose management.
Camp is located in Clarksville, Ohio.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 1/10/2019
24880 Brotherhood Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Phone: 425-440-0850
Address: 24880 Brotherhood Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Phone: 425-440-0850
Fax: 425-404-2158
Email: info@campkorey.org
Eligibility: Children living with serious illness, ages 7 to 17. No cost. April 30th application deadline.
Services Provided: Camp Korey empowers children and families living with serious medical conditions through year-round, life-changing experiences, always free of charge. With specialized medical support, we help kids re-imagine the future.
All residential Summer Camp Sessions last one week and run from Monday afternoons through Friday mornings. Please apply for the session that best fits your child. Sample summer camps:
♥ Session 1: Camp Reflection, Dermatologic Conditions In partnership with the American Academy of Dermatology
♥ Session 2: *General Session
♥ Session 3: *General Session
♥ Session 4: Solid Organ Transplant
♥ Session 5: *General Session
♥ Session 6: Craniofacial Community
♥ Session 7: Orthopedic + Neuromuscular Conditions
♥ Session 8: Skeletal Dysplasia
*GENERAL SESSIONS serve campers with life altering medical conditions including but not limited to: cerebral palsy, chronic kidney disease, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, epilepsy, genetic syndromes, mitochondrial disease, and reconstructive pelvic medicine conditions.
Also teen and family weekend camps.
Provider Profiles: An official member of SeriousFun Children’s Network.
Camp phone: (425) 440-0850
Original Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/24/2019
Organization Name: American Lung Association of Ohio
Address: 490 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 651-268-7591
Email: Val.Haga@Lung.org
Eligibility: Ages 7-12, asthma
Services Provided: This week-long camp helps children learn more about their asthma and how to better cope with this breathing disorder while still having fun. Superkids camps in Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 1/10/2019
Address: Turlock, CA 95382
Eligibility: no cost for children and youth with heart disease
Services Provided: Camp Taylor offers several programs for young people and families of children with heart disease. Our flagship program is our well known medically supervised free youth and teen residential summer camp sessions. We offer 8 camp sessions catering to the underserved population of pediatric cardiology.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/8/2018
11615 Hesby Street
North Hollywood, CA 91601-3620
Phone: 818-754-0312
Address: 11615 Hesby Street
North Hollywood, CA 91601-3620
Phone: 818-754-0312
Eligibility: free of charge summer camp for children with heart disease, ages 7-17, 18-24
Services Provided: Camp del Corazon provides a medically supervised, residential summer camp for children ages 7-17 who are living with heart disease. Located on Catalina Island, 22 miles off the California coastline. PACE program for ages 18-24 with congenital heart disease.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/8/2018
120 Wall Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10005-3904
Phone: 212-344-6633
Address: 120 Wall Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10005-3904
Phone: 212-344-6633
Toll Free Phone: 800-323-7938
Fax: 212-747-0004
Email: info@ctf.org
Services Provided: Ending neurofibromatosis through research. Patient Engagement program, meaning the inclusion of patient representatives in NF research, and the view that people with NF are not just subjects, but are health care consumers who have a role in managing their care, directing their health outcomes, and accelerating therapies for the entire NF community. A NF Clinic Network by state.
Provider Profiles: NF Camp is the annual summer camp of the Children's Tumor Foundation, dedicated to teens and young adults living with neurofibromatosis (NF). For over 20 years we have hosted this week-long experience for teens and young adults ages 12 to 25. NF Camp takes place on the third or fourth week of July (6 nights/6 days) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Application on CTF website.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/28/2018
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18382
Phone: 610-298-1820
Organization Name: Philadelphia YMCA
Address: Dingmans Ferry, PA 18382
Phone: 610-298-1820
Email: dragonflyforest@philaymca.org
Eligibility: Campers age 7 to 14 with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Cost is free. Campers age 13 to 20 with Autism or 22Q is a paid program.
Services Provided: Goal is to provide an exhilarating, challenging, and nurturing camp experience through which children gain a greater sense of independence, self-esteem, and self-reliance. Week-long camps for Autism, Asthma, Bleeding Disorders, Sickle Cell Disease, and Teen Leadership.
Supported by The International 22Q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Foundation, The 22Q and You Center at Children's Hospital and The Dempster Family Foundation.
Provider Profiles: Registration opens in January and fills quickly. Camps are in Valley Forge, PA area.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/8/2018
26071 Merit Circle Ste 103
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: 949-582-5443
Address: 26071 Merit Circle Ste 103
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: 949-582-5443
Toll Free Phone: 800-899-2866
Email: info@kidskonnected.org
Eligibility: Youth who have lost a parent to cancer and their families.
Services Provided: Provides friendship, understanding, education and support for kids and teens who have a parent with cancer or have lost a parent with cancer.
Kids Connected Junior Camp is open to youth, ages 7 to 13 years old with a parent or caregiver affected by cancer. Camp tuition is offered on a "pay what you can" basis from $350 to full scholarship. Although there is a maximum capacity for camp, no child is ever turned away for financial reasons. Enrollment in camp includes transportation from our office to Big Bear, CA.
Original Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 3/21/2019
Address: 222 S Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 800-572-1717
Email: ResourceCenter@mdausa.org
Services Provided: Support services, resources, transitional services, information resources for all aspects of living with muscular dystrophy/neuromuscular disease . A web-based locator to find local services and summer camps in many states. Located at more than 150 of the top health care institutions across the United States, [https://www.mda.org/care/mda-care-centers MDA Care Centers and Affiliates] serve as the nexus for expert clinical care and medical research.
Original Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 5/22/2019
4180 Emigration Canyon Rd
Camp Kostopulos
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Organization Name: Children's Tumor Foundation
Address: 4180 Emigration Canyon Rd
Camp Kostopulos
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Email: jpantoliano@ctf.org
Eligibility: Teens and young adults ages 12 to 25 living with neurofibromatosis
Services Provided: NF Camp is for children and teens with Neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow along various types of nerves. Campers come from all over the United States, Canada, and the world. During these weeks, they are able to interact with others who have the same condition, and learn more about themselves and others while enjoying everything that Camp K has to offer.
Provider Profiles: NF Camp takes place on the third or fourth week of July (6 nights/6 days) at Camp Kostopulos in Utah. Details and application on Children's Tumor Foundation website.
Contact: Julie Pantoliano
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/28/2018
8630 Fenton St, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3819
Phone: 301-587-1788
Address: 8630 Fenton St, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3819
Phone: 301-587-1788
TDD: 301-587-1789
Fax: 301-587-1791
Eligibility: deaf and hard of hearing
Services Provided: Safeguards the civil rights of deaf and hard of hearing Americans. As a national federation of state associations, individual members, and organizational and corporate affiliates, the advocacy work includes accessibility, education, employment, healthcare, mental health, rehabilitation, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. Website features advocacy information and resources.
Provider Profiles: NAD Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) is a four-week intensive educational program for high school students. Camp Taloali, Stayton, Oregon.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/1/2018
Address: Randleman, NC
Phone: 800-651-9131
Services Provided: Information about Fabry disease, counseling through the Fabry Family Assistance Program, physician locator, stories, links to publications, videos, books for children, and more.
Provider Profiles: The Charles Kleinschmidt Fabry Family Weekend Camp, is an annual camp for children ages 6-16 with Fabry Disease and their immediate families. The camp is held annually in September at Victory Junction camp in Randleman, North Carolina. Campers are chosen by an application process. Camp expenses, including airfare, are paid for by NFDF sponsors.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 7/30/2018
Organization Name: Amputee Coalition
Address: Clarksville, OH
Toll Free Phone: 888/267-5669
Email: camp@amputee-coalition.org
Eligibility: Ages 10-17 who have limb loss or limb differences.
Services Provided: A 6-day traditional summer camp experience for children with limb loss and limb difference to increase self-confidence and self-esteem through a traditional and supportive summer camp experience. The Amputee Coalition arranges travel plans for all camp attendees. Cost: none! thanks to sponsors and donors. Opportunities for camp counselors ages 18-19 and age 20 and above.
Provider Profiles: 2016 dates July 8 - 16.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/8/2018
10 W. Beaver Creek Blvd., Ste 250
PO Box 8589
Avon, CO 81620
Phone: 970-748-9983
Address: 10 W. Beaver Creek Blvd., Ste 250
PO Box 8589
Avon, CO 81620
Phone: 970-748-9983
Eligibility: No cost. Children must have a diagnosis that matches one of our camper sessions. In certain cases, we can accept children with unique medical needs. Children must be between the ages of seven and 17.
Services Provided: Roundup River Ranch is part of the SeriousFun Children’s Network, a global community of medical specialty camps founded by Paul Newman. He believed that kids with serious illnesses needed a place to “kick back and raise a little hell.” Serving children with serious illnesses and their families.
Provider Profiles: 2016 camps include neurological disorders, craniofacial anomalies; lung disease, severe asthma, acquired immunodeficiency; heart disease, heart transplant; cancer, brain tumors, sickle cell disease; kidney disease, kidney transplant; liver disease, liver transplant, GI disorders, celiac disease. Camps for kids alone, and for families.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/8/2018
NY
Phone: 510-769-9295
Address: NY
Phone: 510-769-9295
Email: info@youthrally.org
Eligibility: Kids and teens ages 11 - 17 living with conditions of the bowel and bladders.
Services Provided: Five nights of camp at a college campus for an experience that promotes independence, self-esteem, learning, friendship and fun. Each year the Youth Rally host roughly 150 campers from all over the US and beyond. Campers and counselors alike live with an array of conditions affecting their bowel and/or bladder systems. A nursing team assists campers as needed.
Provider Profiles: Sponsorship for travel and lodging available.
2018 Youth Rally camp July 16 - 21, Boulder, CO
2016 camp July 25-30, Seattle, WA
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 6/20/2018