Ability First-Camp Paivika
Located in the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest, the camp offers overnight summer and winter/spring programs for children and adults with mild to severe developmental and physical disabilities such as autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and Down syndrome. It is fully accredited by the American Camp Association.
Phone: 626-396-1010, ext. 1123
Camp Able is a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of the disabled community through an increased appreciation and awareness of abilities in an incredibly fun and safe aquatic environment. Through grants and charitable capital, Camp Able provides services that help contribute to the vitality of the campers while fostering compassion and respect for all.
Camp Dream Street (Southern Mississippi)
Camp Dream Street is a five-day, four-night camping program for children with physical disabilities. The camp is held on the grounds of URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, Miss., and sponsored by NFTY’s southern region.
Kids of Courage
A unique traveling summer camp for critically ill children who are given a chance to disconnect from their daily struggles and experience freedom and adventure like every child. Under strict medical supervision, they visit parks and attractions, bond with new friends, meet celebrities and experience the Dream & Wish trip of a lifetime.
San Diego Regional Center-Camp and Recreational Resource List
A complete list of camp and recreational opportunities available for kids and adults with special needs.
The Painted Turtle
The Painted Turtle is the sixth addition to Paul Newman’s family of Hole in the Wall Camps for seriously ill children, including those with cerebral palsy. It is also the only multidisease camp and family care center of its kind on the West Coast. Through educational, therapeutic, safe, and just plain fun summer camp and year-round programs, The Painted Turtle provides a life-changing experience to children whose daily struggles often diminish both their desire to be well and their ability to lead a rich, productive life. The Painted Turtle offers an exhilarating, challenging, and nurturing array of traditional summer camp recreational activities, seamlessly intertwined with programs that inspire children to become more self-confident and self-reliant, as well as more cooperative with their medical caregivers. There is a strong healing potential in the lessons children learn and the friendships they form at The Painted Turtle.
Phone: 661-724-1768, ext. 203
Leaps … n … Boundz (Los Angeles)
Leaps … n … Boundz is an adaptive sports and recreation program for children of all ages with special needs. We offer programs in gymnastics, swimming and ball skills, both one-on-one and in small groups.