2019 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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Benchmark Camp is an ideal summer experience featuring Benchmark’s internationally renowned reading and writing program, recreation, and confidence-building activities.
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.
We’re a unique overnight camp for kids living with learning, social, behavioral, & emotional challenges. Our 1-to-1 staff to camper ratio “Sets Kids Up For Success!” Our safe and structured camp serves boys and girls ages 6 to 16 with an exceptionally trained staff, and financial aid is available.
Child Mind Institute Summer Program
New York, NY
A four-week summer treatment program for children ages 5 through 10 who have ADHD or who need help with behavioral, learning and social issues. Children participating in the program will benefit from a higher level of support and expertise from their counselors as they work on goals including:
Developing and maintaining positive peer relationships.
Improving emotional awareness and regulation.
Maintaining academic progress.
Eagle Hill School
Eagle Hill runs a five-week Summer Session for students ages 10-16 that blends a classic summer camp with our unique approach to educating diverse learners.
The Gow School
South Wales, NY
The Summer Program combines five weeks of learning with fun. Gow offers classes for boys and girls, ages 8-16, who have experienced academic difficulties or have diagnosed learning differences, who have potential to excel.
Landmark College Summer Program
The first college for students with learning and attention challenges offers a High School Summer Program for rising high school juniors and seniors who find it challenging to keep pace academically. In addition to High School Summer Programs, Landmark offers a Summer College Readiness Program, the Summer Bridge Experience for visiting college students, the Bay Area Boot Camp for new college students, and a Preparing Students for College Success program. Programs offered in Putney, Vermont, Denver, Colorado, and the Bay Area, California.
Prides Crossing, MA
Our summer programs focus on writing, math, spelling, and study skills for students diagnosed with dyslexia and other language-based learning difficulties. Each afternoon we offer challenging, enriching, and fun activities. Day programs for grades 1-12 and a residential program for students entering grades 8-12.
NYU Summer Program for Kids
The NYU Summer Program for Kids, in its 22nd year, is the first evidence-based, 5-week treatment program in the New York area for children aged 6-9 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.
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.
Offering specialized camp experiences for young people ages 6 to 22 with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and/or other learning differences. For 40 years our summer camp programs have been delivering unique alternatives to ordinary summer camps. Our progressive adventure programs help campers build success, increase social skills, attain personal goals, build peer relationships, and most importantly, have FUN!
Denver Academy Summer Program
Experience the Denver Academy difference with DA’s Summer Program for grades 1 to 12! Differentiated instruction and FUN are provided for diverse learners, including non-traditional learners and those with dyslexia and ADHD. Academic programs, individual/group coaching, day camp (grades 1-6), one-week recreational classes and athletic camps are offered June 10 – July 12. Find out more and register at www.denveracademy.org/summer.
Brehm’s Summer Program
Dates: June 21-July 18, 2020. Brehm’s Summer Program offers academics, adventures, and social awareness for children with learning disabilities, ages 11-18. This is a co-ed boarding summer program.
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.
Hallowell Summer Adventures ADHD Family 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.” | Early Bird rate if registered by February 29th! | July 19 – 24, 2020.
Summer @ 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 to 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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated on January 24, 2020