MDA Summer Camp

Muscular Dystrophy campMDA camp offers kids with neuromuscular disease a fun and safe outdoor experience, along with opportunities to engage in a variety of activities such as horseback riding, swimming, adaptive sports, arts and crafts, camp dances and much more.  Almost all campers agree that muscular dystrophy camp is “the best week of the year.”

MDA camp enables campers to stretch their comfort zones and grow in independence as they spend a week away from home; permit someone other than their parents to provide personal care; and make new friends. The benefits come in lifelong friendships,  increased self-esteem and confidence, and the chance to spend at least one week of the year in a place where physical disabilities are the norm rather than the exception.

Youngsters ages 6 to 17 who are affected by any of the more than 40 neuromuscular diseases in MDA’s program and who are registered with MDA are eligible to apply to attend MDA summer camp. There is no fee to attend camp, and all camp costs are covered by MDA. Acceptance to camp is contingent upon evaluation of your child’s application by MDA staff and MDA’s medical advisers, including the camp health staff and clinic team.

 

Website:  http://mda.org/summer-camp

Contact:  local MDA office

Phone:  Los Angeles MDA office  (310) 390-6802

Orange County  (714) 245-0921

San Diego  (858) 492-9792

Santa Barbara  (805) 560-7651

Locations: Throughout California and the US.  Check their website for specific listings   (map)

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Oralingua - Whittier
Founded by 8 families of hearing impaired children in 1969 – works with children from infancy to 12 years old from two campuses in So Cal.
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Oralingua - Escondido
Founded by 8 families of hearing impaired children in 1969 – works with children from infancy to 12 years old from two campuses in So Cal.
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Oralingua

1138654795502Oralingua (“oral language”) – founded by 8 families of hearing impaired children in 1969 – works with children from infancy to 12 years old from two campuses in Southern California (Whittier and Escondido).

They’re a private school, open year round, that offers summer programs to help students understand and express themselves using both written and spoken language.

Website http://www.oralingua.org

Contactinfo@oralingua.org

Phone:  Whittier:  (562) 945-8391   Escondido (760) 294-0525

Location: Whittier: 7056 South Washington Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602   (map)

Escondido: 1305 Deodar Road, Escondido, CA 92026  (map)

Painted Turtle Camp

Painted Turtle campFounded in 1999 by Paul Newman and Page Adler, The Painted Turtle camp offers children with serious medical conditions and their families a unique camp experience designed to foster personal growth and exploration. They aspire to help campers discover all that is possible in their lives by making new friends, trying new things, building self-confidence, and becoming more independent in their medical care.

The Painted Turtle provides a unique and safe camp experience for children with a wide variety of medical needs, including:

  • spina bifida and paraplegia,
  • cerebral palsy and limb deficiency,
  • rheumatic diseases,
  • skeletal dysplasia and mucopolysaccharidosis,
  • kidney disease and transplant,
  • liver disease and transplant,
  • immunodeficiency disorders,
  • total parenteral nutrition,
  • Crohn’s and colitis,
  • hemophilia,
  • von Willebrand disease,
  • thalassemia, and
  • severe asthma and allergies.

Campers and their families attend free of charge.

Website:  http://www.thepaintedturtle.org

Contact: info@thepaintedturtle.org

Phone:  (310) 451-1353

Location: 17000 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Lake Hughes, CA 93532  (map)

Pasadena Child Development Associates (PCDA)

PCDAPasadena Child Development Associates, Inc. is a multidisciplinary group of professionals that work together providing a wide range of therapy services to children with developmental challenges and their families.

Using the DIR®/Floortime approach, PCDA has become an innovator of quality programs and services for children with developmental challenges. Additionally, their team offers educational programs for parents and professionals.

PCDA offers a variety of services for children with special needs. Social/play skills intervention in-home. Music therapy, social skills groups in summer. They serve infants to children up to 12 years old.

Website:  www.pasadenachilddevelopment.org

Contact:  Christine Kim  pcda@pasadenachilddevelopment.org

Phone: (626) 793-7350 ext 283

Location:  620 North Lake Avenue  Pasadena, CA 91101  (map)

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Penny Lane Centers - Santa Fe Springs
Private special ed. day school for children with developmental disabilities that runs during the regular school year with summer school hours.
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Penny Lane Centers - Santa Ana
Private special ed. day school for children with developmental disabilities that runs during the regular school year with summer school hours.
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Penny Lane Centers - Palmdale
Private special ed. day school for children with developmental disabilities that runs during the regular school year with summer school hours.
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Penny Lane Centers - North Hills
Private special ed. day school for children with developmental disabilities that runs during the regular school year with summer school hours.
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Penny Lane Centers - N. Hollywood
Private special ed. day school for children with developmental disabilities that runs during the regular school year with summer school hours.
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Penny Lane Centers - Lancaster
Private special ed. day school for children with developmental disabilities that runs during the regular school year with summer school hours.
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Penny Lane Centers - Lancaster
Private special ed. day school for children with developmental disabilities that runs during the regular school year with summer school hours.
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Penny Lane Centers - City of Commerce
Private special ed. day school for children with developmental disabilities that runs during the regular school year with summer school hours.
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Penny Lane Centers

Penny Lane CentersPenny Lane is a private special education day school for children with developmental disabilities that runs during the regular school year with summer school hours.

Penny Lane’s mission is to foster hopes and dreams by empowering children, youth and families to reach their highest potential.

They welcome all clients regardless of gender, race, age, religion, disability, marital status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, sexual expression and identity.

Penny Lane has eight locations throughout Southern California.

Website:  Penny Lane Centers

Contactcontact@pennylane.org

Phone: Individual Center Contact Info

Locations: North Hollywood, North Hills, City of Commerce, Santa Fe Springs, Antelope Valley, Lancaster, Palmdale and Santa Ana.   (map)