ADHD Summer Programs Near You

Camps for children with ADHD combine fun with skills training. Here's a list of resources by region.

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ADHD SUMMER CAMPS, by Region:

  • Northeast
  • Southeast
  • West
  • Central
  • Northeast:

    Camp Kennebec


    Arden, Ontario, Canada
    (877) 335-2114
    Kennebec makes social skills its priority for kids with learning disabilities and ADHD. Its staff includes special education and classroom teachers as well as social workers and behavioral therapists. Camp Kirk


    Kirkfied, Ontario, Canada
    (416) 782-3310
    CCA accredited
    CampKirk's activities include martial arts, ropes courses, swimming, and archery as well as drama and ceramics; Kirk accepts children with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders from all over the world. Camp Kodiak


    McKeller, Ontario, Canada
    (877) 569-7595
    CCA accredited
    Kodiak provides individual and small group academic tutoring as well as classes or individual training in dance, tree identification, Red Cross Lifesaving, chess, sketching, and pond study among others. Camp Towhee


    Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
    (800) 839-3950
    A therapeutic program tailored for kids with learning disabilities and behavior problems, Towhee provides outdoor experiences geared to strengthen self-esteem. Camp Excel


    Allenwood, N.J.
    (732) 281-0275
    Camp Excel offers academics, sports, recreational activities, and relationship-building activities in its program. Parent and sibling group meetings are also incorporated. Camp Huntington


    High Falls, N.Y.
    (866) 514-5281
    ACA accredited
    Huntington offers a program for kids with learning disabilities and ADHD. Camp activities target disabilities, aiming to strengthen language or fine motor skills with classes in speech, music, and woodworking, for example. Camp Northwood


    Remsen, N.Y.
    (315) 831-3621
    ACA accredited
    Northwood camp specializes in children and teens with learning disabilities. Staff provides instruction to help kids master social skills and appropriate behavior. Camp Ramapo


    Rhinebeck, N.Y.
    (845) 876-8403
    ACA accredited
    At Camp Ramapo, kids and teens can take part in the usual outdoor camp activities and continue their education in its Reading and Discovery Centers. Ramapo offers a one-to-one staff-to-camper ratio. Camp Lee Mar


    Lackawaxen, Pa.
    (215) 658-1708
    ACA accredited
    Kids and young adults at Camp Lee Mar are grouped according to their age and ability to encourage social growth. Along with academics and other usual outdoor camp activities, Lee Mar offers therapeutic horseback riding. Summit Camp Inc.


    Honesdale, Pa.
    (800) 323-9908
    (212) 689-3880
    ACA accredited
    Summit Camp's program includes a focus on therapeutic recreation in which recreational and educational activities aim to bolster confidence and campers are placed in compatible peer groups.

    Southeast:

    Frontier Travel Camp


    Miami Shores, Fla.
    (305) 895-1123
    At Frontier Travel Camp, teens and adults with special needs travel the world (Georgia, Florida, and Northern Europe in summer 2009). SOAR Inc.


    West Summerland Key, Fla.
    (828) 456-3435
    ACA accredited
    SOAR's multiple adventure camps provide experiences like scuba diving, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting to help campers develop problem-solving and communication skills. SOAR Inc.


    Balsam, N.C.
    (828) 456-3435
    ACA accredited
    SOAR's multiple adventure camps provide experiences like scuba diving, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting to help campers develop problem-solving and communication skills. Talisman Programs


    Zirconia, N.C.
    (888) 458-8226
    ACA accredited
    Talisman, a wilderness learning camp, has programs for kids with ADD; their philosophy promotes self-regulation and self-direction.

    West:

    Camp Discovery


    Pacific Palisades, Calif.
    (818) 501-5522
    Discovery has speech and occupational therapists working closely with counselors to craft activities for each child's special needs. Quest Camp


    Alamo, Calif.
    (925) 743-1370
    ACA accredited
    A typical Quest camper is a child or teen who struggles with mild behavior or emotional problems. To combat these issues, Quest has a therapeutic intervention program along with its traditional outdoor camp activities. SOAR Inc.


    Big Sur, Calif.
    (828) 456-3435
    ACA accredited
    SOAR's multiple adventure camps provide experiences like scuba diving, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting to help campers develop problem-solving and communication skills.