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Junior Blind of America’s Camp Bloomfield provides children and youth who are blind, visually impaired or multi-disabled with a natural and safe environment to develop self-esteem, build independence and fully experience the joys of childhood. Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu, this 40-acre campground offers various week-long camp sessions for children of all ages and disabilities. The largest of its kind in the Western United States, Camp Bloomfield serves hundreds of campers free of charge each summer and is accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA).
Camp dates run from the middle of June through the end of August. Click the link below for specific sessions.
Camp is held every year during the 3rd week of July. Registration is open until May 1. Campers range in age from 6 to 22 and the the ratio of children to staff is 3:1. One-on-one assistance is provided as needed for campers and all staff members are CPR and First Aid Certified. A doctor is on-call at all times.
CampCare provides a special time when individuals with special needs make friends, have fun and explore their gifts and talents in a warm nurturing environment. CampCare celebrates individual differences and focuses on the needs of each camper. The goal of CampCare is to provide a safe and positive “camping” experience away from home while encouraging independence and happy memories.
Camp Care Information and Contact Info
Camp Chit Chat
June 3 - August 1.
The Santa Barbara Language Center is a non-profit center that provides evaluations, referrals, parent education, and individual speech therapy for preschool-aged children. The Language Center has operated in Santa Barbara since 1984. The Center is philanthropy of the Scottish Rite, a concordant body of Freemasons. There are Rite Care centers and special programs for children throughout the United States.
A minimal cost to cover materials, BBQ, camp tee shirt is $75. Please note that your camp tuition is a tax deductable donation as the Scottish Rite Language Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3). Payment can be paid by cash, check or credit card and paid to the Scottish Rite Language Center.
For more information on this camp, please visit http://www.sbspeech.com/campchitchat.html# or call (805) 962-8469
Camp Coelho takes place at Camp Wawona in Yosemite National Park in partnership with Yosemite Ridge. Camp is located by the Merced River and is approximately 20 minutes from the South entrance to the Park. The goals of camp include fostering independence in a safe environment, building self esteem by promoting self confidence, competency, and social interaction, and providing a safe, enjoyable residential camping experience. Campers will also experience fun activities such as a climbing wall, ropes course, archery, arts and crafts, and swimming while learning more about living successfully with epilepsy.
Camp will be held from the last week in July through the first week of August.
August 12 - 16.
Camp Discovery provides a meaningful outdoor summer camp experience for children with mild to moderate special needs, ages 4-13. Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Early Intervention Play Specialists provide their services and train the counselors who each have a background in education and experience with special needs children. A high staff to camper ratio helps the campers (who have a number of disabilities including, Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, Developmental Delays, Speech and Language Delays, Gross and Fine Motor Delays, Sensory Integration Dysfunction and Genetic Disorders) succeed and thrive. Located on the west side of Los Angeles.
Camp Grizzly accepts children between age 7 and 15 who are deaf or hard of hearing or has parents or siblings who are deaf or hard of hearing. All camp counselors are deaf, hard of hearing or fluent in sign language. Sports include archery, golf, soccer, softball, frisbee, volleyball, basketball, and water activities. Recreation including arts & crafts, rope courses, outdoor skills, nature study, and campfires. Educational programs including drug/alcohol prevention, self-defense, "I Can Sign!", water safety and first aid.
June 9 - August 16.
Camp Krem, a beautiful summer camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains will once again offer six summer sessions; several 7 day, 10 & 12 day sessions. Camp Krem is 60 miles South of San Francisco, (1 hour from San Jose). We serve children and adults who have developmental disabilities, ie Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and other emotional/physical differences. Choose from the main camp, outdoor adventure camp and travel camp. www.campingunlimited.com
Session 1: June 17 - July 3
Session 2: July 8 - July 25
Session 3: July 29 - August 15
Welcome to CAMP MARIPOSAS! A summer camp program geared for young and school-aged children with speech and/or occupational therapy needs. Our summer camp program offers a unique perspective on helping children with specific speech, occupational, movement and sensory needs. Camp Mariposascreates opportunities for young children to engage in fun activities that enhance and facilitate their communication and sensory development. With licensed therapists, Camp Mariposaswill ensure that every day of camp will foster the speech, language, social skill building and sensory/movement will be put into practice. http://www.mphealthsb.com/camp.html
June 17 - August 18.
Kids, teens and adults with mild to severe physical and developmental disabilities come to Camp Paivika in the summer and winter for horseback riding, swimming, adaptive sports, campfires and cookouts, arts and crafts, performing arts and other enjoyable, enriched activities. With a sense of freedom inspired by time spent outdoors in natural surroundings, campers learn, develop new interests and confidence through guided play, social skills building and exploration.
At all times, the safety and well-being of each camper is paramount and our carefully screened, qualified staff and nursing personnel meet the medical, diet, feeding and personal hygiene care and assistance needs of each camper with respect for the dignity of all.
Alpha Resource Center has received a generous offer from someone who is willing to provide a scholarship for one person (or possibly 2) to attend a camp session at Camp Paivika this summer. After you look through the website, if you think this is something you might be interested in then please let Amy Buesker know and she can get you some more information. Since it is getting so close to summer, it's unknown if they’ll still have spaces available, but since Alpha got this offer, they wanted to at least pass it on and see if anyone was interested. Contact Amy at email@example.com
June 9 - August 17.
Accredited by the American Camp Association, Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake is a fully accessible, residential summer camp for children who are 'at-risk' with a variety of special medical needs, economic hardship and/or emotional, developmental or physical disabilities. In partnership with the Lassen National Forest, each summer Camp collaborates with other non-profit groups to provide a week of traditional camp activities including arts & crafts, hiking, fishing, canoeing, sports, swimming, talent shows and campfires. Campers typically have special challenges that would normally hinder their ability to experience the joys of nature and camp; however, this is not an issue at Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake. Here all barriers, physical and mental, are removed.
August 5-9. Camp Wheez, Santa Barbara, CA
Camp for children grades 1-6 with asthma. Camp Wheez emphasizes having fun while maintaining good asthma control.
Programs for kids and adults running all summer at Dos Pueblos High School.
Swimming, baseball, basketball, cheer, diving, triathlon, video, volleyball, wrestling and more for kids.
Spinning, yoga, lap swimming and more for adults.
Each summer, 125 children, ages 4-14, come for 7 fun filled days at Camp Dream Street. With over 100 volunteers and a team of medical experts consisting of pediatric doctors and registerdd nurses, the camp provides 24 hours a day care for any medical needs they may have. Activities include swimming, horse back riding, baseball, basketball, blow up jumpers, exotic petting zoo, archery, and nightly dances. There are also more relaxed activities such as arts and crafts. This camp is FREE for children; there is no charge for coming to Dream Street Camp
Elings Park has partnered with PeerBuddies in launching an Inclusive Summer Camp!
July 8 - Aug 2, 2013
4 - 1 week sessions
For the second time in Elings Park history, their Summer Camp program has opened their doors to children with special needs.
Activities Include hiking, tag, relay races, basketball, soccer, arts and crafts and much more!
Plus, your child will learn about safety from the SB Fire Department and animal appreciation from the Humane Society through special presentations.
Don't miss this incredible opportunity!
Your child will receive professional and dedicated support, including:
• Pairing with same aged or slightly older Peer Buddy
• 4:1 camper to adult ratio
• Trained Facilitators
• Adaptive PE Camp Counselors
• Supervision by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Up to of 30 hours of tailored educational fun for only
Register Now! Fill out the Elings Camper Application
Peer Buddy Volunteers
Your child will get to:
•Enjoy fun activities
•Teach others meaningful skills
•Earn Community Service Hours
•Make a huge impact in another child’s life!
All of this for only
$30 per week!
(includes T-shirt and Training)
Without your time and dedication, we simply couldn’t do this without you!
Register Now! Fill out the Elings Peer Buddy Application
Evergreen Learning Centers Summer Camp
7 Weekly sessions July 1- August 16, 2013
Evergreen Summer Camp is a half day program specifically designed for children ages 3 years entering 1st grade, running July 1 - August 16, 2013. This is a unique opportunity for your preschooler to join a high quality camp lead by experienced and professional teachers in the field of Early Childhood Education. Each weekly camp is uniquely themed that is age appropriate, safe, and well supervised.
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|5 day program||M-F||8:30-12:30||
Extended hours are available @ $9.25/hour
***14 day cancellation notice required or full tuition will be charged
A nutritious morning snack is included and parents provide lunch. Please do not send any dessert type products with your child.
Please provide extra clothing for your child as we will engage in a multitude of messy activities. A swimsuit and towel is also required for water play.
****Note: Children must be potty trained.
The Santa Barbara Humane Society has been offering a summer "Critter Camp" since 2004 for children between the ages of nine and eleven, or those entering fourth through sixth grade. The camp is a unique program that appeals to kids who love animals and would like to learn more about them. Critter camp gives children the opportunity to have fun learning about companion animal care and the humane treatment of all animals. Our activities include visits with the adoption animals, lessons and activities on caring for animals and animal behavior, crafts, videos, games, and much more! Camp is held in our Education Center, which has lots of space to allow for many activities. Each day has a particular animal-related theme and the activities, crafts, books, videos, and games correspond with the day's theme. Some of the highlights for our campers are playing "Animal Jeopardy", making catnip toys for the cats, and baking peanut butter dog biscuits from scratch in our on-site kitchen! The campers also enjoy our daily craft projects, such as making animal collages and bird feeders. For more information, please call (805) 964-4777.
In 2013, Critter Camp will be held in three sessions:
There is space for ten to twelve campers in each session, and the 2013 sessions are full. For more information or to inquire about the waiting list, please call (805) 964-4777.
June 24 - 28 in Camarillo.
This camp aims to teach riders of ALL abilities how to ride a bike WITHOUT training wheels! This camp will strive to make large gains in self-esteem, independence and pride in all those participating!
Volunteers, Sponsors and participants wanted!
Last year's Bike Camp was a huge success!!!
June 13 - August 11.
The camper to counselor ratio for Camp Harmon is 3 campers per 1 counselor, and campers live in cabin groups that typically consist of six campers and two staff. Easter Seals Camp Harmon features a combined lodge and dining hall, an on-site infirmary, 14 winterized cabins, an arts and crafts center, accessible swimming pool, a golf putting green, an athletic field and an animal farm. Campers choose from a wide variety of activities including swimming, arts and crafts, horseback riding, archery, hiking, sports and games.
Our staff includes a registered nurse, who is on site at all times, and counselors 18 years and older who have had background checks and thorough training. Our staff is recruited from all over the world, and is made up of people from varied backgrounds brought together by a desire to positively impact the lives of individuals with special needs and their families.
We believe that camping experiences help build self-reliance, independence, confidence and strong friendships. Participating in varied recreational activities empowers each camper to explore new interests and provides their families a well-earned respite.
Camp Harmon Webpage with Frequently Asked Questions
July 29 - August 2 and/or August 5-9.
A Day Summer Enrichment Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities from the greater Santa Barbara, California area. We offer participants the opportunity to enjoy creative activities designed to enhance their social and recreational skills. The camp is designed specifically for children and young adults with physical disabilities. staff-to-camper ratio is 1-2, and in some cases 1-1. Operated by Cornerstone House of Santa Barbara, the Happy Adventure Camp is committed to providing severely disabled children with the opportunity to experience the joys of summer camp. Staff is specially trained to work with G-tubes, seizures & medication administration.
Application for 2014 will be up on website in April and due June 1.
July 15 - 19
July 22 - 26
July 29 - August 2
For 7-17 years old
Looking for a Summer riding adventure!? The Hearts Summer Horse Experience camp teaches children with and without disabilities horseback riding and horsemanship skills. Each day campers will ride, groom and tack, and participate in a special hands-on educational topic of the day. A custom Horse Experience t-shirt and daily refreshments are provided.
$350 per rider / week
July 28 - Aug 2, 2013
Jay Nolan Camp is an inclusive residential camp program that is accredited by the American Camping Association. It is designed to bring children without disabilities and children with developmental disabilities together in a caring, fun environment. Children 8-15 enjoy an assortment of camp activities. Selected teens, ages 16-17, participate in the Counselor-In-Training Program. Activities include: swimming, sports, archery, arts and crafts, outdoor theatre, hiking/nature walks, campfire singalongs, camp dance and a camp talent show.
The staff are American Red Cross Certified in First Aid and CPR, registered nurses are on sight at all times, an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard is always on duty and a N.A.D.A Certified Archery Instructor is on duty.
Jay Nolan Camp Information
July 22 - 26.
Run by Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, and University of California Santa Barbara, Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp is designed for individuals between the ages of 5 and 19 years who use a wheelchair to participate in sports.
Transportation available from Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, and Ventura/Oxnard areas.
To request an information packet, contact (Para un paquete de información, comuníquese con) René Van Hoorn at Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital at (805) 569-8999 ext. 82552 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Numerous camps are offered during the summer! Camp Giddy Up involves horse riding for all levels of experience! Discovery camps are available for youth with physical disabilities (Pathfinders), cognitive disabilities (Crusaders) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (Adventurers). There is also Camp Xtreme which is specially designed for teenagers with physical disabilities who are up for the challenge of an overnight camp and other unique activities.
The camp takes place on over 26 acres of land just a few miles from Park City, Utah. It is a place where there are no boundaries to self discovery and challenging one's own abilities. Campers range in ages from 8-18 and a camps run for one week increments. The facilities include both indoor and outdoor riding areas for the horse riding camps, a universal challenge course, an indoor climbing wall and plenty of fun trails to hike!
In addition to these camps, NAC also offers golf tournaments, a trip to the Grand Canyon and various barn parties throughout the year!
RicStar's Camp is held in honor Eric Richard Winter, who had cerebral palsy and a remarkable gift for music. Under the skill and heart of the Community Music School Music Therapy Clinical Services Program, part of the College of Music at Michigan State University , Eric was composing music shortly before he passed away in 2003 at age twelve. Because music added much to Eric's life, the Winter family directed all memorial gifts to the Community Music School to begin the Eric 'RicStar' Winter Music Therapy Camp.
RicStar's Camp provides life-changing opportunities for musical expression, movement, performance and social interaction for all people with special needs and their siblings in a welcoming summer camp setting focused on ability and inclusion. This ground-breaking, fun camp experience speaks to the power of music to change lives, as it honors my son's incredible life and legacy.
The Eric 'RicStar' Winter Music Therapy Camp is held each June at the MSU Community Music School in East Lansing. For more information on RicStar's Camp, contact Camp Director Cindy Edgerton, at email@example.com or call 517-353-6426. To find out more about music therapy and camp, visit www.cms.msu.edu Camp fills up quickly! —Scholarships are available.
Sponsored by Foresters Baseball of Santa Barbara, this camp offers adaptive baseball play for children for a great way to start off summer!
Please complete this form and return to P.O. Box 1243 Santa Barbara, CA 93116. If you are not a registered 2013 DPLL Challenger Baseball player, please complete that form as well because this camp is in coordination with DPLL Challengers.
Check out these great spring and summer activities and camps for children in Santa Barbara!
All programs can be adapted to special needs.
Contact Julie Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 564-5421
Santa Barbara Rock Gym
We have two separate summer camps beginning on June 10th that will teach children from 5-15 with varying levels of climbing experience the wonderful world of rock climbing. Have more questions about our camps? Come in and talk to one of our staff and find out more info, or go here.
Starts June 10th
Each session will last 1 week
M-F from 9:00-12:00 pm
Santa Barbara Rock Gym’s Climbing Camp is the best way for your developing climber to spend the dog days of summer. Aside from climbing basics, campers will learn the importance of teamwork and community. Let our dedicated and experienced staff create a memorable and fulfilling summer for your up and coming climber. Please call for cost and more information.
Starts June 10th
Each session will last 1 week
M-F from 1:00-4:00 pm
Teens will start the week by learning introductory climbing skills and will finish the week climbing outdoors on some of Santa Barbara’s most incredible cliffs. Campers will master safety skills, personal and group responsibility, and stewardship of our local climbing resources.
June 10 - August 23.
The Santa Barbara Family YMCA offers fun-filled weeks of camp that provide an exciting and enriching summer for your child! Camp runs from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and includes arts and crafts, games, swimming, Character Counts! and fieldtrips to local parks, beaches, museums and other exciting places.
The Santa Barbara Family YMCA is introducing half day and full day specialty camps for summer 2010. Half day camp will run from 9am to 1pm and Full Day camps will run from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. Children are invited to come learn a new skill, be creative, and have fun all week!
Check out all the great camps listed on santa-barbara-ca.parentclick.com!
SBFitKidz Summer Camp
SBFitKidz Summer Half-Day Camps PROGRAMS are"Where FUN meets Health and Fitness". We empower 4 - 10 year old boys and girls of ALL ability levels to embrace a variety of SPORTS, EXERCISE and HEALTHY HABITS while having FUN and learning fundamental fitness components, athletic skills, and basic nutritional guidelines. SBFitKidz believes that when it comes to SPORTS and physical activity, children should "Specialize in Experiencing Everything." Throughout the week campers will engage in: * Soccer * Basketball * Volleyball * Lacrosse
* Softball & Baseball * Racquet sports * And Much More!
July 8 - August 16.
The Best Staff, Sports Selection, Healthy Choice kids camp in the Santa Barbara area
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June 23 - August 13.
This incredible adventure offers many of our students' favorite activities set in one of the most scenic sections of the California Coast. The course begins as students fly into Los Angeles and then head to the Ventura area. Students choose from a plethora of adventure options over the next two days including: surfing, boogie boarding, swimming, and rock climbing. Then it’s off to the majestic Channel Islands- described by many as the Galapagos of North America. The team has two days to explore this world-renowned marine environment by boat, sea kayak, snorkeling, hiking, and fishing. Students will explore sea caves and kelp forests, and may even encounter the elusive island fox! The course then moves north to the majesty of Moro Bay and Montana de Oro State Park. This region of California is known for its pristine beaches and amazing ocean vistas and will be our playground for the next three days. Swimming, snorkeling, horseback riding, deep sea fishing, hiking, plus viewing seals and sea lions in their native habitat are just a few of the adventure opportunities. The course concludes with a final night and sumptuous feast in the Cambria area before the group returns to Los Angeles.
This is for children between the ages of 11 and 18. It is strongly stressed that this is a summer camp for ADHD and children with learning disabilities.
SOAR Website and Information
6 GROUP SESSIONS
50-MINUTES PER SESSION
STUDENTS WILL BE GROUPED BY:
• GOALS/LEVEL OF ABILITY
DATES & TIMES TBD
PLACE: SANTA BARBARA COUNTY TBD
Summer Art Workshops with Melanie LaBrie
Spring into Camp Celebration: May 4
Skeletal Dysplasia and Mucopolysaccharidosis: June 14-19
Kidney Disease and Transplant: June 23-28
Rheumatic Diseases: July 2-7
Special Diagnoses: July 11-15
Crohn’s and Colitis: July 20-25
Hemophilia/vWD and Thalassemia: July 29-August 3
Liver Disease and Transplant, Primary Immunodeficiency Disease, and Total Parenteral Nutrition: August 7-11
Sibling: August 15-19
Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases Family Weekend: September 27-29
Asthma and Allergy Family Weekend: October 11-13
Spina Bifida and Paraplegia Family Weekend: October 25-27
Kidney Disease and Transplant Family Weekend: November 8-10
Special Diagnoses Family Weekend: November 22-24
Camper Holiday Gathering: December 7
There is one adult to every two campers and nurses who join kids in their cabins and throughout their daily activities. The Painted Turtle is staffed by California’s top medical specialty professionals, who volunteer to live at the Camp throughout each session and who work closely with our full-time staff of nurses and doctor.
At first glance, Hole in the Wall Camps look like any other traditional summer camp. There are swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding, arts and crafts, ropes courses, a state of the art gymnasium, and nature activities. Yet, look more closely and you will find that at The Painted Turtle, every child, no matter their illness or capacity, can participate fully in every single activity, because of the subtle, yet liberating, access components built right into the camp facilities themselves.
It holds both a medical and an outreach program that includes a wide range of children .
Tuolumne Trails is an accommodations camp for groups of children with special medical needs. The camp provides the buildings, infrastructure, food service, management, and general camp activities. In addition, camping groups will bring their own dedicated staff of professionals, medical staff and specially tailored programs for their campers.
Tuolumne Trails offers a unique camp experience. All the brand-new log cabin style buildings are designed especially to accommodate children with special medical needs. The camp is available for group bookings in week-long sessions. Typical group size is 72 campers, plus counselors and sponsoring agency staff.
In addition to onsite medical staff and local Groveland doctors, the camp is just minutes from Pine Mountain Lake Airport, should emergency transport be required. Tuolumne Trails Information
June 17 - August 23.
The goal of the UCSB Summer Day Camp is to provide a safe, fun and active environment in which children can develop new skills, self-esteem and friendships. Children with Special Needs are welcome and adaptively included in all activities with the help of a one-on-one aide.
We pride ourselves on offering an action-packed, varied and exciting camp. Highly trained and qualified counselors provide a warm, family atmosphere in which each child is special and all children are taught to respect and value others.
Campers enjoy daily swimming at the Recreation Center and Campus Pool, access to the UCSB gymnastics facility as well as weekly visits to the Ropes Adventure Course.
Wilderness Youth Project
June 10 - August 23.
Wilderness Youth Project (WYP) promotes meaningful social change through an innovative, nature-based curriculum and mentoring program. Our programs return children to the traditions of childhood: outdoor time, child-centered exploration, skill/self-esteem development and connection with the natural world. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, WYP provides scholarships to 64% of our participants thanks to the support of community members like you.
Each program has a spot saved for us!