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    Residential or day camp facilities that are appropriately staffed and equipped to provide an opportunity for children or adults who have developmental disabilities, emotional disturbances or health impairments, or who have other limitations or problems which require special facilities or programming, to enjoy a cooperative indoor and/or outdoor living experience.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    AAC Institute - ICAN™ Talk AAC Summer CampThis summer camp is specifically for children who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) methods. The program is designed to provide participants and their families with exciting learning experiences to build their language and communication skills in a safe, welcoming environment staffed by experts in AAC. AAC Institute is a not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to effective communication for people who rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). An estimated 2.5 million Americans experience speech disability to the extent that they have significant difficulty being understood by others. Many of these people have no speech at all and also have other physical disability that precludes expressive communication using hand signs, writing, or typing. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is a field of endeavor addressing the communication and other related needs of individuals who experience significant impairment in this area. The goal of AAC is generally to achieve the most effective communication possible for the individual. Aspects of this field include clinical service delivery, education, and research. AlleghenyAAC InstituteAAC Institute
    Aaron's Acres - Therapeutic Summer CampTherapeutic summer camp which provides a positive, supportive atmosphere for all participants regardless of their abilities. Campers experience the exact same recreational activities as a child would without special needs. Structured thematic days include: - Music Therapy - Playground - Therapeutic Horseback Riding - Animal Therapy - Stories/Games - Arts and Crafts - Snack Time - Swimming The recreational activities focus on each child's needs in the areas of socialization and communication skills. The staff to child ratio is 1-1 or 1-2. All sessions are supervised by licensed social workers and/or special education teachers. A nurse is present at all programs to address any medical needs. LancasterAaron's AcresAaron's Acres
    American Cancer Society - LancasterProvides public education and patient services to residents of Lancaster County, in addition to raising funds for research, local education and patient services Patient services include: - Wig bank: Provides free wigs to patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation; Can meet cosmetologist by appointment - Road to Recovery program: Offers transportation to treatment sites by volunteer drivers when no other alternative exists. Transportation is provided for radiation and chemotherapy treatments and for cancer-related bloodwork - Cancer Resource Network: An 800 number (800-ACS-2345) and website (www.cancer.org) offering 24 hour up-to-date information regarding cancer, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and referral sources for other assistance and support. -Look good, Feel better: Local Cosmetologists teach beauty techniques to women undergoing cancer treatment how to cope with appearance related side effects. Cosmetics and skin care products provided. -Reach to Recovery: One to one support program for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.LancasterAmerican Cancer Society - Lancaster UnitAmerican Cancer Society
    Arc of Chester County - Disability/ Health Related CampThe Arcs recreation program formally known as community habilitation helps people with disabilities have fun and be involved in the community while improving social skills. Our fun activities include: overnight, weekend or week-long excursions to places like mountain resorts, the seashore, campgrounds or theme parks, day-trips to nearby cities, fairs and festivals and tourist attractions, group outings to sporting events, movies, concerts, or dinner theaters, outdoor experiences like camping, boating, hiking, ball games, swimming or miniature golf, and weekly and monthly activity nights at The Arc, including games, dinners, crafts, and theme parties. The Arc of Chester Countys Camp Safari is a special place for children between age four to 11 to experience outdoor activities regardless of physical challenges. Teen Camp is open to teens age 12 to 18. Both camps offer: new experiences and fun with peers, activities including fishing, canoeing, swimming, sports, crafts, and nature study, and respite for family members and caregivers. Each camper has a one-on-one teen volunteer supporter in addition to trained camp staff.ChesterARC OF CHESTER COUNTY, THEArc of Chester County
    Arc of Chester County - Recreation ProgramRecreation program formally known as community habilitation helps people with disabilities have fun and be involved in the community while improving social skills. Our fun activities include: overnight, weekend or week-long excursions to places like mountain resorts, the seashore, campgrounds or theme parks, day-trips to nearby cities, fairs and festivals and tourist attractions, group outings to sporting events, movies, concerts, or dinner theaters, outdoor experiences like camping, boating, hiking, ball games, swimming or miniature golf, and weekly and monthly activity nights at The Arc, including games, dinners, crafts, and theme parties. The Arc of Chester County's Camp Safari is a special place for children between age four to 11 to experience outdoor activities regardless of physical challenges. Teen Camp is open to teens age 12 to 18. Both camps offer: new experiences and fun with peers, activities including fishing, canoeing, swimming, sports, crafts, and nature study, and respite for family members and caregivers. Each camper has a one-on-one teen volunteer supporter in addition to trained camp staff. ChesterArc of Chester County, The - Chester; West ChesterArc of Chester County
    Arrowhead Bible CampYear-round camp facility offering residential programs for adults with developmental disabilities, families and students and guest group facilities.SusquehannaArrowhead Bible CampArrowhead Bible Camp
    Autism Society of Pittsburgh, Inc.Information and referral, advocacy, ESY education, judicial and law enforcement training, family air travel training, all other autism training for schools, employers, co-workers, support group workshops, website information.AlleghenyAutism Society of Pittsburgh, Inc.Autism Society of Pittsburgh
    Autism Society of Pittsburgh, Inc.- WexfordInformation and referral, advocacy, ESY education, judicial and law enforcement training, family air travel training, all other autism training for schools, employers, co-workers, support group workshops, website information.AlleghenyAutism Society of Pittsburgh, Inc.Autism Society of Pittsburgh
    Autism Society of Pittsburgh - S.P.E.A.K. Summer ProgramThe goal of S.P.E.A.K. is to provide a structured setting for children with autism during the summer where they can develop recreation skills not readily available to them in the local community.AlleghenyAutism Society of Pittsburgh, Inc.Autism Society of Pittsburgh
    Bereavement SupportBereavement support for children ages 6 - 12 who have experienced a significant death in the last yearFayetteBereavement SupportAlbert Gallatin Home Care
    Boy Scouts of America - Laurel Highlands Council - TrailBlazer (Youth with Disabilities)Provides programs for Scouts with disabilities and special needs directed at (1) helping unit leaders develop an awareness of disabled people among youth without disabilities and (2) encouraging the inclusion of Scouts with disabilities and special needs in Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, Venturing crews, and Sea Scout ships.AlleghenyTrailBlazer (Youth with Disabilities)Boy Scouts of America - Laurel Highlands Council
    Camelot for Children - Summer CampDay camp program operates in the summer for children with serious, chronic or terminal illnesses or disabilities LehighCamelot For ChildrenCamelot For Children
    Camp Can-Do, American Cancer Society, York CountyCamp Can Do is a camp sponsored by the American Cancer Society and provides a normal, active and safe camp experience where children can celebrate life while living through their cancer journey. Campers will explore the outdoors, swim, fish, boat, work with arts and crafts, and spend a day at Hershey Park among other activities. Camp Can Do takes place in cabins at Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat, located in Mt. Gretna, PA amp Can Do is an experience provided at NO COST to all campers. Volunteer Pediatric Oncology doctors and nurses are available around-the-clock to administer routine chemotherapy, arrange for blood counts, handle medical emergencies that may arise, and adjust any program to meet campers’ needs. YorkAmerican Cancer Society, York CountyAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
    Camp DreamcatcherFree therapeutic and educational programs for HIV/AIDS impacted youth. Programs include a one-week camp session, weekend retreats, reunion events, a Teen Speaker's Bureau, a holiday Adopt-a-Family Program, a Mentoring Program, and HIV/AIDs training, education and community outreach.ChesterCAMP DREAMCATCHERCamp Dreamcatcher
    Camp Dreamcatcher - Therapeutic and Educational Camp SessionCamp Dreamcatcher welcomes 130 HIV/AIDS impacted youth to the session in August. Camp staff includes 250 counselors, medical personnel, professionals, community members and volunteer during the camp week.ChesterCamp Dreamcatcher - Chester; Kennett SquareCamp Dreamcatcher
    Camp JJ, Inc.A camping programMcKeanCamp JJ, Inc.Camp JJ, Inc.
    Camp Koala for Grieving Children - Camp Orchard Hill1, 2 or 3 day camps for grieving children. Camp Koala is a fun place for grieving children and teens to meet other children who have also experienced a loss, and to be able to share their feelings in a safe and supportive environment. LuzerneCamp KoalaCamp Koala
    Camp OasisCamp Oasis is a summer camp program for children and youth, grades 4-12, who have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. There are camp locations around the United States. MontgomeryCrohn's and Colitis Foundation of America - Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter - Montgomery; Bala CynwydCrohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
    Camp PARC (People Always Responding with Compassion)Summer camp that creates recreational and social opportunities for children and adults with mental and developmental disabilities.SomersetSummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp Pennwood And P.A.V.E. Programs, The Arc of York CountySince it was founded in 1962, Camp Pennwood has provided children with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to enjoy a traditional day camp. Our campers, ages 6 to 21, enjoy age-appropriate activities such as arts and crafts, archery, swimming, horseback riding and musical activities during camp's six-week summer run. With our dedicated staff and volunteers, approximately 80 campers benefit from a safe and educational rural camp experience each year P.A.V.E. Program: Each June, adults with intellectual disabilities come to Camp Pennwood to begin a week-long social and recreational experience highlighted by day trips and opportunities to enjoy nature. YorkThe Arc of York CountyThe Arc of York County
    Camp Penuel EastA non-denominational ministry camping program; and free-for-service rental of facility for retreats for all ages.McKeanCamp Penuel EastCamp Penuel East
    Camp Sight - Community Services for SightCamp sight will provide adjustment to blindness support and instruction by offering the young adults a variety of learning experiences and social experiences. Camp Sight is a program for blind and visually impaired youth age 8-21. The children will learn a multitude of life skills at camp including socialization skills, arts and theater enrichment, food preparation, cooking and eating skills, cleaning techniques, personal hygiene and health, access technology, communication skills, conflict resolution, and orientation and mobility. The program has a cost of $1000 per child. The program must provide all of the activities, lunch, snacks, and transportation to and from Camp Sight each day. The program will offer art therapy- according to the American Art Association art therapy is based on the belief that the creative process of art is both healing and life enhancing. Art therapy will be used at Camp Sight to increase insight, judgment, cope better with stress, increase cognitive abilities, and build relationships with friends. Art therapy helps maintain metal health and emotional well being. Camp Sight participants will express themselves through the use of art materials such as paint, clay, chalk, and markers at a local art facility each week.LuzerneCamp Sight - Community Services for SightCommunity Services for Sight
    Camp SpifidaCamp Spifida is a week long camp which allows children ages 6 to 18 with spina bifida to enjoy the "camp experience". They have activities including craft projects, fishing, swimming, dancing, paddle boats, campfires, hayrides, woodworking, ropes challenge courses and a climbing wall for the campers to enjoy during the week. Additionally, they raise money through fundraisers and donations to assist with camp medical supplies, insurance, expenses and camp tuition.SnyderCamp SpifidaCamp Spifida
    Camp STAT (Summer Therapeutic Activities for Teens) SewickleyA therapeutic summer program for adolescents diagnosed with Asperger's disorder and autism. The program focuses on the development of social competencies and includes both therapeutic and recreational componentsAlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp STAT (Summer Therapeutic Activities for Teens) SharpsburgA therapeutic summer program for adolescents diagnosed with Asperger's disorder and autism. The program focuses on the development of social competencies and includes both therapeutic and recreational componentsAlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp STAT (Summer Therapeutic Activities for Teens) South HillsA therapeutic summer program for adolescents diagnosed with Asperger's disorder and autism. The program focuses on the development of social competencies and includes both therapeutic and recreational componentsAlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp VictoryAn overnight camp facililty for children who must live with chronic health problems, physical or mental disabilities, or the aftermath of catastrophic illness, know lifelong challenges. Their lives are controlled and restricted by the daily medications and frequently complex medical treatments they need. The lives of family members are also affected. Camp Victory was planned and built for these children to encourage independence. Camps are offerred from April to October. Calendar of camps is located on Camp website.ColumbiaCamp VictoryCamp Victory
    Camp WISP (Watson Inclusive Summer Program) - Camp Deer CreekThe Watson Inclusive Summer Program (WISP) is an inclusive therapeutic summer camp program for children with autism and related disorders that enables children with autism to be integrated successfully into typical summer camps with their peers. The program operates in multiple sites, providing children with services near their own neighborhoods. The program emphasizes teaching social skills within a typical summer camp environment, using capable peers in naturalistic settings. All children in WISP receive intensive intervention emphasizing the development of social skills within a typical summer camp environment, utilizing peer models of appropriate behavior. Since this is an intensive therapeutic program rather than merely a daycare or recreational program, consistent attendance for the duration of the program is important.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp WISP (Watson Inclusive Summer Program) - Chatham University Music & Arts Day CampThe Watson Inclusive Summer Program (WISP) is an inclusive therapeutic summer camp program for children with autism and related disorders. WISP is a model inclusive summer program that enables children with autism to be integrated successfully into typical summer camps with their peers. The program operates in multiple sites, providing children with services near their own neighborhoods. The program time and duration vary according to the camp schedule. Typically, a camp program lasts eight weeks, from mid June to early August, and runs from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program emphasizes teaching social skills within a typical summer camp environment, using capable peers in naturalistic settings. All children in WISP receive intensive intervention emphasizing the development of social skills within a typical summer camp environment, utilizing peer models of appropriate behavior. Some children require one-to-one staffing in order to be successfully included within the summer camp setting, some are able to share specialized staff, and some children require no more than consulting services. Therefore, staffing arrangements are flexible and individualized in accordance with the needs of the child. Since this is an intensive therapeutic program rather than merely a daycare or recreational program, consistent attendance for the duration of the program is important. If the family will be away for an extended period while camp is in session or if a child has recurrent conflicts with the camp hours, Camp WISP may not be an appropriate option.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp WISP (Watson Inclusive Summer Program) - East Suburban YMCA (Monroeville)The Watson Inclusive Summer Program (WISP) is an inclusive therapeutic summer camp program for children with autism and related disorders. WISP is a model inclusive summer program that enables children with autism to be integrated successfully into typical summer camps with their peers. The program operates in multiple sites, providing children with services near their own neighborhoods. The program time and duration vary according to the camp schedule. Typically, a camp program lasts eight weeks, from mid June to early August, and runs from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program emphasizes teaching social skills within a typical summer camp environment, using capable peers in naturalistic settings. All children in WISP receive intensive intervention emphasizing the development of social skills within a typical summer camp environment, utilizing peer models of appropriate behavior. Some children require one-to-one staffing in order to be successfully included within the summer camp setting, some are able to share specialized staff, and some children require no more than consulting services. Therefore, staffing arrangements are flexible and individualized in accordance with the needs of the child. Since this is an intensive therapeutic program rather than merely a daycare or recreational program, consistent attendance for the duration of the program is important. If the family will be away for an extended period while camp is in session or if a child has recurrent conflicts with the camp hours, Camp WISP may not be an appropriate option.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp WISP (Watson Inclusive Summer Program) - Rose E. Schneider Family YMCAThe Watson Inclusive Summer Program (WISP) is an inclusive therapeutic summer camp program for children with autism and related disorders. WISP is a model inclusive summer program that enables children with autism to be integrated successfully into typical summer camps with their peers. The program operates in multiple sites, providing children with services near their own neighborhoods. The program time and duration vary according to the camp schedule. Typically, a camp program lasts eight weeks, from mid June to early August, and runs from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program emphasizes teaching social skills within a typical summer camp environment, using capable peers in naturalistic settings. All children in WISP receive intensive intervention emphasizing the development of social skills within a typical summer camp environment, utilizing peer models of appropriate behavior. Some children require one-to-one staffing in order to be successfully included within the summer camp setting, some are able to share specialized staff, and some children require no more than consulting services. Therefore, staffing arrangements are flexible and individualized in accordance with the needs of the child. Since this is an intensive therapeutic program rather than merely a daycare or recreational program, consistent attendance for the duration of the program is important. If the family will be away for an extended period while camp is in session or if a child has recurrent conflicts with the camp hours, Camp WISP may not be an appropriate option.ButlerSummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp WISP (Watson Inclusive Summer Program) - Sewickley YMCAThe Watson Inclusive Summer Program (WISP) is an inclusive therapeutic summer camp program for children with autism and related disorders. WISP is a model inclusive summer program that enables children with autism to be integrated successfully into typical summer camps with their peers. The program operates in multiple sites, providing children with services near their own neighborhoods. The program time and duration vary according to the camp schedule. Typically, a camp program lasts eight weeks, from mid June to early August, and runs from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program emphasizes teaching social skills within a typical summer camp environment, using capable peers in naturalistic settings. All children in WISP receive intensive intervention emphasizing the development of social skills within a typical summer camp environment, utilizing peer models of appropriate behavior. Some children require one-to-one staffing in order to be successfully included within the summer camp setting, some are able to share specialized staff, and some children require no more than consulting services. Therefore, staffing arrangements are flexible and individualized in accordance with the needs of the child. Since this is an intensive therapeutic program rather than merely a daycare or recreational program, consistent attendance for the duration of the program is important. If the family will be away for an extended period while camp is in session or if a child has recurrent conflicts with the camp hours, Camp WISP may not be an appropriate option.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp WISP (Watson Inclusive Summer Program) - South Fayette Extended DayThe Watson Inclusive Summer Program (WISP) is an inclusive therapeutic summer camp program for children with autism and related disorders. WISP is a model inclusive summer program that enables children with autism to be integrated successfully into typical summer camps with their peers. The program operates in multiple sites, providing children with services near their own neighborhoods. The program time and duration vary according to the camp schedule. Typically, a camp program lasts eight weeks, from mid June to early August, and runs from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program emphasizes teaching social skills within a typical summer camp environment, using capable peers in naturalistic settings. All children in WISP receive intensive intervention emphasizing the development of social skills within a typical summer camp environment, utilizing peer models of appropriate behavior. Some children require one-to-one staffing in order to be successfully included within the summer camp setting, some are able to share specialized staff, and some children require no more than consulting services. Therefore, staffing arrangements are flexible and individualized in accordance with the needs of the child. Since this is an intensive therapeutic program rather than merely a daycare or recreational program, consistent attendance for the duration of the program is important. If the family will be away for an extended period while camp is in session or if a child has recurrent conflicts with the camp hours, Camp WISP may not be an appropriate option.WashingtonSummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp WISP (Watson Inclusive Summer Program) - Upper St. Clair Extended DayThe Watson Inclusive Summer Program (WISP) is an inclusive therapeutic summer camp program for children with autism and related disorders. WISP is a model inclusive summer program that enables children with autism to be integrated successfully into typical summer camps with their peers. The program operates in multiple sites, providing children with services near their own neighborhoods. The program time and duration vary according to the camp schedule. Typically, a camp program lasts eight weeks, from mid June to early August, and runs from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program emphasizes teaching social skills within a typical summer camp environment, using capable peers in naturalistic settings. All children in WISP receive intensive intervention emphasizing the development of social skills within a typical summer camp environment, utilizing peer models of appropriate behavior. Some children require one-to-one staffing in order to be successfully included within the summer camp setting, some are able to share specialized staff, and some children require no more than consulting services. Therefore, staffing arrangements are flexible and individualized in accordance with the needs of the child. Since this is an intensive therapeutic program rather than merely a daycare or recreational program, consistent attendance for the duration of the program is important. If the family will be away for an extended period while camp is in session or if a child has recurrent conflicts with the camp hours, Camp WISP may not be an appropriate option.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    CenClear Therapeutic Recreation - Therapeutic CampResidential or day camp facilities that are appropriately staffed and equipped to provide an opportunity for children or adults who have developmental disabilities, emotional disturbances or health impairments, or who have other limitations or problems which require special facilities or programming, to enjoy a cooperative indoor and/or outdoor living experience.ClearfieldCenClear Therapeutic RecreationCenClear
    Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - Camp ChihopiChildren’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Camp Chihopi is a 4-day, overnight camp for Children who have received liver transplants and/or intestine transplants. During this summer camping event, campers are encouraged to make new friends, share their experiences, and participate in a variety of outdoor camp activities to the best of their abilities. Camp Chihopi provides a non-medical environment where campers can increase self esteem and interact with children with similar medical backgrounds. The camp aims to help children continue to adapt to their chronic condition as a transplant recipient as they mature into young adults.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Children & Family Programs - Milestones WyomingChildren and Family Programs ar provided in various counties throughout Pennsylvania. For a detailed description of the programs and services identified below go to our website at The services provided include: - EMF = Extra Miles for Family - MAC = Milestones Achievement Center (Private School) - BHRS = Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services - TAC = Therapeutic Activities Camp - FBMHS = Family Based Mental Health Services - CM = Case ManagementLuzerneWyoming PA FacilityMilestones Community Healthcare
    Dare 2 B MeThis is a summer program for students with autism that emphasizes the development of social and pragmatic language skills as well as anger and stress management activities in a fun and engaging format. Academic modules in reading, writing, and math will be provided daily, as well as interactive science, music, or crafts. Students who are 14 and older will be working on pre-vocational skills in one of three careers: retail, culinary, and horticulture, as well as practicing life skills including budgeting and meal planning and preparation. Daily behavior support and autism consultation is also included, as well as fine motor activities to assist with occupational therapy goals.WestmorelandSummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Dawn's Place - Therapeutic ServicesServices include: Trauma treatment Twelve step sexual exploitation recovery group Art therapy Pilates Physical activities Occupational and recreational therapy Community meetings Theater group Canine behavior socializing and handling with positive reinforcement methodsPhiladelphiaDawn's Place - PhiladelphiaDawn's Place
    DePaul School for Hearing and Speech Summer ProgramSummer program providing speech language services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Special Education services provided: individual speech and language services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing provided by certified speech and language pathologists. This provider is willing to implement an IEP developed in another program if the space is available. If the fees are not covered by insurance provider or school district, the parents will be responsible for the fee.AlleghenyDePaul School for Hearing and SpeechDePaul School for Hearing and Speech
    Dragonfly Forest - Camp ProgramDragonfly Forest is designed for children living with serious illnesses and disorders suffering physically and emotionally not only from coping with the treatments necessary to sustain life, but also from coping with the loss of their childhood. These children spend much of their lives in medical facilities with adults rather than at playgrounds and with other children just being kids. At Dragonfly Forest between morning swims and evening campfires, approximately 120 children become actors on stage, swimmers, artists, athletes, canoe paddlers, stargazers and, most importantly, friends. Our campers experience a magical transformation, as they sing and dance, learn to soar, and develop important friendships that often last a lifetime. At first glance, Dragonfly Forest looks like any other traditional summer camp. There is swimming, boating, fishing, archery, arts and crafts, ropes courses, boating and nature activities. Yet, look more closely and you will find that Dragonfly Forest is specifically designed for children with chronic or life threatening illnesses and disorders and allows them to safely enjoy the activities of a "traditional" camp. Dragonfly Forest is more than a fun-filled getaway. It helps children to better cope with the day-to-day challenges they face. Nestled among hundreds of rolling acres in rural, pristine, Chester County, PA, this unique location provides excitement and adventure for campers in the great outdoors. Between early morning crafts and evening carnivals, children whose lives have been a series of medical procedures and hospital stays are transformed into just "kids." They have a chance to be with others coping with similar illnesses or conditions and realize that they are not alone. Most importantly, the prescription for the day is fun, fun, fun! Laughter, giggles, friendships, excitement, and bursting energy abound throughout our magical forest of tall pines, majestic oaks, nature trails, and a fourteen acre lake. Campers are empowered to do things they never dreamed they could do. They are infused with a spirit of accomplishment at every turn and are allowed to forget that "they have what they have." Montgomery*Main Site (Dragonfly Forest)Dragonfly Forest
    Dragonfly Forest - Camp Program - Westtown SchoolDragonfly Forest is designed for children living with serious illnesses and disorders suffering physically and emotionally not only from coping with the treatments necessary to sustain life, but also from coping with the loss of their childhood. These children spend much of their lives in medical facilities with adults rather than at playgrounds and with other children just being kids. At Dragonfly Forest between morning swims and evening campfires, approximately 120 children become actors on stage, swimmers, artists, athletes, canoe paddlers, stargazers and, most importantly, friends. Our campers experience a magical transformation, as they sing and dance, learn to soar, and develop important friendships that often last a lifetime. At first glance, Dragonfly Forest looks like any other traditional summer camp. There is swimming, boating, fishing, archery, arts and crafts, ropes courses, boating and nature activities. Yet, look more closely and you will find that Dragonfly Forest is specifically designed for children with chronic or life threatening illnesses and disorders and allows them to safely enjoy the activities of a "traditional" camp. Dragonfly Forest is more than a fun-filled getaway. It helps children to better cope with the day-to-day challenges they face. Nestled among hundreds of rolling acres in rural, pristine, Chester County, PA, this unique location provides excitement and adventure for campers in the great outdoors. Between early morning crafts and evening carnivals, children whose lives have been a series of medical procedures and hospital stays are transformed into just "kids." They have a chance to be with others coping with similar illnesses or conditions and realize that they are not alone. Most importantly, the prescription for the day is fun, fun, fun! Laughter, giggles, friendships, excitement, and bursting energy abound throughout our magical forest of tall pines, majestic oaks, nature trails, and a fourteen acre lake. Campers are empowered to do things they never dreamed they could do. They are infused with a spirit of accomplishment at every turn and are allowed to forget that "they have what they have." MontgomeryDragonfly Forest @ Westtown SchoolDragonfly Forest
    Duquesne University - Reading ClinicAssessment, instruction in reading, writing and tutoring. Remedial reading provided. Saturdays in the fall and spring. Two weekdays in the summer. Located at the School of Education, Duquesne University. Pre-enrollment is required through school district. This provider is willing to implement an IEP developed in another program. Fees required before the beginning of class.AlleghenyDuquesne University - Reading ClinicDuquesne University
    Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania - Camping & RecreationEaster Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania is proud to offer various recreational programs for children and adults with disabilities or other special needs. The programs vary from camping to t-ball to horseback riding to swimming. Each program is design to give children and adults with disabilities the chance to learn, play and improve their quality of life!AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Elwyn - Summer Therapeutic Activities ProgramSummer Therapeutic Activities Program is a unique summer camp for children who have been diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Located in Delaware County, T-Camp is a fun and safe place where social interaction and self-awareness are encouraged in enthusiastic and creative ways. Children experience peer interactions as they engage in fun and engaging activities; a caring and interactive staff addresses individual goals for socialization and expression.DelawareElwyn - Delaware; MediaElwyn
    Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PennsylvaniaVoluntary health organization that provides education, support and advocacy for people with epilepsy and their families. Programs and services include: - Informational materials - Medical, legal and mental health referrals - Adult resource services - Workshops and conferences - Children and family services - Support groups - Community education - Lending book and video library - Personal and legislative advocacy - Teen and pre-teen camp - Special events - Annual spring education conference - Young Adult RetreatPhiladelphiaEpilepsy Foundation Eastern PennsylvaniaEpilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania
    Family Hospice and Palliative Care - Camp Healing HeartsOffers a one day camp for children ages six to 12 and their parents/guardians who have experienced the death of a loved one (such as a parent, sibling, grandparent, other family member, or friend). Camp Healing Hearts gives environment for children and families to express feelings, remember a loved one, develop coping skills and create bonds and friendships with others who have experienced a similar loss.AlleghenyFamily Hospice and Palliative CareFamily Hospice and Palliative Care
    Firely Foundation - Camp For KidsCamp for Kids is a specially designed weekend camp for medically fragile children which adapts traditional camp activities so that children with various medical conditions can participate in activities that they may never have had the chance to do before. It is all about new, positive experiences and fun outdoor adventures! Our recreational focus ia balanced with personalized attention to each camper's needs. Activities include: - Treadmills and other machinesWeights - Swimming - Water Sports - Fishing - Outdoor Games - ATV rides - Arts & Crafts - Nature Exploration - Storytelling - Bible Stories - Music - Dancing - Evening Activities, And fun, fun, fun! Our nurses and staff alike are trained in pediatrics and oriented to each child's care. We have an ambulance crew two minutes away that, in case of an emergency, can transport children safely and efficiently to St. Josephs or Arnot Hospital which is approximately 15-20 minutes away. MontgomeryThe Firely Foundation - Montgomery; HarleysvilleFirely Foundation
    Helping Hands - Social RecreationProvides opportunities for individuals to participate in a wide variety of social and recreational activities. Emphasis is on community-based activities. Transportation is available for most activities. Additional programs available include: - Summer Vacation Program - Special Vacations ProgramBerksHelping HandsHelping Hands
    Joni and Friends International Disability CenterServes as the administrative center for advancing disability ministry and providing outreach to families affected by disability around the globe. Programs include an international wheelchair donation program and a family retreat program which provides a family summer camp experience for families living with disabilities. The Christian Institute on Disability provides advocacy and training on disability issues to church leaders and ministers as well as radio/television programming on disability issues for the general public. Volunteer opportunities available. Joni and Friends International Disability CenterJoni and Friends International Disability Center
    Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 - Summer Camp GuideOffers various summer camp programs.LancasterLancaster-Lebanon IU13Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
    LCARC - Summer CampOperational approximately 8 weeks during the months of June through August, this program for youngsters and adolescents with intellectual disabilities offers recreation, social activities, learning, and instruction in daily living and safety skills. The program is based at Gaston Park and moves indoors during inclement weather. Swimming, the favorite camp activity, is featured at the local YMCA pool on Fridays.LawrenceLCARCLawrence County Association for Responsible Care (LCARC)
    Lehigh Valley CampsOnline resource to help parents and care givers find both fun and educational camps for their children.LehighCommunity Services For ChildrenCommunity Services For Children
    Mainstay Life ServicesProvides life-long support services for people with developmental disabilities, including residential and in-home services, life-sharing, and summer camp. Prader-Willi Syndrome program focuses on the transition from in-patient programs to community based living, and managing lifelong needs for individuals with PWS.AlleghenyMainstay Life ServicesMainstay Life Services
    Mainstay Life Services - Summer Camp ProgramMainstay Life Services' Summer Program is a unique, urban camping experience. The program runs for four weeks in July with extended, overnight stay on a college campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One and two week sessions are offered. Campers are constantly on the go, enjoying the rich variety of cultural and recreational activities offered by Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. Activities include baseball games, trips to amusement parks and museums, riverboat tours, movies, shopping, sightseeing, and more. The camp is a vacation that participants look forward to throughout the year. It offers individuals the opportunity to engage in recreational activities and social interactions that they might not otherwise have a chance to experience. Campers enjoy the time away from home, and love taking trips around the city and spending time with friends. The program also provides needed respite for family members who are able to send their loved one on a vacation while getting needed rest themselves.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Men & Women For Human Excellence - Residential Therapeutic CommunityAn intensive and comprehensive treatment model developed for use with adults with substance abuse and/or mental health challenges. It is a substance-free living environment in which alcohol and substance users can holistically rebuild their lives by using the person-first, strength-based approach, and the incorporation of the principles of Narcotics Anonymous. The therapeutic community cultivates a social environment where peers and staff are role models for recovery.PhiladelphiaMen & Women For Human Excellence, Inc. - Philadelphia; North PhiladelphiaMen & Women For Human Excellence, Inc.
    Milestones Community Healthcare - Children & Family Programs - AllentownChildren and Family Programs ar provided in various counties throughout Pennsylvania. For a detailed description of the programs and services identified below go to our website at The services provided include: - EMF = Extra Miles for Family - MAC = Milestones Achievement Center (Private School) - BHRS = Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services - TAC = Therapeutic Activities Camp - FBMHS = Family Based Mental Health Services - CM = Case ManagementMontgomeryAllentown FacilityMilestones Community Healthcare
    Milestones Community Healthcare - Children & Family Programs - BerwickChildren and Family Programs ar provided in various counties throughout Pennsylvania. For a detailed description of the programs and services identified below go to our website at The services provided include: - EMF = Extra Miles for Family - MAC = Milestones Achievement Center (Private School) - BHRS = Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services - TAC = Therapeutic Activities Camp - FBMHS = Family Based Mental Health Services - CM = Case ManagementMontgomeryBerwick FacilityMilestones Community Healthcare
    Milestones Community Healthcare - Children & Family Programs - HarrisburgChildren and Family Programs ar provided in various counties throughout Pennsylvania. For a detailed description of the programs and services identified below go to our website at The services provided include: - EMF = Extra Miles for Family - MAC = Milestones Achievement Center (Private School) - BHRS = Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services - TAC = Therapeutic Activities Camp - FBMHS = Family Based Mental Health Services - CM = Case ManagementMontgomeryHarrisburg FacilityMilestones Community Healthcare
    Milestones Community Healthcare - Children & Family Programs - IndianaChildren and Family Programs ar provided in various counties throughout Pennsylvania. For a detailed description of the programs and services identified below go to our website at The services provided include: - EMF = Extra Miles for Family - MAC = Milestones Achievement Center (Private School) - BHRS = Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services - TAC = Therapeutic Activities Camp - FBMHS = Family Based Mental Health Services - CM = Case ManagementMontgomeryIndiana PA FacilityMilestones Community Healthcare
    Milestones Community Healthcare - Children & Family Programs - LancasterChildren and Family Programs ar provided in various counties throughout Pennsylvania. For a detailed description of the programs and services identified below go to our website at The services provided include: - EMF = Extra Miles for Family - MAC = Milestones Achievement Center (Private School) - BHRS = Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services - TAC = Therapeutic Activities Camp - FBMHS = Family Based Mental Health Services - CM = Case ManagementMontgomeryLancaster FacilityMilestones Community Healthcare
    Milestones Community Healthcare - Children & Family Programs - MinersvilleChildren and Family Programs ar provided in various counties throughout Pennsylvania. For a detailed description of the programs and services identified below go to our website at The services provided include: - EMF = Extra Miles for Family - MAC = Milestones Achievement Center (Private School) - BHRS = Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services - TAC = Therapeutic Activities Camp - FBMHS = Family Based Mental Health Services - CM = Case ManagementMontgomeryMinersville FacilityMilestones Community Healthcare
    Milestones Community Healthcare - Children & Family Programs - MonroevilleChildren and Family Programs ar provided in various counties throughout Pennsylvania. For a detailed description of the programs and services identified below go to our website at The services provided include: - EMF = Extra Miles for Family - MAC = Milestones Achievement Center (Private School) - BHRS = Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services - TAC = Therapeutic Activities Camp - FBMHS = Family Based Mental Health Services - CM = Case ManagementMontgomeryMonroeville FacilityMilestones Community Healthcare
    Milestones Community Healthcare - Children & Family Programs - ReadingChildren and Family Programs ar provided in various counties throughout Pennsylvania. For a detailed description of the programs and services identified below go to our website at The services provided include: - EMF = Extra Miles for Family - MAC = Milestones Achievement Center (Private School) - BHRS = Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services - TAC = Therapeutic Activities Camp - FBMHS = Family Based Mental Health Services - CM = Case ManagementBerksReading FacilityMilestones Community Healthcare
    Milestones Community Healthcare - DuBois Facility - Children & Family ProgramsChildren and Family Programs are provided in various counties throughout Pennsylvania. For a detailed description of the programs and services identified below go to our website at The services provided include: - EMF = Extra Miles for Family - MAC = Milestones Achievement Center (Private School) - BHRS = Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services - TAC = Therapeutic Activities Camp - FBMHS = Family Based Mental Health Services - CM = Case ManagementClearfieldMilestones Community Healthcare - DuBois FacilityMilestones Community Healthcare
    Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Children's Summer Day CampA four-week day camp program for visually impaired children ages 7 to 19. MCAB’s goal is to give visually impaired children the same camping experiences as their sighted peers. Camp offers: orientation and mobility training, horseback riding, golf, bowling, archery, rock climbing, swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, games, and field trips. Children can schedule an evaluation of their computer skills and recommendations for additional training. Volunteer support is utilized. All transportation is provided. MontgomeryMontgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Association for the Blind
    Muscular Dystrophy Association - Northeast PAA national voluntary health agency working to defeat muscular dystrophy and related diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. Accepts donations of usable medical equipment, refurbishes items and distributes them to those in need. Also provides assistance with medical equipment repairs. Clinic: Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital 501 Saint John Street Allentown, PA 18103 Helps individuals cope with the physical and psychological aspects of the disease National Headquarters: Muscular Dystrophy Association 3300 E. Sunrise Drive Tucson, AZ 85718LehighMuscular Dystrophy Association - Northeast PAMuscular Dystrophy Association - Northeast PA
    Muscular Dystrophy Association - Summer CampOffers a fun and safe outdoor experience, along with opportunities to engage in a variety of activities such as horseback riding, swimming, adaptive sports, arts and crafts, camp dances and much moreDauphinMuscular Dystrophy Association Inc.Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc.
    Muscular Dystrophy Association - Summer Camp (Camps)This camp is for children 6 - 21 who are registered with MDA as having one of the 43 covered neuromuscular disorders Fishing, swimming, arts and crafts, sports, and special event, ages: 6 - 21. AlleghenyMuscular Dystrophy AssociationMuscular Dystrophy Association
    New Story Therapeutic Summer Activity Programs - Greensburg, PANew Story operates therapeutic day camps during the summer months. The camps are designed to meet the needs of children with the most serious and/or complex behavioral challenges. New Story provides a day camp experience offering traditional recreational and social activities found at other summer camps, but within a therapeutic environment to support each child’s continued growth and development. Teams of skilled professionals deliver an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) based program to improve communication and foster social skills in an interactive and creative environment. Clinical interventions focus on guiding and nurturing socialization and imagination.WestmorelandSummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    PA Lions Beacon Lodge CampSpecial Needs Camp for Adult and ChildrenHuntingdonPennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge CampPennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp
    Philhaven - Center for Autism & Developmental DisabilitiesBehavioral health program focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral social and emotional problems in individuals with developmental disorders. Services include: - Diagnosis/Evaluation - Treatment - Team Approach - Individual and family counseling - Medication management - Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) - Psychotherapy - Anger management - Summer Therapeutic Activities Program (STAP) - Early Intervention fast track 0-3 yearsLancasterCenter for Autism & Developmental DisabilitiesWellSpan Philhaven Behavioral Healthcare Services
    PLEA Summer CampThe Summer Camp program at PLEA provides structured recreational activities for children with serious emotional, behavioral and developmental disabilities. The goal of the program is to reinforce the behavior management lessons that children have learned during the school year. Emphasis at camp is on appropriate social skills and language development according to age and interests. Activities include: Arts and Crafts; Free Play; Games; Cooking Activities; Visits to Neighborhood Playgrounds; Field Trips to Local Attractions. Children are placed into one of five age groups, with ten children per group. Each group is led by an experienced group leader, assisted by two counselors. Structured programs are designed for each group based on individual needs.AlleghenyPLEAPLEA
    Quest Therapeutic Camp of PittsburghQuest Therapeutic Camp of Pittsburgh is a 7-week summer day program for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, depression, learning disabilities, social problems, psychological disorders and mental or emotional disabilities. The camp program includes group therapy sessions, activities and field trips. Each child participates in a small group of 12-18 campers and is guided by two or three counselors.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Saint Joseph's University Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support - Summer CampProvides summer camp.Philadelphia*Main Site (Saint Joseph's University Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support)Saint Joseph's University Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support
    Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development - Summer CampsOffers four different summer camp programs depending on a child's age and abilities.LancasterSchreiber Center for Pediatric DevelopmentSchreiber Center for Pediatric Development
    Spina Bifida Association - Subscription/ NewsletterTo receive the SBADV Newsletter and keep up-to-date on the most current information throughout our area, register as a constituent of SBADV:Click here. To sign up for news letterClick here. DelawareSpina Bifida Association of the Delaware Valley - Delaware; HavertownSpina Bifida Association of the Delaware Valley
    St. Anthony School Programs - Summer Life CampA two week overnight camp designed for young adults with disabilities to enhance their independent living skills on the campus of Duquesne University. This program will teach individuals with a disability how to manage day to day activities.AlleghenySt. Anthony School ProgramsSt. Anthony School Programs
    Stepping Stones for Life Therapeutic CampsOffers residential or day camp facilities that are appropriately staffed and equipped to provide an opportunity for children or adults who have developmental disabilities, emotional disturbances or health impairments, or who have other limitations or problems which require special facilities or programming, to enjoy a cooperative indoor and/or outdoor living experience.BlairStepping Stones for Life Equine Assisted Learning Life Skills and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy ProgramStepping Stones for Life
    Steps to IndependenceOffers summer and school-year programs for children ages 2-21 with motor disabilities. Conductive Education emphasizes active learning in groups of four to ten students and is led by highly trained Special Teachers known as Conductive Education Teachers. During the program students learn new techniques, and find ways to achieve their highest potential in order to become as independent as possibleAlleghenySteps to IndependenceSteps to Independence
    Summer Learning Program: Camp ChimaquaA special weekend bereavement camp opportunity for children ages 6-12 whose loved one has died. Held at Gretna Glenn in Lebanon PA. Camp is held from Friday afternoon to late Sunday morning. Camp focus is on helping your child learn about loss, develop coping skills, build self-confidence and learn how to trust and love again. This is achieved through fun-filled activities and opportunities for small and large group sharing. Staffed by professional counselors and trained volunteers. A specially trained adult buddy is paired with a child to provide constant companionship, support and supervision. A camp nurse is available through the duration of both camps. Any child or teen must meet with a Pathways Center counselor to determine if camp will meet the child's need. Hours: Camp is held Friday afternoon to late Sunday morning date for 2019: May 31-June 2 YorkSummer Learning Program: Camp ChimaquaHospice & Community Care (founded as Hospice of Lancaster County)
    Summer Learning Program: College Autism Readiness Retreat (CARR)3-day, 2 night summer camp for college bound high school students on the autism spectrum. June 23rd –June 25th, 2019 (overnight experience). Checkin at 2:00 on June 23rd, Dismissal at 4:00 on June 25th BerksKutztown UniversityKutztown University
    Summer Learning Program: Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvania - Camp Lily - BerksA day camp designed to provide a well-rounded summer camp experience for children and young adults (ages 8 to 21 years) with disabilities. Offered in a series of one-week sessions, with a full schedule of arts and craft activities, outdoor sports, swimming, music, games and field trips to regional attractions. Designed to ensure that the campers have ample opportunities to make new friends; spend time in an inclusive setting where they can explore their personal interests; be part of a larger community with the support they need to succeed; enhance their social skills; increase their independence; and have fun experiencing and doing new things. Staff ratio is 3:1 so that each camper receives the support and care they need to succeed and maximized their enjoyment. TSS and other support staff are welcome. Week 1: July 1-July 5 Week 2: July 8-July 12 Week 3: July 15-July 19 Week 4: July 22-July 26 Week 5: July 29-August 2 Week 6: August 5-August 9BerksEasterseals Eastern Pennsylvania - Berks DivisionEasterseals Eastern Pennsylvania - Eastern PA Administrative Office
    Summer Learning Program: Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvania - Camp Lily - Lehigh ValleyA day camp designed to provide a well-rounded summer camp experience for children and young adults (ages 8-21) with disabilities. Offered in a series of one-week sessions with a full schedule of activities, including swimming, games, arts and crafts, and sports. Special guests visit to teach workshops and campers enjoy field trips to regional attractions. Campers have ample opportunities to make new friends; spend time in an inclusive setting where they can explore their personal interests; be part of a larger community with the support they need to succeed; enhance their social skills; increase their independence; and have fun experiencing and doing new things. Staff ratio is 3:1. TSS and other support staff are welcome and encouraged to attend. Week 1: July 1 - July 5 (off July 4) Week 2: July 8 - July 12 Week 3: July 15 - July 19 Week 4: July 22 - July 26 Week 5: July 29 - August 2 Week 6: August 5 - August 9 LehighSummer Learning Program: Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvania - Camp Lily - Lehigh ValleyEasterseals Eastern Pennsylvania - Eastern PA Administrative Office
    Summer Learning Program: Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvania - Growing Green Summer CampOvernight summer camp for children and adults with disabilities and special needs held at the Pocono Environmental Education Center. Campers participate in environmentally focused activities as well as typical camp activities like hiking, canoeing, sports and arts & crafts. An optional career experience track is available. 2019 Sessions Session 1 June - July 5 (reserved for adult campers (30+ yrs) Session 2 July 7 - July 12 Session 3 July 14 - July 19 Session 4 July 21 - July 26 Session 5 July 28 - August 2 Session 6 August 4 - August 9PikeSummer Learning Program: Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvania - Growing Green Summer CampEasterseals Eastern Pennsylvania - Eastern PA Administrative Office
    The Children's Institute - Amazing Bike CampThe Children's Institute sponsors the Amazing Bike Camp (formerly known as Lose the Training Wheels.) This camp is designed for older youth with special needs/disabilities who, as younger children, were not able to learn to independently ride a regular bike.AlleghenyChildren's InstituteThe Children's Institute
    The Children's Institute - Camp SuccessCamp Success, a program of The Children's Institute, is an inclusive summer day camp for children with special needs and their siblings. Offers a variety of fun and educational activities. Often these families struggle to find summer programs for their children because of the barriers created by expense, transportation or exclusion of non-disabled siblings and children with behavioral problems. Camp Success eliminates these barriers, accommodating children ages 6-12 with physical, sensory, emotional, behavioral and cognitive needs and their siblings.AlleghenyChildren's InstituteThe Children's Institute
    The Watson Institute – Camp SCALEThe Watson Institute’s Camp SCALE is a summer day program specifically designed for adolescents in their transition years who are currently participating in Autistic Support and Life Skills curriculums. The Camp SCALE program offers a “hands-on” approach to developing vocational, social, and functional community skills while promoting awareness and independence in the community. SCALE provides an appropriate forum for maintaining and developing skills during the summer months and includes an array of social, life-skills, community and vocational components. Social activities will include relevant social skills training, age appropriate recreation and leisure activities both indoor and outdoor. Life-skills experiences will focus on functional daily living skills through community outings, preparing menus and snacks, grocery shopping, money management and self-care lessons. Students will practice job readiness and pre-vocational skills both on site, as well as in the community. Students will have the opportunity to volunteer daily at a variety of partnering community businesses. Examples include, but are not limited to, local greenhouses, supermarkets, senior citizen centers, and Meals on Wheels associations. These experiences are on a volunteer basis and are focused on assessment and exploration.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    The Woodlands - Camp InspireOpen to all children and teens from ages 6 to 18 who use a tracheostomy, ventilator, BiPAP machine, or other respiratory support device, such as a negative pressure ventilator or diaphragmatic pacer. They should also have cognitive abilities and be able to communicate in some form such as voice, speaking valve, sign language, or computer aided device. the camp will be held at The woodlands in Wexford in July.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living (TRPIL) - Summer CampTri-County Patriots for Independent Living, a center for independent living that advocates for the civil rights for people with disabilities and promotes living well with a disability in our local community, will be offering a camp for youth with disabilities.WashingtonSummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Adaptive Sports ProgramThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs provides grants for adaptive sports opportunities for disabled Veterans and disabled service members of the Armed Forces. Adaptive sports are those sports that have been created or modified for persons with disabilities. Special Events of the program include:
    • Creative Arts Festival,
    • Golden Age Games,
    • Summer Sports Clinic,
    • Training-Exposure-Experience (TEE) Tournament,
    • Valor Games,
    • Wheelchair Games,
    • Winter Sports Clinic.
    For detailed information on these events, please visit website. In addition to the programs above, Pennsylvania grant recipients are: Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 1 Morrow Way Slippery Rock, PA 16057-1326 For: Therapeutic Equine Two Top Mountain Adaptive Sports Foundation, Inc. 10914 Clay Lick Road Mercersburg, PA 17236 For: Skiing, Snowboarding
    United States Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    Variety - The Children's Charity - Autism InitiativeThe Autism Initiative works to meet the needs of the community by connecting parents to resources and offering guidance to families on the “autism journey.” The Initiative provides a comprehensive region specific eNewsletter and implemented “Autism Ambassadors,” a peer-mentoring program in school districts across the region. Variety staff trains teachers on teaching students about autism and guides the Ambassador clubs to mentor their peers. This program is now known as “Kids with Heart” and includes training for children for all disabilities. In 2012, the members of The Initiative designed and outfitted the Autism Resource Center at the Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center with Multi-Sensory Environment (MSE). The MSE is available for children who attend programs at the camp and helps children maintain their “sensory diets.” The Autism Initiative also oversees Variety’s Cool Kids Meet Up, a social skills training program for children with autism spectrum disorders. Cool Kids programs operate alongside the academic year. The Philadelphia program works in conjunction with SPIN and meets weekly at the SPIN center located at 10521 Dummond Rd. Cool Kids also meet at the camp in Worcester. The Initiative also runs family weekend retreats or “Autism Family Weekend Getaways” at Variety’s 80 acre Camp and Developmental Center. 2013’s Autism Family Camp Getaway will be held Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25th and will be hosted by autism advocate and Temple Grandin’s mother, Eustacia Cutler. Variety Club Camp Family Weekend Getaways provide families with recreational activities and learning workshops that include swimming, hiking, horseback riding, karaoke and yoga so families can enjoy a camping experience where they feel safe, accepted and supported. The activities during this weekend aim to benefit all family members and strengthen the family unit by providing each member with support, information and family enrichment activities while feeling like a vacation! PhiladelphiaVariety - The Children's Charity - Philadelphia; Center CityVariety-The Children's Charity
    Variety - The Children's Charity - Variety Club CampVariety Club Camp and Developmental Center offers a wide array of programs and services for children with disabilities. Whether you are looking for after school care, Saturday and/or weekend respite, summer programs, or one of the sports and aquatics programs, Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center is the place for your child! School Year Programs Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center is best known for our summer programs, but we also offer extensive programs throughout the school year to fit you or your child’s needs. Saturday Arts Program: This program is designed to meet the creative and social needs of children and adolescents (ages 5-21) with developmental disabilities including those children with a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum. Children with disabilities are often unable to participate in their local community arts programs. The program runs in ten week sessions in the fall, winter and spring. Cost is $500/10 week session. Children can start at any time in the 10 weeks if space is available and the fee will be pro-rated. Arts sessions are held in the morning and then the students participate in free choice activities in the afternoon. The program follows an "Arts around the World "theme. The winter program will concentrate on China in conjunction with the Chinese New Year and the spring program will continue exploring other parts of Asia and the art, music, dance and performance of that continent. Arts Program Mission To provide a secure environment for children with varying disabilities; To explore and enjoy creativity and expression through varying artistic processes; To learn the value of creating something of beauty and instilling self-confidence in children. Arts Activities include: Fine Arts - exposure to varying art forms such as drawing, oils, watercolor, sculpture, design art, printmaking. Dance - exposure to varying dance and creative movement forms. Music - exposure to varying means of musical expression from percussion to instrumentation and voice. Performing Arts - puppetry, skits, musical theatre. For information, please call Jean Merkl, 610-584-4366, x 1101 Summertime programs The summertime is the heart of what we do at Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center – providing fun and education in a safe and friendly environment. Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center offers a Day Camp for children with developmental disabilities and an Overnight Camp for children with physical and/or developmental disabilities. For children looking for some educational assistance we offer our Extended School Year Program, and for older youth looking for job development, we offer a newly designed Vocational Program. Vocational Programs Transition age children (ages 16-20) with developmental disabilities can apply for these programs. Some School districts may fund the programs as an ESY option based on IEP approval. All programs are eight week programs running 6/20 to 8/12/2011. Students must participate in all 8 weeks. Introductory Vocational Program The Introductory Vocational Program is limited to 15 students. There is a 2:5 staff/student ratio. Students participate in camp operations / camp snack bar and store/ lunch preparation in two week rotations as part of three different work crews. Program concentrated on three areas: 1) Skills acquisition- Each person according to their abilities. Related skills include staying on task, task completion, speed and accuracy of task. 2) "Soft Skills"- work related skills that often contribute to students losing jobs in the community. 3) Leadership abilities/potential Curriculum Skills Program The mission of the Curriculum Courses is to increase knowledge and skills so that students are more marketable at the time of graduation in areas of their interest. One curriculum based course is being offered this year. Vocational Cooking Skills Curriculum Content Outline: Introduction to cooking terms and techniques Safety Rules Food Safety Measurement Skills Herbs / Spices Stock / Soups Meats Fruits and Vegetables Grains and Pasta Food Service Professions Field trips will be taken to local supermarkets, food service and catering services for the students to observe first hand operations where they might want to be employed in the future. Students will sell their prepared foods weekly at the end of the camp day on Thursdays- weeks 2-8. Jobs-at-camp Program The Jobs-At-Camp Program is designed to provide actual vocational experience doing necessary work at the camp in the summer so that students are more marketable at the time of graduation. A job coach is provided. Priority is given to students who have successfully completed the Introductory Vocational Program. A stipend is paid to the worker. Jobs include: dishwasher, dining hall assistant, housekeeping assistant, snack bar/camp store assistant manager. Applications are currently being accepted for Summer 2013. Acceptance is conditional upon a student interview, and funding approval by the School District and/or deposit. Due to the popularity of these programs, space cannot be saved. Summer Day Camp The Camp offers eight 1-week sessions for individuals between the ages of 5 and 21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Day Camp operates Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Before and after care is available for additional fee.. Activities include arts & crafts, aquatics, field games, music, life skills, ceramics, nature, greenhouse, and sports. Campers are grouped into age appropriate teams of 8-12 children with 4-7 counselors per team. Siblings and other children without disabilities (ages 4-10) are also invited to attend camp. Overnight Camps Overnight Camp for Campers with Physical and Developmental Disabilities We are offering six one-week camping sessions beginning June 23 2013. The one-week sessions begin on a Sunday and run through the next Saturday - 7 days and 6 overnights of Camp fun! 2013 Camp tuition is $750 per week. Here are some highlights of the summer 2013 program: All sessions will include campers with special needs ages 7-21 years - campers ages 18-21 need to be enrolled in an educational program in a public or parochial school system to be eligible for camp. Campers are grouped in cabins according to age and functioning level, and programs are also geared to the ability of the individual camper. Each session will have a maximum of 30 campers, and a 1:3 staff ratio will be in place. Some campers will require a 1:2 staff ratio that may be arranged at Variety Club Camp! Two of our camping sessions will accept children and young adults with physical disabilities (like cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy and others) AND/OR developmental delays (like autism, Down Syndrome, mental retardation and other developmental disabilities). These sessions allow for more camping options for families, and brings together groups of children for a fun camping experience that Variety Club Camp has been offering for over 50 years! These sessions are called "PD/DD" on the attached application. We have three distinct sessions for campers with developmental delays - these are children and young adults with diagnoses like autism, Down Syndrome, ID and other developmental disabilities. These campers are usually able to walk, and often need assistance with other care and behavioral needs. Variety Club Camp offered overnight camping for these children and young adults in the summer of 2008 for the first time, and it was a big success! These sessions are called "DD" on the attached application. We have one unique session this season for campers with physical disabilities like cerebral palsy, spina bifida and muscular dystrophy that have a high level of functioning and social skills. This session is called “PD” on the attached application. MontgomeryVariety Club Camp and Developmental CenterVariety-The Children's Charity
    Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf - Summer CampWestern Pennsylvania School for the Deaf summer camp is an 5-day, overnight camp for children with hearing loss and offers several opportunities to serve your child in a deaf-friendly environment. Explore robots, a rope course, and News Channel 4. Compete in SportsWorks, Olympics, and Skyzone. Try rowing, hiking, and biking. Meet ASL guests. Cool off at Sandcastle.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf - Summer CampsThe Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) has two camps, one overnight and one day-camp for children with loss. Both Amazing Adventures and Imaginasium Overnight Camp provide children with activities and fun camping experiences.AlleghenyWestern Pennsylvania School for the DeafWestern Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
    Wilderness Camping Program-Residential Camp-Bald Eagle Boys CampAt Bald Eagle Boys Camp, we use a Wilderness Camp setting to provide a non-punitive atmosphere where boys can work through problems and move towards behavioral, emotional, and spiritual wholeness. The campers live together in small groups, developing personal and social skills while working together towards common goals. With the careful guidance of our staff, they uncover their inner problems and in time, learn to master the struggles that have caused conflict and dysfunction in their family and community.ClintonBald Eagle Boys Camp - Wilderness Camping ProgramBald Eagle Boys Camp

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