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ADHD Camp Directory: 2012
ADDitude's directory of summer camps for children, teens and adults with ADHD, learning differences or high functioning autism with more resources for parents and a camp checklist on questions parents should ask about camp. This directory also ncludes a blog with more suggestions from areas throughout the U.S. offering more suggested camps.
Learning Disabilities Camps And ADHD Camps and Programs
If your child has difficulty paying attention and focusing and has been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD or dyslexia, he or she may enjoy attending ADD camp. Here, he or she can become immersed in fun activities and leadership programs designed especially for kids.
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Camp Starfish - Residential program in Rindge, New Hampshire for children ages 7 to 14 with emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities. Includes application materials, activities, session dates, photos, and daily schedule. Camp Starfish fosters the success
and growth of children with emotional,
learning and behavioral problems by
providing individualized attention as
part of structured, nurturing, and fun
Welcome to Camp Starfish, a unique place where
children find success, friendship, role-models and
safety...sometimes for the first time. They invite you
to browse their website and learn more about this program, the children and families they serve, and
how you can help Starfish continue to fulfill its incredibly
important mission of changing lives. To learn more
about our philosophy, structure and program and their most recent summer photos on their website
Camp Excel - Summer day program in Howell, New Jersey for kids with social skills challenges and mild learning disabilities. Includes staff, program, pre-approval information, and FAQs. Camp Excel is a camp that focuses on developing social skills for ADHD and working on social awareness needed for better relationships with other children and adults. Camp Excel also teaches children to work on problem solving well and to work on building their self esteem. They have a comprehensive program that has academics to help with their growth and to avoid going backwards during the summer months.
Camp Huntington - Three summer recreation programs in High Falls, New York for kids and teens with learning and developmental disabilities. Information for each program, schedule, forms, and FAQ. This camp is located in three places in New Jersey: Mommouth-Allenwood, NJ, Bergen County- Ramsey, NJ, & the business office in Toms River, New Jersey.
Camp Huntington is a co-ed residential program for children and young adults-who have special learning and developmental needs. It is designed to maximize a child's potential to locate and develop their strengths and hidden abilities. Children will enjoy the fun-filled days of summer camp while learning practical social and life skills. It is an approach that adapts therapeutic recreations with combined key elements that encourages progress and nurturing care.
Camp Kodiak is integrated summer camp for children and teens with and without learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder. Non-competitive environment with over 50 sports and activities. Social Skills Program, Academic Program. 2-to-1 camper-to-staff ratio.
Camp Kodiak-A Place to Grow- A Unique, integrated, non competitive program for children and teens with and without ADHD, LD, NLD @ Asperger syndrome.
*Social skills program *2 to 1 camper/Staff ratio
*Professional staff *Small cabin groups
*Over 50 activities *L.I.T. Programs for 16-18 year olds.
The primary reasons for our success are the quality of our staff and our low camper-to-staff ratio. We have one staff member for every two campers. Each of our cabins has 9 campers with a minimum of three counselors per cabin. The head counselor in each cabin is a trained professional person, a teacher, psychologist, social worker or child & youth worker. The other two are university or college students or recent graduates.
All camp activities are planned with a view to teaching skills, building confidence and improving self-esteem. They achieve this by carefully structuring all of our activities to ensure success. Teaching is done by skilled instructors who break tasks down into manageable chunks and present them in a logical sequence. In this way they can be sure that our campers will be successful. They acknowledge every accomplishment, and never miss the opportunity to provide positive feedback and recognition.
Our athletic instructors de-emphasize competition, stress co-operation and sportsmanship and model appropriate attitudes and behavior
Camp Northwood - Non-competitive summer camp, in Remsen, New York, for children ages 8 to 18 with learning challenges and/or attention deficit disorders. This camp ncludes program, activities, health services, and request form.
Since 1976, Camp Northwood & Northwood Center have been providing quality programming to a cpopulation of 165 learning challenged children in need of structure and individual attention.
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Camp Nuhop - Residential program, in Perrysville, Ohio, for ages 6 to 16 with learning disabilities, behavior disorders, or attention deficit disorders and includes facilities, enrollment information, and programs. Camp Nuhop—located in southern Ashland County, Ohio—is a residential summer camp for all children with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders and behavior disorders. What started out as a one-week program years ago with eight counselors serving 27 children has blossomed into a camp that serves 560 children during six weeks, with a waiting list of 50. The camp has grown to 45 staff members and five directors.
Camp Lee Mar - Eastern Pennsylvania camp for kids and young adults with developmental and learning disabilities. Includes traditional and educational activities, request form, staff, and gear list.
Camp Lee Mar is a private residential special needs camp for children and young adults with mild to moderate learning and developmental challenges, including but not limited to the following: mental retardation, developmental disabilities, down syndrome, autism, learning disabilities, Williams Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, ADD, Prader Willi, and ADHD. A structured environment, individual attention and guidance are emphasized at all times. Campers enjoy traditional camp and recreation activities PLUS academics, speech and language therapy, music and art therapy, daily living skills, sensory-motor-perceptual training, and computers. We also have therapeutic horseback riding and overnight trips. Our unique program includes an outdoor heated pool, modern facilities and air-conditioned buildings (including bunks). Camp Lee Mar is led by two directors with over 75 years experience in the field of special needs. Mr. Ari Segal, M.S.W, L.S.W. and Ms. Lee Morrone, M.A., M.S.
Camp Ramapo - Therapeutic summer programs for kids and teens with emotional and learning problems. Includes age-specific program details, FAQ, and application form.
Ramapo for Children, founded in 1922, is a nationally recognized, non-profit residential program which annually serves over 1,700 special needs and at-risk children from early childhood through adolescence.
Our summer camp, Camp Ramapo, is consistent with Ramapo for Children’s overall mission: to serve children with a range of emotional and learning problems in a natural, outdoor environment. It provides educational and recreational experiences which promote social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth.
Three summer camp programs
Children, aged four to sixteen, are referred by parents, teachers, and mental health professionals and we offer the following programs:
- • Early Adventure (ages 4-6)
- • Summer Adventure (ages 7-14)
- • Teen Leadership (ages 14-16)
- • A safe, predictable and highly structured environment
- • Campers live in rustic bunks with an average of six children in each group.
- • There is a one-to-one staff-to-camper ratio.
- • The atmosphere is warm and supportive.
- • All activities are carefully supervised.
- • The 250-acre grounds are attractive and well-tended.
Camp Glacier Hollow
offers Resident, Day and Teen Adventure Camps. Specialty programs include: Nature Quest, Girls Camp, Camp for Children with Learning Disabilities, and Rock Climbing. Join them for an Experience of a Lifetime! For more information, write to
Pete Matthai, Camp Director or
Stevens Point Area YMCA - Camp Glacier Hollow
1000 Division Street,
Stevens Point, WI 54481, or
Phone: (715) 342-2980 ext. 308 or
Fax: (715) 342-2987.
Camp Tamarack - Summer programs for children and teens with learning disabilities, offering academic instruction and traditional camp activities. Located in Saskatchewan, Canada. Mission, programs, and forms for campers and staff. [Forms require Microsoft Word 6.0/95 or higher.]
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