Great, Inclusive Summer Experiences for All!

Everyone enjoys summer camps! The laughs, the games, the independence, and the friendships create happy memories that last a lifetime. If your child has special needs, there are wonderful camps ready to help them create these special memories with their differences in mind.

CAMP DUNNABECK

476 Skiff Mountain Rd, Kent, CT 06757
www.kildonan.org/camp-dunnabeck/
Offered online or in-person, this academic summer camp helps boys and girls ages 8 to 16 with language-based learning differences, like dyslexia. Campers choose from a variety of fun activities and weekend excursions and are paired with a one-on-one tutor for a 1-hour language training session every day. Campers will work to overcome their personal academic challenges daily while having fun with their fellow campmates.

CAMP LEE MAR

450 Rt 590, Lackawaxen, PA  18435
www.leemar.com
Camp Lee Mar is a private, 7-week residential special needs summer camp for campers ages 7-21. They offer a full curriculum incorporating a strong Academic and Speech program with traditional camp activities. Campers flourish because of the structured environment which allows campers to feel comfortable and secure. Some of our campers may be in a mainstream school during the year while working on social skills and life skills at our camp for children with special needs. Camp Lee Mar also offers Speech & Language Skills, Daily Skills, and Job Training for older campers.

GOOD TALKING PEOPLE

Teaneck and Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 
www.goodtalkingpeople.com

GTP offers sessions for all age groups and several new, dynamic and exciting programs. Social Express will take our early social learners on a fun filled journey to the Social Thinking® Station for early social learners grades Pre-k4-1; Social Team Builders is a dynamic program designed for children in elementary school. This cutting-edge program will address the complex issues of social cognition, executive function and self-regulation for social learners grades 2-4; Social Learning Film Festival  offers participants to explore social thinking concepts through the magic of movies and videos for film critics grades 5-8; Summer LEAP Program is a comprehensive 2 week speech-language intervention program to facilitate speech-language-communication skills; Social Planners is a dynamic program designed for socially curious High School student. This cutting edge program will address the complex issues related to social cognition, executive function and self-regulation; Social Prep is a beginner’s program designed to introduce the concepts of social thinking created by work of renowned expert Michelle Garcia Winners. For all ages!  EF Boot Camp is an intense program designed to address Executive Function skills. Executive Function is a term used to describe difficulties associated with goal setting, carrying out organized steps and modifying a plan to complete a task successfully. For all ages! Summer Sessions Available; and Art Connect

HARBOR HAVEN

1418 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052
www.harborhaven.com
Harbor Haven's core areas include swimming instruction, athletics, creative arts, music, and nature/science. In addition, we promote many skills through karate, yoga, bicycle riding instruction, photography, cooking instruction, and the performing arts such as drama and dance.  
These program areas are run by adult specialists with knowledge and certifications in their content area as well as experience in working with children with special needs.  They are teachers or other professionals, such as mental health workers, therapists and more. 

JDK SOCIAL STATION

780 Post Place, Secaucus, NJ 07094
www.jdksocialstation.com
Specialized in multi-sensory teaching that enhances learning, social and living skills for all with special needs, this camp creates individualized programs based on each student’s personal challenges for all to reach their maximum potential. “Emphasis is placed on programming provided by certified teachers in Applied Behavior Analysis to develop self-confidence, play skills, social skills and problem solving techniques.”

SEATON HACKNEY THERAPEUTIC RIDING CAMP

440 South Street, Morristown
www.seatonhackney.com
We work with riders of all abilities and have all types of horses to accommodate our riders’ needs. Our program offers individuals of all abilities to participate in mounted and unmounted therapeutic lessons. Our team of instructors and volunteers can’t wait to meet you! If you would like more information about our therapeutic program or have any questions, please feel free to contact Michelle directly. Her email address is: MichelleMSHS@gmail.com or she can be reached by phone at: 856-979-9849. Please feel free to call (973-644-3355) or email (seatonh@verizon.net) our office for more information about our brand new program! 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
www.sonj.org
Young Athletes is a unique sports play program for children ages 2 through 7 with and without intellectual disabilities. This program teaches skills like balance, jumping, and kicking. Your child will have the ability to learn social skills like taking turns and playing with a teammate, build self-confidence, play as a family and meet new friends. Young Athletes focuses on foundational skills, walking & running, balance & jumping, trapping & catching, throwing, striking and kicking.  

UNION COUNTY OFFICE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES & SPECIAL NEEDS

Union County, NJ 
www.ucnj.org/opdsn-reg
Offers several programs including Yoga, Karate, Cooking, Ceramics, Arts & Crafts, Volleyball, Golf, Zumba, and Tennis. Social events include: Night Out with the NJ Devils, Night Out with the NY Red Bulls, Lace Up Your Skates, Fishing Derby, Egg Hunts, Summer Carnival, Hayride, Barn Dance and Summer Camp. They offer a sensory friendly summer camp where your child spends a week investigating the natural world using senses of sight, sound, touch and smell.

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