Special Needs Camps

The process of finding the perfect summer camp for your children can be an overwhelming experience. But if you have a special needs child, that process can be much more difficult. Every child deserves a great summer where they’ll have a fun experience. Below is a list of special needs camps in the area for a variety of needs. If there is a camp missing from this list, please send the information to [email protected].


Brainy Camp Association of Children’s National Medical Center

(weeks for Neurofibromatosis, Tourette syndrome, Asperger’s syndrome, Sickle Cell, Epilepsy, Pace Makers and ICDs, Diabetes, Obesity)

111 Michigan Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20010

Phone: 202-476-3181 or 202-476-5142

Fax: 877-260-CAMP, 877-260-2267

Camp held at Massanetta Springs near Harrisonburg, Virginia

[email protected]


Camp Adventure (youth ages 6 – 16 years old with and without disabilities)

DC TR Atrium at DC Center for Therapeutic Recreation

3030 G Street, SE

Washington, DC 20019


Camp Kesem GW (cancer)

800 21st St. NW

Room 427 – Box A12

Washington, DC 20052

CAMPSITE: YMCA’s Camp Letts located in Edgewater, MD


[email protected]


Let’s Play Together Inclusion Camp (youth with disabilities ages 6 – 16 years old)

DC Center for Therapeutic Recreation

3030 G Street, SE

Washington, DC 20019



Camp Abilities Maryland (blindness)

Mailing Address:

Camp Office

690 Planters Wharf Rd.

Lusby, MD 20657


Email: [email protected]

Camp Friendship (cancer)

Relocated to NorthBay

11 Horseshoe Point Lane

North East, MD 21901


Business Office:

10718 Cleos Ct.

Columbia, MD 21044

Phone: 410-531-0758

Fax: 410-531-0934

[email protected]


Camp Greentop (physical, emotional, cognitive, and multiple disabilities)

15001 Park Central Road

Sabillasville MD 21780



Camp JCC

JCC of Greater Washington

6125 Montrose Rd

Rockville MD 20852-4860


[email protected]


Camp SuperKids (asthma)

4019 Damascus Road

Laytonsville MD, 20852 USA

410-560-2120 ext. 224 (tel.)

[email protected]

Camp Sunrise (cancer)

Held at Camp Hidden Valley LLC

4722 Mellow Road

White Hall, MD 21161-9660

[email protected]


Camp Windward (dyslexia)

The Odyssey School

3257 Bridle Ridge Lane

Stevenson, MD 21153


[email protected]


Jumpstart Summer Camp (speech & language difficulties)

National Speech/Language Therapy Center

5606 Shields Drive (off of Old Georgetown Rd.)

Bethesda, MD 20817

Tel.: (301) 493-0023

E-mail: [email protected]


Kamp A-Kom-Plish (disabilities)

9035 Ironsides Road

Nanjemoy, MD 20662

Phone : 301-870-3226 or 301-934-3590

Fax : 301-870-2620

[email protected]


The Katherine Thomas School

(speech, language, perceptual motor, sensory processing, academic development, and/or skill maintenance)

High School Program

301.738.9691, ext. 126


The Katherine Thomas School

(speech, language, perceptual motor, sensory processing, academic development, and/or skill maintenance)

Learning Enrichment Program

301.738.9691, ext. 145


Lions Camp Merrick (deafness, diabetes, blindness)

3650 Rick Hamilton Place

Nanjemoy, MD 20662

Phone: (301) 870-5858

Fax: (301) 246-9108

[email protected]


Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp (burn victims)

5430 Harris Farm Lane

Clarksville, MD 21029

[email protected]


Summer Sensations (sensory processing differences)

Mailing Address: 6420 Dobbin Road, Suite B

Columbia, MD 21045

Physical Address of camp: St. John Park

at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church

Waterloo Road

Columbia, MD

410-997-8081 P

410-997-8082 F

[email protected] or [email protected]


TLC-The Treatment and Learning Centers

CAMP LITTLEFOOT (Speech Language Program)

Contact: Speech-Language Services: 301.424.5200, ext. 144

CAMP LITTLEFOOT (Sensory Integration/ Occupational Therapy Program: Friends in Motion)

Contact: Occupational Therapy: 301.424.5200, ext. 128



Blackwater Outdoor Experiences (adventure based wilderness therapy)

13805 Village Mill Drive, Suite 203

Midlothian, VA 23114

Phone: (804) 378-9006

Fax: (804) 378-9074

[email protected]


Camp Easter Seals Virginia

900 Camp Easter Seals Road

New Castle, VA 24127

(540) 864-5750 Phone (May-August)

(540) 864-6797 Fax

[email protected]


Camp Fantastic (cancer)

Special Love Headquarters:

117 Youth Development Court

Winchester, VA 22602

Camp: 600 4-H Center Drive

Front Royal, VA 22630

540-667-3774 or 888-930-2707

fax: 540-667-8144


Camp Holiday Trails (chronic illnesses)

400 Holiday Trails Lane

Charlottesville, VA 22903

ph (434) 977-3781

fax (434) 977-8814

[email protected]


Camp Kesem UR

UR 21

28 Westhampton Way

University of Richmond, VA 23173

[email protected]


Camp Kesem at The University of Virginia

Address: P.O. Box 4321

Charlottesville, VA 22905


[email protected]


Camp Virginia Jaycee, Inc. (intellectual and developmental disabilities)

2494 Camp Jaycee Road

Blue Ridge, Virginia 24064

Phone: (540) 947.2972

Fax: (540) 947.2043

Toll-Free: (800) 865.0092

[email protected]


Central Virginia Burn Camp (burn victims)

Located at Camp Holiday Trails in Charlottesville, Virginia

Camp mailing address:

1960 Candlewyck Drive

Charlottesville, VA 22901

(434)263-6566 * fax (434)-975-0080

[email protected]

Camp Location;

Camp Holiday Trails

400 Holiday Trails Lane

Charlottesville, VA

[email protected]


Chesterfield County (Camp Baker) (mental retardation and other developmental disabilities)

7600 Beach Road

Chesterfield, Virginia 23838

(804) 748-4789

(804) 796-6880 fax

[email protected]


Oakland School Summer Program (learning disabilities, attention deficits, organizational problems)

Boyd Tavern

Keswick, Virginia 22947

v: 434-293-9059

f: 434-296-8930

[email protected]


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