Say N’ Play Camp

LA Speech and Language CenterThe Say N’ Play Summer Speech Camp, run by the Los Angeles Speech and Language Therapy Center, is an intense speech and language based program taught by licensed speech-language pathologists (SLPs).

Their innovative camp is thematically based and includes weekly field trips to exciting locations such as the Aquarium of the Pacific, Los Angeles Zoo and AdventurePlex. Additionally, select children receive individual or group pull-out speech therapy two times per week from our culturally diverse staff of SLPs.

Since it’s inception in the late ’90s, this fun-filled camp has gained in popularity, drawing staff and families from around the country.

 The staff to child ratio is 1:4 or 1:2, depending upon each child’s need, as determined by their team.  Support staff are college students from across the country, many of who return each year.  They also include very responsible high school volunteers  – the best and brightest from local private schools – whom they affectionately call “speech buddies”, who serve as “buddies” to the children while also stimulating speech and language in an unobtrusive manner.

Also included are behavior interventionist support staff who assist with our children who present behavior challenges.

Say N’ Play Camp hosts two sessions each summer, and space is limited as sessions fill up quickly.

Call for a free 30 min screening to determine you child’s needs and their appropriateness for the  camp.

Website:  Say N’ Play website

Contact: LA Speech & Language Therapy Center

Phone:  (310) 649-6199

Office: Los Angeles Speech & Language Therapy Center, Inc.  5761 Buckingham Parkway  Culver City, CA. 90230  (map)

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A weeklong overnight summer camp for children with asthma between the ages of 8-13.
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Scamp Camp
A weeklong overnight summer camp for children with asthma between the ages of 8-13.
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SCAMP Camp

SCAMP Camp asthma

SCAMP Camp is a weeklong overnight summer camp for children with asthma (between the ages of 8-13) that has been providing children with a unique opportunity to enjoy a memorable and rewarding summer camp experience for more than 35 years.

SCAMP Camp serves kids with asthma ages from across Southern California including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Imperial Counties.

Website:  www.lung.org/california

Contact: Lisa Archibald  lisa.archibald@lung.org 

Phone:  619-683-7514

Camp Location:  YMCA Camp Marston located in Julian,CA

Office: American Lung Association in California
2750 4th Avenue San Diego, CA 92103   (map)

Shooting Stars Basketball

Shooting Stars BasketballThe Saddleback Valley Unified School District’s Department of Recreation & Community Services in South Orange County offers the Shooting Stars Basketball program for special needs athletes.  Players will be grouped by ability to create competitive teams and provide any needed support. League stresses fun and participation. Registration includes Orientation Day, jersey for all new players, and a trophy. All games will be played on Sundays. Every week players will practice, and then will play a 45 minute game.

Website:  Saddleback Valley USD Shooting Stars

Contact: Laurie & Richard Jimenez rlrcni@gmail.com

Location: Ranch Santa Margarita Intermediate School Gym, 21931 Alma Aldea, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. (map)

Special Olympics – Southern California

Special OlympicsSpecial Olympics Southern California changes the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through sports training and competition.

Children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics develop improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence and a more positive self-image.

More than 13,000 athletes in 11 counties participate in Southern California.

The mission of Special Olympics Southern California is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Their vision is to provide sports and training programs for any individual with intellectual disabilities who chooses to participate, thereby improving their lives and the lives of everyone they touch.

Website:  www.sosc.org  Local program page: www.sosc.org/programs 

Contact:  info@sosc.org

Phone: (562) 502 1100  (check local program sites for specific neighborhood information)

Main Location:  1600 Forbes Way  Suite 200  Long Beach, CA. 90810

Special Camp for Special Kids

Special CampSpecial Camp for Special Kids is a non-profit summer camp program, located in Orange County, for kids and teens aged 6-21 with a wide variety of disabilities.

Each day of camp they take field trips all over Southern California – from the beach to Knott’s Berry Farm.  They pair campers one-on-one with high school and college aged volunteer counselors/friends. All counselors go through training and interviews and they are selective in their process. The staff is very experienced and there is always a nurse on staff.

Special Camp for Special Kids has provided a normal summer camp experience, long-lasting friends, and a fun-filled camp experience since 1992.

Website:  www.specialcamp.org

Contact: Lindsay Eres  lindsay.eres@smes.org

Phone:  (949) 661-0108  x699

Location: 31641 La Novia Avenue  San Juan Capistrano, California 92675  (map)

Stars Athletics

Stars AthleticsSTARS Athletic Foundation offers programs for children – including gymnastics, dance, cheerleading and martial arts.  They can accommodate children with special needs.

STARS is one of the best equipped sports learning centers of its type in Southern California. They offer classes small enough to provide lots of individual attention to each student.   Located in a modern 15,300 square foot building on the southeast corner of Las Tunas and Mission in the City of San Gabriel, they are a non-profit center serving the Foothill/San Gabriel Valley area.

Website:  www.starsathletics.org

Contact:  Joanne Bockian  starsathletics@yahoo.com 

Phone: (626) 292-7827

Location:  708 W. Las Tunas Dr.  San Gabriel, CA.  91776  (map)