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2017 ADHD Camp and School Guide

ADDitude’s annual guide to camps and schools for children with learning differences.

Welcome to 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.

Resources from ADDitude magazine:

ADHD Camp and School Guide 2017

Camp Directory

NORTHEAST

Camp NorthwoodCamp Northwood
Remsen, New York
Traditional sleep-away camp for socially immature, learning-challenged, and high-functioning autistic kids. A structured, noncompetitive setting lets our staff concentrate on instruction and reinforcement of age-appropriate social skills. Campers enjoy a variety of activities. 2:1 camper/staff ratio.

 

Camp SequoiaCamp Sequoia
Pennsburg, PA
An overnight camp for boys ages 7-17, many with ADHD & twice-exceptional. Our innovative program integrates building Frustration Tolerance with Michelle Winner’s Social Thinking framework helping campers develop social skills through a FUN, active, nurturing and traditional camp environment. 2:5 staffing ratio.

 

NYU LangoneNYU Summer Program for Kids
New Rochelle, NY
A 7-week, evidence-based treatment program for children ages 7-11 with ADHD & behavior disorders. The program builds self-esteem & helps kids develop attentional, organizational, & friendship skills. Nationally recognized clinicians supervise college staff.

 

Summit Camp and TravelSummit Camp & Travel
Honesdale, PA
We provide personal attention to kids 8-19 w/ attention issues through recreational & social activities that reinforce social skills, confidence, enthusiasm, & self-worth. 2- or 3-week sessions, plus Teen Tours for ages 15-19: Costa Rica, Caribbean Sun, The Pacific Northwest.

 

Wediko Summer ProgramWediko Summer Program
Windsor, NH
Therapeutic summer camp for boys and girls, ages 9-19, for help with social, emotional, and learning challenges.


SOUTH

Bachman Academy
BASEcamp at Bachman Academy
McDonald, TN
A coed residential camp specializing in academics for students with ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences. Structured time, hands-on project-orientated academics, small classes, talented instructors, and fun events are part of our core philosophy.

 

Charis HillsCharis Hills
Sunset, TX
An ACA-accredited Christian recreational and educational summer camp for children and young adults (ages 7 through 18) with learning differences, including ADHD, LD, and ASD. With over 20 activities to choose from, campers find success in a fun-filled and nurturing environment.

 

SOAR Summer CampSOAR
Balsam, NC
40 years empowering campers with ADHD/LD to build friendships, overcome challenges, & increase self confidence. ACA-accredited adventures include rock climbing, rafting, horseback riding, snorkeling, & more. Other locations: WY; CA; FL; NY; Belize; Costa Rica; & the US Virgin Islands.

MIDWEST

 

BrehmBrehm’s Summer Program
Carbondale, IL
Dates: June 25-July 22, 2017. Brehm’s Summer Program offers academics, adventures, and social awareness for children with learning disabilities, ages 12-18.

 

Camp BuckskinCamp Buckskin
Ely, MN
We work with parents to improve campers’ social skills, self-awareness, & self-reliance. Campers strengthen these skills daily, through camp activities and academics. By becoming more socially capable, our campers enjoy greater success at home and in school.

 

Camp NuhopCamp Nuhop
Ashland County, OH
40+ years providing a safe, nurturing, dynamic learning environment where children are empowered to succeed. Located in Ohio’s Mohican State Park. 6 one-week sessions offer traditional & traveling camps designed to meet campers’ individual needs, building confidence, success, and friendship.

 

Dr. Hallowell's ADHD Family Summer CampDr. Hallowell’s ADHD Family Summer Camp
Glen Arbor, MI
World-renowned ADHD expert Dr. Hallowell tailors his 30+ years of experience with each parent while kids (ages 8-18) engage in adventure activities with built in executive function strategies. This unique family experience includes location, staff, challenge, program balance, fun, and new friends. “Unwrap the gifts of ADHD.”


MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

 

Summer at CIPSummer @ CIP
IN, FL, MA, Northern & Southern CA
Young adults with ADHD, Asperger’s, and other Learning Differences learn valuable skills to make a successful transition from college and beyond during CIP’s Summer Programs. Get a taste of college life while residing on a highly-rated campus and experience independence in a supportive environment.

CANADA

Camp KodiakCamp Kodiak
Ontario, Canada
A non-competitive camp serving children and teens with and without ADHD, LD, and high-functioning ASD. Staffed by teachers, social workers, recreation specialists, and college and university students. Camper/staff ratio is 2:1. Social-skills and academic programs, and more than 50 activities.

 

Club KodiakClub Kodiak
Ontario, Canada
A resort for young adults 19+ with ADHD, LD, NLD, and ASD. We provide our guests with a safe, exciting, and independent experience. We offer life and social-skills programs and instruction in 30 sports and cultural activities, a fun, well-supervised environment. 3:1 camper/staff ratio.

 

School Directory

NORTHEAST

Chamberlain International SchoolChamberlain International School
Middleboro, MA
Therapeutic boarding and day school (grades 6-12 and PG) helping students with learning & emotional challenges for 40 years. Diagnostic & year-round programming.

 

Dean CollegeDean College
Franklin, MA
A private college offering full & part-time programs. You are not a number, you’re an individual. Your success is the primary goal of the entire community — from faculty, peers, mentors, and tutors to our administrative staff.

 

Forman SchoolForman School
Litchfield, CT
4-week coed boarding/day summer program for students 7-11 with dyslexia and ADHD. Mornings focus on metacognition strategies, reading/writing, and executive functions. Afternoons offer tennis, soccer, photography, climbing, and more!

 

GOW SchoolGow School
South Wales, NY
The Summer Program combines 5 weeks of learning with fun, offering classes for boys and girls, ages 8-16, with academic difficulties or diagnosed learning differences, who have potential to excel.

 

Landmark CollegeLandmark College
Putney, VT
The college of choice for students with LD, ADHD, ASD, and gifted LD, offering associate and bachelor’s degrees. Students “learn how to learn” in new ways via personal interaction with faculty and staff, developing the confidence, skills, and learning strategies to succeed anywhere.

 

Landmark SchoolLandmark School
Prides Crossing, MA
Our coed summer program accepts students entering grades 1-12, diagnosed with a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia. The program is designed to improve reading, writing, spelling, and study skills. Residential program for grades 8-12.

 

Middlebridge SchoolMiddlebridge School
Narragansett, RI
Our coed summer program accepts students entering grades 1-12, diagnosed with a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia. The program is designed to improve reading, writing, spelling, and study skills. Residential program for grades 8-12.

 

Rectory SchoolThe Rectory School
Pomfret, CT
A coed, junior boarding (5-9)/day school (Pre K-9), with individualized instruction to support each student’s unique learning style. We develop student’s talents through academics, athletics, and the arts on a beautiful 138 acre campus.

 

SOUTH

 

Academy at SOARThe Academy at SOAR
Balsam, NC
An accredited boarding school for students with LD/ADHD. Our student centered model provides differentiated academic curriculum & adventure-based learning (grades 7-12). Our learning environment addresses the specific needs of your child.

 

Bachman AcademyBachman Academy
McDonald, TN
A middle and high school for day and boarding students with specific learning needs such as ADHD, Dyslexia, and Non-verbal Learning Differences. We offer a college and vocational track, using a researched based, multi-sensory approach, empowering our students for global success.


MIDWEST

 

 

BrehmBrehm Preparatory School
Carbondale, IL
A small, fully accredited co-ed boarding school for students with learning disabilities. We have successfully educated children and teens for 30 years. Brehm has an exciting 4-week summer program.

 

Grand River AcademyGrand River Academy
Austinburg, OH
Discover Summer at GRA. Our five-week summer academic camp offers boys in 8-12 grade the opportunity to strengthen a subject, makeup lost credits or improve a class grade through hands-on projects while making summer memories to last all year.


WEST

 

Denver AcademyDenver Academy
Denver, CO
Give your diverse learner a summer of FUN and function with experiences including academics (math, reading, writing), classes like 3D printing and rocketry, and day camps. Grades 1-12.

 

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

 

Dunn SchoolDunn School
Santa Barbara County, CA
For 4 sunny weeks in California, 8th-10th graders with learning differences live, study, and go on adventures with students from around the world while focusing on essential skills of time management, organization, attentiveness, and subject-specific study strategies.

 


MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

 

 

Fusion AcademyFusion Academy
CA, CT, IL, MD, NJ, NY, TX, VA, Washington, D.C.
We’re a revolutionary private middle and high school where all classes are one-to-one; one student and one teacher per classroom. This summer we have options for students to catch up, get ahead, or try something new, all on a schedule that works around your family’s plans.

 

CIPCollege Internship Program CIP
CA, IN, FL, MA
Full-year, post-secondary programs offer individualized college academic, social, career, and life skills support for young adults with Autism, ADHD, and other Learning Differences.

 

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