2018 ADHD Camp Guide

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

Welcome to ADDitude‘s annual guide to camps for children with attention deficit disorder and learning differences. The list below showcases ADHD- and LD-friendly programs across the U.S. and in Canada.

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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
Join our research-based resident camp for boys 7-17, many with ADHD & twice-exceptional. Professionals help campers increase Frustration Tolerance and become their best selves through a FUN, active, nurturing camp experience with premier facilities. Michelle Winner’s Social Thinking framework helps grow social aptitudes. 2:5 staffing ratio.


Child Mind Institute Summer ProgramChild Mind Institute Summer Program
New York, NY
The Child Mind Institute Summer Program is a 4-week treatment program for children who have ADHD or who need help with behavioral, learning, or social issues. Our expert staff and ratio of one counselor for every two children offer a high level of individual support in a fun positive environment.


NYU LangoneNYU Summer Program for Kids
New Rochelle, NY
The NYU Summer Program for Kids, in its 21st year, is the first evidence-based, 5-week treatment program in the New York area for children aged 7-10 with ADHD and social challenges. In a camp-like setting, our program helps children build self-esteem and improve home, school and social behavior. Children and counselors are supervised by Child Study Center clinicians with extensive experience in childhood behavior disorders. The staff/child ratio is 1 to 1.5.


Summit Camp and TravelSummit Camp & Travel
Honesdale, PA
We provide personal attention to kids 8-19 with social learning and executive function challenges through recreational & social activities. Reinforce social skills, confidence, enthusiasm, & self-worth. 2, 3, 6, or 8 week sessions, plus Teen Tours for ages 15-19: San Francisco/Hawaii, Southeast Theme Parks, & Alaskan Disney Cruise.


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.


Talisman CampsTalisman Camps
Zirconia, NC
Exceptional programs for exceptional kids. Serving youth 6-22 with ADHD, Aspergers, or Autism. Increase social competence, make friends, build confidence, and have fun!



BrehmBrehm’s Summer Program
Carbondale, IL
Dates: June 24-July 21, 2018. Brehm’s Summer Program offers academics, adventures, and social awareness for children with learning disabilities, ages 12-18.

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.”



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.


Camp KodiakCamp Kodiak
Ontario, Canada
A non-competitive overnight camp serving children and teens with and without ADHD, LD, and high-functioning ASD. We offer social skills and academic programs, and 50+ activities. Our mature, professional staff is made up of teachers, social workers, recreation specialists, and college and university students. Our camper/staff ratio is 2:1.


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.


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  1. Riding ADDventures for Teen Girls in Montana is another amazing camp for teenage girls with ADHD!! They do classic summer camp activities; camp fires, s’mores, trail rides, arts and crafts along with therapeutic activities for ADHD like mindfulness rides, journaling, self-compassion learning. It is truly outstanding experience, a must-do camp that I highly recommend for any teen girl with ADD/ADHD. The website is:

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