Accessibility Options

Contact Information

Center for Disabilities Studies
University of Delaware
461 Wyoming Road
Newark DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6974
TDD: 302-831-4689


Did you know there are nearby summer camps that cater to the needs of children with disabilities? Browse below to explore and find out more about options available for Summer 2015.

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Camp Sunnybrook

Description: Camp Sunnybrook, now located in our beautifully renovated, 4000 sq. ft. Landis Lodge Building, is a six-week summer day camp serving eligible blind and visually impaired children living in New Castle and Kent Counties. Swimming, field trips, arts & crafts, music, nature programs, games and special events are offered, all adapted for blind and visually impaired children.

Ages: 5-16

When: June 22-July 31

Location: 2915 Newport Gap Pike
 Wilmington, DE 19808

Contact: (302) 998-5913


Children’s Beach House

Description: Children’s Beach House (CBH) offers camp programs on the Delaware Bay at the Lewes facility. These camps provide a unique experience for children with special needs to explore and learn from our natural environment. Daily activities include swimming, sailing, kayaking, arts and crafts, drama, nature, adventures, sports, and campfires. The staff takes teachable moments to model perseverance, listening, teamwork, and appreciation of differences, while creating an environment for learning. The staff modifies activities, so each camper can participate and realize some level of success. They encourage the children to try new experiences, thereby developing self-confidence and cooperation. Progressive sets of activities build on campers’ strengths and involve them in the decision-making processes of program planning and evaluation.

Ages: 6-18

When: June-August (1, 2, and 4 week sessions)

Location: 1800 Bay Avenue
 Lewes, DE 19958

Contact: (302) 645-9184


Special Olympics Overnight Sports Camp at Camp Barnes

Description: Special Olympics Delaware’s overnight sports camp is a three-day, two-night camp – featuring sports training and traditional camp activities – held at Camp Barnes, located near Bethany Beach in southern Delaware. Camp is offered to all registered Special Olympics Delaware athletes. The camp features opportunities for attendees to enjoy recreational and camp-type activities including swimming, crafts, non-competitive games, fishing, crabbing and canoeing. In addition, campers have a chance to participate in a variety of traditional SODE sports throughout the three days.

Ages: All ages

When: August 8-10, August 16-18

Location: Camp Barnes
 37171 Camp Barnes Road
 Frankford, DE 19945

Contact: (302) 831-3481 or


The Speech Clinic Summer Camp

Description: Camp is run like a language-enriched pre-school classroom and may include any or all of the following activities: Phonological Awareness Activities to enhance letter naming and sound recognition, Thematic Story Time for listening comprehension and sequencing skills, Rotating Small Group Centers (puzzles, creative play, fine motor, etc.), and Jump and Play motor and speech activities.

Ages: 3-5

When: June 17-July 31

Location: 7250 Lancaster Pike
 Hockessin, DE 19707

Contact: (302) 999-0702 or


United Cerebral Palsy’s Camp Manito and Camp Lenape

Description: Camp Manito in New Castle County, and Camp Lenape serving both Kent and Sussex Counties, are for children and young adults with orthopedic disabilities. The camps are also open to all children, with or without disabilities. Both campsites are ideal for campers with disabilities because of the unique accessibility. The outside grounds have paved walkways for easy access for those who use wheelchairs. The setting offers campers an enriched program and promotes the campers’ independence while building their self-esteem. Each camp has a swimming pool with an accessible in-pool ramp. The camps have outside pavilions for camper activities and playground equipment for the campers’ enjoyment. Both campsites offer activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, music, nature, sports programs and computer enrichment. The camps also feature special guests and outings. With a full staff of nearly thirty counselors and trained volunteers, they instill a sense of belonging and self-confidence to the camper with a disability.

Ages: 3-21

When: June 29-August 7

Location: Camp Manito
 700A River Road
 Wilmington, DE 1980
 Camp Lenape
 3249 Midstate Road
 Felton, DE 19943

Contact: Camp Manito, (302) 764-2400

       Camp Lenape, (302) 335-5626



Bayside Community Network, Inc.’s Camp C.A.R.E.

Description: Any Cecil County student with a diagnosed developmental disability enrolled as a full-day student during the previous school year is eligible to apply for the Camp C.A.R.E. Respite Program. Applicants will go through a selection process to insure appropriateness for the camp and that they meet the requirements of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration. The camp features a fishing pond, baseball fields, batting cage, tennis courts, playground, indoor air-conditioned space and lots of open level outdoor space. Swimming will be at Conowingo Pool. Field trips and activities are tentatively scheduled for Cecil County Fair, Regal Cinema Movies, Plumpton Park Zoo, Monster Wave Slide, Elk Lanes Bowling, and our annual trip to Six Flags America!

Ages: 6-20

When: July 20-August 7

Location: Cecil Community Center Park
 17 Wilson Road
 Rising Sun, MD 21911

Contact: (443) 245-3575



Camp Possibilities

Description: Camp Possibilities gives children with diabetes the youthful experience of summer camp. At Camp Possibilities we offer swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, basketball, field games, nature walks, talent shows, dances and many other activities. Camp Possibilities also educates their campers through dedicated support sessions that are informative and encouraging. Throughout any given day at camp, children will frequently interact with our medical staff and counselors where personalized information about managing diabetes is shared with them.

Ages: 8-15

When: July 26-31

Location: Camp Ramblewood
 2564 Silver Road
 Darlington, MD 21034

Contact: (302) 563-9460 or



Easter Seals’ Camp Fairlee Manor

Description: Traditional summer camp for children and adults with all types of disabilities.

Ages: 6+, 6-21, 21+ and over (depends on the session)

When: June 21-26, June 28-July 3, July 5-10, July 12-23, July 26-30, Aug. 9-14, Aug. 2-7, Aug. 16-20

Location: Camp Fairlee
 22242 Bay Shore Road
 Chestertown, MD 21620

Contact: (410) 778-0566


Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program

Description: We offer equine facilitated therapy to individuals with physical and/or emotional challenges, as well as kids at risk and military veterans, with their physician’s approval. Classes are conducted by trained instructors and assisted by volunteers and physical therapists when needed.

Ages: All ages

When: June 22-26, July 6-10, July 13-17, August 3-7

Location: 55 Rolling Hills Ranch Lane
 Port Deposit, MD 21904

Contact: (410) 378-3817 or



Acting Antics

Description: Day camp for actors with special needs. Camps provide social skills through music and theater. Groups are available for all ability levels.

Ages: Various age groups (depends on the session)

When: June 22-26, June 22-August 10 (Mondays only), June 23-August 11 (Tuesdays only), June 24-August 12 (Wednesdays only), June 29-July 2, July 6-10, August 3-7, August 10-14, August 17-21

Location: 3 Ravine Road
 Malvern, PA 19355

Contact: (610) 942-4219 or


Benchmark School Summer Camp

Description: Language Arts/Reading Instruction and Day Camp for children who can benefit from reading instruction and day camp. Language arts instruction (1 ¾ hours daily) with half- or full-day recreation. Other activities include ropes course, sports, crafts, nature/science, and swimming.

Ages: 6-11

When: June 29-July 31

Location: 2107 North Providence Road
 Media, PA

Contact: (610) 565-3741 or


Camp Geronimo

Description: We specialize in working with children on the Autism Spectrum, but our camp is for all children with disabilities. Our barn is completely handicapped-accessible. Our staff is trained to work with children of all abilities. Activities include animals, crafts, music, story writing, photography, and a daily morning hayride.

Ages: 6-12

When: June 15 -19, June 22 – 26, June 29 – July 3, August 3-7, August 10-14, August 17-21

Location: The Barn at Spring Brook Farm
 350 Locust Grove Road
 West Chester, PA 19382

Contact: (610) 793-1037


Camp Lee Mar

Description: We offer a unique curriculum incorporating a strong Academic and Speech program with traditional camp activities. Our campers flourish at Lee Mar due to the structured environment we provide which allows our campers to feel comfortable and secure. Careful study is made of parent input, school (IEPs), camper interview, etc., so that the interests and needs of each child can best be determined for suitable grouping prior to the camper arriving. At Lee Mar the children find comfort and friendship with children of similar age and functioning level. From this foundation we encourage our campers to embrace and learn new skills and have new experiences which they can build upon on their return home. We also focus on building friendships which last throughout the year, as well as learning how to cope with the dynamics of group situations. Development of the whole child is our goal.

Ages: 7-21

When: June 24-August 11

Location: 450 Route 590
 Lackawaxen, PA 18435

Contact: (215) 658-1708


Camp Pegasus

Description: This camp is designed for children with neurologically-based social challenges like Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD, learning disabilities or ADHD. Camp activities include social skills and self-regulation skills through group cooperation and sharing activities.

Ages: 6-15

When: June 22-July 3, July 6-17, July 20-July 31, August 3-14

Location: Camp Pegasus at Rosemont College
 1400 Montgomery Avenue
 Rosemont, PA 19010

Contact: (610) 649-1080 x3 or


Camp Sequoia

Description: Camp Sequoia serves children and teenagers age 7-17 who are actively improving their social skills. Many have ADHD and other similar diagnoses who do not need the level of support offered at special needs overnight camps yet need a different experience than a traditional overnight camp can offer. Our 2:5 staffing ratio allows our campers to have fun and grow in a safe and supportive camp environment. Campers enjoy the best of traditional camping with comforts of home that facilitate a spectacular summer experience.

Ages: 7-17 (boys only)

When: June 28-July 18, June 28-August 8, July 19-August 8

Location: Camp Sequoia
 200 Seminary Street
 Pennsburg, PA 18073

Contact: (610) 771-0111 or


Camp Victory

Description: At Camp Victory, partner groups with specialized knowledge and training operate camps for children who live with chronic health disadvantages. The children receive the greatest possible care, support and personal growth, have much fun and make many friends. We believe that by sharing their challenges with each other in the relaxed atmosphere of a summer camp, the children become mutually supportive, teaching each other confidence, courage and self-esteem. We believe that the personal growth children experience at Camp Victory remains with them throughout their lives, helping them achieve a greater measure of independence, thus benefiting them, their families and the world around them.

Ages: Various age groups (depends on the session)

When: June 7-11, June 12-14, June 14-19, June 20-26, June 27-July 2, July 4-5, July 4-10, July 11-17, July 18-24, July 25-31, July 31-August 2, August 2-7, August 3-7, August 8-14, August 15-21

Location: Camp Victory
 58 Camp Victory Road
 Millville, PA 17846

Contact: (570) 458-6530


Dragonfly Forest Summer Camp

Description: Detailed information regarding specific camp sessions varies. Use the included website link or contact info to find out more about each session.

Ages: 7-14, 15-16, 13-20 (depends on the session)

When: July 5-10, July 5-26, July 13-18, July 21-July 26

Location: 1485 Valley Forge Road
 Phoenixville, PA 19460

Contact: (610) 298-1820 or


Summer L.I.F.E

Description: Summer L.I.F.E. provides youth with opportunities to refine academic and social skills through camp activities. Day and overnight options.

Ages: 8-21

When: August 16-21, August 16-28, August 17-21, August 23-28, August 24-28

Location: Camp Kweebec
 157 Game Farm Road
 Schwenksville, PA 19473

Contact: (610) 296-6725 x115 or


Variety Club Camp

Description: Children and young adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities are welcome to attend Variety’s Day Camp! Students must be able to participate in program activities at the 1:3 staffing ratio. If the student needs 1:1 staffing, we can provide a 1:1 aide in some circumstances at an additional cost. Activities include: Arts & Crafts, Field Games, Golf, Tennis, Computers, Daily Living Skills, Music, and Nature.

Ages: 5-21

When: June 22-26, June 19-July 3, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-July 24, July 27-July 31, August 3-7,  August 10-14

Location: Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center
 2950 Potshop Road
 P.O. Box 609
Worcester, PA 19490

Contact: (610) 584-4366 x230 or


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