does anyone know any disabillity camps for the summer?

Chaquata - posted on 04/28/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )

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my 6 year old son has a learning disability and sometimes you can not understand his speech..i dont want to hender him from experiencing fun activities and growing up but i dont want to expose him to much because of his problem, any suggestions will help..thank you!! We live in Cincinnati Ohio

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Barbara - posted on 05/02/2010

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Check to see if you have any equine therapeutic riding center in your area. I am an instructor for equine therapy and our organization holds a summer camp and day activities. At our center, we accept all disabilities and unless he is afraid of horses, this is one of the best things you can do for him. Don't be afraid to expose him to as much as you can, what ever his problem is.

Good luck to you and your family.

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User - posted on 06/29/2011

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My children go to Camp Riley it is in Martinsville Indiana however it does not start until age 8 sometime the parks departments have daycamps available for children that young I dont know any that allow 6 year olds I highly recommend Camp Riley it is a great camp and Martinsville is just on the other side of Indianapolis so its not that far from Cincinnati

Angela - posted on 06/28/2011

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There is a horse therapy place close that I take my son and his twin (they accept non disabled siblings) to this camp. It really does havoc on my schedule, but like you, I don't want them to miss out on summer camp fun. They get to do museums this year and the last day they get to go to a water park. It's great, there's a person for each child, I can't imagine the work they have to go through to get all those volunteers, but I'm ever so thankful! Good luck finding something similar in Cincinnati!

Donna - posted on 06/25/2011

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HI Chaquata, unfortunately I live on the East Coast - but an internet search should turn up a number of camps. The problem is that they are very expensive. You might want to check with a Community Center in your area that knows about these resources. Also check with your son's LD teacher. Good Luck!

Jean - posted on 05/20/2010

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In Wisconsin there are many camps for kids as yours.We have Camp Waubeek,Camp Pionere both in Wisconsin Dells. We also have Lions Camp In Rosholt Wisconsin. For the first two camps you can go through Easter Seals of Wisconsin and the third camp you can go through the Wisconsin Chapter Lions Club. Hope I helped.Take care and God Bless.

Mandee - posted on 05/19/2010

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I have worked with this camp before, and they have a wide range of disabilities there. It is a week long summer camp, and if the child is under 10 I think they require a parent/guardian to go with them, but they get to enjoy regular summer camp. They don't have one in OH, but this or IL may be the closest.
http://www.specialtouch.org/getaways/loc...

Christa - posted on 05/12/2010

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Illinois has special recreation associations that work with the park districts. I would check with your local park and recreation department and see if they have associations. There is also inclusion, where a one on one staff can work with your child in a regular park district setting.

Marcella - posted on 05/12/2010

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There is a camp in the U.P. of MIchigan it is call Bay Cliff Health Camp. It is a whole summer program and they do fun actvities along with therapy such as speach, physical, occupational. IT is a great camp my son went there helped him a lot. Your child would attend from the end of June till the first week in August. They do intense therapy. IT is a clean camp and very beautiful. Here is the link. http://www.baycliff.org/site/ Do not let the distance throw you they have campers from Washington state.

Candi - posted on 05/11/2010

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You're in cinci, which is still 6 hours away from here in Pittsburgh, but the Children's Institute here has week-long camps for children with disabilities. You might contact your local children's hospital. They should be able t give you some leads. Does he have speech therapy? You could ask the speech therapist.

Leticia - posted on 05/11/2010

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Also look for Special Olympics in your Area!!! I'm not sure what the age limit.

Nancy - posted on 05/11/2010

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I would also check out camps you think he might be interested in and see if they have ideas on how to meet his needs. My daughter works at a camp in Texas and they go out of their way to work with kids that need a little bit something extra.

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The United Methodist Church offers a camp every Summer in the Toledo area. You definitely don't have to be a member of the Methodist church, or any church for that matter, to attend. I worked as a "buddy" at this camp for several years, and at one time my father was the Dean (director). This camp is awesome! It changed my life (and heart) forever!! It actually meets in Northern Ohio now! Check it out! If you want anymore info, my email is albernat@gmail.com . My father is a United Methodist Pastor with the conference that handles this ministry, so he may be able to get info (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) and questions answered for you. =)

Here is a link: http://www.umccamps.org/specialpopulatio...

Marnie - posted on 05/08/2010

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I just received info from my infant sons social worker through early intervention. It's for a summer family retreat. They're starting a new camp in Uniontown, PA at a place called Jumonville and they also have one in Friendship, OH. The camp in OH is at a place called Shawnee. The website for more info is www.lives-restored.org. From what I understand it is for families affected by any disability. They do have other locations but I just gave you the two that are probably closest to you.

Jean - posted on 05/07/2010

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Most camps I am aware of are for a little older. I may be sending my son to a AAC camp wich is for kids with communication devices you are to be 10-18 he will be 10 in September. It is with Camp Courage in Minnesota.

Carrie - posted on 05/07/2010

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If you have a local park district, they often will provide an aide for you child so that they can participate in the park's program offerings. You will need to contact the park district to let them know that your child has special needs and that an aide will be required. Hope this helps!

Elena - posted on 05/05/2010

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hi Chaquata,what kind of disabilty does he have? My daughter had Auditory Processing Disorder.

Virginia - posted on 05/05/2010

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There is a directory of special needs programs, including camps, at most public libraries. Give it a try.

Jackie - posted on 05/01/2010

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I don't know where you live, but in Georgia at Camp Twin Lakes (Rutledge GA) they have camps that "rotate" weeks for certain special needs - one week Camp Braveheart for kids with Heart Defects, Camp Wannaklot for Hemophilia, Camp Kudzu for Diabetes, Camp Sunshine for Cancer, Camp Breathe-easy for Ashtma, etc. Very neat stuff.

Zandria - posted on 04/30/2010

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i would ask his school counselor and his doctors office im sure they would know

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