Camps for Children With Special Needs
Tacoma and South Sound Area Camps for Campers With Special Needs
Note from SFM: We’re so pleased to have this new camp guide this year. Please note that our writer has researched these options, but we haven’t tried most of them personally, so please use the links and info. provided to research them before you sign your kiddo up. We also welcome your comments and feedback if you know more about a camp, or have a camp or event we should add!
CANCELED for 2020
In person camp is canceled but Kobi is offering DIY, “Camp in a box,” kits that look really well done.
Camps for children with high functioning ASD and ADHD
From their site:
New dates due to Covid. Warm Beach Camp and Convention Center July 19-23rd and sea kayaking in the San Juan Islands August 2nd-6th We will be following all CDC recommendations during camp. Contact Joel to get url for registration portal or with questions. 971-221-6441
Camps for All Children with Inclusive Policies
The following camps are not specifically for campers with special needs but have inclusive policies. You are encouraged to contact them for more specifics.
At YMCA Summer Day Camps, kids build friendships and learn new skills through adventure and exploration. Financial assistance is available.
From their site:
At the Y, we believe that every child deserves to have a summer camp experience. Does your camper need a little extra help to be successful in summer day camp? Please mention this on your registration form and our inclusion specialist will be in touch with you to set up a meeting to ensure your camper has the best summer ever! While we are not able to accommodate every special request, we will do our best to make sure all campers have a fun and safe summer.
Kindermusik has inclusive policies and promotes the benefits of music for all children. Shay is really great, and I’m sure she’d be glad to chat with you.
Art Studio 27 is a painting studio specializing in painting, clay, ceramics, drawing and watercolor to name a few. Angie has an alternative studio with lower stimulation for those needing a more subdued environment and can adapt her lessons to meet most needs. Contact Angie for more information.
Camps are registering now.
Events and Other Fun
Canceled for 2020
Children with special needs (ages 5-17) and their caretakers come together with community volunteers for a day of fishing they may not otherwise experience.