Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Finding a Summer Camp for Children with Disabilities

Summer can be a time for fun and relaxing activities, learning new skills, or exploration. Parents of children with special needs often struggle to identify camps that are appropriate for their youngsters.

The American Camp Association has created a new search tool to help in your hunt. They have a database of programs that have been certified for safety and quality.

You can search for day or sleepover programs, for camps that deal exclusively with one particular disability, or those that accommodate for special needs. Family camps are also included. You can also limit your search by age, gender, location, activities, dates and duration, cost, or affiliations such as religion or Boy Scouts of America.

This web site also has information for parents, tips on how to prepare, facts on homesickness, and help making camp decisions.

Go to ACA Camps for more information.