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The Complete 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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NORTHEAST

Camp SequoiaCamp Sequoia
Pennsburg and New Hope, PA
Join our research-based single gender resident camps for ages 7-17, serving ADHD & twice-exceptional kids. 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
  • 100% COVID free ’20 and ’21
  • Hawaii Travel program for kids 15+
  • Innovative Program at ’20 and ’21 International Conference on ADHD

Camp StarfishCamp Starfish
Rindge, New Hampshire
Web: www.Campstarfish.org
Tel: 978-637-2617
An overnight camp for youth 6-17 who have emotional social, behavioral, and learning challenges. Our 1:1 staff-to-camper ratio sets children up to be successful by engaging in a variety of well-structured traditional summer camp activities in a safe and predictable environment!

Eagle Hill SummerEagle Hill School
Hardwick, MA
Eagle Hill runs a five-week in-person summer session for students ages 10-16.  With four programs to choose from, Eagle Hill’s summer session blends the experience of a classic summer camp with our unique approach to educating diverse learners. Course offerings and activities are designed to help students have a fun-filled summer while building confidence and paving the road for academic success in the fall.

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 Programs
Putney, VT
The first college for students with learning and attention challenges offers on-campus and online summer programs that help strengthen academic and executive function skills for rising high school juniors and seniors, recent high school graduates and current college students.

  • High School Summer Program;  for rising high school juniors and seniors
  • Summer College Readiness Program; for graduating high school seniors going to college in the fall
  • Summer Bridge Experience; for visiting college students
  • 5-Day Online Boot Camp; for new and continuing college students

Forman Summer CampForman Summer Camp
Litchfield, CT
Web: www.formanschool.org
Tel: 860-567-1802

Forman’s Summer Program will run in person from July 3rd, 2022 to July 29th, 2022. The program is a wonderful mix of academic work and summertime play. Students make new friends, learn about themselves and how they learn.

MIDWEST

BrehmBrehm’s Summer Program
Carbondale, IL
Brehm Summer Program is a holistic co-ed overnight and day program for students ages 8-18. This immersive experience allows students to break out of their usual routines, and engage in fun learning experiences that capture their imaginations. | Dates: June 19-July 30, 2022

  • Orton-Gillingham tutoring
  • Speech-Language therapy
  • College Preparation
  • English as a Second Language
  • Flexible Sessions Available

Camp NuhopCamp Nuhop
Ashland County, OH
45+ years providing a safe, nurturing, dynamic learning environment where children are empowered to succeed. Located in Ohio’s Mohican State Park. Six sessions offer traditional & traveling camps designed to meet campers’ individual needs, building confidence, success, and friendship. 7:3 camper/staff ratio.  Ages 6 – 18.

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.” | Register Early! | Dates: July 10 – 15, 2022.

SOUTH

Charis Hills CampCharis Hills Camp
Sunset, TX
Charis Hills is a Christian residential, recreational and educational summer camp serving campers 7-18 with HF autism and other learning differences.   Campers ‘play with a purpose’ and can choose from many different activities. Our well-trained staff work on social skills with campers throughout the program, but focus on specific selected social/emotional goals. We have seven, week-long sessions.

Currey Ingram Academy ADHD Camp

Currey Ingram Academy ADHD Camp
Brentwood, TN
615-635-0245
Web: www.curreyingram.org/summer
One of only 15 in the country, the ADHD Summer Treatment Program (STP) at Currey Ingram is an intensive six-week day camp for students ages 8 – 12 with ADHD. Happening June 6 – July 22, each day includes outdoor play and games, social skills work, academic time, and more. Check out all of our summer camp offerings, which includes the Workforce Readiness and Preparation (WRaP) Workshop for students on the Autism Spectrum.

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Summer at CIPSummer @ CIP
IN, FL, MA, Northern & Southern CA
Teens and young adults with ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism 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 CampSummer Camp at SOAR
Balsam, NC
45+ years of empowering campers with ADHD/LDs to build friendships, overcome challenges, & increase self-confidence. ACA-accredited adventures include rock climbing, rafting, horseback riding, snorkeling, & more! An overnight camp for 8-24-year-olds offering a supportive environment where campers are encouraged to be themselves and are celebrated for their strengths. Other locations: WY, FL & Belize.

 

Winston Prep Summer Enrichment ProgramWinston Prep Summer Enrichment Programs 2022
NY, NJ, CT, CA
Winston Preparatory School Summer Enrichment Programs provide students with a unique opportunity to participate in an individually designed summer school to enhance their academic skills and foster independence. Winston Prep’s summer programs are available in NYC, Long Island, NY, Connecticut, New Jersey and California. Our summer programs also give parents the flexibility to create an academic program specifically matched to the needs of their child with a learning difference. Learn more about Winston Prep’s summer programs and visit https://www.winstonprep.edu/our-campuses.

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 staff includes professionals from the fields of education, social work, youth services and recreation, as well as college and university students. The camper-to-staff ratio is 2:1. All cabins have electricity, washroom facilities that include a shower, and a deck overlooking the clean and quiet lake.

Club KodiakClub Kodiak
Ontario, Canada
An overnight program for young adults 19+ with ADHD, LD, and ASD. We provide our guests with a safe, exciting, and experience that fosters independence and personal growth. We offer life skills and social skills programs and 30 activities. Comfortable cottages include washroom facilities, kitchen, and dining area. We provide a 3:1 guest-to-advisor ratio where supervision is tailored to be more subtle so that it appeals to our older population of guests.

 

4 Comments & Reviews

  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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