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Summer Camp Guide 2018
Looking for summer camp ideas for your child, teen or adult? The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware has complied a list of camps offered in our area.
Looking for a summer camp? Here is a list of organizations that have offered summer camps in previous years and resources to find summer programs in your area.
A non-profit community based performing arts organization composed of people with and without disabilities. Mission is to entertain and inform the public of the abilities and talents possessed by those with disabilities.
Address: PO Box 831, Bear, DE 19701
Website: Able Arts
American Dance Wheels
Teaching wheelchair dancing to people with disabilities of all ages and ability levels.
Contact: (215) 588-6671
Website: American Dance Wheels
Art Therapy Express
Dedicated to building a bridge between each student’s capabilities and his/her imagination, and to provide a place where even the non-verbal individual can speak through art.
Address: P.O.Box 1661, Hockessin, DE 19707, (302) 584-4068
Website: Art Therapy Express
Brain Injury Association of Delaware (BIADE) Art Club
BIADE mission is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, education, advocacy and support.
Address: P.O. Box 1897, Dover DE 19903, (800) 411-0505
Camp Fairlee Manor and Education Center
A residential/recreational and respite camp offering campers ages 6 and up the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of camp in a fully-accessible setting. Programs available for campers with Autism Spectrum disorders, Respite Weekends, Travel Trips for people with disabilities, and summer Daily Adventures.
Website: Camp Fairlee Manor Recreation and Respite Services
Camp Lee Mar
A private seven week residential summer program fro campers with special needs ages 7-21. Camp is located in Lackawaxen, PA.
Website: Camp Lee Mar
An overnight camp for boys ages 8-17 diagnosed with ADHD who need help developing their social skills. Camp is located in Pennsburg PA.
Website: Camp Sequoia
A camp for children with diverse special needs including chronic health issues, physical or mental health disabilities, or the aftermath of catastrophic illness, including Keystone Diabetic Kids Camp (KDKC) for children with Type 1 diabetes ages 8-15.
Website: Camp Victory
The Center for Therapeutic and Educational Riding
Affordable therapeutic equine and animal activities for people with special needs or barriers, and at risk youth.
Address: 3491 Harris Road, Townsend, DE 19734, (302)376-9594
Website: The Center for Therapeutic and Educational Riding
Center for the Creative Arts
A community art center devoted to art enrichment through education for people of all ages and abilities.
Address: 410 Upper Snuff Mill Road & Rte.82 North, Yorklyn DE, (302) 239-2434
Website: Center for the Creative Arts
Center for Disabilities Studies
Enhancing the lives of individuals and families through education, prevention, service and research related to disabilities.
Address: 461 Wyoming Road, Newark, DE 19716, (302) 831-4688
Website: Center for Disabilities Studies
Community Connectors – A program of the Center for Disabilities Studies
Contact: (302) 831-6839
Challenger Division Little League for Youth with Disabilities
A Little League baseball program for children and young adults with mental and physical challenges, ages 5-21.
Website: Challenger Division – Little League
Children’s Beach House
Delaware Adaptive Sports
An organization dedicated to identifying, developing and promoting both recreational and competitive sports for the physically challenged in and near Delaware.
Address: P.O.Box 6002, Wilmington, DE 19804, (302)683-0997
Website: Delaware Adaptive Sports
Delaware Association for Blind Athletes (DABA)
Offering fitness, recreation and self-esteem building programs for visually challenged youth and adults.
Local Chapter: 3 Granbury Drive, New Castle, DE, (302) 999-8074 or (302) 836-5784
Website: Blind Sports Organization
Dragonfly Forest Summer Camp
Offering year round camp experience for children with Autism and other medical needs. Dragonfly Forest summer camps are in Phoenixville PA, and most programs are free for campers.
Website: Dragonfly Forest
Farm of Dreams Therapeutic Horseback Riding
Providing therapeutic horseback riding for people with disabilities.
Address: 2325 South DuPont Highway, Smyrna, DE 19977
Federation for Children With Special Needs
A list of summer camps compiled by specific needs. Find links to over 200 summer camps for 2014, as well as useful information and resources to help find the summer camp experience you want for your child.
Website: Federation For Children Summer Fun Camp Directory
Link: Summer Planning for Children with Special Needs
Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for the disabled and challenged by bringing horses and people with disabilities together.
Address: 55 Rolling Hills Ranch Lane, Port Deposit, MD 21904, (410) 378-3817
Website: Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program
Junior Partners in Policymaking
A program of The Center for Disabilities Studies for young adults ages 15-22 to work together to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
Address: 461 Wyoming Road, Newark, DE 19716, (302) 722-7066
Website: Junior Partners In Policymaking
The Mary Campbell Center
Providing home and heart for children and young adults with disabilities, including after school programs, preschool, swim lessons, and teen programs.
Address: 4641 Weldin Road, Wilmington, DE 19803, (302) 762-6025
Website: Mary Campbell Center
Link: Children & Youth Programs
Prompt And Play
Providing a camp for children ages 2 to 24 to help them develop social and daily living skills though exploration and direction. Various therapeutic modalities are used to increase environmental awareness, positive social interactions, and promote overall happiness.
Address: 5157 W. Woodmill Rd, Suite 16, Wilmington DE, (302) 691-5658
Website: Prompt and Play
Sharing recreation resources for the entire disability community in Delaware.
Contact: (302) 224-6020
Southern Delaware Therapeutic and Recreational Horseback Riding
Sharing it’s farm, pets and horses with children and adults with special needs. Providing equine-assisted therapy.
Address: Rd. 1, Box 233 A, Lewes, DE 19958
Contact: (302) 645-2780
Special Olympics Delaware
Through sports training and competition, helping athletes with intellectual disabilities realize no disability is too great to overcome.
Northern DE Address: 619 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716, (302) 831-4653
Southern DE Address: 546 South Bedford Street, Room 2125, Georgetown, DE 19974, (302) 855-0546
The Speech Clinic Summer Camp
A camp for pre-school children ages 3-5, especially those with diagnosed or suspected speech-language or social/pragmatic language needs.
Camp Address: 7250 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin United Methodist Church, Hockessin, DE 19707
Contact: (302) 999-0702
Website: The Speech Clinic
Link: Speech Clinic Summer Camp
TOPSoccer – DE Youth Soccer Association
Bringing the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl with a mental or physical disability.
Website: TOPSoccer – DE Youth Soccer Association
United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware (UCP-DE)
Camp Manito (New Castle County) and Camp Lenape (Kent, Sussex Counties) – Fully accessible camps for children and young adults ages 3-21 with orthopedic disabilities. Camps open to all children, with or without disabilities.
Northern DE Address: 700A River Road, Wilmington, DE, (302) 764-2400
Southern DE Address: 3249 Midstate Road, Felton, DE, (302) 335-5626
University of Delaware – Edge Program
Accepting a limited number of youth between 16-21 with social/cognitive learning deficits to their premiere 5 week residential college prep camp. DE students with IEP goals and 504 plans can attend at NO additional costs.
Contact: (302) 831-6560
Link: University of Delaware Edge Program
VSA Delaware – The State Organization on Arts and Disability
Providing children and adults with disabilities, opportunities to participate and achieve in the areas of performing and visual arts.
Address: Delaware State University Art Center Gallery, 1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19903
Contact: (302) 857-6699
Website: VSA Delaware