Summer Activities for Children with Disabilities

Directory of Summer Camp Activities

Overview

SST8 is pleased to offer to our three-county region this comprehensive listing of summer camp and activity options. This list was developed with children and adolescents with disabilities in mind, knowing that many families can have difficulty finding summer programming that can accommodate their unique needs. However, many of these programs and activities are inclusive and are open to individuals with all types of strengths and needs. 

Information about these programs is gathered and compiled by SST8. We reach out annually to these programs to request that they provide any new updates to their offerings, tuition, or website. If you have any questions or identify something that needs updating, please contact Alice Doyle ([email protected]).

Alphabetic Listing of Summer Programs (last updated March 1, 2022)

Click on the name of each program to view details about location, fees (if applicable), dates/times, and more.

Akron Rotary Camp – Day Camp for Children – Children with Disabilities
Ages:  6 to 21 Years   
 
Ages:  18+ for Adult weeks 
 
Akron Rotary Camp – Overnight Camp – Children with Disabilities
Ages:  6 to 17 years   
 
Akron Rotary Camp Respite Weekends – Adults and Children with Disabilities
Ages:  6 to Adult    
 
Akron Zoo – Sensory Inclusive
Ages:  All  
 
Akron Zoo Events – Family Fun Events
Ages:  All  
 
Akron Zoo Family Camp Family Fun Camp
Ages:  3 years and up  
 
Autism Society of Greater Akron Family Fun Activities
Ages:  Varies by activity
 
BHA Riding Academy – Therapeutic riding program for people with physical and emotional disabilities
Ages:  youth to adults   
 
Camp A.B.C. (Always Be Communicating) – Preschoolers with Speech and Language Delays
Ages:  3 to 6 years 
 
Ages:  5 to17 years
 
Camp Nuhop Residential Camp Children with Disabilities
Ages:  6 to18+ year 
 
Camp Nuhop Respite Weekends - Children with Disabilities
Ages:  8 years and older 
 
Camp Snow Cubs – Tweens to Teens with High-functioning Disabilities
Ages:  10 to 17 years 
 
Camp Suntastic – High-functioning Children with various Disabilities
Ages:  6+ years 
 
Camp Wonder – Academic & Therapeutic Camp
Ages:  8 to 16 years 
 
Cover me In Sunshine:  Music, Art & Dance Camp 2022 – teens and adults of all abilities
Ages:  15 years and up
 
Early Intensive Behavior Intervention – Behavior Intervention
Ages:  2 to 7 years 
 
ESC of Medina County Summer Enrichment Program 2022 – Structured and relevant small group environment
Ages:  PreK - Grade 12
 
Everything Disney Dance Camp – Inclusion camp for typically developing students (peer models) & students with special needs
Ages:  5 to 8 and 9 to13 years   
 
Hip Hop Dance Camp – Inclusion camp for typically developing students (peer models) and students with special needs.
Ages:  9 to13 years  
 
iCan Bike CampTeaches individuals of all different abilities how to ride a two-wheel bicycle
Ages:  8 to Adults 
Jam Session & Songwriting Camp – Tailored specifically for students with special needs
Ages:  15+ years 
Joni and Friends – A Special Needs Family Retreat
Ages:  All
 
Little League Challenger Division Individuals with intellectual and physical challenges
Ages:  5 to 22 years 
 
Mirabel’s Magical Dance Camp – Inclusion camp for typically developing students (peer models) and students with special needs
Ages:  4 to 6 and 7 to 9 years
Music in Color Camp – tailored specifically for students with special needs
Ages:   7 to 11 years
 
OYO Camp – Camp for deaf & hard of hearing kids
Ages:  7 to18 years  
  
Performing Arts & Social Skills Camp – Inclusion camp for typically developing students (peer models) and students with special needs
Ages:  5 to 8, 9 to 13 years
 
Showstopper Camp – Inclusion camp for typically developing students (peer models) and students with special needs
Ages:  6 to 9, 9 to 12, 13+ years
 
S.M.I.L.E. Summer Camp – (Special Memories Include Laughter and Enrichment Day Camp)
Ages:  6 to 10 and 10 to 16 years (Alternating weekly sessions) 
 
Social Skills Group – Uses play and ABA to enhance language comprehension
Ages:  3 to18 years 
 
Speaking Through Song Camp -Tailored specifically for students with special needs
Ages:  4 to 6, 6 to 9, 9 to 13 years
 
Spree for All – Award-winning activity for people of all abilities
Ages:  All
 
Spring Break Camp – Tweens with various disabilities 
Ages:  10 to17 years 
 
Ages:  Pre-K through High School 
 
Ages:  Pre-K through High School 
Ages:  Pre-K through High School
 
Ages:  Pre-K through High School
 
Summer Social Skills Groups – Target Social Skills
Ages:  6th to 8th Grade and 9th to 12th Grade
 
Swimming with Autism A Water Safety Program 
Ages:  6 years to Adult
 
Ukulele Camp – Inclusion camp for typically developing students (peer models) and students with special needs
Ages:  9+ years
World Tour Island CampInclusion camp for typically developing students (peer models) and students with special needs
Ages:  9 to 12 years
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