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2019 ADHD Camp Guide

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

Reviewed on March 25, 2019

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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NORTHEAST

Camp NorthwoodCamp Northwood
Remsen, NY
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.

Camp StarfishCamp Starfish
Rindge, NH
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.

EHS-Summer-Banner-AdEagle Hill School
Hardwick, MA
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 SchoolThe 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 CollegeLandmark College Summer Program
Putney, VT
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. Programs offered in Putney, Vermont and Denver, Colorado.

Landmark SchoolLandmark School
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 LangoneNYU Summer Program for Kids
New Rochelle, NY
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.

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: London, Paris, Brussels, & Amsterdam Adventure; All-Inclusive Resorts of the Caribbean, & West Coast Road Trip.

SOUTH


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.

Currey-IngramCurrey Ingram Academy
Brentwood, TN
Fun day at camp with outdoor play and games that focuses on skill development, including social skills, self-regulation, self-advocacy, task initiation, active listening, work completion, and awareness.

WEST

DenverDenver Academy Summer Program
Denver, CO
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.

MIDWEST

BrehmBrehm’s Summer Program
Carbondale, IL
Dates: June 23-July 20, 2019. 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.

Hallowell Summer Adventures ADHD Family CampHallowell 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 28th! | July 14 – 19, 2019


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 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.

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.

CANADA

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.

 

4 Related Links

  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: https://horsesncourage.com/riding-addventures-for-teen-girls/

  2. Is there a section on the West missing as not many there – apart from Soar under the multiple locations heading. There are others in northern California that I have heard of such as Quest Therapeutic Camps and Camp Altitude at Via West .

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