Updated for 2021
Looking for a Summer Camp for your child with Special Needs but are not sure which one? Here are 12 awesome Los Angeles Summer Camps for your children to attend with special accommodations for physical, learning and invisible disabilities. However your child learns and plays, there is sure to be a Camp they’ll love.
Summer Camps for Kids with Special Needs
5300 Angeles Vista Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90043
Junior Blind’s Camp Bloomfield is a wonderful program for children and youth who are blind, visually impaired or multi-disabled to participate in safe outdoor activities. Examples of programs are Horseback riding, swimming, archery, campfires, track & field, fishing & hiking, climbing/ropes course, arts & crafts, music, kayaking, martial arts and more! There are six different camp sessions for children ages 8 to 18+. Camp dates range from July 1 to August 3 and each program four days long.
Camp Conrad Chinnock
4700 Jenks Lake Road, East Angelus Oaks CA 92305
Camp Conrad Chinnock is a fun outdoor camp for youth, teens and families. Campers will participate in arts & crafts, pool time, canoeing, archery, dances, campfires, mountain biking, hikes, sleeping outdoors, casual and formal discussions of how diabetes impacts lives of youth and more. There is a three tiered cost structure and financial assistance is available. Camps begin as early as June 19 to as late at August 3. Each camp is 3 to 5 days long.
1250 Bellflower Blvd Long Beach, CA 90840-7707
Camp Nugget is a low cost summer camp for kids with special needs and disabilities ages 5 to 12. Located on CSU Long Beach’s campus, kids will be able to participate in swimming, sports & games, fitness, relaxation, and breathing exercises. Camp Nugget runs for four weeks at the end of June and meets Monday through Friday, 9 am to 12 pm.
Child Success Center
828 Pico Blvd., Ste. 7, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Child Success Center provides pediatric therapy in a and supportive way. This summer learning academy is designed for children in kindergarten to eighth grade. Each camp program is a single discipline runs for one week. Enroll your child in Kindergarten Enrichment Camp, Friendship Camp, Friendship Club, Handwriting Club, Organization & Executive Functioning Skills or The SPARK Reading & Math Program. All programs are tailored to meet the needs of each child and groups are small to provide each child. Visit their website for more information and what is best for your child.
Dream Street’s tagline says they provide “camping programs for children and young adults with chronic and life threatening illnesses.” Their camps are safe and medically-sound and FREE OF CHARGE. Dream Street offers wonderful activities like horseback riding, swimming, arts & crafts, sports, archery, go carts, rock wall climbing, ropes course, and more. Dates for the camp run July 16 to 23 and forms for the camp need to be filled out no later than June 1. This is a wonderful program for kids (ages 4 to 14) to participate in outdoor activities this summer without any tuition costs for families.
Friendship Circle Summer Camp
Marina Park in Newport Beach
An action packed day camp for boys and girls with special needs ages 6 and up, with sports, music, spectacular games, art, entertainment and exciting trips around the Orange County area including Adventure City and the Spectrum. Campers are paired one-on-one with trained teen counselors who provide friendship and support. All staff members and volunteers are handpicked for their experience and dedication in working with individuals with special needs and are specially trained and briefed on each camper to ensure that participants have the safest and most exciting summer possible. Monday, June 25th—Friday, June 29th Sign up for the week or just for the days that work best for you. Scholarships available.
Kids Like Me (Part of The Help Group)
The Help Group Sherman Oaks | 13164 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
The Help Group West | 4160 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Kids Like Me is a summer camp for children, teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. This camp has four different locations will match each camper to a peer group across the spectrum to ensure safe learning and fun. Campers will participate in a variety of activities like art, sensory play, special events, animal-assisted activities, field trips and more. Check out their site for their 7 different summer sessions and see what is best for your family.
Leaps n Boundz
5301 Beethoven St. Ste. 155 Los Angeles, CA 90066
Leaps n Boundz provides a fun and active camp for kids with special needs. They teach adaptive sports, recreation and social programming in therapeutic and fun environments that promote strength and growth. The camps blend of physical and sensory movement allows children to build physical and mental strength. Kids grow in their confidence as they while in this program at Leaps n Boundz. See their website for camps days and pricing.
Los Angeles Speech & Learning Center
5761 Buckingham Parkway Culver City, CA 90230
LA Speech & Language Therapy Center offers two summer camps: Say N’ Play and Drama Kings & Queens. Say N’ Play is an intense speech- and language-based program with frequent field trips and adventures. During this camp some children will receive individual or group therapy sessions. There are two Say N’ Play sessions that run from June 12 to July 17 and July 10 to August 4. Tuition runs for $2100 to $2600 per session depending on the staff to student ration. There are various discounts listed on their site, so please check that out. For Drama Kings & Queens, their came runs June 19 to July 28. This camp is to help increase language abilities, social interaction/awareness and build self-confidence. All campers who attend must audition on April 29 from 1 to 3pm and participate in the final performance.
Locations Vary: In-Home & On-site
Pride Learning Center is a summer camp for children ages pre-k to grade 12. The Pride system values each individual learning style and creates independent and confident students. Children will learn through their multisensory program (touch, kinetic and auditory elements). Summer camp is 6 weeks long from June 26th to August 4th, 9am to 12pm, Monday through Friday. Pride Learning Center lets you choose when to start and finish during those times! Tuition for weekly sessions is $1125 and the lessons are always one-on-one. Contact Pride Learning today for more information on housing and their flexible schedules for your family.
137 Ruby Dr. Newbury Park, CA 91320
Reid’s Gift is available in two different locations: Newbury Park and Woodland Hills. Camp times and dates differ with each location so please check out their website for more information. Reid’s gift is designed for youth and adults with developmental disabilities. These summer programs will help campers become more interdependent by collaborating with peers, going on field trips, learning to cook, engaging with the outdoors, and more.
Special Camp for Special Kids
31641 La Novia Ave San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Special camp for special needs is a revolutionary and educational day camp for youth with disabilities. Programs are one-to-one peer relationships where volunteer counselors help enrich youths’ social development, educational objectives, emotional well-being and much more. Special camps increase self-esteem, independence and learning in just a few short weeks. There are four sessions that run this summer and each session is $375 (food, transportation, and activities included). Check out their website for more information on how to enroll your camper this summer.
Speech 4 Kids
1932 14th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
Speech 4 Kids is located in Santa Monica and has various programs for children with speech and language disabilities. This facility creates an interactive, child-friendly environment in both group and individual settings. Areas of Specialization include stuttering, language disorders, apraxia of speech, auditory processing disorders, cognitive and other developmental delays, pragmatic/social language disorders, and much more. Schedules and programs depend on the need of your little one, so please contact their office for more information.
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