Diverse program of equine assisted activities! Equestrian Camp at Mane Stream, located in Oldwick, NJ is an inclusive summer day camp open to children with disabilities and typically developing children ages 4 and older. Camp is designed for riders facing physical or developmental challenges and for children with limited or no experience with horses. Children learn and practice basic riding skills, safety awareness and how to groom and take care of a horse. Arts and crafts, games and activities are designed to teach campers about horses while keeping them active and happy.
Camp is geared towards the beginner rider and is an excellent introduction to horses and riding in a safe and secure environment. Both the camp counselor and riding instructor are PATH, International certified instructors, are trained in CPR and First Aid and have strong horsemanship backgrounds.
Camp enrollment is limited to ten campers per week. In addition to the instructor and camp counselor, trained volunteers are assigned as buddies to assist each camper during riding lessons and other activities.
Camp Oakhurst opened its doors in 1906, and since then has been serving the community loyally. The Camp is operated by the New York Service for the Handicapped, and is open to not only for children, but teens and adults that have physical and developmental disabilities. Camp Oakhurst is a fully accessible camp for about 800 campers each summer. The 15 open acres are unbarred, allowing for easy wheel chair access throughout. The camp boasts a heated pool and campers participate in activities including cooking, basebll and off-camp trips!
A Great Camp for Learning Social Skills! The NBN Autism Program's special needs summer camp, titled the Explorer's Club Summer Camp, is a camp specifically designed for 4 to 18 year olds with Autism, PDD, Asperger's, and ADHD. The camp runs for four weeks, and focuses on improving the social skills of its campers.
Activities at the camp include learning to cope with frustration, integrating into the community, team-building activities, and learning to develop social skills & Independent living skills.
Full and Half day Available!
Another Great Camp for Developing Social Skills! Every summer, Amazing Transformations runs a 6-week special needs camp in NJ called Amazing Summer! The program focuses on children and teens between 6 and 15 years old with PDD, Down Syndrome, ADHD, Asperger's, Autism, Social Anxiety, and anyone else in need of social skills development. The summer camp program is overseen by qualified professionals such as behavior analysts, ABA therapists, paraprofessionals, and certified special education teachers. During the program, campers will take Field trips, play games, learn about Art, Music, and Sports.
Progress reports at the end of the session!
The most personable camp in NJ! Camp Altitude is a sleepaway summer camp for special needs children in NJ that is run two weeks in the summer months. The traditional camp experience should be experienced by everyone, and Camp Altitude makes sure that's a possibility!
The camp is for 6th through 12th graders with verbal and nonverbal learning disabilities, ADHD, Asperger's, and High Functioning Autism. The camp can be attended either as a day camp or a sleepaway camp.
The Elks Camp Moore Special Needs Summer Camp is beautiful camp, situated in the Ramapo Mountains. This camp looks to give Special Needs campers an experience they will never forget. The entire facility is wheelchair accessible, including their heated pool!
Other than the heated pool, facilities include an outdoor eating area known as the Pavilion, a Music Room, and a Playground that was donated to the Elks Club by the North West District.
The Most Unique Summer Camp! Marblejam Kids teams up with Joey Travolta to make a special short film camp in NJ. Joey Travolta is a special educator and film maker, he and his crew take on a group of 12 to 23 year olds and teach them everything they need to know about film from thinking of a great storyline to editing the final product. At the end of the camp, students get to attend a red carpet viewing of their final product. What's special about this camp is that it isn't specifically for special needs children. But, with Mr. Travolta being a special educator, it is extremely inclusive to children with special needs.
Take home a copy of the finished film!
The Most Fun in a Safe Environment! MDA Summer Camp is a Special Needs Summer Camp NJ is proud of. The Summer camp is specific to children with neuromuscular disease. The camp is one of few of its kind. This summer camp looks to extend the campers' comfort zones, and become more independent as they spend an entire week away from home. The camp focuses on outdoor activities such as zip lining, rock climbing, and swimming, but also traditional camping experiences such as arts and crafts and camp dances. MDA Summer Camp stresses that safety is the #1 thing on their list, and make sure that the environment is safe, and fun, for the campers!
In Many Locations Around the Country!
Special Needs Summer Camps NJ has to offer might be exactly what a Special Needs individual needs in the summer. These summer camps are staffed with people who will make these campers feel comfortable and at home. And a few hours, or even an entire week, can be exactly what a parent or guardian needs to recharge the batteries!