With summer approaching soon, I have lots of families asking what activities their child can get involved in or what camps are available. Here are some local and statewide camps for kids with disabilities:
Camp Hope Hollow
Camp Hope Hollow was developed as a day camp (Monday-Thursday) for families who have a child (ages 4 and up) with a disability. Hope Hollow runs day camps during the months of June and July as well as special short camps during school breaks. Kids are involved in typical camp activities such as arts and crafts, music, outdoor play, and more. During the school year, they also have an afterschool program two days a week and a program for adults two days a week.
Camp Bratton-Green offers overnight camps to individuals with disabilities.
Kamp Kaleidoscope is an overnight camp specifically designed for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders, ages 7-17. Camp Walapei is an overnight camp designed for adults ages 18+. Camp activities include swimming, horseback riding, sports, fishing, and nightly special activities. Camps are held at Center Ridge Outpost in Smith County, Mississippi. Applications for camp generally begin in January for the upcoming summer.
Camp Jabber Jaw
Camp Jabber Jaw is a camp for individuals who use a form of augmentative and alternative communication to communicate. Jabber Jaw is located at T.K. Martin Center in Starkville, MS. Families attending this overnight, week long camp will be required for one family member to stay for the week with the individual. Families participate in a wide variety of activities including horseback riding, swimming, performing a skit, and of course, using AAC! Parents and caregivers have an opportunity to make connections with other families as well.
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