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Over 23 California Special Needs Summer Camps Listed Below with In-Depth Camp Info, including: Videos, Photos, Maps & Detailed Descriptions


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Best 2018 Special Needs Summer Camps in California

Many of our California Special Needs Camps are still adding to their info on their 2018 Summer Camps, Programs, Activities & Classes.

You can contact each camp you are interested in to get the latest info on all their 2018 Summer Special Needs Programs for Teens and Kids.

Early-Bird & Multiple Camper Discounts at California Special Needs Camps for Summer 2018

Some of the Best 2018 Special Needs Camps in California offer "Early Bird" and/or Multiple Camper Discounts if you enroll in camp before a certain date, or if you are enrolling more than one camper -- check each camp's listing & website for more info, and for info on any available Special Needs Camp Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Summer Special Needs Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in California are Starting in June, 2018

Many of our California Special Needs Camps offer Summer Special Needs Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in June, 2018.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Special Needs Camp you're interested in a call to check on Summer dates, times and availability.

Summer 2018 Special Needs Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Special Needs Camps will be hosting Summer Reunions for their previous campers, and Summer Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for June, 2018.

Best California Summer Special Needs Day Camps Starting in June, 2018

Looking for a Great California Special Needs Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best California Day Special Needs Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

Best California Year-Round
Special Needs Camps, Classes & Special Needs Programs

Many of our Best California Summer Special Needs Camps also offer Year Round Special Needs Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Special Needs Programs, too.

Best California Summer Special Needs Camp Jobs

Searching for California Special Needs Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Special Needs Camps are now listing their 2018 Summer Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Summer Employment Opportunities" pages.

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Some of the Best Special Needs Camps on the West Coast are here in California.

Cal Youth Camps
Berkeley, California

Visit Our Cal Youth Camps Website
510-643-2267
camps[AT]berkeley.edu
University of California, Berkeley
25 Sports Lane
Berkeley, California 94720

Find the Best Special Needs Camp in Berkeley, California

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Rec Sports Facility
Camps Enrollment Center
2301 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, California  94720

CAMPER AGES: 5-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Morning care (beginning at 7:30 am) included at no additional cost. Afternoon extended care (until 6 p.m.) available for purchase.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Cal Youth Camps offers a variety of award-winning camps and sport/outdoor activities - including swimming, soccer, skateboarding, rock climbing, gymnastics, martial arts, sailing and more - for kids of all ages. Drop-in, 1- and 2-week options available. Payment plan and camp scholarships available. Our staff are second to none and will encourage your children to have incredible experiences in a safe and exciting outdoor environment. We design our programs to provide kids with a summer full of adventure, learning life skills, friendship making, and confidence building!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Blue Camp, located on the U C Berkeley Campus, has one-of-a-kind social skills camps for children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and children with similar social skills deficits. There is an application for the program to ensure the best fit between the camper’s needs and program structure. These programs are not designed for children who need one-to-one assistance or have significant non-compliant or aggressive behavior.

Our goal is to provide a supportive environment for children to learn social skills through participation in sports and recreational activities. Specific focus is placed on making and maintaining friendships and the culture of winning and losing in sports and games.

Apply to our Social Skills Camp: Our Camp Website Link: recsports.berkeley.edu

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Science, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Arts & Crafts, Gardening, Frisbee, Fun N Games, Magic Cards, Tennis, Leadership Development Programs For Teens, Motor Fitness, Rugby, Softball, & More!

Cal Youth Camps is a Top Special Needs Summer Camp located in Berkeley California offering many fun and educational Special Needs and other activities, including: Fine Arts/Crafts, Science, Volleyball and more. Cal Youth Camps is a top Special Needs Camp for ages: 5-17.
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CAMP LOCATION: We have three main locations:

Golden Bear Rec Center
25 Sports Lane
Berkeley, CA 94720

Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area
Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

UC Berkeley Marina
124 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720

CAMP FACILITIES: We offer American Red Cross swimming lessons at our pool facilities, bountiful fields, indoor spaces for learning, out door basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and softball fields.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Give your camper a summer full of fun, friendship and adventure with Cal Youth Camps! We offer affordable award winning – receiving Diablo Magazine’s Best of the East Bay for summer camp for four consecutive years – camps and sport/outdoor for kids of all ages.

Whether your camper wants to learn to sail, play soccer or Frisbee with friends, or experiment with science at Lawrence Hall of Sciences - there’s something for all interests.

Scheduling the summer is a breeze with 1-week, 2-week and single-day drop-in sessions available all summer long (June 11-August 25). Busy schedule? Morning extended care (beginning at 7:30 am) is included at no additional charge for all camps, with affordable afternoon extended care (until 6 p.m.) available for purchase.

Camps offer tremendous benefits for children to grow and learn – that’s why we want camps to be accessible to as many campers as possible with our camp scholarship program. Families can receive up to $300 in credit toward an unforgettable summer.

Camps fill quickly – register today!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Cal Youth Camps have a Junior High and High School Leadership-to-Work Program that provides kids with an opportunity to learn outstanding leadership skills that can be applied to all aspects of life.

Apply here: Our Camp Website Link: recsports.berkeley.edu

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camp is a great experience for kids. It’s a place to learn new skills, meet friends, and have fun! We want as many kids as possible to have the opportunity to attend our camps. But we also know that the cost of camp can be a burden for some families. For that reason, we’ve created a scholarship program. Families can receive up to $300 in credit toward camp purchases.

Apply here: Our Camp Website Link: recsports.berkeley.edu

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: To keep your kids active all year long, we offer classes that extend past the summer. Your child can climb, boat, kick, tumble and swim the way through the year! Activities include archery, gymnastics, swimming lessons and more.

For more info: Our Camp Website Link: recsports.berkeley.edu

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Cal Youth Camps offer 2-week and 1-week camps each summer from June 11-August 25. Please search our website by age or activity to find the camp perfect for your camper: For complete info, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: camps.berkeley.edu

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Thank you for your interest in working at one of our camps! Our hiring process is competitive and we receive hundreds of applications each summer, so apply now! Please review the job descriptions and the steps for applying. Interviews begin in March and continue throughout the summer, though most of our hiring is complete by early June.

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California Special Needs Camps

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SOAR
California Location(s)

Visit Our SOAR Website
828-456-3435
admissions[AT]soarnc.org
226 SOAR Lane
Balsam, NC 28707

Find the Best Special Needs Camp in Balsam, California

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Wyoming, North Carolina, Florida, New York, California

CAMPER AGES: 8 - 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: SOAR offers high adventure summer camps for youth with ADHD and other Learning disabilities. Campers participate in exciting adventure activities such as rock climbing, horseback riding, SCUBA diving, llama treks, whitewater rafting, surfing, and much more!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: SOAR serves youth and young adults diagnosed with ADHD and other Learning Disabilities

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Horses/Equestrian, Sailing, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

SOAR is a Top Special Needs Summer Camp located in Balsam California offering many fun and educational Special Needs and other activities, including: Horses/Equestrian, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature and more. SOAR is a top Special Needs Camp for ages: 8 - 18.
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CAMP LOCATION: SOAR has 5 main programming locations: North Carolina, Wyoming, Florida, Northern New York and California as well as several International options.

CAMP FACILITIES: SOAR has two major Base Camp facilities: one in Balsam North Carolina where we have rustic cabins, a dining pavilion, on site showers/bathrooms, high and low ropes course, as well as several gathering campfire locations. The other is in Dubois Wyoming, where we have similar amenities as above except, this base camp is a working horse ranch!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Philosophy: SOAR believes all individuals identified with learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit disorder (ADHD) possess inherent talents and gifts. These abilities can mean incredible success in adulthood once these students negotiate the challenging obstacles of childhood, adolescence, and a traditional education system, usually unable to respond to individual learning styles.

SOAR's programs are designed to allow students the opportunity to increase their independence while away from home. Independence is gained through self-motivation and life skills instruction. With this in mind, we involve our students in many decision making processes, such as setting individual goals, developing group guidelines, as well as trip and meal planning. Please view our website for further information at: Our Camp Website Link: www.soarnc.org or call our Admissions Office at 828-456-3435! Thanks, SOAR Admissions Team

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
We begin our summer in early June and run through late August Please see our website for program dates at Our Camp Website Link: www.soarnc.org

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Special Needs Camps in CA
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some California Special Needs Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.

Some California Special Needs Day Camps also offer Extended Camp Hours for Early Camper Drop-Off and Pick Up. If you need these services, you should contact the camp to confirm availability.


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Camping Unlimited - Camp Krem
Boulder Creek, CA

Visit Our Camping Unlimited - Camp Krem Website
831-338-3210
campkrem[AT]gmail.com
102 Brook Lane
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Find the Best Special Needs Camp in Boulder Creek, California

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camping Unlimited - Camp Krem Video

CAMPER AGES: 5 - 1, 1955

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Weekends, Overnights, Travel Programs

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: For more than half a century, we have provided children and adults with developmental disabilities a full program of recreation, education, fun and adventure.
We offer Summer Camp and a Year-Round Respite Program. Our outdoor enrichment camp programs, activities, and adventures are unmatched. We proudly work with people with all developmental disabilities.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Serves children and adults of all disabilities, Autism, Aspergers, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, other physical/ emotional challenges

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Cheerleading, Weightloss, Swimming, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Special Needs

CAMP LOCATION: 60 miles South of San Francisco. One hour from San Jose airport. 15 minutes from Santa Cruz, California.

CAMP FACILITIES: Nearly 100 acres, cabins, large multi-activity center / dining hall, Art Center, extra-large heated swimming pool, sports, playground areas, outdoor camp area, miles of nature trails

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Serves children and adults of all disabilities, Autism, Aspergers, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, other physical/ emotional challenges

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT Leadership program. See website under "volunteer".

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Families may apply for limited "need-based" partial camperships. Contact campkrem at campkrem[AT]gmail.com for more information.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Year-round programs available nearly even weekend of the year. See website under "Year Round Programs" for further details.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.campingunlimited.org
Enrollment for summer begins in January.

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Teen Special Needs Camps in California

California Special Needs Camps for Teens sometimes include lots of individual attention, specific therapies for each camper's special needs, and other therapeutic activities. Teen Special Needs Camps in CA many times also include other traditional summer camp or special interest camp activities, ranging from outdoor adventure, to overnight trips, to music, to sports.

Be sure to speak with each camp you are interested in, so you know exactly what to expect.


Camp Leaps n Boundz
Los Angeles, California

Visit Our Camp Leaps n Boundz Website
310-821-0963
Joclynn[AT]leapsnboundz.com
5433 Beethoven St.
Los Angeles, California 90066

Find the Best Special Needs Camp in Los Angeles, California

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Leaps n Boundz Video

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Daily 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Overnight trips vary from weekend to weeklong

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Leaps n Boundz offers children and teens with special needs the opportunity to explore new places, make new friends, and try new things. At Camp Leaps n Boundz we make every camp day one to remember. Our day camp hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM.

Camp activities include:

Arts and crafts
Sports and games
Gymnastics
Nature hikes and activities
Recreation activities including yoga, dance, martial arts, and special theme days
Field trips
Surfing and Beach days
Swimming
So much more!
During each camp day, pro-social behaviors and socialization are encouraged to help make those lasting camp relationships!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Leaps n Boundz is a fun, active camp for children and teens with special needs. We welcome children of all abilities to participate in our day and overnight camps!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. We Also Surf & Go On Weekly Field Trips.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on the Westside of Los Angeles near Playa Vista and Marina del Rey. We are looking forward to opening a West Los Angeles location soon!

CAMP FACILITIES: Our home base is in a gymnastics gym with rooms and facilities for extra camp fun.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our highly trained staff specialize in caring for children and teens with special needs in the recreation environment. We have one staff per 3 children every day to cater to the safety and needs of our campers. Our programming is centered on each camper having a fun, safe, pro-social day in which new experiences can be grasped!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer camp internships to individuals who have graduated from high school. This growing opportunity allows the intern to learn from seasoned staff and advance into a paid position in the second session of camp.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We offer Day Camps and overnight trips throughout the year, especially during school breaks such as Winter Break, Spring Break, and more!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Day Camp Session 1: June 15-July 11
Day Camp Session 2: July 20-August 14

Overnight trips vary and include May 23-25, June 8-12, July 24-26, and August 3-7

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We always welcome resumes for our summer camp coach or intern positions. To be considered, email your resume to: heather[AT]leapsnboundz.com

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Shane Weight Loss & Fitness Camps
California Location(s)

Visit Our Shane Weight Loss & Fitness Camps Website
914-271-4141
office[AT]campshane.com
302 Harris Road
Ferndale, New York 12734

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
New York, Arizona, California, Georgia, Texas, Wisconsin

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
134 Teatown Road Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Shane Weight Loss & Fitness Camps Video

CAMPER AGES: 7-25

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Residential.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Shane is the premiere weight loss camp for kids, teens and young adults worldwide. Family run since 1968, we help our campers learn how to live healthy. We combine all the fun of traditional summer camps plus the benefits of weight loss, enhanced fitness and self esteem with superb, proven results. Our program is highly supervised and offers delicious, portion controlled meals made with healthy, whole foods – camper tested and approved!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Weight Loss. Food Allergies. Vegetarian. Kosher. Gluten Free.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Team Sports, Computers, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Nutrition Classes. Healthy Cooking Classes. Fitness Classes.

Shane Weight Loss & Fitness Camps is a Top Special Needs Summer Camp located in Ferndale California offering many fun and educational Special Needs and other activities, including: Swimming, Fine Arts/Crafts, Weightloss and more. Shane Weight Loss & Fitness Camps is a top Special Needs Camp for ages: 7-25.
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CAMP LOCATION: New York: 100 acres in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Rolling hills, forested, hilly, green, warm days and cool nights.

All other locations: held at private schools or universities with varying climates and amenities.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Shane New York is located on 120 acres just 2 hours north of New York City in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. 10 minutes from the 600,000 acre Catskill Forest Preserve. Lush playing fields, world-famous forests and extensive facilities. Superb climate; comfortable days, cool nights and mornings. Perfect for outdoor activities.

Unsurpassed custom-designed facilities uniquely offered only in New York such as our go cart track, dune buggie off-road course, rope course, and on-site river with multiple whirlpools and waterfalls. Lakefront Adventure Center on our 9 mile long stunning lakefront property near camp featuring water-skiing, tubing, banana boats and Jet Ski rides. We are the only weight loss in camp in the world that owns its own camp grounds, your assurance of quality.

We run an awesome, exciting and fun camp, a program loaded with hilarious and fun activities that our creative staff created from scratch. And you will not find them at other camps.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our caring, fun, and nurturing counselors help provide a wonderful environment for our campers. Our focus is on fun as much as on weight loss. Our goal is to have your camper leave armed with the knowledge to continue maintaining their weight loss goals. We offer three, six and nine week sessions throughout the summer with available weekly extensions.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Limited Tuition Assistance is available for families in financial need.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Other Camp Locations:

ARIZONA: Camp Shane Arizona located at the naturally beautiful Orme School with 360 degree views of distant mesas and mountains boasting 19th century ranch buildings is truly a place to laugh, learn and lose weight. At an elevation of 4000 feet the climate is remarkably ideal without the intense heat of southern Arizona. This camp is unique in that it offers 25,000 acres for horseback riding as well as the facility offers climate controlled indoor gymnasiums, green playing fields and lawns and a beautiful outdoor pool. Campers ranging in age from 8 – 18 can take advantage of two, four or six week sessions at an affordable price. Your camper will experience a life change they will never forget.

CALIFORNIA: At Camp Shane California you will enjoy the breathtaking 225 acre California Lutheran University campus situated between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. With a climate controlled state of the art fitness center, a variety of outdoor sporting facilities, a huge aquatic center and 6 brand new tennis courts Camp Shane California will transform your camper’s life. Our focus is always on having fun combined with a balance of fitness and nutrition for a truly life-changing experience. We offer two, four and six week sessions that are sure to meet your budgetary needs. With our proven program your camper is guaranteed to lose weight and gain a healthy outlook to last a lifetime.

GEORGIA: Camp Shane Georgia’s campus is located at Emmanuel College in northeast Georgia in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. An hour and a half drive from Atlanta, Georgia it's a quiet and safe setting on 200 acres. All facilities air-conditioned and it boasts an indoor 9-lane collegiate size pool, Aquatic Center, 4000 Sq.ft. air-conditioned Fitness Center with state of the art wellness equipment, fabulous new dormitories, quad style with one or two campers sharing a bathroom. Minutes from Georgia state parks, river activities, and Lake Hartwell. It's a wonderful place to experience summer fun while learning about nutrition, healthy cooking and fitness.

TEXAS: Camp Shane Texas is set on a lovely 83-acre, beautifully landscaped and wooded campus with attractive and well kept facilities in gorgeous Texas Hill Country setting. Dormitories are modern with custom furniture, granite bathroom counter tops and polished concrete floors. All sport facilities, dorms and classrooms are air conditioned. There is an outdoor classroom, garden, orchard, chicken coop, and miles of nature trails as well as a state-of-the-art weight room, fitness center, multi-purpose room, two gymnasiums and a new indoor swimming pool. Wholesome and nutritious Shane approved healthy menu prepared on-site. We are not a fat camp nor are we a boot camp. We combine all the fun of traditional summer camp with the benefits of weight loss.

WISCONSIN: Camp Shane Wisconsin is set on 80 acres, located off the shore of Lake Michigan. Dorms are newly constructed, modern and fully air-conditioned. There is an extensive, state of the art, multi-million-dollar fitness center and large grass playing fields to run fun fitness activities outdoors. The property also boasts an Olympic size indoor swimming pool – great for water exercise. Extensive walking paths on the grounds allow for easy exercise and a scenic river runs through the campus which is suitable for kayaking. Campers can relax in a beautiful, modern lounge and use the theatre for performance arts activities and to watch movies. Our program features our healthy yet delicious portion controlled foods.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
2017 Session Dates

Arizona - 2 Week Session Dates

Session 1: June 11 - June 25, 2017
Session 2: June 25 - July 9, 2017
Session 3: July 9 - July 23, 2017

California - 2 Week Session Dates

Session 1: June 17 - July 1, 2017
Session 2: July 1 - July 15, 2017
Session 3: July 15 - July 29, 2017

Georgia - 2 Week Session Dates

Session 1: June 10 - June 24, 2017
Session 2: June 24 - July 8, 2017
Session 3: July 8 - July 22, 2017

New York

Session 1: June 21 - July 10, 2017: 3 weeks
Session 2: June 21 - July 31, 2017: 6 weeks
Session 3: June 21 - August 19, 2017: 9 weeks
Session 4: July 10 - August 19, 2017: 6 weeks
Session 5: July 31 - August 19, 2017: 3 weeks

Texas - 2 Week Session Dates

Session 1: June 10 - June 24, 2017
Session 2: June 24 - July 8, 2017
Session 3: July 8 - July 22, 2017

Wisconsin - 2 Week Session Dates

Session 1: June 10 - June 24, 2017
Session 2: June 24 - July 8, 2017
Session 3: July 8 - July 22, 2017

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Directors, head staff, counselors, photographers, videographers, office support, nutrition instructors and many more. See complete job details, at: Our Camp Website Link: www.campshane.com.

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International Special Needs Camps in California

Some of our California Special Needs Camps accept International Campers from all around the world. Some camps could offer special Summer International Programs, scholarships, or other incentives to international campers.

International Campers and Parents: Be sure to contact each California Special Needs Camp you are interested in to see if they accept campers from other Countries, if they hire any international staff, or if they offer any Special Summer Special Needs Programs for International Campers.


PRIDE Learning Center: Yorba Linda
Yorba Linda, California

Visit Our PRIDE Learning Center: Yorba Linda Website
(949) 484-0230
info[AT]pridelearningcenter.com
19045 Yorba Linda Blvd
Yorba Linda, California 92886

Find the Best Special Needs Camp in Yorba Linda, California

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 4486
Mission Viejo, CA 92690

CAMPER AGES: 5-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: PRIDE Learning Center offers week long camps from June - August. We offer morning sessions from 9:00am - 12:00pm Monday - Friday or afternoon sessions 12:30pm - 3:30pm Monday - Friday. All sessions are One-on-One.

Our Daily Schedule looks like this:

9:00 - 10:00 Orton-Gillingham Reading Instruction
10:00 - 10:30 Written Expression
10:30 - 11:00 Snack, Fun and Movement
11:00 - 12:00 Orton-Gillingham Reading Instruction

Tuition is $1125/ weekly

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Weekly camps for children with learning disabilities and related difficulties such as dyslexia, auditory processing, visual processing, ADHD, autism and other learning differences. We are specialists in Orton-Gillingham, multi-sensory reading approach.

Super fun one-on-one summer programs

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Academics, and more. Reading, Writing & Comprehension

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Summer is the perfect time to catch up and get ahead! At PRIDE Learning Center we offer a fantastic summer program to give students a GIANT boost in their weakest areas. Our summer program is the most popular program of the year! PRIDE'S teachers are all credentialed and certified in Orton-Gillingham methodology.

This intensive one-on-one reading and writing program utilizes our multi-sensory, phonemic, Orton-Gillingham approach that we at PRIDE Learning Center are experts at. This program helps students in a way that a regular summer school program would not. Students progress one entire reading level in 4-5 weeks!

Students attend Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 12:00pm or 12:30 - 3:30pm.

You can sign up for any weeks between June and August to accommodate busy schedules and traveling families. For best results, we recommend 4-5 uninterrupted weeks.

PRIDE'S fun-filled yet intensive one-on-one reading program has become so popular that we even draw families from all over the globe. Recent students have come to PRIDE from China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, France, England, Canada, Puerto Rico and Dubai.

Kids LOVE coming to PRIDE!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Sign up for any weeks between June - August. Sessions are 9:00 - 12:00 or 12:30 - 3:30 Monday - Friday.

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PRIDE Learning Center Yorba Linda

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California Special Needs Camps Offer Scholarships & Financial Aid

Some California Special Needs Camps offer Camperships, Scholarships, and other forms of full or partial financial assistance to deserving campers.

Be sure to check each camp's description under "CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE" for complete information, including exactly how to apply.


Camp-A-Lot and Camp-A-Little
San Diego, California

Visit Our Camp-A-Lot and Camp-A-Little Website
619-685-1175
ltaylor[AT]arc-sd.com
3030 Market Street
San Diego, California 92102

Find the Best Special Needs Camp in San Diego, California

CAMPER AGES: 5-70

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): The Arc of San Diego

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Summer resident camp program designed for children, teens and adults with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. Health Supervisor (RN or LVN) on site 24 hours/day. Staff to camper ratio is 1:1 through 1:5 and depends on the needs of the camper. Limited spaces available for campers who use wheelchairs.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Academics, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Our facility in 2014 is the Cuyamaca Outdoor School (we lease) in Descanso, California. Camp is located about 45 miles east of our offices near Downtown San Diego. Facility is wheelchair accessible, and located within the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.

CAMP FACILITIES: 6 large camper cabins that have restrooms and showers and are all wheelchair accessible, outdoor pool, recreation lodges, indoor dining hall, outdoor basketball court, picnic area, infirmary, sports field and 3 amphitheaters (1 large and 2 small), access to several hiking trails within the State Park. Pines, cedars, oaks and grassy meadow.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Traditional summer camp activities include campfire programs, carnivals, talent shows, theme dances, camp olympics, kickball, t-ball, softball, dinosaur egg hunts, crafts and specialty classes like cooking, dance classes, soap making, frisbee golf and more. Everything is adapted when necessary to allow anyone with a disability to participate.

Camp-A-Lot was started in 1964, is sponsored by The Arc of San Diego and is accredited by The American Camp Association.

Staff are pre-screened, interviewed, references checked, complete a background check via the FBI, the Department of Justice and the National Sex Offenders Registry, pass a phycial and a drug test prior to being accepted. Staff go through 4 days of intensive training before camp sessions start. Training includes behavior intervention, health & safety procedures, disability awareness and more.

Camp-A-Lot & Camp-a-Little not only provide 5 days of fun, adventure and socialization for our campers, it also gives their families and care-providers a much needed break.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Counselor Aides In Training program available for campers 16 years and older, contact Camp Director for more information.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Some scholarships available, contact us for more information and guidelines.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
2014 Sessions are:

Session #1: Camp-A-Lot, adults ages 18 and older; July 20th through July 24th, 2014.

Session #2: Camp-A-Lot, adults ages 18 and older AND Camp-A-Little, child/teens ages 5-17; July 27th through July 31st, 2014.
NOTE: Camp-A-Lot and Camp-A-Little during Session #2 are held at the same time at the same camp. Children/teen campers are in separate cabins from adults campers and have their own dedicated staff, swim time, dining room tables and most activities.

Contact us for 2014 prices. Camp Registration Materials are sent out in April 2014 via mail and/or e-mail and our forms are available on our website also.

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Cali Camp
Topanga, CA

Visit Our Cali Camp Website
(310) 455-0404
info[AT]calicamp.com
1717 Old Topanga Cyn. Rd.
Topanga, CA 90290

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CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Cali Camp Video

CAMPER AGES: 3 to 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Nestled in a wondrous natural world in the heart of rock-lined Topanga Canyon, Cali Camp is a welcome kids camp adventure in Los Angeles. A place to roam streams, meadows and oak trees. Forget the city – enter the new world. Established in 1955, our iconic summer camp and year-round day camps welcome boys and girls, ages 3 to 15, to the Santa Monica Mountains. Our staff holds hundreds of years of combined experience.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We have an inclusion program and coordinator.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Aerial Arts & Equestrian "Wrangler Camp"

CAMP LOCATION: "We are located 7 miles East of the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Monica Mountains in Topanga, California on 21 acres. Please visit our website for lots of camp photos and videos.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our 21 acre facility filled with shady oak trees and tree-lined streams. Cali Camp provides quality summer day camp experiences for children ages 3 to 15 featuring over 30 activities including swimming, adventure programs - ropes course and rock climbing, a newly renovated equestrian / riding program, aerial arts pavilion, daily swimming, gymnastics, martial arts, yoga, arts & crafts, creative dramatics, tennis, pickleball, off-road go-carts, bamboo forest, archery, playgrounds, playfields and much more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Cali Camp also offers transportation with professional bus drivers. Our camp staff are the bus counselors and run our Bus Cup Challenge with fun activities, song contests and games for campers on their ride to camp. Lunch is available for purchase and we have a Snack Shack and Camp Shack with cool camp accessories available.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
If you are interested in applying for a job at Cali Camp, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.calicamp.com.

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BEST Youth Sports Camps
California Location(s)

Visit Our BEST Youth Sports Camps Website
623-748-9453
info[AT]thebestinaz.com
7000 East Shea Blvd
2nd Level Next to Laugh Factory
Scottsdale, Arizona 85383

Find the Best Special Needs Camp in Scottsdale, California

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Garden Grove California, Huntington Beach California

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our BEST Youth Sports Camps Video

CAMPER AGES: Potty Trained - 10 Years old

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily: 9-4

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): No Religious affiliations - all are welcome.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our Youth Sports Camps cater to potty trained children all the way up to 10 year olds. Scottsdale Sports Camps at Beginners Edge Sports Training gives your youth sports fanatics a way to have fun playing and learning the skills of the sports while enjoying bounce house, crafts, sports games on tv, and lots more. With the addition to a FREE lunch and snacks we will top off your youth sports players dreams.

Our other locations for camp each individually have different offerings based on amenities. Please check with each individual camp for description of options.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: All of our Camps are suited for special needs children. We currently have children on the spectrum as well as CF, ADD, ADHD and other children with special needs attend. Many times they come with a facilitator which is welcomed as long as they have a FPCC and proper ID.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Football, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Our Scottsdale facility is located in Scottsdale with major cross roads of Shea and 70th street. It is 4k square feet on fun.

Our Camps at Xavier Prep is located in the gymnasium basketball courts.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our camps are indoors and utilizes the space in order to rotate games and activities for the younger group and the older kids group. 40 minutes on and 15 minutes rest is the typical rotation time but down time and up time is adjusted based on activity levels of the participants and instructors.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our sports camps (holiday, spring, summer & fall) are held at different valley locations. Get ready for some FUN! We will be learning & playing the following sports: soccer, softball, basketball, football, volleyball, dodge ball, volleyball, tennis, kickball and many more playground games!

We will be doing some arts & crafts, bouncing in our bounce house, watching movies and doing scavenger hunts, scrimmaging and more!

Approximately 5 – 6 hours of active sports each day in our clean, safe & air-conditioned 4000 sq ft PartyZone facility!

All sports equipment will be supplied. Yes, your child will be grouped with children their same age for safety reasons and also for the best learning experience.

Yes, your children will be running, jumping, playing, sweating and laughing all day and they WILL be tired at pick-up time! At B.E.S.T. your child is not just a number in hoards of children. Each is a special individual, we learn their names, their likes and dislikes, what they excel at and teach them accordingly. If, for any reason, you have any specific questions, we are always here to talk to you. We want to make your child’s summer experience the BEST one ever!

HOURS

Full Day Camp starts precisely at 8:45am and ends at 5:15pm
Half Day Morning is 9am – 12:00pm
Half Day Afternoon is 1:00pm – 4:00pm
FOOD & SNACKS

Snacks: B.E.S.T. will serve fresh fruit for morning and/or afternoon snacks daily. This has been cleared as a nut free snack by all who have been concerned. We encourage you to pack one snack for half day campers and 2 snacks for full day campers if your children do not like this. Lunch: We will be eating lunch every day at 12:00pm-1:00pm. Please supply your child with a sack lunch daily with their name on the sack along with an ice pack inside if required and certainly if they are picky

A.M. HALF DAY KIDS: DO NOT NEED TO bring a LUNCH! ALL AM Kids and FULL DAY kids get fed.

Friday Lunch: Do not pack a sack lunch on Fridays! It is a special FREE PIZZA FRIDAY! FREE for all our full-day campers! Please DO supply a sack lunch if your child does not eat pizza. They will each receive 2 full slices of pizza so if they require a lot more nourishment please pack some additional food. Should half day campers want to join us they will be charged an additional $5 for this additional hour. Drinks: Water is the only beverage we supply each day. Your child’s water bottle will be replenished with bottled water throughout the day (and is always available through our water fountain) so they always remain hydrated.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We welcome C.I.T.'s (Counselors in Training) 14-15 year olds to join us in Camp to facilitate our Senior instructors. This is an unpaid position but one to learn how to facilitate, lead and care for children in this sports camp setting.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Beginners Edge Sports Training, LLC is one stop for all your beginners youth sports needs. We are Arizona’s leader for sports classes, sports camps, sports parties, sports lessons and clinics. BEST Sports starts teaching as young as 18 months. Beginners Edge Sports Training, or BEST Youth Sports focuses on teaching youth soccer, youth softball, youth basketball, youth football, sports birthday parties, sports camps and more. We are known as B.E.S.T. or as many people call us B.E.S.T. Sports. We have been operating youth sports classes in Arizona for over 13 years. We are a NON-FRANCHISED/LOCAL Arizona family-owned and operated Company since 2004. Ask around as they all will say we are the BEST youth sports classes, sports parties and sports camps in Arizona.

OTHER CAMP INFO: See Policy's at Our Camp Website Link: thebestinaz.com

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please goto Our Camp Website Link: www.thebestinaz.com for all our Camp offerings and up to date pricing.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
BEST is also seeking Camp Counselors who are sports oriented, FUN, pro active, smart, athletic and most importantly responsible to join our team over the summer.  One week 9-4 commitments required to be considered.

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PRIDE Learning Center: Redondo Beach
Redondo Beach, California

Visit Our PRIDE Learning Center: Redondo Beach Website
(866) 774-3342
info[AT]pridelearningcenter.com
1101 Camino Real
Redondo Beach, California 90277

Find the Best Special Needs Camp in Redondo Beach, California

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 4486
Mission Viejo, CA 92690

CAMPER AGES: 5-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: PRIDE Learning Center offers week long camps from June - August. We offer morning sessions from 9:00am - 12:00pm Monday - Friday or afternoon sessions 12:30pm - 3:30pm Monday - Friday.

Our Daily Schedule looks like this:

9:00 - 10:00 Orton-Gillingham Reading Instruction
10:00 - 10:30 Written Expression
10:30 - 11:00 Snack, Fun and Movement
11:00 - 12:00 Orton-Gillingham Reading Instruction

Tuition is $1125/ weekly

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Weekly camps for children with learning disabilities and related difficulties such as dyslexia, auditory processing, visual processing, ADHD, autism and other learning differences. We are specialists in Orton-Gillingham, multi-sensory reading approach.

Super fun one-on-one summer programs!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Academics, and more. Reading, Writing & Comprehension

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Summer is the perfect time to catch up and get ahead! At PRIDE Learning Center we offer a fantastic summer program to give students a GIANT boost in their weakest areas. Our summer program is the most popular program of the year! PRIDE'S teachers are all credentialed and certified in Orton-Gillingham methodology.

This intensive one-on-one reading and writing program utilizes our multi-sensory, phonemic, Orton-Gillingham approach that we at PRIDE Learning Center are experts at. This program helps students in a way that a regular summer school program would not. Students progress one entire reading level in 4-5 weeks!

Students attend Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 12:00pm or 12:30 - 3:30pm.

You can sign up for any weeks between June and August to accommodate busy schedules and traveling families. For best results, we recommend 4-5 uninterrupted weeks.

PRIDE'S fun-filled yet intensive one-on-one reading program has become so popular that we even draw families from all over the globe. Recent students have come to PRIDE from China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, France, England, Canada, Puerto Rico and Dubai.

Kids LOVE coming to PRIDE!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Sign up for any weeks between June - August. Sessions are 9:00 - 12:00 or 12:30 - 3:30 Monday - Friday.

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Camp del Corazon
California Location(s)

Visit Our Camp del Corazon Website
Office: (818) 754-0312
info[AT]campdelcorazon.org
samantha[AT]campdelcorazon.org
11615 Hesby Street
North Hollywood, California 91601

Find the Best Special Needs Camp in North Hollywood, California

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Howland's Landing
Catalina, CA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
11615 Hesby Street
North Holllywood, CA 91601

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp del Corazon Video

CAMPER AGES: 7-17 (at time of camp session)

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. An overnight special needs camp for children living with heart disease.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): All are welcome in our family!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Our camp serves children who have any form of congenital heart disease.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Cheerleading, Weightloss, Golf, Gymnastics, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Climbing Wall, Kayaking, Archery, Target Sports, & Yoga.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on the West End of Catalina, just west of the Isthmus at Howland's Landing cove. Our site has a beautiful desert island ecosystem which has lots of marine life to explore!

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 20 modern open air cabins, large dining hall, outdoor basketball, tennis courts and large ball field. Being on an island, our site is right on the beach. We have an amphitheater for campfires and an amazing climbing wall and high-ropes facility.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We are an ACA accredited camp that Serves children with heart disease. Camp del Corazon (Camp of the Heart) was founded in 1995 by a UCLA nurse and doctor who wanted to provide a new kind of healing to their pediatric cardiac patients. Today the camp serves over 400 children a summer.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer year-round retreats for congenital heart patients between 18 and 24 years old on the mainland. This program is called the Progressive Adult Congenital Experience (PACE).

This program is aimed at developing the practical and leadership skills that young adults with heart disease will need as they transition into their adult lives. This program often involves a weekend of camping, teambuilding games and workshops.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camp del Corazon is free for our campers.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: In the Fall (October) and early Summer we host picnics for our camp community in the Los Angeles area so that families can meet our fabulous volunteer staff as well as other camper families.

OTHER CAMP INFO: This is a special needs camp for children living with heart disease.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Session 1: August 21-August 25 Session 2: August 25-August 29 Session 3: August 29-September 2

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TechKnowHow Technology and Robotics Summer Camps
California Location(s)

Visit Our TechKnowHow Technology and Robotics Summer Camps Website
650.638.0500
campinfo[AT]techknowhowkids.com
Winter & Summer Camps in the S.F. Bay Area, San Diego.
Corporate Office: 553 Pilgrim Dr Suite D
Foster City, CA 94404

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
South Seattle, WA
And Various Locations in CA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
553 Pilgrim Drive Suite D Foster City CA 94404

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our TechKnowHow Technology and Robotics Summer Camps Video

CAMPER AGES: 5 - 15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Half-day Mon - Friday. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and Mon - Friday. 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm and All-day Mon. - Friday 9:00 am - 3:30pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: TechKnowHow® Offers Winter and Summer Camps focused on Technology, Creative Engineering and Robotics with LEGO® Elements, and Programming and Coding. Camps include building projects with LEGO® gears and motors, Robotics with MINDSTORMS® EV3® and LEGO® WeDo®, Scratch® Computer Game Design, Coding and Programming Camps teaching Python and Java, and a Tech Camp for Girls.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We do except students with special needs, please make sure to fill out the "Special Needs" section on the registration form and email campinfo[AT]techknowhowkids.com with any additional instructions or questions.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Computers, Science, Technology, Academics, and more.

TechKnowHow Technology and Robotics Summer Camps is a Top Special Needs Summer Camp located in Foster City California offering many fun and educational Special Needs and other activities, including: Science, Technology, Computers and more. TechKnowHow Technology and Robotics Summer Camps is a top Special Needs Camp for ages: 5 - 15.
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CAMP LOCATION: Our affordable STEM offerings are available to students, ages 5-15, during the winter camps at 4 locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. During the summer months at over 22 locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please visit our website for lots of camp photos and videos. Also visit our YouTube Channel for additional videos at Our Camp Website Link: www.youtube.com.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our classes are designed so that students can learn technology skills while engaged in fun and interesting projects. Our goal is to have students learn how to do some amazing things with technology in a supportive and fun atmosphere.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Each TechKnowHow® camp features a teaching team of two instructors. Instructors are often school teachers during the year, or professionals who work in the technology field or college students, often majoring in education or computer science. All instructors complete training, both in the specific course work which they will teach, as well as in general student interaction and camp management. Although our staff has varied backgrounds, all share an interest and ability in teaching technology skills to students! Our average camper:staff ratio is 10:1.

OTHER CAMP INFO: We were recently awarded as a "Best Math and Science" and "Best Technology" in Bay Area Parent Magazine 2016. "Best LEGO® Camp" and "Best Science Technology and Digital Arts Summer Camps" in Parents' Press for 2015.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Winter Camps

Week of 12/19 - 12/23
M - F Half-day* (9am-12pm or 12:30-3:30pm): $205/wk.
M - F Full day (9am-3:30pm): $375/wk.
M - F Full day Python® Coding Camps (9am-3:30pm): $425/wk.

Week of 12/27 - 12/30
T - F Half-day* (9am-12pm or 12:30-3:30pm): $165/wk.
T - F Full day (9am-3:30pm): $300/wk.

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PRIDE Learning Center: San Diego
San Diego, California

Visit Our PRIDE Learning Center: San Diego Website
(866) 774-3342
info[AT]pridelearningcenter.com
3813 Governor Drive
San Diego, California 92122

Find the Best Special Needs Camp in San Diego, California

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 4486
Mission Viejo, CA 92690

CAMPER AGES: 5-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: PRIDE Learning Center offers week long camps from June - August. We offer morning sessions from 9:00am - 12:00pm Monday - Friday or afternoon sessions 12:30pm - 3:30pm Monday - Friday. All sessions are One-on-One.

Our Daily Schedule looks like this:

9:00 - 10:00 Orton-Gillingham Reading Instruction
10:00 - 10:30 Written Expression
10:30 - 11:00 Snack, Fun and Movement
11:00 - 12:00 Orton-Gillingham Reading Instruction

Tuition is $1125/ weekly

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Weekly camps for children with learning disabilities and related difficulties such as dyslexia, auditory processing, visual processing, ADHD, autism and other learning differences. We are specialists in Orton-Gillingham, multi-sensory reading approach.

Super fun one-on-one summer programs!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Academics, and more. Reading, Writing & Comprehension

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Summer is the perfect time to catch up and get ahead! At PRIDE Learning Center we offer a fantastic summer program to give students a GIANT boost in their weakest areas. Our summer program is the most popular program of the year! PRIDE'S teachers are all credentialed and certified in Orton-Gillingham methodology.

This intensive one-on-one reading and writing program utilizes our multi-sensory, phonemic, Orton-Gillingham approach that we at PRIDE Learning Center are experts at. This program helps students in a way that a regular summer school program would not. Students progress one entire reading level in 4-5 weeks!

Students attend Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 12:00pm or 12:30 - 3:30pm.

You can sign up for any weeks between June and August to accommodate busy schedules and traveling families. For best results, we recommend 4-5 uninterrupted weeks.

PRIDE'S fun-filled yet intensive one-on-one reading program has become so popular that we even draw families from all over the globe. Recent students have come to PRIDE from China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, France, England, Canada, Puerto Rico and Dubai.

Kids LOVE coming to PRIDE!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Sign up for any weeks between June - August. Sessions are 9:00 - 12:00 or 12:30 - 3:30 Monday - Friday.

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Broadway Gymnastic School Summer Camps
Los Angeles, California

Visit Our Broadway Gymnastic School Summer Camps Website
310-302-0035
hedillin[AT]aol.com
Info[AT]BroadwayGym.com
5433 Beethoven Street
Los Angeles, California 90066

Find the Best Special Needs Camp in Los Angeles, California

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Broadway Gymnastic School Summer Camps Video

CAMPER AGES: Kinder Camp 3.5-5 Years, Youth Camp 5-12 years, Special Education Camp Ages 5+

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily: 9am-3pm, Kinder Camp (3.5-5 years): 9am-12:30pm, Before & Aftercare 8am-9am & 3pm-5:30pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our spectacular gymnastics and sports camp incorporates exercise and education into a fun-filled day program. Gymnastics is paired with a variety of sports, arts, drama, field trips, and an exciting array of activities to captivate all ages until the camper goes home at 12:30 or 3pm. Before and after care is available and can be arranged at registration.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Special Education Summer Camps Available

1st Step Camp - Ages: 5-10 Years
Jr/Sr Camp - Ages: 11 & Up

Special Needs Sign-up Procedures: Please call Ose at (310) 450-0035 x32

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Cheerleading, Weightloss, Soccer, Gymnastics, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Academics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Youth, Kinder, Team & Special Education Camps Available.

CAMP LOCATION: Our Camp Website Link: broadwaygym.com

DIRECTIONS FROM SANTA MONICA: Travel Southeast on LINCOLN BLVD. Turn LEFT on W. JEFFERSON BLVD. Turn LEFT onto BEETHOVEN STREET.

HIGHWAY DIRECTIONS- Travel Southeast on LINCOLN BLVD. Turn LEFT onto OLYMPIC BLVD. Take I-10 E towards LOS ANGELES. Take I-405 S. to the 90 E. (Marina Freeway) Turn LEFT on CENTINELA. Turn RIGHT on JEFFERSON BLVD. Turn RIGHT on BEETHOVEN.

CAMP FACILITIES: MODERN FACILITY: Broadway Gymnastic School is a stateof-the-art gymnastics and children’s fitness facility offering all equipment used in the Olympics as well as trampolines, mini tramp, tumble trak, creative obstacle courses and the zip-line (a favorite among our campers). We also have an activity room, lunch room, arts & crafts room, dance studio and free wi-fi.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our spectacular gymnastics and sports camp incorporates exercise and education into a fun-filled day program. Gymnastics is paired with a variety of sports, arts, drama, field trips, and an exciting array of activities captivates all ages until the camper goes home at 12:30 or 3pm. Before and after care is available and can be arranged at registration.

ACTIVITIES/TRIPS: Gymnastics is the foundation of our 2015 fitness day camp activities. Ball sports, swimming, arts and crafts, drama, music and dance round out the curriculum. We are also known for our educational field trips: Kid Concepts, Whale Watching, Sky Zone, Aquarium of the Pacific, California Science Center and Adventureplex.

Dance, music, art and science activities are scheduled throughout the summer. Campers get the chance to try new activities, discover new talents and gain confidence in themselves. Other special themed days include Bring- A-Friend Day, Karaoke, bounce houses, zip-lining, plus Water Days filled with water balloon activities and swimming adventures. At the end of each week BGS will host a Friday Night Traffic Jam Party from 3-3:30pm!

EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS: Your child’s day will begin with gymnastics. Our training emphasizes the educational as well as the physical benefits of gymnastics such as concentration, self-discipline, psychological and emotional development, social adjustment and artistic expression. Positive feedback is constantly given so the camper not only develops good physical functioning of the body, but also gains self-confidence, self-respect, grace and poise. A customized curriculum has been designed for campers with special needs.

STAFF: The staff is headed by Broadway Gymnastic School Owners and Directors, Michael & Mary Cates and Facilities Manager & Camp Supervisor J.T. Moyé. Camp programs designed by the Cates are applauded by parents for the educational benefits, safety standards and enjoyment their children receive during the program. J.T. has been an integral part of the Camp program for many years, he has a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Connecticut and has had an accomplished career in the Theatre on Broadway.

Camp staff have backgrounds in child development, physical education, psychology and recreation as well as gymnastics. All staff are first aid & USAG certified. Broadway’s first rate staff & our commitment to our students makes certain all campers get the most out of each day!

COMPETITIVE TRAINING: An innovative summer training program has been designed for our pre-competitive and competitive gymnasts. World-class coaches train boys and girls for all levels of competition. Videotaping, dance and gymnastic related outings are planned for enrichment and cross training. We welcome competitive gymnasts who are vacationing in Los Angeles to join us.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We created our Coach in Training (CIT) program for children ages 10-15 years as a way to transition older campers. It is an excellent opportunity for campers to gain valuable work experience and foster responsibility.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Our spectacular gymnastics and sports camp incorporates exercise and education into a fun-filled day program. Gymnastics paired with other sports as well as art, drama, fieldtrips, and swimming ensures children will get the most out of each day. Camp begins at 9am and is filled with an exciting array of activities to captivate all ages until the camper goes home at 12:30 or 3pm. We offer flexible scheduling as well as before (8am-9am) and aftercare (3pm-5:30pm) for youth campers.

Youth Camp
Ages: 5-12
Hours: 9am-3pm

Kinder Camp
Ages 3½-5
Hours: 9am-12:30pm

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We have been "helping children grow" since 1979. There is a place for everyone at BGS, whether your child wants to learn a new sport, stay in shape, has special needs or hopes to become an Olympic competitor. Known for our safe and nurturing environment, our instructors are caring professionals trained to encourage your child to have fun while participating in our motivating gymnastic program.

Our 29,000 sq. ft. facility offers you dynamic gymnastic classes, spectacular birthday parties, memorable camps and much more all year long. As educators in special education and gymnastics for over 30 years, our personal care and involvement will ensure that your child receives a positive and productive experience.

Health and fitness is the gift of life and Broadway Gymnastic School welcomes you to enjoy our facility and the sport of gymnastics. All our programs are educationally based and we offer a wide variety of physical education services. Please contact our office for more information. Our staff will be happy to assist you. Thank you for choosing the best gym for children in LA! (KNBC News)

OTHER CAMP INFO: Our Camp Website Link: www.broadwaygym.com

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Download Registration form/Session Dates/ Fees: Our Camp Website Link: www.broadwaygym.com

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:

COACH IN TRAINING PROGRAM
We created our Coach in Training (CIT) program for children ages 10-15 years as a way to transition older campers. It is an excellent opportunity for campers to gain valuable work experience and foster responsibility.

For employment info please visit: Our Camp Website Link: broadwaygym.com.

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Computer Kids Club
Online Camp

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302-834-2247
ckcdirector[AT]verizon.net
Delaware
P.O. Box 246
Bear, Delaware

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Southern Chester County, PA
Southern New Jersey
Northern Maryland, next to the Delaware line

CAMPER AGES: Ages 5-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Online. Summer M-F 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: WEEKLY SUMMER CAMP: June 26-Sept. 1 2017, M-F 8:45-12:00 at local DELAWARE SCHOOLS. Microsoft McCaws, Engineering Eagles, Coding Cardinals, Mac & Math Meerkats, see site for details and locations.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Special Needs are welcome.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Computers, Math, Science, Technology, Academics, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: All summer camps will be held in New Castle County schools

CAMP FACILITIES: The camps will be held in New Castle County schools in their computer lab.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Individual Tutoring By appointment. Perfect for Homeschool students. This enrichment program in technology will help your student in Math, Reading, Grammar, Typing, and the Microsoft and MAC programs. Ages 5-12. Schools-Schedule a FREE 1 hour trial session for the before/after school program.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Summer Camps will be held M-F from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at local Delaware Schools. The FEE is $165.00 per week.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Seeking Part-time, flexible, technology teachers to follow program curriculum working with up to 20 students in a computer lab.

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Education Encounters
San Jose, California

Visit Our Education Encounters Website
408-687-5054
info[AT]educationencounters.com
1100 Shasta Avenue #223
San Jose, California 96126

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
59 Washington Street #175
Santa Clara, CA 95050

CAMPER AGES: 5-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. AM and PM sessions available

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Education Encounters is a fun, hands-on camp that integrates history, science, and art. Our small classes are taught by credentialed teachers. AM & PM care available. Multiple discounts are available.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: 12:1 camper to teacher ratio

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Science, Academics, and more. Science, History & Art!

CAMP LOCATION: We are located at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1100 Shasta Ave.#223, San Jose, CA 95126. Camp is easily accessible from Highways 880, 17 and 280.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Education Encounters camps are fun camps that foster a child’s love of learning. Based around history themes, these small thematic camps make history come alive by integrating history with science and art. Depending on the week, the children will hear myths, make "cat mummies", design shields, explore printmaking, fire catapults, build structures, or go on a field trip to the Egyptian Museum.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Early registration, multiple week and sibling discounts available.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Each month kids (K-6th) have their own special evening of kids activities while their parents have some quality time for themselves. Dinner included. (Topics subject to change) Kid's Nights held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Classroom #223. Two options available: 5:30 PM - 9 PM $30 per child, and 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM for only $10 more.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Our classes are taught by credentialed teachers, many with a decade or more of classroom teaching experience. Our teachers are passionate about education and hands-on learning. They love kids, are passionate about their subject matter and share their love of learning with the kids.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For complete info, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.educationencounters.com.

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Breaking Barriers Holiday Respite Camp
Hayward, California

Visit Our Breaking Barriers Holiday Respite Camp Website
510-693-4418
21471 Foothill Blvd.
Hayward, California 94541

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
1900 Embarcadero, Ste. 310
Oakland, CA 94606

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 5-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Spring Camps: Monday-Friday, 9a-12p

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: At Breaking Barriers Respite Camps our goal is to create an experience for our community that they otherwise would not have access to. We understand the barriers that many families with special needs face, and we want our camps to help break them down. This is why our camps are constructed with adaptable activities that encourage personal and social development. At a respite camp, our participants will have access to engaging activities like: games, arts & crafts, water play, music therapy, and special guest programs. Each week will focus on a specific communication skill that will be developed through interactive and creative curriculum. At the end of the week we hope our multifaceted camp will have sparked personal growth, as well as new friendships. Come join the fun!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Campers will have access to stimulating activities that nurture both individual and social needs. By creating a safe environment that promotes social reciprocity, we are able to provide opportunities for our campers to learn and grow.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Team Sports, and more. We Offer A Variety Of Different Sport Activities Throughout Camp To Accommodate Different Interests

CAMP FACILITIES: For our spring camp we will be hosted at a martial arts school.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: On site we will have: a camp manager, trained behavior therapists. Off site we have: a camp director

We have been running our camps for 7 years, and they have continued to grow bigger and better each year.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: RCEB Funding available

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
April 3-7
April 10-14
9a-12p
$60/day

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We do have job opportunities for our camps (part-time/seasonal). Please contact community[AT]juvobh.com for more information.

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Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California
Los Alamitos, CA

Visit Our Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California Website
Phone: (714) 490-3428
Fax: (562) 493-1684

jknott[AT]questsolutionssocal.com
5212 Katella Avenue
#104
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

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CAMPER AGES: 6 to 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Summer Day Camp Hours: 9am - 3:30pm; Business Hours: 9am - 5pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California provides summer day camp, after school programs and psychological treatment designed for kids with special needs.

Quest is a unique, evidence-based program that combines recreational activities, behavioral milieu and group psychotherapy. We welcome kids, ages 6 to 18, with mild to moderate social, emotional and/or behavioral difficulties.

Call us today to determine if Quest is right for your child, and what their individualized goals will be!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Quest specializes in children's special needs including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD), high functioning Autism, Asperger's Disorder, adjustment disorders, learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, mild to moderate social, emotional, and/or behavioral issues, etc.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Soccer, Technology, Academics, Adventure, Travel, and more. Arts & Crafts, Beach Days, Bowling, Field Trips, Nature Discovery, Drama, Rock Climbing, Ropes Course, Soccer, Zip Line, Boomer’s, Discovery Learning Center, Theme Weeks, Video Game Making, Future Week, Fictional Characters Week, Movie Making Week, Adventure Week, Residential Week, 4-day/3-night San Juan Capistrano-trip!

Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California is a Top Special Needs Summer Camp located in Los Alamitos California offering many fun and educational Special Needs and other activities, including: Adventure, Theater, Academics and more. Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California is a top Special Needs Camp for ages: 6 to 18.
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CAMP LOCATION: Our 2017 Summer Camp will be located at the Central Library in Huntington Beach, CA. We run a lot of our programming in the park, at the sports arena, and at ClimbX Indoor Rock Climbing Gym!

CAMP FACILITIES: Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California is a day camp that builds camp programming in at the park and we have field trips in the community to the beach and other local Southern California attractions.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California is accredited by the American Camp Association, and offers 7 weeks of summer day camps in Huntington Beach for children with mild to moderate difficulties behaviorally, emotionally or socially.

Children who participate in Quest programming often have diagnoses of ADHD, anxiety, Asperger's Disorder, depression, learning disabilities and/or social problems.

Quest Camps provide:

1) Individualized behavior plans;
2) Group therapy four times per week;
3) Occupational therapy services to assist children in building their skills in self-regulation, sensory processing, motor skill development and bilateral coordination;
4) A 6 to 1 camper to staff ratio;
5) Parent meetings with home therapeutic goal development;
6) Consistent positive interventions;
7) Engaging fun activities for campers such as rock climbing, soccer, arts and crafts, and field trips such as high-ropes courses, trips to Knott's Berry Farm, The Discovery Science Center, The Ocean Institute, and beach days.

Quest utilizes a comprehensive therapeutic system that provides a treatment plan individualized for each child. By observing the child in camp activities throughout the day, our staff is able to see how problems present themselves.

Jodie Knott, Ph.D., camp director and licensed clinical psychologist, coordinates the Quest treatment program. She has created and facilitated therapeutic, experiential learning interventions for children for over 12 years and specializes in the assessment and treatment of attention and learning disorders, in addition to mood disorders.

Quest staff is trained to provide positive intervention to teach new, constructive behaviors. Counselors provide verbal support for accomplishments and directions for areas of improvement. By developing an open and nurturing environment where children feel accepted and respected, campers make positive changes because they feel safe to try new behaviors.

We are very proud at Quest to now have evidence-based research that supports what parents and professionals have seen for over twenty years! During the summer of 2008, 155 families participated in an independent research study by Lisa Greenberg to measure the effectiveness of Quest's therapeutic program. The results demonstrated treatment benefits rarely seen in psychological programs. Quest was found to provide effective individualized treatment for children 6-18 years old with mild to moderate behavioral, emotional and/or social problems.

Significant reductions in hyperactivity, impulsivity, aggression and inattention were found, along with improvements in peer relations, family relations, athletic competency, behavioral control and self-esteem. Behavioral problems were found to decrease not only at camp, but also at home, school and everyday life.

Children who come to Quest struggling to make friends, handling frustration and conquering their fears, leave with increased self-esteem and improved peer and family relationships. Their fears and frustrations are reduced and behavioral problems become less influential in their lives.

In addition, Quest parents have consistently rated Quest highly. Specifically, rating very high satisfaction with the overall summer program, quality of staff, individualized goals and behavior ratings, campers' enjoyment, and the ability to keep their child's interest.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For information about Quest's Summer Program and School Year Program discounts, please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.questcampsofsocal.com!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Quest’s After School Program consists of three 10-week sessions each school year. Children and adolescents attend the after school program once a week for two hours (from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.) and are grouped based on age and ability.

The Afterschool Program employs the Quest System, and includes an activity hour to work with the campers in a naturalistic environment and an hour of small-group therapy to focus on individual goals and group dynamics. Campers participate in a field trip once every ten-week session.

Quest Professional Staff and Counselors host evening parent group meetings every five weeks and parents receive both written and verbal feedback about their child’s progress at camp.

To view the Quest Calendar, please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.questcampsofsocal.com!

OTHER CAMP INFO: Please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.questcampsofsocal.com or call (714) 490-3428 to see if Quest Therapeutic Camps is the right program for your child.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Quest's Summer Camp 2017 will be from June 26 to August 10, 2017. We offer 3 to 7 week sessions. For more information about sessions, pricing and insurance, please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.questcampsofsocal.com!

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PRIDE Learning Center: Newport Beach
Newport Beach, California

Visit Our PRIDE Learning Center: Newport Beach Website
(949) 891-0125
info[AT]pridelearningcenter.com
4000 Birch Street #113
Newport Beach, California 92660

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 4486
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Weekly camps for children with learning disabilities and related difficulties such as dyslexia, auditory processing, visual processing, ADHD, autism and other learning differences. We are specialists in Orton-Gillingham, multi-sensory reading approach. Super fun one-on-one summer programs!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: PRIDE Learning Center offers week long camps from June - August. We offer morning sessions from 9:00am - 12:00pm Monday - Friday or afternoon sessions 12:30pm - 3:30pm Monday - Friday.

Our Daily Schedule looks like this:

9:00 - 10:00 Orton-Gillingham Reading Instruction
10:00 - 10:30 Written Expression
10:30 - 11:00 Snack, Fun and Movement
11:00 - 12:00 Orton-Gillingham Reading Instruction

Tuition is $1125/ weekly

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Academics, and more. Reading, Writing & Comprehension

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Summer is the perfect time to catch up and get ahead! At PRIDE Learning Center we offer a fantastic summer program to give students a GIANT boost in their weakest areas. Our summer program is the most popular program of the year! PRIDE'S teachers are all credentialed and certified in Orton-Gillingham methodology.

This intensive one-on-one reading and writing program utilizes our multi-sensory, phonemic, Orton-Gillingham approach that we at PRIDE Learning Center are experts at. This program helps students in a way that a regular summer school program would not. Students progress one entire reading level in 4-5 weeks!

Students attend Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 12:00pm or 12:30 - 3:30pm.

You can sign up for any weeks between June and August to accommodate busy schedules and traveling families. For best results, we recommend 4-5 uninterrupted weeks.

PRIDE'S fun-filled yet intensive one-on-one reading program has become so popular that we even draw families from all over the globe. Recent students have come to PRIDE from China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, France, England, Canada, Puerto Rico and Dubai.

Kids LOVE coming to PRIDE!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Sign up for any weeks between June - August. Sessions are 9:00 - 12:00 or 12:30 - 3:30 Monday - Friday.

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Mariposa Day Camp
Altadena, California

Visit Our Mariposa Day Camp Website
626-677-2303
bcolomb[AT]girlscoutsla.org
615 E. Mariposa St
Altadena, California 91001

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
101 E. Wheeler Ave.
Arcadia, Ca 91006

CAMPER AGES: Grades K-6

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily 9am - 4pm, before and after camp care available

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Girl Scouts

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Mariposa is an oasis from urban life, nestled in the foothills of Altadena. Camp activities include arts & crafts, singing songs, team building, low ropes elements, a gaga court, a kids’ kitchen, and water play for those warm days. We are a Girl Scout camp, so Girl Scout badges will be earned through the summer, but no Girl Scout experience is required. Camp begins June 15th, 2015 and runs until August 14th, 2015. A new session starts every Monday!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We provide a warm, engaging environment that appreciates what each camper brings to the camp experience. Contact us to ask about your camper's specific needs!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Team Sports, Science, Technology, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Gaga Court, Low Ropes Elements, Kids Kitchen Each Week, Each Week Will Have A Different Theme!! Each Theme Covers A Different Cool Interest Including Performing, Writing, Video Game Technology, Outdoor Cooking & Much More!

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Altadena, California right off the 210 freeway. Thirteen miles from downtown Los Angeles.

CAMP FACILITIES: Mariposa Day Camp, located in Altadena, offers themed weeks with several different emphases for girls to choose from. Girls participate in new and traditional Girl Scouts activities while making new friends, developing self-esteem and making lasting memories. Introducing new and exciting activities this summer such as a brand new gaga court, low ropes and team building activities plus kids kitchen which gives each girl the opportunity to prepare a fun and different snack each week. The themes for each week provide additional activities and enjoyment for the campers. All day camps include daily snacks, a camp souvenir, any badges earned, and a 4X6 camp group photo. Camp hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We also have before and after care beginning at 7:00am and ending at 6:00pm. All sessions serve grade K-6. For more information please contact Brianna Colomb at bcolomb[AT]girlscoutsla.org.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Creativity, Inc.
June 15¬¬–19
Grades K–6 $160
Let your creativity shine! Explore all the ways you can express yourself through art. We will be learning about painting, tie dying, drawing, and more. Campers will work with a visiting artist on their masterpieces. On Friday the Camp Mariposa Gallery will be open for parents to see their child’s artwork. Brownies will earn their Painter badge, Juniors will earn their Drawing badge, and Cadettes will complete steps 3, 4, and 5 of their Book Artist badge.

Fashion Forward
June 22–26
Grades K–6 $160
It is Fashion Week at Camp Mariposa! Campers will learn the basics of fashion design, sewing, and jewelry making as they create their own haute couture. Girls will meet a fashion industry professional and show off their designs at a special Friday fashion show. Brownies will earn their Inventor badge, Juniors will earn their Product Designer badge, and Cadettes will earn steps 1, 2, 4, and 5 of their Entrepreneur badge.

Pioneer Days
June 29 – July 3
Grades K–3 $160
Grades 4–6, $175 (Thursday Evening Program)
Let’s journey back in time to when Laura Ingalls Wilder was a young girl. Campers will learn all about life on the prairie through hands on activities like making butter, sewing, and playing games from the past. Girls will also learn about their local government while we get ready to celebrate Independence Day. Friday will feature a special country fair for all campers! Brownies will earn their Celebrating Community badge, Juniors will earn their Citizen badge, and Cadettes will earn their Finding Common Ground badge. Girls entering the 4 grade and up are invited to join us for an extended day at camp that includes dinner, square dancing, and an old fashion campfire.

Literally Fun
July 6–10
Grades K–6 $160
Choose your own adventure and tell your story! We will dive into the wide world of our imaginations, exploring our favorite books, and writing our own stories. Girls will learn all about different ways to tell their story, from comic books to short stories. We will even be joined by a special guest author! Brownies will earn their My Family Story badge, Juniors will earn their Scribe badge, and Cadettes will earn their Comic Artist badge.

S.T.E.A.M Power! (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
July 13–17
Grades K–6 $160
Making a miniature robot, launching film canister rockets, and mixing up a batch of slime are just a few of the fun things we have planned for this week of scientific discovery. STEAM will come alive as we explore all of these subjects through hands on experiments and demonstrations. Brownies will learn all about bubbles, slime, and static electricity while they also earn their Home Scientist badge. Juniors and Cadettes will design their own video games while earning the Videogame Designer patch. Full STEAM ahead!

Lions, Tigers, and Girl Scouts, Oh my!
July 20–24
Grades K–6 $160
Welcome to the Jungle! This week of camp is all about our furry, scaly, and slimy friends who call the jungle home. Campers will learn about animals and ecosystems while brushing up on the outdoor skills they need to visit our furry friends in their natural habitats. We will even have a few special visitors from the animal kingdom! Brownies will earn their Hiker badge, Juniors will earn steps 1, 2, 3, and 4 of their Camper badge, and Cadettes will earn parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of their Trailblazer badge.

Camp Hollywood
July 27–July 31
Grades K–6 $160
Are you a born performer or is directing more your style? Join us as we explore life on the stage and screen. Girls will learn about writing a screenplay, honing their acting skills through improvisation games, and the art of movie make-up. The whole camp will show off what they have learned in a Friday performance. Brownies will earn their Dancer badge, Juniors will earn their Musician badge, and Cadettes will earn their Screenwriter badge.

Food Frenzy!
August 3–7
Grades K–3 $160
Grades 4–6 $175 (Thursday Evening Program)
Whether you’re a chef in the making or a newbie to the kitchen, join us for a week long culinary adventure. Girls will learn how to make delicious meals, satisfying snacks, and dazzling desserts. We will also be covering nutrition, international cooking, and much more! Brownies will earn their Snacks badge, Juniors will earn their Simple Meals badge, and Cadettes will earn their New Cuisines badge. Girls entering the 4 grade and up are invited to join us for an extended day at camp that includes a special outdoor cooking feast and a campfire program.

Girl Scouts Investigate!
August 10–14
Grades K–6 $160
Can you discover who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Sharpen your detective skills as we learn about the science behind forensics on our quest to unravel the mystery of the missing cookies! Girls will learn about fingerprinting, DNA, and much more. Brownies will earn their Senses badge, Juniors will earn their Detective badge, and Cadettes will earn their Special Agent badge.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Program Aide/CIT Program is available. Please contact Molly Briggs at bcolomb[AT]girlscoutsla.org for more information.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We provide "Camperships" to qualified campers. Applications are due May 9, 2015. More information can be found on our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.girlscoutsla.org

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
June 15 -19 $160
June 22- 26 $160
June - July 3 $160 ($175 for grades 4-6 for a Thursday evening program)
July 6 - 10 $160
July 13 - 17 $160
July 20 - 24 $160
July 27 - July 31 $160
August 3 - 7 $160 ($175 for grades 4-6 for a Thursday evening program)
August 10 - 14 $160

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We hire a seasonal summer staff. For more information please contact Brianna Colomb at bcolomb[AT]girlscoutsla.org.

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PRIDE Learning Center: Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, California

Visit Our PRIDE Learning Center: Mission Viejo Website
(949)-774-3342
info[AT]pridelearningcenter.com
27001 La Paz Rd #354
Mission Viejo, California 92692

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 4486
Mission Viejo, CA 92690

CAMPER AGES: 5-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Week long summer camps for students with learning disabilities and related difficulties such as dyslexia, auditory processing, visual processing, ADHD, autism and other learning difficulties. Specializing in the Orton-Gillingham approach. Super fun-filled weekly summer programs in Reading, Writing and Comprehension Help!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Orton-Gillingham Reading, Writing and Comprehension Camp

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Academics, and more. Reading, Writing & Comprehension

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Summer is the perfect time to catch up and get ahead! At PRIDE Learning Center we offer a fantastic summer camp to give students a giant boost in their weakest areas. Our summer program is the most popular program of the year! PRIDE'S teachers are all credentialed and certified in Orton-Gillingham methodology.

This intensive one-on-one reading and writing program utilizes our multi-sensory, phonemic, Orton-Gillingham approach that we at PRIDE Learning Center are experts at. This program helps students in a way that a regular summer school program would not. Students progress one entire reading level in 4-5 weeks!

Students attend Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 12:00pm or 12:30 - 3:30pm.

You can sign up for any weeks between June and August to accommodate busy schedules and traveling families. For best results, we recommend 4-5 uninterrupted weeks.

PRIDE'S fun-filled yet intensive one-on-one reading program has become so popular that we even draw families from all over the globe. Recent students have come to PRIDE from China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, France, England, Canada, Puerto Rico and Dubai.

Kids LOVE coming to PRIDE!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
PRIDE Learning Center offers week long summer camps between June and August.

Students attend Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 12:00pm or 12:30 - 3:30pm

Sample Daily Schedule:

9:00 - 10:00: Orton-Gillingham Reading Instruction
10:00 - 10:30: Written Expression
10:30 -11:00: Snack, Fun and Movement
11:00 - 12:00: Orton-Gillingham Reading Instruction

Tuition is $1125/ weekly

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Lasting Adventures, Inc.
Yosemite National Park, California

Visit Our Lasting Adventures, Inc. Website
800-513-8651
Scott[AT]LastingAdventures.org
Staff[AT]LastingAdventures.org
Yosemite National Park, California 95389

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 1078 Groveland, CA. 95321

CAMPER AGES: 11-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our outdoor summer camps are our specialty. We offer a 5-day program for younger participants ages 11-13, and a choice of a
6-day or 11-day program for youth ages 13-17. Our goals include providing unforgettable experiences that intimately connects each youth with nature, themselves, and the greater world around them in Yosemite National Park!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Lasting Adventures, Inc. strives to give outdoor experiences to ALL youth. If a child is physically capable of participating in our Yosemite backpacking adventures, then we are able to accommodate most special needs.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Swimming, Science, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Adventure Based Programming. We Participate In Fun, Challenging, & Significant Events & Games, Providing Support Throughout.

CAMP LOCATION: We operate throughout the Yosemite backcountry. All youth trips meet in Tuolumne meadows which is approx. a 3.5-4 hour drive from the San Francisco Bay area. All trips end in Yosemite Valley proper.

CAMP FACILITIES: We teach respect for yourself, others, and the environment through a Yosemite backpacking adventure. Participants camp and sleep under the stars or in tents. We move locations and hike daily. We learn about nature and challenge ourselves to become better contributors in this world!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our outdoor summer camps, also known as the Yosemite High Country Adventure youth backpacking trips, are our specialty. Our weekly programs are six days/ five nights in length and average between 25-35 backpacking miles. These trips usually begin in the Yosemite High Country and conclude in Yosemite Valley proper. On all trips we conduct some side hikes (without backpacks) to famous sites and peaks (such as Half Dome, Clouds Rest, El Capitan, Mount Hoffman, and Red Peak).

These day trips average another 6 to 10 miles. Every other week we offer a different trail. So if you would like to choose a two-week adventure (13 days/ 12 nights) by combining two sessions; your child will be guaranteed to see different terrain each week. Additionally, by choosing the two-week option, your child will have a layover day in either Tuolumne Meadows or Yosemite Valley proper where the participants will partake in more sightseeing opportunities. During this layover day, participants will also have a chance to re-supply, wash-up, and eat some fresh food at a local eatery.

Throughout the adventure, participants will be guided along some of the most famous trails and to the top of some of the most famous passes and peaks within Yosemite National Park. Our experienced leaders have an extensive knowledge of the Yosemite backcountry. In addition to taking our participants to many of the famous locations, our leaders will also guide participants to lesser known areas that we have found over the years such as off-the-trail high alpine lakes (where fish are plentiful), backcountry waterfalls, alpine meadows, spectacular vistas, watering holes, cliff jumping areas, and natural waterslides.

On most trips, we backpack every day but one (a lay over day and location is usually agreed upon by the team) and we are on the trail for an average of 4-5 hours. Most of our trips go from a higher elevation to a lower elevation and throughout the experience we take our time, take in the views, and break at awesome watering holes. Yet, viewing the Yosemite backcountry is only one of the many outcomes that occur on these trips.

Our primary mission is to use the natural environment and outdoor activities to teach participants the necessary skills and attitudes for living successful lives. We also strive to foster an appreciation for the wilderness, nature, and the world around us. In addition to unique individual backgrounds and certifications, our leaders are all trained in Adventure Based Programming. Through Adventure Based Programming, participants will be challenged to improve their sense of self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence. Participants will participate in daily goal setting, group activities and debriefing (usually mixed in with marshmallows around the campfire.) This is all done within an environment of fun and support.

All participants will also learn basic backpacking skills, wilderness ethics, wilderness appreciation and engage in Leave No Trace principals. Along with creating lasting memories, it is our goal that participants will finish this adventure with a greater knowledge of themselves, the world, and the environment around them.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We develop Yosemite Guides! We have the only Junior Guide program in Yosemite. Open to youth ages 16-18 with a passion for the outdoors and helping others. 2-4 week sessions.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We are a non-profit! We offer scholarships on a sliding schedule. Please complete our Scholarship Application located on our Forms page.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Lasting Adventures, Inc, is also a leading Guide service within Yosemite National Park. In so doing, we have evolved into the experts in custom family adventures in the Yosemite backcountry. Contact us to schedule a custom Yosemite family adventure that is sure to create memories to last a lifetime!

OTHER CAMP INFO: Lasting Adventures has been recognized as the one Yosemite Guide Service that guides the most people into the Yosemite backcountry.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Weekly Sunday-Friday June-August. See our schedule online!

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Looking for a Chinese speaking guide to join our team in 2015! 

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Camp JCA Shalom
California Location(s)

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818.889.5500
info[AT]campjcashalom.com
34342 Mulholland Hwy
Malibu, California 90265

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OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Camp JCA Shalom Day Camp is operated off-site in West Hills, Ca, with daily trips to overnight site in Malibu

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CAMPER AGES: overnight - entering 2nd - 12th. Day camp entering 1st - 8th

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We are able to accommodate the needs of many special needs campers. Please email info[AT]campjcashalom.com or call 818.889.5500 to discuss

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Outdoor Adventures, Climbing Wall, Horseback Riding, Zip-Line , Rappelling, Ropes Course, Beach Trips, Pioneer Living & Indian Crafts, Sea Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Maccabiah Games, Concerts, Campfires, Overnights, Animal Education, Beach Trips, Israel Days, Archery, Israeli Dance, Digital Photography, Organic Gardening, Drama Productions, Martial Arts / Krav Maga, Ceramics, Ping-Pong, & Hiking.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 45 minutes from Los Angeles, in Malibu California. We are approximately 6 miles from the ocean in the beautiful Malibu mountains

CAMP FACILITIES: We are located on 220 acres in the Malibu mountains. It is a nice rustic-type camp , with refurbished boys' side cabins as of 2014 and the girls' side on schedule for refurbishment within the next couple of years. We have an outdoor pool, basketball courts, ping pong tables, gaga court, sports field, ropes course (upper and lower elements) hiking trails, indoor dining hall, conference center, an area for outdoor camping and adventures and more. We have an organic garden, and animal center - with 26 horses, goats, donkeys, chickens, rabbits, a cow and more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We offer two week sessions for children entering grades 2-8, three-week sessions for children entering grades 5-8, special one-week mini-camps for children entering grades 2-6, and a variety of programs for teens entering grades 9-12.
The heart of Camp JCA Shalom is our friendly and loving staff. Staff are carefully selected for their skills and sensitivity in working with children. Our staff comes from all over the world: Los Angeles, the Bay Area, the Southwest, the East Coast, Canada and Israel.

All staff are required to participate in an orientation and training program prior to the campers’ arrival.

Low camper-to-staff ratios ensure that each camper receives attention and guidance throughout his/her stay. In addition, we have talented staff who run our arts & crafts, ropes course, dance, music, aquatics, Judaica, nature, and other specialty programs.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS:
TASC : Teen Age Service Camp
(entering 10th -11th grades)

TASC is geared toward developing leadership, through a group-oriented community project implemented by the campers, and through special programs. Throughout the session, TASCers experience pride and fulfillment as they enrich the Camp JCA Shalom campus. In addition, TASCers get to experience the best components of the general camp program along with a special out-of-camp overnight trip. For over 45 years, the TASC program has been one of our most popular teen programs.

TASC : California Kibbutz -
(entering 11th grades)

TASC Kibbutz is a new program created just for entering 11th graders. This program is an immersive three week program designed to be the ultimate Jewish camping and leadership experience. In TASC Kibbutz, we transport ourselves back a hundred years ago to feel what it was like for some of the pioneers who made their way to Israel. The "Kibbutzniks" will have to "create their own world" at camp. They will build their own living area, cook many of their own meals, and even help work the farm at camp! By creating a kibbutz at JCA, the Kibbutzniks will come together as a tightly knit community, grow closer to the land; learn about sustainability and organic farming; and gain knowledge of kibbutz life in Israel- all while having fun at camp! While the Kibbutzniks will spend the majority of time creating their kibbutz, they will still be connected to camp, spending sometime every day with the rest of the camp community, and still participating in many of camps offerings such as horseback riding and the ropes course. At the end of the program, the Kibbutzniks will leave with a sense of accomplishment, a set of friends for life, and a true finale of their last camp experience before becoming a Counselor-In-Training (CIT).

CIT: Counselor-In-Training
(entering grade 12)

These future leaders have a lasting effect on both the spirit and welfare of Camp JCA Shalom. Workshops in Jewish programming, child development and leadership training, along with observation, individual supervision and actual work with younger campers, helps the CIT explore the functioning and philosophy of camp, and develop his/her leadership abilities. This is an enriching and exciting experience as well as an important step towards future staff positions at camp. By the end of the summer, the CITs have the opportunity to become junior counselors during Session 3, and will receive a small stipend. Personal Interview required.

All Teen Leadership Programs:

- Require an additional application and interview prior to acceptance.
- Have a minimum and maximum number of participants.
- Have opportunities to gain community service hours.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarship and financial aid is available through a couple of resources. contact camp for more information.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Year-round programs include family camp weekends, weekend holiday camps, and a week long winter camp.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We hold fall and spring weekend camps and a week long winter camp. We have family weekends, Jewish holiday day-long programs. We work with synagogues, schools and organizations throughout the west customizing their school, nature and leadership programs. we serve as a community convener for collaborative programs in the Los Angeles area Jewish community.

OTHER CAMP INFO: For 60 years, Camp JCA Shalom has been the “Camp for All Seasons,” providing thousands of campers and counselors with the adventures, friendships, and memories that last a lifetime.

Located on the Shalom Institute's gorgeous Malibu campus, only 5 miles from the Pacific ocean and 45 minutes from Los Angeles, Camp JCA Shalom offers expansive facilities that include an Olympic-size swimming pool, two outdoor amphitheaters, conference center, retreat house, archery and sports fields, ropes course, climbing wall, two waterfalls, nature center, the Marla Bennett Israel Discovery Center and Garden, miles of hiking trails, and so much more. Camp JCA Shalom's vision of Tikkun Olam (creating a better World) is fulfilled through a positive Jewish living experience. In our warm and supportive community environment, campers are able to live, learn, and play in a group setting that encourages personal growth and self-discovery.

Campers participate in a variety of dynamic programs and activities that develop a wealth of new skills and interests. From our youngest campers, to our counselors-in-training, Camp JCA Shalom promises a fun-filled adventure that will have you coming back year after year. We invite you to come and enjoy the beauty of nature, the feeling of community, the comfort of friends, the joy of learning, and the experience of a lifetime!

Shalom Institute & Camp JCA Shalom promote and maintain a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of all programs and services.

Camp JCA Shalom is an independent non-profit organization,

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please visit Our Camp Website Link: www.campjcashalom.com.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Applicants for camp counselor, specialists, admin and support should contact info[AT]campjcashalom.com

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California Boy Scouts Camps
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San Francisco Bay Area Council
1001 Davis Street
San Leandro, CA 94577-1514
(510) 577-9000

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Girl Scouts Heart of Central California
6601 Elvas Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: (800) 322-4475 or
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Castroville Office
10550 Merritt Street
Castroville, CA 95012
831-633-4877

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825 El Capitan Way, Suite A
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805-345-1374

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211 E. Victoria Street, Suite E
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-453-9033

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801 S. Victoria Avenue, Suite 202
Ventura, CA 93003
805-658-8210

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801 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 300
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Girl Scouts of Orange County
9500 Toledo Way Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 461-8800
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Girl Scouts San Diego
(619) 298-8391 or (800) 643-4798
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1231 Upas Street
San Diego, CA 92103


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