California Special Needs Camps


Bearskin Meadow Camp


Since 1938, residential summer camp serving children, teens & families affected by type-1 diabetes. Providing innovate programs combining education & recreation

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Camp Conrad-Chinnock


For youth with diabetes & families, learn about diabetes with experiences including rock climbing, crafts, & campfires - all in a safe, nurturing atmosphere.

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Camp Forrest


We offer an integrated camp expereince with disabled & able-bodied campers in a unique desert surrounding. Explore abilities while overcoming social boundries.

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Camp Krem – Camping Unlimited


Santa Cruz Mountains, residential summer camp for children and adults with disabilities. Traditional, free-choice programs, cabin, outdoor and travel camping.

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Camp Laurel Foundation Inc


Camp Laurel is a camp for children living with HIV/AIDS. Camp Laurel strives to increase each child's self-esteem and self-worth.

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Camp Okizu


A special place for children with cancer and their siblings. Family weekends

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Camp Paivika


AbilityFirstCamp Paivika, in the San Bernardino Mountains, offers safe, year-round campprograms for children, teens, and adults with physical and developmentaldisabilities. As one of the first fully-accessible camps in the United States, CampPaivika has been welcoming campers since 1947.

Ourcamping program encourages independence and broadens social contacts throughrecreation. As is typical with camps, the emphasis is on fun. Specially-trainedstaff members provide support for campers whose disabilities range from mild tosevere. Camp Paivika is open full time during summer sessions and for weekendcamping during winter sessions. Camp Paivika is fully accredited by theAmerican Camping Association.

Thechildren, teen, and adult programs include all of the traditional activities ofcamping: horseback riding, archery, swimming, cookouts, campfires, arts andcrafts, and nature hikes and activities, as well as fine arts. All programs aredesigned to ensure that each camper can participate to the best of his or herability.

Registration is openNOW! Visit www.abilityfirst.org formore information.

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Camp ReCreation


Camp ReCreation is a non-denominational residential summer camping program serving Northern California children and adults with developmental disabilities.

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Camp Reach For The Sky


A summer camping experience for cancer patients & their siblings ages 4-18. Camp is free of charge to San Diego & Imperial County residents.

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Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake


Camp Ronald McDonald is a residential summer camp for children and adults with special needs.

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Crazzy’s Wasewagan Camp/Retrt


Minutes from Big Bear: Riflery,archery,swimming,canoeing,fencing,hiking,river walks,fishing,rafting,arts & crafts,volleyball,horseback riding, call for info

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Enchanted Hills Camp for Blind


Serving people of all ages and varying degrees of vision loss, Enchanted Hills offers traditional camp programs in an accessible way.

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Pali Overnight Adventures


THE CAMP OF CHOICE!  Campers design their own summer by choose from 16 amazing morning specialties and over 50 incredible afternoon electives!  Top facilities.  World Class staff and great evening activities.  Coed Ages 9 - 16

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Pilgrim Pines Camp & Conference Center


God-centered, life enriching, loving community for children grades 1-12 & developmentally challenged children and adults. Beautiful mtn setting. Good food, fun.

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Quest Camp


Unique day camp providing individualized psychological treatment & camp activities. Campers improve selfesteem, behavior & social skills, parent assist. as well

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The Rowdy Ridge Gang Camp


Campers attend the Rowdy Ridge Gang Camp free of charge. You can help by making an online financial contribution donating necessary camp supplies from our Wish List or joining our Volunteer Team. Contact Scott Newman Center at 800-783-6396

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YMCA of Redwoods Camp Campbell


Beautiful redwoods in Santa Cruz Mtns. Traditional YMCA programs include activites like backpacking, challenge courses, rock climbing, arts and crafts, & more.

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