Adaptive/Inclusive Sailing Camp on Boston Harbor: East Boston. For ages 9-21 (ages 18-21 must have an IEP) inclusive program teaches all abilities basic sailing, safety, leadership, and teamwork with adaptive instruction and equipment. Siblings or friends without disabilities welcome. Fees apply. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 978.639.3257.
Adaptive Rowing Camp on the Charles River: Brighton. For ages 12 - 18, coaching and equipment for a broad range of abilities, an introductory non-competitive program, rowers will learn rowing terminology, how to handle the equipment, and develop a basic set of rowing skills. Time will be spent inside on ergs and outside on the Charles. Fees apply. Contact email@example.com or 978. 639.3257.
Aspire: Autism Spectrum Theme-Based Summer Programs, MGH at Charlestown & Wellesley Hills. For youth aged 5-26 on the autism spectrum. Includes College Boot Camp, Lego® Extravaganza, Rock Band Group, Nintendo Wii with Friends, Summer Excursions, summer camps, career development and explorations programs. Call 617-726-0062.
Aspirations Summer Camps, Sudbury & Hopkinton, neighboring communities. Recreation for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, in partnership with the Metrowest YMCA in Hopkinton. Contact susan_iaconosudbury.k12.ma.us or 978.639.3222.
Bina Farm Programs: Natick: For ages 6 – 16 and includes music, yoga, gardening and nutrition as well as daily riding, horsemanship and arts and crafts. For more information visit www.binafarm.org or contact 508-651-2462 firstname.lastname@example.org
BLIN'G (Better Living N' Girls) for girls with Spina Bifida: February 28th - March 2nd, 2014, Newton. For girls ages 12-18 living with Spina Bifida. Join Boston-Children's Hospital, Center for Spina Bifida and Spina Cord Conditions and SBAGreaterNE for the 4th Annual BLIN'G Weekend Includes two night stay, meals, seminars about healthy living, college, boxing, adaptive recreation, reiki massage, pool and makeovers. Fees apply. Contact edugan@SBAGreaterNE.org or 888-479-1900 or www.SBAreaterNE.org
Bridge Center Accessible & Inclusive Summer Programs, Bridgewater. For children and teens with a wide range of neurological, intellectual, physical and emotional challenges. Swimming, horse programs, team building, social skills, etc. 508-697-7557, ext. 12 or email@example.com. www.thebridgectr.org/summer-camp.aspx
Boston "Summer Stuff 2013" Page! Lists many public and priviate summer programs throughout the Greater Boston Communities. Visit the Boston Summer Stuff page to see the complete list.
Boy Scouts of America, Milton, MA, 617-615-0004. Offers inclusive recreational activities. www.bsaboston.org
Boston Center for Youth & Families Page. Located in 35 centers across Boston, BCYF community centers offer summer opportunities for young people and their families, from summer camps and swimming pools, to sports programs, community cookouts, free drop-in enrichment activities, and summer jobs. There is also a list of affordable programs including preschool, school-aged & adult education, family literacy, violence prevention & intervention, senior activities, and recreation. Visit the BCYF page for all the info.
Boston Public Schools Camps & Summer Programs Page. For Pre-School through Young Adult. Basketball and Nike Camps, Shakespeare, Art at Lesley University, Wall Street at Bentley College, Health Corps at Beth Israel Deaconess, The Earn-A-Bike Program, Boston Architectural College, Ballet & Dance, Internships at Law Firms, Baseball, Theater, Employment & Skill Development, Canoe, Kayak and Boat Camps and much more.
- Boston Children and Elementary Camp Page.
- Boston Teens and Young Adults Camp Page.
Breezy Hill Farms, Holliston, MA 508-429-6233 or the Breezy Hills webpage. Offers those with physical, developmental and social delays horseback riding and therapeutic intervention.
Bridge Center Summer Camp, Bridgewater. Choice of 4 camps and a volunteer preparation program offered in week-long and multi-week sessions through August 23, 2013: Camp Connect, Camp Summit, Camp Discover, Horse Camp, VIP Program (Volunteers in Progress). The VIP Program is open to seasoned campers who are interested in volunteer and leaderships skills. For more information visit The Bridge Center.
Cambridge Adventure Day Camp & Daybreak Camp: Both camps offer inexpensive both activities that allow children with disabilities to experience the joys of summer camp without the high price. Complete the enrollment applications on their Camp Programs page.
Cambridge Recreation Department: For Cambridge residents only. Serving ages 3 – 22 with Autism Spectrum, Behavior Disorder, Chronic Health Impairment, Deaf, Dual Diagnosis - ID/MI, Mental Health, Epilepsy/seizure Disorder, Language Impairment, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Multiple Handicap, Physical Disabilities, Speech Impairment, Cerebral Palsy firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Apex-Marcus Lewis Day Camp: Westford, MA. Typical camp that accepts a limited amount of High-functioning children with Autism and Aspergers. Improve their social skills, learn to make eye contact and engage in conversation. Campers ust be approved prior to registering. Fees apply. Vist the Camp Apex Marcus Lewis Page for more infor.
Camp Arrowhead. Natick, MA. Social & physical recreation for disabled & non-disabled. 508-647-6530 or www.camparrowheadnatick.com
Camp Confidence, Needham, MA. For behavioral, developmental, and social needs of children ages 3-12 whose diagnoses may include PDD-NOS/autism, speech and language delays, ADHD, cognitive delays, and related challenges. Includes nature walks, cooking, creative arts, science, team building activities, goal setting. Visit the website or contact info@ConfidenceConnection.org or 781-433-9890.
Camp Connect, Bridgewater, MA. Developmental, social, and behavioral needs of children with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, and related disorders. Swimming, archery, horseback riding, exercises and social skills groups, friendship. Contact 508-697-7557 or info@TheBridgeCtr.org
Camp Echo Bridge, Auburndale, MA. For ages 5-21, day and overnight camps for children with MR. 617-796-1527, email@example.com
Camp Finberg, Norton, MA. YMCA camp for ages 3 – 14 with different abilities. Outdoor activities, swimming, Arts and Crafts, music, structured programs, predictable routines, social interactions, accommodations & supports for inclusion. Fees apply. Call 508-409-0741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Attleboro YMCA Camp Page.
Camp Fire USA Eastern Massachusetts Council Inc., Boston, MA. Provides all-inclusive, coeducational programs. 617-591-0300.www.campfireusa-emass.org.
Camp Goodtime in Stoneham, MA. 781-895-3200, ext 24. For children 3-22 with Asperger's, PDD, Anxiety Disorders, and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities. Focus is on language and social skills through structured fun activities.
Camp HOPe, Easton, MA. For ages 8 - 18 with a variety of disabilities, traditional camp activities and field trips. Call 508-205-0555, email email@example.com or visit www.houseofpossibilities.org
Camp Grossman JCC, Newton, MA. Inclusive program offers campers with mild to moderate disabilities a regular camp program. Contact 617.244.5124 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Joy, Boston, MA. Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) Camp Joy is for Boston residents ages 3-22 with disabilities and their siblings ages 3-7. The program is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information 617.635.4920 or email Roberta.Smalls@cityofboston.gov or visit the Camp Joy, or visit City of Boston SummerGuide
Camp Pequossette Day Camp/Watertown Rec Department, serving Watertown, Waltham and Belmont. Inclusion program incoporates special-needs youth, 6 - 12, in the program. Finanical Aid Available. Arts, games, etc. Call 617-972-6494.
Camp Rec at the Recreation Education Center, Peabody. Full/half day summer program, for all students with disabilities, staff has strong backgrounds working with behavioral needs and children with autism. Contact 978-717-5062 or visit www.recreationaleducationcenter.com
Camp Triumph, Bedford, Danvers and North Reading, MA. For children with ADHD, Executive Functioning Disorder, Aspergers, Non-Verbal Learning Disability, Pragmatic Language Deficit, and Anxiety Disorder. Visit the Triumph Center or call 781-942-9277
Camp S.A.I.L., from EMarc, Wakefield. CAMP S.A.I.L. Summer Adventures, for ages 13-21 with developmental disabilities. Recreation, plan outings, and practice with different kinds of transportation. Campers need to be able to walk 1/2 mile with assistance, be independent with personal care and have the ability to be successfulin a staff/camper ratio of 1:4. June 26 – August 30, 2013. Fees apply. Contact www.theemarc.org/ or call 781.942.4888.
Camp Shriver, Boston. An inclusive, sports-oriented day camp for children with and without intellectual disabilities, ages 8-12, from Boston, Brockton and Quincy. Contact 617-287-7276 or visit www.csde.umb.edu
Camp Social Connection, Harvard. Partnered by the Peter Pan Center and Marcus Lewis Day Camp. Full and half days. July 1 - August 23rd. Socially supported peer experience and activities. Full day registration must be through the Marcus Lewis Camp program at their Registration Page or call 978-929-9997. For the half day program visit the Peter Pan Registration Page.
Camp Sunrise/Boston ABA, Belmont, MA. Camp Sunrise or 617.990.4356 for social skills and fun for children with autism and their typically developing peers.
Camp Steppingstone, Boxford, MA. Provides a six-week educational day program to students, ages 3 to 22 that have moderate to intensive/severe developmental delays or multiple disabilities. www.glec.org or 978 685-3000 ext 122.
Camp Wee-Kan-Tu at Camp Wing in Duxbury. Sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of MA & RI for children and teens ages 8-17 with epilepsy. 617.506.6041 ext. 11, or email@example.com or The Epilepsy of MA & RI
Camp Woodhaven, West Boylston, MA. Traditional day camp that welcomes special needs children. For ages 5 - 15. 508-835-9883 www.campwoodhaven.com.
Cardinal Cushing Centers' ACHIEVE Program, Hanover, MA. Transition program serves 17 -23 years old with mild to moderate intellectual or developmental disabilities, autism or Down syndrome. Focus includes vocational opportunities, budgeting and banking, time management, the use of public transportation/community resources, independence and self-advocacy. Visit www.coletta.org or call 781-829-1205.
Carrol Center for the Blind, Newton. Summer Youth Programs, CarrollKids, CarrollTeen, CarrrolKidsTeenWest, Programs include Learning And Living Together, Strategies For Achieving Curriculum Access & Personal Potential, Learning to Learn, Real World of Work Experience, Transition to College, Computing for College, Accessible iOS App Camp. Visit the Carroll Camp Page for more information.
Chit-Chat Summer Camp, Franciscan Hospital, Boston. Helps children who use augmentative-alternative communication (AAC) devices with communicative competence through intensive group services while participating in favorite camp activities. Visit their webpage or the Clinic Coordinator 617-245-3800 ext. 5643 RTherriault@fhfc.org
Class Inc's of Adventurelore Program: Lawrence, MA and Danville, NH, August 25th: Free. Experience the outdoors inclusive program for middle and high-school aged teens. Activities include: Group Challenges, Kayak/Canoe, Orienteering and Ropes Course with supervision of trained Adventurelore Staff. Contact Director of Family Services firstname.lastname@example.org 978-975-8587, ext.1273. Information is also available in espanol.
Comfort Zone Camp For Grieving Children, Beverly. Free for bereaved kids and teens 7 - 17 who have lost a family member or care giver to suicide. Build friendships, coping skills, enjoy traditional camp fun and age-based support groups. . www.ComfortZoneCamp.org or 866-488-5679.
Confidence Connection/Camp Confidence, Wellesley. For ages 3 – 12, program has developmental, social, and behavioral help for children with PDD-NOS/Autism, speech and language delays, ADHD, cognitive delays and related challenges. 508.479.6097 or visit The Confidence Connection. Daybreak Day Camp, Cambridge and Somerville. Providing supportive, therapeutic summer program for children, ages 5 through 11, with emotional and behavioral special needs who live in Cambridge and Somerville. www.cambridgecamping.org or 617-864-0960.
Dearborn Academy Summer Program, Arlington, Massachusetts. A six-week, day program for children with emotional, behavioral and learning challenges that provides summer experiences while teaching appropriate behaviors and skills. www.dearbornacademy.org) (781) 641-5992.
Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation's AccessSportAmerica Adaptive Water Sports Program. Boston, Canton and Duxbury. For children and adults on the Autism Spectrum. Windsurfing, canoeing, surfing, water-skiing, etc. Contact 508.270.8855 or or vist the AccessSportAmerica Page.
Drama Play Connections, Waltham, MA. Pragmatic Drama workshop for children and young adolescents withAsperger’s Disorder, NLD, ADHD, Social Anxiety, Shyness, and gifted children who struggle to connect with their peers. Call 781.899.1160 or visit www.dramaplayconnection.com
Dream Day Family Camp, at Nickerson State Park, in Cape Cod, MA. Free. For families who have children with life-threatening or serious illnesses and conditions. Each summer they can host up to 48 families (over 6 weeks). Visit www.dreamdayoncapecod.org, call 774-994-7346 or email@example.com
Duxbury Bay Maritime School - ACCESSail, Duxbury, MA-www.duxbayms.com-781.934.7555.
An outreach program that offers sailing programs for adult and youth students with cognitive and/or physical challenges.
EMarc Program, Reading. Offers special needs summer programs including Adaptive Dance, Expressive Movement, Swimming, Cooking, Karate, Music Therapy, Guitar, Hiking Adventures, High School and Social Clubs, Family and Special Olympics, and more 781.942.4888, or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.theemarc.org
End of Summer ABA Camp, Watertown, MA. Weeks of August 16, 23, and 30th. Children ages 3 – 5 participate with indoors group activities and social and language interaction and instruction. Contact Katie Carey, Advances Learning Center, 617-923-7575 x 30.
Framingham Parks and Recreation Department. Visit their Parks Department Page or call 508-532-5960.
FUSE Summer Camp, Lexington, MA. For autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, ADHD, language delays, sensory disintegration, preschool to entering fourth grade. Contact email@example.com or call 617.251.6955 or www.fuseprogram.com
Girls Overnight Respite, House of Possibilties, North Easton, MA. June 1th, 2012. For girls 8 - 21 with special needs. Fees apply, financial help may be available. Visit www.houseofpossibilties.org, or call 508.205.0555, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Girl Scout Camp, overnight in Brewster, Bradford NH, Pelham NH, and Plymouth MA, plus day camps across the region. Call 800-882-1662.
Horsing Around at the BINA Farm, Sherborn. Inclusive summer program for children with and without special needs, including siblings. Daily group therapeutic or recreational horseback riding and horsemanship, plus cooking, gardening, arts & crafts, music or yoga. For ages 4-14. Contact email@example.com or call 508-651-2462
Horse Barn Summer Camp for Teens with Autism & Other Developmental Delays: West Newbury, MA. July 29th - Aug 2nd and Aug 19th - Aug 23rd, 2013. Integrated camp for teens ages 14 - 22 with autism and other developmental delays that want to care for and learn about horses and handling techniques. Must be able to fulfill program requirements to participate. For more information contact vist The Holland Project or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-764-8611
JCC Inclusion Camp & Camp Kehillah: Join all the kids at JCC Camp during our Inclusion Campweeks. This camp works well for campers who have had success in a partial or full inclusion environment with shared support. The staffing levels are 2:1. Campers receive daily group swim instruction, participate in cooperative games, build social skills and learn self advocacy techniques. Inclusion weeks are: D1:August 5th - 9th and D2: August 12th - 16th
Landmark School Summer Program, Prides Crossing, MA. For emotionally-healthy students, age 7-20 in grades 1-12, with diagnosed language-based learning disabilities and dyslexia. Visit Landmark Summer Programs for more info or call 978-236-3000.
Learning Solutions Summer Social Skills, Norwood. For students ages 5 – 18, Social Skills Groups, Social Outings of bowling, mini-golf, eating out with friends, social tutorials about Stranger Danger, Bully Blocker, Playground practice and more. Fees apply. Contact email@example.com or 781.762.3750
Massachusetts Hospital School Summer Program, Canton. Adapted Aquatics, Creative Arts, Academic Support, Outdoor Adventures, Music and Drama, Sports,Boating & Water, Life Skills. For more information contact 781.830.8752 or firstname.lastname@example.org or 781.830.8755 or email@example.com or visit The Massachusetts Hospital School Summer Program Page.
MinuteMan Arc, Concord. Special-Needs outing-based recreation program for ages 8 - 21. Outing-based recreation program for community exploration, motor skill development, and socialization. Fees apply. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-287–7936.
Musical Theater Inclusive Program, Framingham. The Performing Arts Center (PAC) of Metrowest offers this for grades 4-9. For more information call 508-875-5554 or visit www.pacmetrowest.org
New Horizons Inclusion Camps at Hockamock YMCAs, Foxboro, Franklin and North Attleboro: Provide youth and teens with special needs an opportunity to participate with typically developing peers in Y programs and activities. Improved social skills and self confidence, increased physical activity and independence, enhance mutual respect among people of all abilities. Fees apply. For Foxboro and Franklin contact 508.772.1327. For North Attleboro contact 508.643.5266.
New England Sports Academy, Westwood, has a variety of camps and programs that serve some neurological disabilities. 781- 493- 6345 or email@example.com www.nesacademy.com.
Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown. Outreach Services offers different age based camps for students. Visit The Perkins Community Outreach Page.
Piers Park Sailing Center's Adaptive Sailing Program, Boston. This sailing program is run by the disability community for the disability community who live and teach sailing. 617-561-6677 firstname.lastname@example.org
Piers Park Sailing “Mini Week” for All Abilities. July 1 – 3, 2013, Boston Harbor. Inclusive, 3-day program for ages 18-30 looking to build on skills they learned during their time as PPSC Youth Sailors or first timers looking to try something new. Sail and socialize at Historic Boston Harbor. For more information visit The Piers Park Mini Week Adaptive Sailing page or email email@example.com
Rowing Program, Harry Parker Boathouse, Brighton. Adaptive program for youth and adults with a variety of physical and/or cognitive abilities. One -week day camp for adaptive athletes ages 18 and under, August 8-12. Free or sliding scale basis. Call 617-779-8277 or visit www.communityrowing.org
Scituate’s CORSE-Sponsored Inclusive Camps: All Stars Summer Games Spectacular, Maritime Adventures Week, All Stars Summer Youth Program, All Stars Tween Extreme, All Stars Teen Extreme. CORSE-sponsored programs through Scituate Recreation have 3:1 student to staff ratio. For more information visit the Corse Foundation Programs Page.
Social Skill Building Short-Term Focused Workshops: Norwood. One day/week. Pet care, Hygiene, Home Safety, Taking Care of Myself, Party Practice, Bullying, Puzzle Projects. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-762-3750
Social Smart Kids Camp, Harvard, MA. For Autism Spectrum Disorders, ages 4 - 6, and 7 - 12. Contact 978-764-2758, email email@example.com or visit www.socialsmartkids.com.
Somerset Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation & Enrichment Summer Inclusive (Aire) Program. Inclusive programs such as Music & Movement and Theatre, Hip Hop Line Dance & More. Free introductory classes are available. Call 508-343-0573, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit somersetmaaire.org
Spina Bifida BLIN’G Camp weekend for teen girls. BLIN'G (Better Living N'Girls) March 2th-March 4th, 2012, Boston. For adolescent girls ages 11 -17 living with Spina Bifida and a parent. Seminars about healthy living, social activities, makeovers, etc. Contact edugan@sbaGreaterne.org or 888.479.1900 or www.SBAGreaterNE.org
Social Skills Camp, town of Harvard. For youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ages 4 -10. Conversation skills, understanding humor, making friends, etc. email@example.com or call 978-973-4026.
South Shore Support Services Special-Needs Teen Vacation Camp, East Weymouth. For ages 15 -22, August 19-August 21, 2013. Space is limited to ten children and ten buddies. A family member or someone special may also come along as a buddy, but they must be at least fifteen. For more information contact 781-331-7878 firstname.lastname@example.org
Spotlight Program Social Groups, Danvers. Summer 2014 6 weeks June 30 - August 8. Groups include On Cue, Social Scenes, Next Stage. For more information or to register 978-624-2335 or visit www.spotlightprogram.com
Sudbury Summer Inclusion Program. Behavioral support, activity adaptation and friendship facilitation for children entering grades K – 5. Participants must have an IEP or 504 to qualify. Scholarships available. July and August 2013. For more information contact 978-639-3257 or email@example.com or visit the Sudbury Park and Recreation Department.
“Summer Socials” learning skills, Watertown. July 8 to August 24, 2013, direct instruction in functional social skills, practice skills and develop the skills for friendships. For more information contact Heather Ross at Advances Learning Center 617.923.7575 ext. 325.
Super Soccer Stars Shine, Danehy Park Cambridge and the Back Bay. For ages 6 - 18, July 8 – 12, Aug 12 – Aug 16th, 2013. Program uses soccer to teach life skills to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down’s Syndrome, ADHD and PDD-NOS. Fees Apply. Contact Operations and Special Needs Coordinator Super Soccer Stars Boston 781.777.7171
or visit www.supersoccerstars.com
Summer Social Skills Groups, Watertown. July 2012, For ages 3 - 17. For an application and to schedule an intake, email firstname.lastname@example.org 617-923-7575 ex. 314
Summer Achieve at Cardinal Cushing Centers, Hanover. A residential summer program for individuals with mild-moderate intellectual disabilities or Autism, between the ages of 17-22. 781-829-1205, www.coletta.org, or email@example.com
Sunshine Programs, Framingham, MA. 508.877.1222. www.reedacademy.net Therapeutic summer day program for boys with a spectrum of mild emotional difficulties.
The Bridge Center (Formerly Handikids). In Bridgewater, MA - www.TheBridgeCtr.org -508.697.7557 or firstname.lastname@example.org For children and young adults with physical and cognitive disabilities.
The Greater Beverly YMCA Adaptive programs are designed to give children and adults with disabilities opportunities to participate in a variety of recreational and therapeutic activities. Contact 978-927-6855 x 1229 or visit www.northshoreymca.org.
The Home for Little Wanderers has camps in Walpole, Plymouth and Jamaica Plain for boys and girls age 10-18 and 5 – 13 with emotional, behavioral, educational, and psychiatric issues. Visit www.thehome.org/sped or contact:
- Walpole: 508-668-7703 x-130
- Plymouth: 508-209-6430
- Jamaica Plain 617-264-5372 x2372
The Paul Center Extended Year Summer Program, Chelmsford, MA. For students ages 4-21 with moderate to severe range of disabilities. www.thepaulcenter.org, 978-256-4396.
The Price Center Summer Trips, West Newton. June 18th - June 21st. Trips to Walden Pond, Fenway Park, Roger Williams Zoo, and Strawberry Picking. For more information contact 617.332.7477, ext. 220.
The Spotlight Program in Danvers has three summer options:
On Cue: Play-based friendship skills groups for children ages 6-9. Learn and practice social skills in an activities-based setting. July-August, field trips, swimming, etc. www.spotlightprogram.com or 978-624-2335.
Next Stage: Transition preparation for 14-22. For social-emotional challenges such as Asperger’s, HF Autism, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, etc. July-August, community field trips, support groups, independent living skills, etc. www.spotlightprogram.com or 978-624-2335.
Social Scenes: Drama-based social pragmatics for youth ages 9-22. Social-emotional challenges such as Asperger’s, HF Autism, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, etc. July-August, filmmaking, field trips, swimming, etc. www.spotlightprogram.com or 978-624-2335.
The Summer Treatment Program at Judge Baker Children's Center, Boston, MA. Therapeutic summer day camp setting and treatment program is for children ages 6-12 with behavioral, emotional and learning problems. (617) 278-4261 or visit The Judge Baker Summer Page.
Visual Impairment Camp for Braille Literacy, National Federation for the Blind of Greater Springfield. July 16 – 27, 2012. For ages 4-12, activities include non-visual skills of blindness, Braille reading, writing, orientation, and mobility, games, field trips and more. Fees apply. For more information visit www.nfbmags.org or email KristinaConstant66@gmail.com or call 413-218-2339.
West Meadow Woods, Rutland, MA. For boys and girls ages 6 to 17 who are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and who would benefit from social skills training, small groups, structure, and building friendships with a group of peers. 508-886-4746, x. 322 or 330 or visit www.DevereuxMA.org
Wild Hearts Summer Horse Camp, West Bridgewater. Activities include grooming and bathing horses, obstacle courses designed to match the ability level of each participant, and individualized attention. For further registration information,visit the Wild Hearts page or call 617-970-6235
Windrush Farm, Boxford & North Andover, MA. Working horse farm with weekly summer clinics such as Recreational Day, non-riding Horsemanship and Youth-At-Risk, for children and adults with physical, emotional, and learning disabilities. www.windrushfarm.org, 978-682-7855.
Young Athlete Recreation Program, Cardinal Cushing Centers, Hanover. Offers children with developmental disabilities, ages 8 and younger, beginner sport and swimming skills. Visit www.coletta.org or call 781-829-1295.
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Berkshire Hills Music Academy Summer Program. South Hadley, MA. www.berkshirehills.org 413.540.9720.
Braille Rocks Program, Springfield, MA. For more info contact the National Federation of the Blind of Greater Springfield
Camp Brain Gym Summer Camp: Hopedale, Ma. Multisensory developmental activitie using Brain Gym® movements for emotional regulation, focus, independence, and social awareness. For more information contact 508 478-5164 or email@example.com or look at the Brain Fit brochure.
Camp Star, Springfield, MA. www.springfieldcityhall.com/park. 413-787-7779. For children with and without disabilities.
The Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah in New England: Serves Jewish campers with disabilities, including, but not limited to:) cognitive impairments, autism, cerebral palsy and seizure disorders. Four tracks: camp, vocational training, Post Voc-Ed, and Inclusion. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781/702-5290 x108 or visit Camp Ramah.
Clarke Summer Adventure, Northampton, MA. Two-week program for children, 9-13, who are deaf or hard of hearing, offers recreation, arts and crafts, hiking, swimming and more. www.clarkeschools.org 413-584-3450.
Communicare ACC Camp, Springfield, MA. August 20 - 24, 2012. Designed for individuals with complex communication needs who use augmentative communication (AAC) strategies and tools. Camp alllow partipants to develop their communication skills in a fun, motivating, environment. Partial scholarships and payment plans available. Contact Kehillah Special Needs Programs 413.739.4715
Dare to Dream Educational Farm Programs, Orange, MA. For children and adults of all abilties. visit www.crimsonacres.or/dream or call 978.575.0341
Eagle Hill Summer Program, Hardwick, MA. For students ages 10 - 18 who have been diagnosed with specific learning disabilties and/or ADD. Contact 413.477.6000
Elm Hill Center Summer Enrichment Program and Therapeutic Riding Program, Brookfield/Sturbridge, MA. For ages 6 -14 of all abilities. Call 508-347-8181 or visit Rehab Resources Inc.
Girl Scouts Camps Central and Western Mass, www.gscwm.org/camp.shtml or 800-462-9100
iCanShine Bike Camps, Upton and Chesire, MA. Bike Camps For Special Needs. For Upton contact email@example.com. For Cheshire, contact Community Resources for People with Autism contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ICanShine program
JCC Inclusion Camp Kehillah, Springfield. These are both Inclusion and Substantially Separate Camps. Swimming, cooperative games, crafts projects, build social skills, learn self-advocacy techniques. Contact llapointe@ springfieldjcc.org call 413.739.4715 ext. 315 or visit Camp Kehillah.
Kamp For Kids, Westfield, MA. Serving communities throughout Western Massachusetts, offers children and young adults ages 3-22, with and without disabilities, inclusion and fun in a summer camp setting. Visit Kamp for Kids or call 413- 562-5678.
Kettleby Valley Camp, Toronto area. Integrated day camp for children who may benefit from having a One to One Counselor, including those with Asperger’s and High Functioning Autism. For more information visit www.kettlebyvalley.com or email email@example.com
Oasis at Camp Emerson, Hinsdale, Massachusetts. Summer Camp and Family Retreat for Families of Children with High Functioning Autism or Aspergers ages 10-17. August 8 - 12, 2012. Free Time for Parents, Family Activities, Siblings Invited. 800-782-3395, or Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.campemerson.com/oasis
SAGE Crossing Foundation Farm Program, Harvard, MA. For young adults with autism spectrum disorders. Animal care, carpentry, horticulture therapy, real work of a farm, caring for animals, arts & crafts, physical activity, nutritional health, sensory development, relationships. Scholarships available. Visit www.sagecrossingfoundation.org.
School Age I & Family Skill Building - Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Springfield, MA. Children ages 6 to 13, with ADD/ADHD, Behavioral and Mental Health Challenges, Speech Impairment, Learning Disabilities. Swimming, Socialization, Arts and more, 413-746-3655.
Social Smart Kids Camp, Harvard, MA. www.socialsmartkids.com Focuses on social skills, interactions and self-confidence and direct social skills training, limited to 15 children, 1:5 staff ration. Serving ages 7 - 12. Contact 978-772-1255 email@example.com or 978-764-2758 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summit Academy Therapeutic Enrichment Program: Worcester. For children with Aspergers, PDD-NOS, ADHD, NV LDs and HF Autism. Maintain progress made during school year, gain new social communication and adapability skills. July - August. www.summitacademiesma.com or 508-751-8500.
Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah: Palmer. Serves Jewish campers with a wide range of disabilities, including (but not limited to) cognitive impairments, autism, cerebral palsy and seizure disorders. Consists of Amitzim camp program, Tochnit Avodah vocational training program, Post Voc-Ed, and Inclusion. For more information email email@example.com or call 781/702-5290 x108
Turn Back Time Camp, Paxton. For all ages and capabilities, connect with animals and nature through farm education and play. Contact 978-760-3707, or visit www.tbtinc.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.facebook.com/turnbacktimeinc
United Cerebral Palsy/Northern Berkshire Support Services in Pittsfield. Serving Northern Berkshire County, Pre-School to Young Adult. Autism Spectrum, Behavior Disorder, Blind, Multiple Disability, Deaf, Developmental Delay Birth to 3, Hard of Hearing, Learning Disabilities, Visual Impairment, Intellectual Disabilities, Speech Impairment, Physical Disabilities. Swimming, Therapies, Golf, Horseback Riding, Cooking, Arts, Sports. www.ucpberkshire.org or email@example.com or 413-442-1562.
Whole Children, Hadley, MA. Inclusion and special needs summer programs for pre-schoolers, youth, teens and young adults. Kung Fu, Adventure Club, Variety Show, Fitness& Field, Social Interaction, Yoga, Boundaries & Relationships, Book Club, etc. Visit www.wholechildren.org, or call 413.585.8010 or visit the Whole Childen Summer Programs Page.
Whole Children - Farm, Sports, and Recreation Week: Hadley, MA. August 19 – 23, 2013. Explore two local farms, swim, fish & kayak. For ages 14 - Young Adults. Fees apply. Visit www.wholechildren.org, or call 413.585.8010 or visit the Whole Childen Summer Programs Page.
YMCA Camp Harrington, Worcester, MA. www.ymcach.org 508-869-0586. An Inclusion program for children with moderate special needs.
New England, NY, PA, Others
Adaptive Sports Camp, West Hartford, CT. Hospital For Special Care HSC Ivan Lendl program for physical disabilities. For children and young adults, up to age 19. August 2011. Wide vareity of sports, life and friendship skills. 800-220-7723 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Easter Seals Explorers Camp, Ringe, New Hampshire. Overnight camp for youth 8 to 22 with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. Traditional camp activities in small groups with a high staff-to-camper ratio. Teens and young adults with disabilities may develop their leadership skills by working as volunteers at camp. Scholarships are available. Contact 800-244-2756 x410 or email@example.com www.EasterSealsMA.org.
Camp Allen, Bedford, NH. For physical and/or developmental disabilities. 603-622-8471. www.campallennh.org.
Camp Akeela, Strafford, VT. Helps campers improve social skills, and includes campers with Aspergers and non-verbal learning disabilities. www.campakeela.com or 866-680-4744
Camp Calumet, West Ossippee, NH. For both adults and children with developmental disabilities. 617-539-4773 or www.calumet.org
Camp CaPella, Holden, ME. All campers, ages five to adult, regardless of ability, partake in adaptive learning, fitness, socialization, and educational, peer and independent lifestyles goals making. (207) 843-5104, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.campcapella.org.
Camp Fatima, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. Special Needs weeks for children with mild to moderate mental disabilities. 603-364-5851 or www.diocamps.org.
Camp Kaleidescope, Starksboro, VT. For autistic children and their families. 800-430-2667 or www.cgcvt.org
Camp Kingswood, Bridgton, ME. Inclusion camping program, Zohar, for ages 10 - 18, with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, neurological and/or learning challenges. Contact email@example.com or call 617-558-6531, or visit www.kingswood.org.
Camp Kodiak, Ontario, Canada. For children and teens ages 6-18 with and without learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder & Aspergers Syndrome. 905-569-7595 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.campkodiak.com
Camp Maple Leaf, Wallingford, VT. For ages 8-17. Camp activities focus on social and leisure/relaxation skills, for children and adolescents with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Aspergers Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and PDD-NOS. (802) 446-3577, email@example.com or www.mapleleafclinic.com.
Camp Ramapo, Rhinebeck, NY. Camp Ramapo provides a traditional residential summer camp experience for children with social, emotional, or learning challenges, including autism spectrum disorders, who have difficulty building and maintaining healthy relationships with peers and adults and would struggle in a less supportive setting. Visit www.ramapoforchildren.org call 845.876.8403, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Starfish, Rindge, NH. For children with emotional, learning and behavioral problems. 978.368.6580 or www.campstarfish.org
Camp Sequoia, Philadelphia area. For children ages 8-17 who need help developing their social skills. Program integrates Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking framework into a traditional camp program. Contact email@example.com, or 610-771-0111, or www.camp-sequoia.com
Camp Wediko, Southern New Hampshire. www.wediko.org. 617-292-9200. Social, emotional and psychological therapeutic program.
Kelberman Camps: Utica, NY. Kelberman Family Campout - July 28, 2012, for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. Awesome Summer Days Camp, recreation-based summer day camp designed to develop social skills for ages for ages 5-13. Awesome Summer Days Overnight Camp, integrated overnight camp program to develop social for ages 12-17. Visit www.kelbermancenter.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-797-6241.
Kettleby Valley Camp: Just North of Toronto near Aurora.. Traditional day camp, with an optional overnight program, offers an integrated day camp program for children who may benefit from having a One to One Counsellor. Can be tailored to fit any individual need, including Asperger’s and High Functioning Autism. For more information visit www.kettlebyvalley.com or contact email@example.com
Neuromuscular Disorder - Jett Foundation Easter Seals Camp, Hebron Connecticut. For ages 12 -35, who want older activities such prom night, pranks, college, vocational opportunities, and discuss planning for the future and relationships & dating. July 31 - August 6, 2011. 781-254-2669 or www.jettfoundation.org
Northeast Rehabilitation Health Network. Salem, NH. 603-893-2900 ext.766. www.northeastrehab.com. Six-week education and therapy based program for ages 3 -16 includes therapeutic pool, ADL sessions, social skills classes and more.
Shake-A-Leg, Newport, Rhode Island. 401-849-8898 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Shake-A-Leg offers adolescents and adults with spinal cord injury or other related neurological disorders the Confidence Is Cool day camps for kids and teens, Adaptive Sailing and The Easterner Program for people with disabilities and to children with cancer.
Summit Camp, Honesdale, PA. Provides traditional recreational experiences for youth with AD/HD, Asperger’s Disorder, and NVLD for children and adolescents aged 8-19 years. For more information contact 973-732-3230 or email@example.com or visit www.summitcamp.com
Timbertop Camp, the Hampshire Country School Summer Program, Rindge, NH. Small, family-style camp for boys ages 9 - 13. For more information, visit www.hampshirecountryschool.orgor call 603-899-3325, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fairs may not be disability-specific - however many fairs have inclusive programs attending
JCC Camp Fair - Special-Needs Included! March 30, 2014, Leventhal-Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton. Open to the entire community, see the JCC website for specific times. Day, overnight camps with arts, sports, technology, and science for preschool to high school, transportation from many locations throughout Greater Boston.
• Camp Kingswood Zohar Program (special needs)
• Grossman Camp • JCC Sports Camps
• Kaleidoscope Creative Arts & Science Camp
• Empow Camp (formerly icamp)
• Early Learning Center preschool summer
• School Vacation Programs
• Camp Kingswood & Camp Kingswood Family Camp
• Camp K'tzat
For more information, visit the JCC's Camp page or contact email@example.com or 617-244-5124.
Cotting Open Houses & Information Sessions: April 3 & May 1st, 2014, Cotting School, 453 Concord Avenue, Lexington.
• Bridging the Gap Camp: Social & Recreational program, for campers ages 10-14 with disabilities and their typically developing peers. For more information visit Cotting's Bridging the Gap page.
• Talk2U Camp: Free summer day camp program for tweens and teens whose primary mode of communication is high-tech or low-tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Campers will create a fun music video about the power of Communication, including interpersonal communication, self-advocacy, personal development. For more information and application, go to Cotting's Talk2U page or contact Talk2UCamp@cotting.org
Past 2014 Camp Fairs
Running Brook Day Camp & Aspen Adventures Open Houses: March 9th, 2014, 785 Beaver St Waltham, MA. (snow date February 16, 2014). All Open Houses are held 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. For more information visit summer.chch.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelmsford Summer Camp & Activities Fair Date: March 15th, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., McCarthy Middle School, 250 North Road, Chelmsford, MA 12 Green Rd, Bolton, MA. For more information contact the Marcus Lewis Day Camp or visit the Open House Page.
JCC Springfield Summer-Inclusion Camps Registration: March 16th, 2014 during the JCC's Purim Carnival, 12:30 - 3 pm. Hear about their:
• All-Inclusive Camp for campers who have success in a partial or full inclusive environment with supports.
• Substantially Separate Special Attention to Special Needs
Contact Kehillah Director, Linda LaPointe for more information at email@example.com or 413-739-4715 ext 315.
Nashoba Summer Camp & Activities Fair Date: March 1st, 2014, 11:30- a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Nashoba Regional High School 12 Green Rd, Bolton, MA. For more information visit Marcus Lewis Day Camp or visit the Open House Page.
Massachusetts YMCA Summer Camp Open Houses: March 1, 2014. Open houses for the following YMCAs: Burbank, Charles River, Dorchester, East Boston, Egleston, Huntington Ave, Thomas M. Menino, North Suburban, Laughing Loon (NH), Oak Square, Roxbury, Waltham, Wang - Chinatown, West Roxbury. Check online for contacts and details for each location at www.ymcaboston.org/camps
Summer Camp & Activities Fair (Campamento de Verano y Feria de Actividades): March 5, 2014, 5:30 p.m., Healey School, 5 Meacham Street, Somerville. Learn about summer camps, recreational, and learning opportunities. Aprenda acerca del campamento de verano, recreacional, y oportunidades de aprendizaje. Kan pandan Ete & Aktivite Enstalasyon Machandiz Aprann de kan yo pandan ete a, ak opòtinite rekreyasyonèl yo pou aprann. Feira de Acampamentos e Atividades de Verão. Saiba mais sobre acampamentos, oportunidades de lazer e aprendizado de verão. For more information contact 617-629-5476 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Somerville Learning Collaborative . In case of snow or a weather related emergency, the SFLC event on that day will be cancelled. Please check our website
Boston Parents Paper Camp & Summer Expo 2013: January 11, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m., The Clay Center, Dexter and Southfield Schools, Brookline. Free. Over 75 day & overnight summer programs at this annual Camp & Summer Expo presented by the Boston Parents Paper, plus interactive games, activities, giveaways, and prizes. Contact 617-284-1425 or email@example.com or visit The Boston Parents Paper Camp Page.
Westford Summer Camp & Activities Fair: Saturday: January 11th, 2014, 11:30-2:00pm, Crisafulli School, 13 Robinson Road, Westford. There is one camp per specialty, all of which are well known locally and regionally for their expertise in a given area. Sspecialties may include soccer, basketball, baseball, computers, weight loss, recreation, premium day camp, gymnastics, performing arts, football, nature, travel, softball, tutoring, athletic training, and others. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or additional details, or visit Mass Camp Fairs.
Concord Carlisle High School Summer Opportunties Fair: January 13th, 2014, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Concord Carlisle High School, 500 Walden Street, Walden, MA. For more information, visit the Concord Carlisle High School Calendar.
Parent Talks Camp Fair in Needham: January 22, 2014, Newman Elementary School, Newton South High School, Needham, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Snow date is February 6). Meet area camps, not disability specific. For more information contact 508-320-8323 or email@example.com or visit www.parenttalk.info. (Snow date February 6, 2014) Sponsored by the Needham Park and Recreation Commission.
Lexington Summer Camp & Activities Fair: January 25th, 2014, 11:30 - 2:00 p.m., Lexington High School Cafeteria, Lexington, MA. There is one camp per specialty, all of which are well known locally and regionally for their expertise in a given area. Specialties may include soccer, basketball, baseball, computers, weight loss, recreation, premium day camp, gymnastics, performing arts, football, nature, travel, softball, tutoring, athletic training, and others. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or additional details, or visit Mass Camp Fairs.
Camp West Woods Open House: January 26th, 2014, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 808 West Street, Stoughton. Includes Gymnastics Obstacle Courses, Moonwalk and Face Painting, Animal Show by Joe’s Crazzy Critters. Discover the Camp West Woods Day Camp, Gymnastics Camp, and Adventure Bound Travel Camp. More info at www.campwestwoods.com or call 781-341-4424.
Merriam Camp Fair: January 30, 2014, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. , Parker Damon Building, 11 Charter Road, Acton. Over 80 summer programs for ages 4 - 18, for academics, art, computers, community service, drama, family camps, musics, studying abroad, travel and sports. Food, entertainment and childcare available with registration. For more information visit http://merriamcampfair.camp7.org or email email@example.com.
Teen Summer Program Expo - Inclusion Camps Attending: February 3, 2014, 5:30 p.m. – 8 Teen Summer Program Expo – Inclusion Camps Attending: February 3, 2014, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. p.m, Newton South High School Cafeteria, Newton, MA. Free. Camp Source Network has confirmed there will be some inclusive programs attending this event. Meet personally with directors of more than 90 summer programs for middle and high school students. Programs for every budget, in the US and abroad, including adventure travel, community service, language immersion, academic enrichment, arts, music, theatre, sports instruction, internships, teen travel, volunteering, gap years and more. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit The Camp Source Network
Past 2013 Camp Fairs
Littleton Summer Camp & Activities Fair, January 19th, 2013, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Saint Anne Parish, 75 King Street, Littleton, MA. For more information contact email@example.com for any questions or additional details.
Masco Summer Camp Fair, January 19th, 2013, Masconomet Reg. High School, Topsfield, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., www.MascoMusicParents.org, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-886-0198.
23rd Annual Summer Opportunities Fair, January 20, 2013, 12 Noon - 3 p.m., Phillips Academy, Smith Center, Dwight Street, Andover. Free and Open to the Public. Meet over local, national and international programs. Focus on academic programs, language study, community service, camps, sports, arts, research, internships, outdoor adventure, international travel and gap year opportunities. For more information contact Summerfairpa@gmail.com or call 978.749.4480.
Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, MA. January 27th, 2013. Free Admission. Over 80 camps will be offering information on day, overnight and travel programs for students in grades K-12. Find programs that offer travel, community service, arts, sports, academic enrichment and traditional camp options. For more information contact the Loring PTO at 978-261-5043 or visit www.sudburycampfair.org.
Lexington Summer Camp & Activities Fair, January 26th, 2013, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Lexington High School Cafeteria, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington. Contact email@example.com for any questions or additional details.
Teen Summer Program Expo, February 4th, 2013, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., CampSource, Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Road, Newton. Meet the directors of more than 80 varied summer programs just for middle and high school kids. Programs are both domestic and overseas, in all disciplines and in all price ranges. Visit www.CampSourceNetwork.com, or call 617-244-3316 or email Laura@CampSourceNetwork.com
Bolton Summer Camp & Activities Fair, March 2nd, 2013, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Nashoba Regional High School, 12 Green Rd, Bolton, MA. Contact Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or additional details
Chelmsford Summer Camp & Activities Fair, March 16th, 2013, 11:30-2:00 p.m., McCarthy Middle School, 250 North Road, Chelmsford, MA.
Summer Camp and Recreation Expo for Children with Special Needs, March 3rd, 2013, 12 - 3 p.m., Framingham High School Cafeteria, 115 A Street, Framingham, MA. For more information visit www.f-sepac.org or email email@example.com
Methuen SEPAC Recreation & Resource Fair: March 3rd, 2013, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Timony Grammer School Gym, Methuen. Features, activities for the kids, demonstrations, guest speakers. Exhibitors include Summer camps, Social Groups, Recreation Programs, Resources, Academic Support and more. For more information visit the Methuen SEPAC or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sudbury Summer Camp Fair: January 26, 2014, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, 390 Lincoln Road, Sudbury.
Over 80 camps will be offering information on day, overnight and travel programs for students in grades K-12. Programs include travel, community service, arts, sports, academic enrichment and traditional camp options. For more information visit www.sudburycampfair.org or contact email@example.com .
April Vacation Inclusive Camps
Arlington: ICanShine Bike Camp For Special Needs.
Hosted By Nina Fischer, April 21 - 25. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the icanshine Bike Program
• American Sign Language (ASL) "Kamishibai Story Time", ASL Interpreted Program, April 22, Boston Childrens Museum, 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Kamishibai is a traditional style of storytelling in Japan.
• ASL interpreted guided tour of the Japanese House in between the story times. Included with paid Boston Children's Museum admission
Visit the Boston Children's Musuem or contact email@example.com 617-426-6500.
Danvers: 10tg Annual Bike Clinic at Autism Support Center at the Northeast Arc, April 24th. For kids ages 5 and above. For details and registration form, contact Autism Support Center staff via the information in their Events Calendar
Natick: Autism Alliance April Vacation Programs. Sibiling welcome.
• Yoga and Music with Elizabeth Tuesday April 22nd
• Trombetta’s Miniature Golf and Ice cream Wednesday April 23rd
• The Bubble Music Man April 24th
Registration is required to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 508-652-9900
Sturbridge: Family i-PAD Club: April 22nd, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.. - Noon, Seven Hills Family Support Center, Sturbridge. i-Pads give voice to Adults and Children with Autism and other disabilities. Learn how to navigate APPS that assist with Communication, Social Skills, and Homework. Bring your i-pads, or use the Center's i-Pad. Free and open to the public, wireless available. For Adults, Children, Caretakers and Educators of those with disabilties. For more information contact 508.796.1954 or email@example.com or visit www.sevenhills.org
Weymouth: South Shore Support Services Teen Vacation Camp, April 23-25. oTrips are for your developmentally disabled child and a family member or buddy ages 13+. A buddy is not required. For more information call 781-331-7878 ext. 19
Inclusive Feb. Vacation Camps/Activities
Ayer - Peter Pan Center Clubhouse: February Vacation Week 2014, T -Th, full or partial days. Wii, Air Hockey, Minecraft, Nerf, Beyblades, Board Games, Crafts, Movies, Snacks, PJ Day, etc. Kids can bring their electronics, i-Pads and other gadgets for Minecraft. Fees apply. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-772-1255 or visit the Peter Pan Center
Boston - "Morningstar Access" at Children's Museum: Monday, February 17th, 2014. Children with special and medical needs can enjoy the Museum in an uncrowded environment, with few visitors and less concern about infections. Pre-registration is required and limited to 100 guests, to lwamoto@BostonChildrensMuseum.org or call 617-986-3697 or visit the Morningstar Access Page. Fee $7.00, museum members attend free. You will receive a confirmation email within 3 business days
Boston Children’s Museum:
- ASL Interpreted "Critters & Creatures", February 15th, 2:15 & 3:15 p.m.
- Making America's Music: Rhythm, Roots and Rhyme.
- Kinetic Sculptures
- Art Studio Open daily
- Japanese House open daily
- Music & Movement Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., Sundays February 16 & 23
Danvers: Autism Support Center of the Northeast Arc February Vacation Events
- Coco Keys Water Resort Family Event: February 19th, Danvers. All ages, RSVPs required to 978-777-9135 or 978-624-3721
- Jump on In Lowell: February 19, Siblings Welcome. Registration required to 978-624-2305 or email@example.com
- Vacation Week Arts: For ages 16 – 22 Peabody, Feb 18 – 20. For DDS Eligible Applicants only, fees apply. Contact 978-624-2342 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Danvers - Spotlight Social Skills Programs: “On Cue”: February 18 - 21. Therapeutic play-based friendship skills groups for children ages 6-9, 9 -22, 9 am - 12 pm and 2 p.m. Fees Apply. For more information contact Stacey Cruwys, M.A. Assistant Director The Spotlight Program 978-624-2310 or visit www.spotlightprogram.com
Hadley - Whole Children: February 18th - 21st, 2014. Separate programs for three different age groups:
- Younger Folk (3-6) - Music, Cooking, Art, and More!
- School Age (7-12) - Pokéman and Minecraft
- Lunch Club Teens (13+)
- It's Always Fun at the YMCA
Visit www.wholechildren.org or call 413-585-8010.
Haverhill-Newburyport: The Arc of Haverhill - Newburport will have activities for ages 14 - 25:
- Movie Night ages 14 – 25 , Feb 19
- Glow Bowling for ages 14 -25, Feb 21
- Cooking Night ages 14 – 25 , Feb 17
Visit www.thearcofghn.org or call 978-373-0552
Milford - Kennedy-Donovan's Center February Vacation Camp: Milford. For area DDS eligible children, ages 7 to 22. All activities will be appropriate for a wide range of ages and abilities. Includes, sports, swimming, bowling, and games. You may register your child for the full four days or just certain days. Parents are invited to stay and join in the activities or drop their child off and return at the end of the camp day. RSVP by February 12th 2014 to 508-473-5700, Ext. 204 or email@example.com or 508-473-5700, Ext. 201 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kdc.org
Newton - JCC Kids’ Choice February 2014 School Vacation: Kids' Choice Programs are open to JCC members and non-members in grades K-6. CIT program for grades 7-9 at a reduced cost. Choose sports, swimming, arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, shows, etc. For more information contact bostonjcc.org/schoolvacations, or 617-558-6529 or email@example.com
Needham - Charles River Center February Vacation Camp for Kids & Teens: Registration is now open for Charles River Center's February and April vacation week camps! Programs are for kids ages 7 to 22 and run from 9 am to 3 pm. Please contact Kelly for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.charlesrivercenter.org
Peabody - "Create to Connect" Vacation Program, February 18-20, 2014. Northeast Arc's Arts Enrichment program for youth ages 16-22. Participants will create puppets, staging and scenery. Using theater based social pragmatic exercises participants will create and explore a character for their puppet and celebrate with a final performance. For more information contact email@example.com or 978-624-2342.
Plymouth - Aspergers Association of New England Pizza & Game Night: Post high school and adults only, February 22nd. Fees apply For more information visit the AANE Plymouth Event Page or call 617-393-3824 ext. 44.
Sturbridge - Family i-Pad Club: Friday, February 21st, 1 - 3 p.m, Seven Hills Family Support Center, Sturbridge, MA. Free and open to the public, wireless available. For Adults, Children, Caretakers and Educators of those with disabilities. For more information contact 508.796.1954 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sevenhills.org
Sudbury - Park & Rec's Inclusive February Break: Atkinson Pool in Sudbury. Programs include Scratch That DJ Group, Ignite U Fitness, Martial Arts, H2k Fitness, Indoor Super Soccer Camp, All Hands On Deck-Music Video Project For Teens. For more info contact Anna Wood, at 978-639-3257 or email WoodA@sudbury.ma.us, or visit the Sudbury Park & Rec Infusive Program on-line PDF.
Sensory Friendly Films:
February 15th, 2014, The Lego Movie. AMC Theater Sensory Friendly films provides a family friendly, accepting and to special kids. The auditoriums have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members may dance, walk, shout or sing! Local Massachusetts theaters include: Braintree, Burlington, Framingham, Methuen, Tyngsboro
Or for more information visit www.amctheatres.com
Sensory Friendly Film "A Place To Be Me" Lego Movie” Sensory Friendly Movie Experience: Cinemagic in Sturbridge: February 15 at 10 a. m. Seven Hills' "A Place To Be Me "is a support network for parents to have inclusive fun with the whole family, with lunch and play with Lego’s at the SV Family Support Center after the movie. Open to the public Autism Community and their families. To RSVP call to 508- 796-1950
Sudbury - Adaptive Snowshoeing with Waypoint: February 22nd, 10 a.m., Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge. Waypoint Adventures Adaptive and Accessible Snowshoeing and Winter Hiking encourages reaching individual or group goals while learning skills to travel safely and effectively through the winter wilderness. Free, with a suggested donation of $25. Visit www.waypointadventure.org or contact email@example.com
Swansea - A. I. R. E. Funtime Inclusive Family Fun Week for February vacation.
- WiggleKids, February 17-21
- Sensory Adventure, February 17, 1:00-2:00 pm
- Game On, February 18, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
- Dance & Movement, February 19, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
- Fun with Teambuilding, February 20, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
- Gongs Of Joy, February 21, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Fees apply. Visit www.airetimefoundation.com or contact 774-322-1753 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wenham-Museum February Vacation Events:
- 5th Annual Lego® Train, February 15 & 16
- Gretchen Scott Mommy & Me Trunk Show, February 13 -February 21
- Legopalooza Tuesday, February 18, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:15 p.m., Pre-registration advised; walk-ins welcome All ages
- Practically Perfect Poppins Fun, February 20; Drop-in 1- 3 p.m., included with admission, ages 3 and up
Please confirm times and dates with the museum www.wenhammuseum.org or 978-468-2377
Weston - Adaptive Skiing from the New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA): Weston, Leo J Martin Golf Course. For youth ages 7-13 and older who have a mobility or visual impairment. Clinics:
- February 20th & 27th, 3 p.m.
- February 8 & 15, 9 a.m.
Adaptive skiers must have the strength and balance to propel themselves on cross country skis around a gently rolling cross country ski course, whether sitting or standing. The NENSA Adaptive program has a range of adaptive equipment at the Weston Ski Track so novice skiers can find the right set up.
To register contact Luciansnow@comcast.net or 1 617 833 9925