Help Group – Kids Like Me Camps

Help Group Kids Like MeThe Help Group’s Kids Like Me program conducts four unique camps, each one specifically designed to address varying ages, abilities and needs of children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental challenges. The four camp programs create exciting opportunities for children and teens to engage, experience and explore.

Village Glen Day Camp is a unique, specialized social skills camp for children ages 3-13 with Asperger’s Disorder, high-functioning Autism, and related social challenges. Experienced Help Group therapists and counselors facilitate a fun, creative, and enriching camp program that promotes skills development in areas critical to social growth and building friendships.

Camp Sunshine is a popular program developed for children between the ages of 3 and 21 who have moderate to severe autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. A multidisciplinary team of professionals oversees a creative summer program designed to help each child reach his or her highest potential and develop unique strengths and abilities. Campers are grouped by age and ability and maintain a 1:3 counselor to camper ratio to maximize individual attention.

Camp Discovery is a one week only day camp adventure at the exciting Tumbleweed Day Camp site for children ages 4-13 with mild to moderate special needs. An exceptional staff team helps young campers safely explore, experience, and enjoy a wide variety of fun, traditional outdoor camp and nature activities.

Teens on the Go is a unique weekly social skills camp designed especially for teens ages 13-18 with Asperger’s Disorder, high functioning Autism, and related social challenges. Lead by highly trained Help Group therapists, this special summer program features daily trips, activities, and adventures with peers throughout Los Angeles.

Teens on the Go Travel Camps are 6 day, 5 night fun-filled adventures for teens ages 13-18 with Asperger’s Disorder, high functioning Autism, and related social challenges.  Professional Help Group staff facilitates these exciting trips where teens visit and explore different cities each summer. Each trip provides a true bonding experience for participants creating memories to last a lifetime

Websites:  Help Group Kids Like Me Summer Camps

Village Glen Camp

Camp Sunshine

Camp Discovery

Teens On The Go / Teens On The Go Travel Camp

Contact: Nicole Webb  nwebb@thehelpgroup.org

Phone: (818) 778.7136

Main Location: 13164 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA.  91401 (map)

Hillside Learning Center

Hillside Learning CenterHillside School and Learning Center offers a variety of programs, both academic and support, that strive to enhance, individualize, and optimize the learning process

Hillside summer school offers students in grades 9-12 opportunities similar to those offered by their night and day school. A one-year is taught, intensively, over a six week time period. The keys to student success in this program are small class size and highly individualized attention. Students are required to do substantial homework in order to cover the material and pass the class.

Website:  www.hillsideforsuccess.org

Contactfrank@hillsidelc.org

Phone:  (818) 790-3044

Location: 4331 Oak Grove Dr.  La Canada, CA 91001   (map)

House Research Institute’s Annual Family Camp map

 
House Research Institute's Annual Family Camp
A safe, relaxing, and social setting for deaf or hearing impaired kids and their parents to connect with other families faced with similar issues.
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House Research Institute’s Annual Family Camp

deaf campHouse Research Institute’s Annual Family Camp provides a safe, relaxing, and social setting for  deaf or hearing impaired kids and their parents to connect with other families faced with similar issues.  It is a place for children to discover new ideas, strengthen family bonds, and develop new friendships.

A limited number of “Campership” funds are available to help families attend who are experiencing financial hardship.

Website:  http://www.hei.org/education/camp/camp.htm

Contact: info@hei.org

Phone:  (800) 388-8612 or (213) 483-4431

Location: 2100 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057  (map)

iCan Shine Bike Camp

I Can Shine Bike Camp

iCan Shine is a non-profit organization that teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle through its iCan Bike program. This five-day camp, requiring riders to attend only one 75-minute session per day, takes place every July.

iCan Shine uses adapted equipment, trained professionals and volunteers. With 75 minutes of instruction over five days, over 80% of riders learn to ride a conventional bicycle independently by the end of camp. Camp is open to ages 8 and up.

 

Website:  iCan Shine

Contact: info@clubtwentyone.org

Camp Location: First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena – 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd Pasadena CA 91007  (map)

iD Tech Camps map

 
iD Tech Camps - UCSD
Worlds #1 Tech Camp. Instructors are trained to handle limited special needs.
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iD Tech Camps - UCSB
Worlds #1 Tech Camp. Instructors are trained to handle limited special needs.
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iD Tech Camps - UCLA
Worlds #1 Tech Camp. Instructors are trained to handle limited special needs.
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iD Tech Camps - UC Irvine
Worlds #1 Tech Camp. Instructors are trained to handle limited special needs.
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iD Tech Camps - Cal Luterhan/Thousand Oaks
Worlds #1 Tech Camp. Instructors are trained to handle limited special needs.
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iD Tech Camps

iD Tech Camps

More students enroll at iD Tech Camps than any other tech camp – making them the World’s #1 Tech Camp.

While iD Tech Camps is not specifically a special needs camp, their instructors are trained to handle special circumstances to a limited extent. They have found that if students are able to function without an aide at school, they generally do very well at camp. If your child does require an aide at school, you must ensure that an aide accompanies your child to camp.

Featuring an unparalleled lineup of 60+ prestigious university summer camp locations nationwide, including Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UCLA, Columbia, NYU, Northwestern, MIT, Brown, and many more. iD is on campus at some of the best colleges in the world.

Technology and fun are at the core of everything they do. Whether you are seven, eighteen, or somewhere in between, iD has a computer course for you. They offer a variety of computer classes in App Development, Gaming, Programming, Robotics, Film, Graphic & Web Design, and more.

They guarantee ridiculously small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. Their teaching philosophy is premised on personalization – your path, at your pace. It’s one piece of the iD difference.

They have had many special needs students attend their camps in the past and they typically do well in our program. However, if for some reason it is determined that camp is not a suitable or productive environment for your child, the total tuition for camp is non-refundable per our cancellation policy. They encourage you to call their Client Services Department with any questions at 1-888-709-TECH (8324), option 1.

Website:  www.internaldrive.com

Contact:  info@internaldrive.com

Phone: (888) 709-8324 – option 1

Locations:  60+ locations / list of college campuses throughout the country  (local map)