Programs   Shop at AmazonSmile Find Us on Facebook   See our Tweets   Visit our YouTube Channel  
  Summer Programs – Camp Information
After School
Social Skills


you’re looking for a summer camp experience for your

child we hope that the following information is useful.

A good idea is to check out camps the summer before,

if possible paying a visit to the camps while they’re

in session.



Camping Association
for a list of camps
serving special needs – 1-(800)-777-CAMP or (212)
674-4841. The New York Times Magazine Section and
other major newspapers have a section listing camps
in the back.

Camp Fair
Resources for Children with Special Needs Special Camp Fair
New Location!
New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania

401 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor

(between 32nd and 33rd Streets)

New York, NY 10001

Saturday, January 25, 2014

11:00am – 3:00pm

Meet Camp Directors from over 70 camps

Searchable Camp Guide & Video at





& Camp Placements Service
Contact: Madeline Seldon


Camp Connection
Contact: Lori & Norm Barrie


Camp Experts
Contact: Marla Leader e-mail: [email protected]


the following sites:


following are sleepaway or travel camps for children

with special needs.

Northwood, Remsen, NY

Contact: Gordon & Donna Felt, Directors


e-mail: [email protected]

Camp Northwood provides a fun-filled, instructional summer sleep away camp experience to socially immature, learning challenged and high functioning autistic spectrum campers in need of greater supervision and social support than is available in a more traditional camp setting. Co-ed campers (ages 8-18) enjoy over 30 structured, non- competitive activities promoting independence, self-esteem and mastery. A 2:1 camper to counselor ratio ensures individualized instruction and reinforcement of age-appropriate social skills. Campers have a wealth of opportunities to succeed and shine.
The Northwood Center, a division of Camp Northwood, Inc. offers summer programming for young adults, (ages 16-21) as they learn and practice independent living, practical and social skills in a simulated apartment setting.

Camp Summit, Honesdale,
Phone: (800) 323-9908, (973) 732-3230
Eugene Bell, Senior Director
Email: [email protected]
Summit Camp is a summer sleepaway camp for boys and girls, ages 8-19 with issues including Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD and/or ADHD), Aspergers syndrome, awkward social skills, verbal or non-verbal learning disabilities (NVLD), and/or mild social or emotional concerns. Summit Camp is based on a traditional camp program, in a setting in which recreational, social, and educational activities have, as a primary goal, the establishment or reinforcement of feelings of success, confidence, enthusiasm, and self-worth. It offers full season or partial season. 


Travel Program – Trips for older teens (15-19) with similar issues. Each summer there are trips planned to various locations.


Pa-Qua-Tuck-Center Moriches (all ages up

to 21)

Gary Nagle, Director

Call: (516) 878-1070

8/9 day sessions. Sleep over for ages 5-14 or 15-20

in early July. Scholarships available.


Ramapo, Rhinebeck, NY

Serves children with:

  • Autism and Similar Pervasive Developmental Delays
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional and Behavioral Problems
  • Attention Deficit Disorder

This summer camp is ideal for youth who benefit from

increased structure and supervision. The program is

focused on the development of positive social and

self-help skills, forming productive relationships,

and having fun in a safe and well cared for environment.

There is a 1:1 camper to counselor ratio within 3

summer programs, each designed for a different age

group: Early Adventures (4 to 6 years old), Summer

Adventure (6 to 13 years old), and a Teen Leadership

Program (14 years old and above). We enroll campers

on a rolling basis and currently have openings. Fees

are set on a sliding scale.


and applications are available at

or by calling 845-876-8403. Mike Kunin, Camp Director




Kehilla provides an educational, socially and emotionally

safe environment for children wiht special needs not

able to meet the socialization demands of regular

day camps, but are too high-functioning for traditional

special education camps. Summer Day and Sleep-away

Camp for Children and Teens with:

  • Social


  • Attention

    Deficit Disorders

  • Autism

    Spectrum Disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome

  • Learning


  • Speech

    and Language Delays

  • Emotionally

    Handicapping Conditions and other Special Neds



Maple Leaf
One week day camp experiences in July for ages 9-13
and ages 14-17. Visit beautiful Vermont and attend
a fun day camp that focuses on social skills and leisure
skills development for children and adolescents diagnosed
with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome,
High Functioning Autism or PDD-NOS. Camp Maple Leaf
offers opportunities for campers to expand their social
skills while having fun, learning new leisure activities,
and taking social risks. Trained peer counselors and
highly qualified staff dedicated to a kind and professional
learning environment.

The Devereux Glenholme School Summer Program
Washington, CT,, 860-868-7377

The Glenholme Summer Program provides a rich menu of fun and engaging activities designed to strengthen social skills and boost academic proficiency for ages 10-18.  Residential and Day Programs run in July  and August.


of some daycamps where our members have found sensitivity
and success for their youngsters with ASD are available
at AHA support meetings, by emailing [email protected]
or by speaking to AHA office staff at 888.918.9198


a Camp or Summer Program for your

Special Needs Child

(Questions to ask when interviewing a


  1. What are the primary

    goals of the Camp program?

  2. How many campers

    and counselors are assigned per cabin?

  3. What percentage of

    campers and staff return?

  4. How many international

    counselors are on staff?

  5. What are some typical

    backgrounds and ages of the staff? Minimum requirements?

  6. Does the camp do

    criminal background checks on staff members?

  7. What is a typical

    day’s schedule, how structured is it, and how

    adult directed?

  8. How would the camp

    approach the specific needs of my child?

  9. What types of medical

    services are available on the campgrounds? What

    type of emergency medical facilities is in the

    area of camp?

  10. How is medication

    distributed, and by whom?

  11. How competitive is

    the sports program? (ex. Is there a Color War?)

  12. What are some typical

    meals? Are there snacks? Can parents send snacks?

  13. Has the camp dealt

    with learning challenged children on a regular

    basis? What modifications are made?

  14. Is it possible to

    speak with the parents of children attending camp

    my child’s age?

  15. Is academic assistance

    available for my child? How many campers participate

    in the academics program and what activities would

    my child miss?

  16. To whom does my child

    see if s/he has a problem with a counselor?

  17. Was any child sent

    home the previous summer and why?

  18. How does the camp

    deal with campers that misbehave?

  19. What type of parent/camper

    communication is encouraged/allowed/care packages?

  20. Are there end of

    the summer evaluations?

  21. What other camps

    might serve the same population?

  22. Are there any hidden

    costs? (ex. Laundry, transportation, insurance,

    activity fees, uniforms, etc?)


by permission of Camp Northwood



After School Social SkillsSummer  
AHA does not endorse or recommend any product or treatment. This site is intended for informational purposes only. Please consult with experienced professionals to determine the most effective treatment for your own child as each child and situation are unique.
site design by Counterintuity