Below we've compiled a local Summer Camp Directory for families of children with Special Needs. We hope this list serves you and your family well as you seek opportunities to benefit your children. If you have any questions, please email us.
Burlington Parks and Rec- The Burlington Parks and Rec offers several camps and programs for individuals with disabilities.
Camp Carefree- Camp Carefree offers a 1-week camping experience to individuals with specific disabilities, and to children who are siblings of a chronically ill parent or sibling.
Camp Dogwood- Camp Dogwood is a recreational facility located on Lake Norman in Catawba County. We operate a recreational program consisting of 10 one week overnight sessions for adults with blindness and visual impairment. This recreational/vacation experience includes boating, fishing, swimming, tubing, art, crafts, mini gold, and off-campus trips.
Camp Green Leaves (City of Burlington)- Serves children ages 5-21 with developmental disabilities or delays within Alamance County.
Camp Joy (City of Greensboro)- Open to children 5+ with special needs.
Camp Reach- Camp R.E.A.C.H. is a summer day camp for children and young adults with special needs who have severe language challenges. Augmentative communication is addressed for each individual camper. The camps are split by age group (3-10) and ability to maximize the fun and learning potential of each camper.
Camp Free Spirit at Kopper Top Learning Life Learning- Camp Free Spirit is a half day summer day camp designed for children ages 2 and up. Camp runs every morning for a week, Mon-Fri. Campers learn about the care and handling of horses, as well as horse sense and safety.
Camp Leap-In- This camp will provide a sensory-rich environment for all children to encourage the development of age-appropriate sensory processing skills, motor skills, and social skills.
Camp High-Five- A constraint-induced movement therapy camp. Campers are selected by invitation only; basic criteria for campers is they should have hemiplegia and be at least 4 years old.
High Point Parks and Rec- Camp Ann is a weekly summer day camp experience for kids (6+) and adults with disabilities is offered by High Point Parks and Rec. Arts and crafts, field trips, swimming, and outdoor rec with lunch and snack provided.
Hugs Camp- HUGS is a unique camp for unique people, bringing together young people of diverse abilities. They overcome barriers of real and imagined differences and build bridges of understanding. HUGS is about acknowledging the good creation in each of us, and more fully knowing and loving our God through it. The great differences among campers and staff help all of us learn to appreciate and celebrate our diversity as we recognize our common ground.
Horsepower- This camp introduces beginning and non-riders to recreational horseback riding. Topics include understanding the nature of the horse, riding skills, mounting/dismounting, equipment, handling of the horses, and more.
ICan Swim Greensboro- The iCan Swim goal is to teach the foundation for safely enjoying the aquatic environment and promoting as much independent movement in the water as possible. The iCan Swim program isn't aquatic therapy, rather a program to teach and encourage enjoyment of the water as a leisure recreational activity. The camp is open to anyone age 3 or older with any disability.
ICan Bike Greensboro- The iCan Bike goal is to teach participants how to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently. Camp is open to those with disabilities, age 8 or older, and who meet other criteria such as a minimum height and maximum weight.
Victory Junction- Victory Junction is where children, whose lives are filled with limitations and boundaries, face fun challenges and discover just how resilient they are. The camp experience is not just about playing games, but helping children learn more about their abilities and what they CAN do.