ADHD Summer Camps and Programs
Alternative Community Resource Program
Summer program for children and teens age 5 to 16 with ADHD.
Contact: Frank Janakovik
Location: Johnstown, Pennsylvania
With academics, technology, adventure, arts, and leadership all rolled into one program, the Summer Session at Brewster Academy is both a school and an adventure. Its setting on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee offers an ideal environment for this small, intensive camp/school open to students ages 12 to 18.
Location: Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Camp Buckskin is an overnight summer camp that specializes in serving children ages 6 to 18 who are experiencing social skill and academic difficulties. The majority of campers have a primary diagnosis of ADHD, learning disabilities, or Asperger's while others may have a secondary or related diagnosis. In addition, a significant number of campers are adopted.
Location: Ely, Minnesota
An outdoor day camp for children age 3 to 10 with mild to moderate special needs which vary in range from ADHD, autism, Asperger’s, developmental delays, etc.
Location: Encino, California
A specialized program for children with ADHD or other social skills challenges. Camp Excel is a comprehensive program that includes academics to promote growth and avoid regression over the summer, therapeutic activities to assist in making and keeping friends, sports to develop skills and build self-esteem and recreational activities for fun. The summer program serves children ages 5 to 17. Camp Excel recognizes the importance of family involvement and offers weekly Parent Groups to provide parenting information and support. Siblings groups are also available and allow these children a safe place to express feelings regarding their special needs sibling.
Location: Monmouth County and Bergen County in New Jersey
Camp Huntington is a co-ed, residential program for children and young adults age 6 to 21 years with special learning and developmental needs. They serve campers with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, Apsperger's, and other special needs.
Location: High Falls, New York
Camp Northwood specializes in working with non-aggressive children ranging in age from 8 to 18 diagnosed with Asperger's, high functioning autism, ADHD, language processing weaknesses and other forms of minimal learning issues. All of the campers experience delayed social development, weak executive functioning and poor organizational skills.
Location: Remsen, New York
Camp Nuhop is a residential summer camp for children age 6 to 18 with learning disabilities, ADHD, and behavior disorders.
Location: Perrysville, Ohio
Camp Ramapo is designed for children ages 4 to 16 who are having difficulty building and maintaining healthy relationships with peers and adults. Campers are referred by parents, teachers, and mental health professionals.
Location: Rhinebeck, New York
Camp Sequoia is an overnight summer camp for children ages 8-17 who need developing their social skills.
Location: Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Camp Star - University of Illinois at Chicago/JCYS North Shore Day Camp
Serves children ranging in age from 6 to 12. Many campers have a diagnosis of ADHD. Others have a diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder, high-functioning autism or Asperger’s. Some may not have a formal diagnosis.
Phone: 847-814-STAR (7827)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Celebrate ADHD - Friendship Camp
Friendship Camp summer day program offers children with ADHD a small and personalized setting to enjoy fun activities and build confidence and social skills. For children age 5 through 16. The camp also provides parent support and education.
Contact: Kirk Martin
Location: Ashburn, Virginia
Charis Hills is a Christian summer camp for kids and young adults age 7 to 25 with learning and social difficulties such as ADHD and Asperger's disorder.
Location: Sunset, Texas
Child Development Center-University of California Irvine
The Child Development Center is a school specialized in the treatment of children with ADHD and related behavioral and learning problems. They offer a summer school program for children grades K through 6th.
Location: Irvine, California
Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital
Summer Treatment Program for children with ADHD ages 6 to 14.
Contact: Michael Manos, PhD
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
More camps listed on page 2.