Summer Camps

BCSN Summer Camp Grant 2017

Bucks County Special Needs is a private non-profit group that provides assistance for children with disabilities under the age of 21. Funding may be provided for summer camps, and equipment not covered by Medical Access (Sesame Place and YMCA memberships do not qualify as approved summer camps). The request form below may be filled out by a parent or guardian and sent to the address below. Click here to download the application. Deadline is March 15th, 2017.

  • Bucks County Special Needs
  • PO Box 145
  • Hatboro, PA 19040
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Expressions at George School

Expressions is a unique recreational 6-week summer day camp program designed to meet the needs of children, ages 4-18, who have different types of social skill deficits such as High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities and PDD-NOS. Expressions Day Camp at George School is a special place where your child can safely enjoy a fun summer camp experience while improving and practicing his or her social skills through carefully selected interactions with typical peers. Kids enjoy a wide range of activities including swimming in the indoor pool. There are three distinct divisions of camp: Pre School (Ages 4 & 5) Junior Camp (Ages 6-12) the Teen Camp (Ages 13-18). The teen program also includes a unique overnight segment called Expressions GPS- navigational life skills helping our teens reach their social, vocational and academic future goals.


AMICA Cherokee Day Camp

Camp is a place for making friends, learning new skills, trying new activities, and connecting with nature. For more than 150 years, summer camps have helped children learn valuable life skills like communication, conflict resolution, cooperation, independence, problem-solving, responsibility, and teamwork. AMICA offers unique programming to develop these proficiencies in individuals who struggle socially.


Camp Carousel

Camp Carousel offers a one on one program for children who require individualized attention. The counselor assigned to the child is a college age student. The staff is comprised of special education teachers. The campers are assisted to participate in self-help and life skills. They also go swimming and do arts and crafts.


Camp Friendship

Camp Friendship is a specialized four week summer program designed to enhance social skills, peer relationships, self-esteem, self-confidence, and assertiveness. The program offers structured and fun activities, games and instruction in a safe outdoor environment.


Ivy Hill Integrated Summer Camp

Ivy Hill’s Inclusion Based Summer Camp is a great way for children to develop riding skills as well as enjoy social interaction with children who share similar interests. Campers put on their riding gear and get ready for their riding lesson, crafts, and hands on horse related activities. Ivy Hill invites individuals of all ages and skill levels to join us for a fun filled week of camp. Ivy Hill is more than just a riding school; we provide a well balanced equestrian program. During camp each child discovers the joy of horses. Ivy Hill provides a safe and fun learning environment for all participants to want to experience the magic of horses. 2010 will be our 5th year running an integrated summer camp.

  • Megan Strychowski
  • 215-822-2515
  • mstrychowski@ivyhillequestrian.org
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Variety Club Camp

Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center offers 3 two-week day camp sessions for youth (5-21 years) who have developmental disabilities, primarily mental retardation and mild autism. Day Camp operates Monday thru Friday, from 9am – 3pm. Activities include: crafts, aquatics, games, music, life skills, and sports. Campers are grouped in age appropriate teams 8 – 12 kids with 4-7 counselors per team. Siblings and other children without disabilities are invited to attend camp, too! A Counselor-in-Training program is also available for teens, ages 15-21 years.


Camp Kid Around

The camp is for children with Autism/PDD ages 4 -9. It has three sessions during the summer and camp runs from 9AM to 12 noon. Activities include: Gymnastics, arts & crafts, Games & races, parachute fun and Water fun and Outdoor play.


Abington ADD Center

This program specializes in Neurofeedback for ADD/ADHD. This program could be an alternative to medication based treatment. It is a carefully developed and supervised computer assisted program of biofeedback, using proven techniques with lasting improvement in concentration and behavior.


Tabor Children’s House

Tabor Children’s House is a not for profit facility. Applications are accepted without regard to race, religion, color, national origin or sex. This is not a special needs camp but children with special needs are welcome.

  • Summer Enrichment Camp Program
  • Doylestown, PA
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Camp Pals

Camp PALS aims to offer young adults with Down syndrome the best week of their summer while providing a variety of experiences, new opportunities, and a chance to become more independent. We strive to create an impassioned camp community: campers, counselors, parents, and friends who encourage each other and grow together. We also attempt to make a meaningful impact in the larger Down syndrome community.


Camp Kirby

Held in beautiful Bucks County, Camp Kirby is the perfect environment for children to participate in the camping experience. There are beautiful fields for team sports and archery, a beautiful outdoor pool plus a dining hall with state of the art kitchen facilities, an arts and crafts building, rec center, computer center plus residential cabins, medical quarters and a small trading post.


LaSalle’s Summer Inclusion Program

Come explore the world at Limekiln-Simmons Elementary School Horsham! We invite your family for 3 weeks to participate in a summer program where fun and learning collide. The program is June 29th – July 17th from 9:!5AM – 1:15 PM. The cost is $125 per child. Contact Dr. Carole Patrylo at Patrylo@lasalle.edu, or Megan Lawler 215-951-1593.

  • Dr. Carole Patrylo: Patrylo@lasalle.edu
  • Megan Lawler: 215-951-1593
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Bensalem Township Summer Camp Recreation Program for Children with Special Needs

The Recreation Department’s Special Needs program is NOT designed for children with severe disabilities including certain degrees of Autism and Extreme Behavioral Conditions which require any form of support staff.  This program will take place at Struble Elementary School and has very limited enrollment (10 children Maximum).  Children enrolled in this program must be able to handle 5 hour activity periods. This is strictly a socialization program and therefore does not follow your child’s school based IEP.

  • http://www.bensalempa.gov/rec-programs.html
  • 215-633-3724
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Bristol Township Summer Camp

This camp is for ages 5 -14 years old.  Children must have completed Kindergarten.  Proof of residency will be required at registration.

  • http://www.bristoltwp.com/recreation.cfm
  • 267-812-2933
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Kids on Campus Summer Day Camps in Newtown, PA

Whether you are looking for art, music, languages, sports, sciences, test prep, or study skills, we invite you to check back!

  • http://www.bucks.edu/academics/coned/kids/
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