Each summer we offer a unique, skills-based summer program for teens and adults with disabilities. Since 2014, campers have engaged in cooking, yoga, hiking, socialization, geocaching, technology, self-care, communication skills, Zumba, meditation, money management, art, theater, self-expression, self-advocacy, and so much more.
Special Ministries provides meaningful social experiences for people with a range of developmental disabilities.
Our camp is an intense speech and language based program taught by licensed and graduate level speech pathologists. Our innovative camp is thematically based and includes weekly field trips.
We utilize a variety of curricula aimed at improving social understanding within the context of games, craft, fitness and social activities. Groups will be comprised of participants of similar ages and the activities curriculum will be tailored to meet the needs of the participants, with an emphasis on age-appropriateness.
Social Circle is a summer program ran by licensed therapist to facilitate language skills, motor skills, social skills,sensory/emotional regulation and so much more! We aim to bridge the gap between a private therapy room setting and real-life settings with peers to help generalize learned skills and develop and master new ones.
Our ongoing weekly Social Detective small groups are based on our evidence based curriculums and our award winning book, "Diary of a Social Detective". Over a period of several weeks we explore topics such as reading verbal and non-verbal communication, perspective taking, self awareness, self-regulation and other essential skills for success, happiness and well being.
Summer resident camp designed for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities
Week-long camp in Palomar includes, slip-n-slide, pool, music, crafts, horseback riding, and more!
Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake is a fully accessible residential summer camp that serves children who are 'at-risk', disadvantaged and /or living with emotional, physical and developmental disabilties.
Camp Tuolumne Trails is dedicated to providing an enriching and fun camp experience in a facility especially designed and built for children, teens, and adults with special needs.
An action-packed day camp for children with special needs filled with fun camp activities, including sports, music, games, art, entertainment, and exciting trips around the Orange County area including Discover Cube and the Irvine Spectrum
Year round respite summer camp proudly working with children, teens and adults with disabilities
Four specialized day camps offer kids ages 3-18 a typical summer camp experience as they learn social skills, relationship building and engage in fun activities.
Camp Escapades is an innovative summer day camp for children with developmental concerns and their siblings. Groups are staffed with occupational, physical or speech therapists, paraprofessional educators and one-on-one teen volunteers who are the child's "buddy" throughout the week. Activities include sensory experiences, dance, sports, fine motor skill development, music, games, yoga, cooking, and special events.
Located in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California, Camp Krem has served children and adults with disabilities since 1957. Offering three types of adventure programs Main, (traditional camp), Outdoor Adventure and six unique sessions of Travel Camping.
AbilityFirst Camp Paivika in the San Bernardino Mountains provides special needs campers 11+ with traditional camping experience in a safe and nurturing environment.
The Tikvah Program serves Jewish children, teens, and young adults ages 10-23 with learning, emotional, and developmental disabilities.