Looking for an inclusive camp that will make your kid feel at home? Check out these accessible camps.
This 501(c)(3) has a mission to help children with special needs grow socially and emotionally by improving their communication skills. Neurotypical siblings are also welcome as part of Camp Yakety Yak‘s reverse-inclusion model.
Sign up at Campyaketyyak.org.
Camp Attitude is an overnight camp located on 40 acres that features fun, outdoor activities for people with disabilities and their siblings. Free, except for registration fee.
Sign up at Campattitude.org.
At Gales Creek Camp, children with Type I diabetes can have a traditional overnight camp experience while also learning how to manage self-care. Types of activities include running, swimming, hiking, arts, drama and — of course — campfires. Limited weeks available based on grade. Family camps are also available.
Where: Gales Creek
Sign up at Galescreekcamp.org.
Sitting on 22 acres in the Mount Hood National Forest, Mt. Hood Kiwanis empowers people with developmental disabilities through equitable access to the outdoors. Outdoor activities include swimming, horseback riding, ziplining and more. Pro tip: This is an overnight camp, with limited weeks available for ages 12+.
Where: Government Camp
Sign up at Mhkc.org.
$: Under $300
$$$$: $400 and up
Our readers also recommend Camp Blue Spruce, for children with food allergies.