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ADHD Camps and Schools 2015 Guide

ADDitude's annual guide to camps & schools for children with learning differences.

2015 Camp and School Guide

This is ADDitude's annual guide to camps & schools for children with learning differences.
The list below showcases ADHD- and LD-friendly schools and programs across the U.S. and in Canada.

Additional resouces from ADDitude magazine:

>> How to Pick the Best Program for Your Child

>> Ease the Transition to Summer Camp

>> Find the Best Learning Environment

Find more in our Special Summer Camp Guide.

Camp Checklist
Questions parents should ask...

1 What does the camp director know about your camper's disability? How will his disability be accommodated?

2 How many campers attend, and what is he staff-to-camper ratio?

3 What are the ages of the counselors? What training do they receive?

4 How can parents communicate with the counselors and director?


BASEcamp at Bachman Academy // McDonald, TN
BASEcamp at Bachman Academy is a coed day and residential camp specializing in academics for students with ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning disorders. Structured time, hands-on project-oriented academics, small classes, talented instructors, and fun events are part of our core philosophy. Learn more>>


Brehm Summer Scenarios // Carbondale, IL
A summer program that empowers students, ages 12-18, with complex learning disabilities to recognize and achieve their potential through an epic fun-filled, 4-week learning adventure. Learn more>>


Camp Buckskin // Isabella, MN
Buckskin has provided structure, consistency, and support in offering opportunities for success in traditional camp and some academic activities since 1959. We work with parents to help our campers learn to build and maintain positive peer relations, improve problem-solving skills, and become more self-reliant. Learn more>>


Camp Kodiak // Ontario, Canada
An integrated, noncompetitive camp serving children and teens with and without ADHD, LD, NLD, and high-functioning Asperger's syndrome. The staff member to camper ratio is 1:2. We offer a social-skills and academic program and more than 50 activities. Our 425-acre grounds include many indoor and outdoor sports and art facilities and lakefront log cabins with electricity, full bathrooms, and decks. Learn more>>


Camp Northwood // Remsen, NY
Northwood programs provide traditional summer experiences for socially immature, learning-challenged, and high-functioning autistic children. A structured, non-competitive setting enables our staff to concentrate on the instruction and reinforcement of age-appropriate social skills, while campers enjoy a wide variety of traditional camping activities. Our 2:1 camper to counselor ratio ensures individual attention, success, and the opportunity for campers to shine. Learn more>>


Camp Nuhop // Ashland County, OH
For 40 years, Camp Nuhop has provided a safe, nurturing, and dynamic learning environment where children are empowered to succeed. Located in Ohio's Mohican State Park, Nuhop offers six-week-long sessions throughout the summer. Sessions offer traditional and traveling camps that are designed to meet campers' individual needs, building confidence through success and friendship. Learn more>>


Camp Sequoia for Boys // Pennsburg, PA
Camp Sequoia is a dynamic summer camp experience for young men ages 7-17 that improves social skills in a Supportive, Nurturing, and Fun environment. Catering to above average ability, we blend Social Thinking and Frustration Tolerance growth with innovative activities (3-D printing and STEM) and traditional activities (Swimming, Athletics and Archery) for an unforgettable FUN summer adventure. Learn more>>


Charis Hills // Sunset, TX
Charis Hills, an ACA accredited camp, is a Christian recreational and educational camp for children and young adults ages 7-18 with learning differences, including ADHD, LD, Asperger's syndrome, and high-functioning autism. A fun-filled, nurturing environment enables campers to find acceptance and success. Learn more>>


Club Kodiak // Ontario, Canada
A resort for young adults 19+ with ADHD, LD, NLD, and Asperger's syndrome. We provide our guests with the opportunity for a safe, exciting, and independent vacation experience. We offer instruction in more than 30 sports and cultural activities, as well as life-skills and a social-skills program in a structured environment. Guest/staff ratio is 3:1. Learn more>>

NYU Summer Program for Kids //
The College at New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
A seven-week, evidence-based treatment program exclusively for children ages 7-11 with ADHD and behavior disorders. The program builds self-esteem and helps children develop attentional, organizational, and friendship skills. Our nationally recognized clinicians and expert teachers supervise college counselors. Child/staff ratio is 1:1.5. Learn more>>


SOAR // Balsam, NC
Serving youth with ADHD and learning disabilities since 1975, SOAR's ACA-accredited outdoor-learning centers increase self-confidence and improve social skills and problem-solving techniques. SOAR strives to ensure success for each student. Wilderness adventures include rock climbing, rafting, horsepacking, snorkeling, and more. Other locations include Dubois, Wyoming; the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas; Big Pine Key, Florida; the Adirondacks region, New York; and Beliz. Learn more>>


Summit Camp & Travel // Honesdale, PA
Summit Camp provides personal attention to children ages 8-19 with attention issues. Like a 24/7 social pragmatics retreat, we design fun recreational and social activities that reinforce social skills, personal success, confidence, enthusiasm, and self-worth. Two- or three-week camps, plus Teen Tours for ages 15-19 are available: Spain & Portugal; American Cities of Boston, Chicago, & New Orleans; San Francisco & Hawaii; & USA Southeast & Orlando Theme Parks. Learn more>>


Schools for Children with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities
Including year-round and summer sessions.


Brehm Preparatory School // Carbondale, IL
A small, fully accredited coed boarding school for students with learning disabilities. Brehm has been successfully educating children and teenagers for 30 years. Brehm has an exciting 4-week summer program. Learn more>>

Eagle Hill School // Hardwick, MA
A five-week coed summer program for students ages 10-16 identified with LD and/or ADD with average to superior cognitive ability. An individualized program of study includes academic classes focusing in the areas of reading, writing, and math combined with sports and electives (art, woodshop, drama, adventure ropes, model rocketry and more). Certified Life Coaches living in the dormitory address executive functioning skills and metacognition strategies. Boarding and day options available. Learn more>>


Forman School // Litchfield, CT
A four-week coed program (July 7 to August 2) for bright students entering grades 7 through 11 who learn differently (primarily dyslexia and ADHD). Morning classes focus on metacognition strategies, reading and writing skills, and executive functions. The afternoon program offers tennis, soccer, photography, climbing, and more. Boarding and day options available. Learn more>>

Fusion Academy

Fusion Academy // CA, NJ, NY, TX
We're a revolutionary private school where positive relationships and 1-to-1 classrooms unlock academic potential. A non-traditional community of learning that customizes teaching methods and curriculum for middle and high school students. Learn more>>


The Gow School // South Wales, NY
The Gow School Summer Program combines five weeks of learning with fun. Gow offers classes for boys and girls ages 8 to 16 who have experienced academic difficulties or have been diagnosed with specific learning differences but who have the potential to excel.
Learn more>>


Grand River Academy // Austinburg, OH 
We offer college prep education for young men, grades 8-PG, which focuses on academic, social, and emotional growth. The five-week Summer Academy (June 28th - July 31st) can be used to strengthen a subject area, make up lost credits or improve a particular grade. Through small classes and individual attention, students are able to succeed in and out of the classroom. Exciting activities include beach trips, Niagara Falls visit, sports, paintball, and more. Seven or five day boarding options available. Learn more>>

The Landmark School

The Landmark School // Prides Crossing, MA
Our coed summer program accepts students entering grades 1-12, who have been diagnosed with a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia. The program is designed to improve reading, writing, spelling, and study skills. Landmark also offers a Residential Program for grades 8-12.
Learn more>>

Novitas Academy

Novitas Academy // Emmett, ID
Fully accredited therapeutic boarding school for high school boys struggling with life skills, learning differences, lack of motivation, ADHD, mild to moderate behavioral and emotional problems.
Learn more>>

Oak Meadow Curriculum & School

Oak Meadow Curriculum & School // Brattleboro, VT
Our complete, standards-based curriculum is an excellent alternative to traditional schooling. Customized, engaging, experiential, and uniquely flexible programs to meet the needs of your child.
Learn more>>

Options: Transitions to Independence

OPTIONS: Transitions to Independence // Carbondale, IL
A comprehensive transitional program, run by the Brehm School, that guides young adult students with learning disabilities into independent adulthood and helps them recognize and optimize their full potential.
Learn more>>

Academy at Soar

The Academy at SOAR // Balsam, NC
A unique school that focuses on students' strengths and combines academic instruction with adventure-based learning. The school helps develop each student's life skills.
Learn more>>


Pre-College and College Programs for Students with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities

Beacon College

Beacon College // Leesburg, FL 
The nation's first four-year college for students with language-based learning disabilities and/or ADHD. Beacon College has a dedicated faculty, individualized academic mentoring, a travel-abroad program, and an active student life program. Learn more>>

Dean College

Dean College // Franklin, MA
A private college offering both full and part-time programs. Here, you are not a number — your success is the primary goal of our entire community — from faculty, peers, mentors, and tutors to our administrative staff, you are treated as an individual. Learn more>>


Landmark College // Putney, VT
America's leading college for students with LD, ADHD, and ASD, offering two- and four-year degrees and summer programs for students who learn differently. Students at Landmark College "learn how to learn" in new ways through integrated teaching methods and individualized advising to become successful and independent
. Learn more>>

Marshall University

Marshall University H.E.L.P. // Huntington, WV
A nationally recognized, comprehensive academic support program for Marshall University students with Specific Learning Disorder (SLD)/ADHD. Located in its own modern building, Myers Hall. Learn more>>

Notre Dame College

Notre Dame College // South Euclid, OH
Educating a diverse population in liberal arts, with personal attention, small classes, and a nationally recognized Academic Support Center for students with LD. Every student is our most important student! Learn more>>