Our summer adventure programs begin the first week of June and are offered through the end of August. The length and price of each course varies, but there are multiple options so you can find what best fits your child. To see a list of courses offered, please visit soarnc.org.
Financial Assistance Available
Partial scholarships are available, and granted based upon need. Families are required to fill out a camper application and scholarship application.
While on basecamp, our cook will prepare balanced meals for campers. While in the field, students prepare their own food (with assistance from staff) and are often involved in their own menu decisions. Some SOAR favorites are “Trail Pizzas,” stir fried vegetables and rice, macaroni & cheese, spaghetti, beans & rice, and burritos.
SOAR endeavors to keep up with new information regarding nutrition and its affect on ADHD. We can accommodate food allergies and preferences but may ask parents to send their camper with specialty items (i.e. gluten free products) to help supplement their meals, as access to special items may be limited.
SOAR offers high adventure summer camps designed specifically for youth and young adults between the ages of 8 and 25 diagnosed with ADHD and LD. Each of our summer camp programs promotes friendships, increase self-confidence, and develop life skills. Created in 1977 by an adult with learning disabilities, SOAR provides fun and successful experiences so that participants may gain greater awareness of their own strengths and improve self-esteem and confidence.
Our camps offer adventure activities, for beginners and beyond, located across the country’s most scenic places. These incredible locations include the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the sunny Florida Keys, wild and wonderful Wyoming, the California Coast, and the Adirondacks region of New York. Campers participate in exciting adventure activities such as rock climbing, horseback riding, SCUBA diving, llama treks, whitewater rafting, surfing, and much more!
SOAR staff and instructors provide a community where campers are celebrated for their gifts, where they come to make friends, and where they have the freedom to be themselves. Everything we do at SOAR is based upon helping campers experience success and providing them with the tools and strategies to continue building upon that success. Campers will develop self-confidence, life skills, and build friendships while experiencing a variety of exciting adventures.
We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association.