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Listing: Summer Camps for Kids

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Online Resource

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Feb 12, 2022

This resource of summer camps is to aid parents in finding a summer activity camp for their child with a disability.

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How to Choose a Camp

American Camp Association
A comprehensive summer camp resource for families to find the right camp for their child.Be sure to select the distance, location, and disability preferences to find the right fit.
Phone: 800-428-2267

Kids Camps. Com
A full database of camps for kids

Shirley Ryan Abilitylab Summer Camp
The camp runs Monday-Friday, 10AM-2PM. Summer camp activities occur at locations throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

One in a Hundred Summer Camp
High Functioning Autism, Social Communication Skills, Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety Disorders
The American Camping Association has recognized One In A Hundred summer camp by renewing its accreditation.
Call us any time at 847.461.923

Camp Red Kite
Camp Red Kite is a summer arts camp tailored specifically to the unique interests and needs of young people on the autism spectrum.
The Station, 100 South Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60607
773.227.0180

Camp Independence
A special place for children and young adults with spina bifida and other neurological disabilities.
32405 N. Hwy. 12, Ingleside, IL.
Phone 847-546-8086

Camp Little Giant
Camp Little Giant offers the opportunity for people with mental, physical, or cognitive disabilities to get in touch with nature in a safe yet exciting manner.
 email: tonec@siu.edu no phone listed

Camp I Am Me
A special and unforgettable one-week camp experience for children and teenagers who have experienced injuries from burns.
Mount Prospect, IL 847.390.0911

Camp Trek – Great Lakes Adaptive Sports
primarily for youth ages 7-13 and 14-20 who have a primary physical impairment. Individuals are grouped according to age and ability.
*scholarships available upon request
27864 Irma Lee Circle #101
Lake Forest, IL 60045
847-283-0908

 

CAMPS FOR CHILDREN WITH BRAIN INJURIES

Camp FunZone / The Zone (Students between 7 and 20 years of age)
This is the only camp in Illinois developed specifically for children and teens with Acquired Brain Injury.
If you are interested in attending camp,
please contact the Brain Injury Association of Illinois at (800) 699-6443

Camp Mak-A-Dream
Camp programs are organized by age group. We are an all-abilities, cost-free camp. And we are a leader in offering programs specifically for teens and young adults who’ve experienced brain cancers.
727 Camp Mak-A-Dream Road
Gold Creek, Montana 59733
phone  406.288.3030

 

CAMPS FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER

TLC Camp
(Free) Local weeklong summer camp that offers adventures for children with cancer and their siblings. Sponsored by the Lombard Junior Women's Club.
P.O. Box 512
Lombard, Illinois 60148
no phone listed

Camp COCO
Details: 1 week camp for children diagnosed with cancer or blood disorders. Siblings can attend with their brother or sister who has/ had cancer for 1+ weeks.
Address: PO Box 19678, Springfield, IL 62794-9678
 1-800-342-5748

Camp Kids are Kids
the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, with suites converted into bunk cabins to simulate a campground. Camp is for kids ages 7-17 yrs. living with cancer in a fun, safe and medically sound urban recreational environment and with no financial cost to camper’s families. 24 hours medical care is provided by physicians and nurses to administer medications and change dressings.
312-912-5308

Camp Quality Illinois  Campapalooza
Children with cancer – in any stage of treatment or recovery – ages 4 to 17.   We provide 24-hour, on site medical care to make sure campers are taken care of while still being afforded the opportunity to just be kids. We offer a unique experience at our week-long summer camps where campers are paired one-on-one with a volunteer companion.
PO Box 641
Lansing, IL 60438
illinois@campqualityusa.org / no phone

Children’s Oncology Services Inc./Camp OneStep Programs 
Camp OneStep is for children (5-19) who have been diagnosed with cancer and offers 11 different programs throughout the year, serving children and families who live in Illinois, Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest.
Address: 213 West Institute Place, Suite 306 Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 924-4220
Emailinfo@camponestep.org

 

CAMPS FOR CHILDREN WHOSE PARENTS OR SIBLINGS HAVE CANCER

Camp Kesem at University of Illinois
Camp Kesem is for children whose parent has cancer. 
(847) 231-2379

Camp Angel
For children whose parent has cancer
P.O. Box 747
St. Germain, WI 54558
info@angelonmyshoulder.org
800-860-3431

Edward Elmhurst Health Camp
Camp Hope, a week-long summer camp for children, ages 6-12, whose parent or close family member is living with cancer. Campers take part in therapeutic breakout sessions, including art, music, movement/dance therapies and yoga. Other activities include Superhero Science Day, Prairie Pioneers Day, H2Olympics Day, Earth Explorer Day and Excavation Exploration Day.There is no cost to attend Camp Hope. Camper tuition is covered by donations made to the Edward Foundation. Space is limited.  For more information and to register, call 630-646-6111.

 

CAMPS FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

https://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/national-resources/info/info-to-go/national-resources-and-directories/summer-camps.htm

 

CAMPS FOR CHILDREN WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

YMCA Camp Independence of Metro Chicago
Ages 7- 13 yrs., June 16-July 5, 2019
32405 N. US Highway 12, Ingleside, IL 60041
847.546.8086

Bay Cliff Health Camp
Provides a 7-week summer camp for children, ages 3–17 who demonstrate proven need for therapy services (habilitation or rehabilitation) to address a physical disability/impairment and can be successful in our setting. Bay Cliff campers reside at camp for seven weeks to participate in an intensive therapy program that provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, instruction for the visually impaired, instruction for the hearing impaired, recreation therapy and music therapy services.
N4175 County Road KCA, P.O. Box 310, Big Bay, MI 49808    |    baycliff@baycliff.org    |    (906) 345-9314

Victory Lane Camp
For children with special needs
Cornerstone Campground in New Castle, IN
(765) 591-4191

Timber Pointe Outdoor Center - Camps
Provides specialized outdoor recreational, experiential and family programs for   individuals with disabilities and illnesses in a fun, safe and accessible environment in central IL.
Ages 6-18 yrs
Easterseals Central Illinois
507 E. Armstrong Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
309-365-8021

 

PARK DISTRICT SPECIAL RECREATION PROGRAMS

Special Recreation list of Illinois
 

CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT
Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653
312-7425798
TTY 312-747-2001

 

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