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Therapeutic Camp Resources

Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp
Description: Has about 90 summer camp programs for children with muscular dystrophy and other related diseases across the U.S. Activities include: swimming, boating/canoeing, adaptive sports, horseback riding, arts and crafts, dances and talent shows, karaoke, fishing, archery, scavenger hunts, spirit competitions, campfires, and carnivals
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Northeast Passage (New Hampshire)
Description: Has 3 different programs for people with disabilities including their sports and recreation program, their Therapeutic Recreation Empowering Kids (TREK) program, and their Promoting Access Transition Health (PATH) program.
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Splore (Utah)
Description: Has accessible outdoor adventure programs throughout the summer that include activities such as white water rafting, outdoor rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, and horseback riding.
For more information: 774 East 3300 South Suite 105| Salt Lake City, UT 84106
phone: 801.484.4128 | fax: 801.484.4177 |

Challenge Alaska
Description: Offers programs for people with developmental disabilities as well as programs for people with physical disabilities. Some of these programs include: soccer, sailing, hiking, camping, sled hockey, hand cycling, racing, and other recreational activities.
For more information: Challenge Alaska | 3350 Commercial Drive, Suite 208 | Anchorage, AK 99501 | 907.344.7399 Fax: 907.344.7349

Association for Hole in the Wall Gang Camps
Description: Offers programs in California, Connecticut, Florida, New York, North Carolina, France, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, and the United Kingdom. These camps help increase independence and self-esteem for individuals with medical conditions.
For more information: 265 Church Street | New Haven, CT 06510, U.S.A. | Telephone 203.562.1203 | Fax 203.562.1207 | Email

Touch of Nature Outdoor Center (Southern Illinois University)
Description: Offers residential camps, day camps, experiential outdoor camps, and environmental learning for people with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities such as visual and hearing impairments, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, ADD/ADHD, autism, and traumatic brain injuries.
For more information: Carbondale, IL 62901-6899 Phone: (618) 453-2121

Wilderness Inquiry
Description: Offers inclusive adventure programs to anyone interested all over the world. Some locations include: New Zealand, Yellowstone, and the Missouri river.
For more information: Wilderness Inquiry
808 14th AVE SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414-1516
Telephone: (612) 676-9400
Toll Free: (800) 728-0719
Fax: (612) 676-9401

Clemson Outdoor Lab
Description: Offers camps for individuals with disabilities including Jaycee Camp Hope for children and adults, ages 8 & older, who have developmental disabilities; Camp Sertoma, for children ages 7-13, who are either underprivileged or have a speech or hearing impairment; Camp Lions Den, for children and teens ages 7-17, who have visual impairments or are blind; and Camp Sunshine (weekend camps) for children and adults who have severe or profound developmental disabilities.
For more information: Clemson University Outdoor Lab 263 Lehotsky Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-0737
Phone: (864) 646-7502
Fax: (864) 646-3620

Additional Resources for Therapeutic Camps

American Camp Association

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (camp section)

Allen’s Guide to Special Needs Camps

On-line camp listing

Kids Camp On-line Resource for various camps including camps for children with disability / chronic illness