All kids, whether they have special needs or not, benefit from attending camp. No matter what your child’s special are, there are camp programs that can help them physically, socially, and emotionally. Camps provide a balance of structure and freedom, activity and exercise, social interaction, and educational experiences. Below are some of the great special needs camps in Colorado.
Special Needs Camps in Colorado
Camp Wapiyapi is a summer camp for children facing childhood cancer and their siblings – offered at no cost to their families.
The Trails Recreation Center
Our new unique Special Building Camp promotes learning through play, opportunity to build friendships, develops confidence and independence. We will build special projects with LEGO(R),DUPLO(R), Magnetic Constructions, and more.
The mission of Adam’s Camp is to realize the potentials and develop the strengths of children and young adults by bringing together individuals and families with professionals and volunteers to collaboratively provide customized, intensive therapy, family support, and recreation in a camp environment.
Our mission is to serve local, regional and national populations of youth and adults across the autism spectrum through experiential, community-based learning opportunities to enhance their health, personal growth and social engagement.
Rocky Mountain Village in Empire, Colorado is regarded as one of the top Easterseals camps in the country. Rocky Mountain Village is fully accessible and used by more than 800 children and adults with disabilities during the summer camp sessions. Campers enjoy swimming, fishing, overnight camping, outdoor cooking, travel camp, day trips, arts & crafts, sports and recreation, hiking, dances, music & drama, horse-back riding, and riding the zip-line.
Challenge Aspen has been creating possibilities for people with disabilities since 1995. An Aspen summer is like no other. The days are filled with sunshine, the evening skies are studded with stars, and the night air is cool enough to savor a toasty bonfire. Challenge Aspen has created summer camps for the music, art and dance enthusiast and the outdoor adventurer in your family. Our weeklong camps provide the perfect setting, a knowledgeable staff and, for kids’ camps, a safe, natural community where they are free to create memories of their own to share with you at the end of a beautiful Colorado day.
Durango Mountain Camp
The Durango Mountain Camp provides an intensive 5 ½ week language immersion program for diagnosed dyslexic students’ ages 11 – 16. This immersion program builds a strong language foundation which allows students greater success when they return home to their normal academic environment. Durango Mountain Camp also provides an outstanding summer experience through an exciting selection of uncommon outdoor pursuits. These challenging activities help develop creativity, enhance self-esteem, foster individual strengths, and generate a great deal of enthusiasm.
Evergreen Parks and Recreation
Fun, fun, fun in the sun! Special Needs Summer Camp offers exciting adventures for youth 5-18 (Colorado State Day Camp Licensed) and adults 19 and up for twelve weeks. Participants have the adventures of a lifetime; each week has an educational experience with a theme.
Results Learning’s mission is to help others who have both the gifts and challenges associated with ADHD, dyslexia, executive functioning and diverse learning styles build the self-esteem and skill sets to thrive.
Our mission is to provide the best possible treatment plan for children diagnosed with Autism and/or other developmental disabilities by providing comprehensive direct service to the children in the community, during social skills clubs.
Shining Stars program is a drama camp experience for children with special needs.
Beyond Classroom Walls
We are a complete speech, language and reading tutoring and writing center for kids! We offer speech therapy for sounds and language development, Social skills groups to improve social behavior and friendships as well as reading tutoring and writing instruction.
Summer is the time for fun and relaxation. However, for students who struggle with dyslexia it is also a great opportunity to gain academic skills without the daily pressures of school work. Our summer Orton-Gillingham Academic Booster for Students with Dyslexia builds upon the momentum gained during the school year.
National Sports Center for the Disabled
The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is one of the largest outdoor therapeutic recreation and adaptive sports agencies in the world, based out of Winter Park Resort and Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Colorado. We enable the human spirit through therapeutic sports and recreation.
Sky High Hope Camp
Sky High Hope Camp is a week-long camp for children who have (or have had) cancer and their siblings.
Roundup River Ranch
Roundup River Ranch offers old-fashioned, pure fun camp experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families. At our beautiful Colorado ranch and through year-round activities, we offer our campers and families the chance to enjoy the most extraordinarily ordinary joys of childhood.