Special Needs Camp Guide

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Welcome to the most comprehensive guide for summer programs serving children with special needs!  Now featuring over 100 vendors throughout Southern California, serving a variety of special needs.

Many of the programs listed within this special needs camp guide were created specifically to serve children with disabilities, while others are inclusive programs for the general population that can accommodate children with special needs.   The guide contains a wide range of services and locations, assuring there’s an appropriate setting for just about every family that wants one.

There are camps and programs listed for everything from allergies to sickle cell disease.  Most of the programs listed are geared towards children with autism.  As the rate of autism diagnosis has increased dramatically over the past decade, so too have the number of programs available for our families.  There are a great many wonderful opportunities listed on these pages, run by passionate and dedicated professionals intent on providing summer camp experiences similar to what many of us enjoyed growing up.

Many of the programs listed here are free, or offer some form of financial aid (“camperships”).