Special Needs Camps in Greater Rochester
Camps that are for kids with special needs, that integrate special-needs kids, or that make special provisions for kids with special health needs.
The following are camps that have elected to be featured on this page, and below it are additional camps of which we at KidsOutAndAbout.com are aware. Know of more? Let us know!
If there is a special needs camp that we have missed, please email us to let us know, and we'll add it promptly. If you are looking for our master list of organizations that serve kids with special needs in the Rochester area, click here (or use our menu to access Resources/Special Needs).
AutismUp summer campsAt Camp Arrowhead and Camp Bay View
AutismUp presents the 11th summer of their Social Skills Program for Children with Autism in collaboration with the Greater Rochester YMCA, which will take place July 10 - August 18, 2017. This program is open to children ages 4-16 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disabilities. Children are fully integrated into daily camp activities. Camps take place at Camp Arrowhead in Pittsford and Camp Bay View in Webster. Financial Assistance is available for this program through AutismUp’s Richard and Nancy Dorschel Family Foundation and by YMCA’s Invest in Youth Campaign. Some children will be eligible to participate in one 2-week session at no cost through a Family Support Services Grant from the Finger Lakes DDRO.
Bright Start Pediatric Services
Bright Start Pediatric Services is a New York State-approved Early Intervention/ Preschool agency. We provide speech language therapy, special education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, vision services and family counseling services to children from birth to age 5. We offer Camp “Speech-Mate,” a fun, educational, summer camp experience inclusive of children with special needs from ages 3-5. Camp is held from July 9 – August 20, Monday through Friday. Choose the morning camp, 9:00 – 11:30 am or afternoon camp, 12:30 – 3:00 pm. Register for any or all weeks. For more information, click here.