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Over 4 Iowa Special Needs Summer Camps Listed Below with In-Depth Camp Info, including: Videos, Photos, Maps & Detailed Descriptions


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Fall Special Needs Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Iowa are Starting in September, 2020

Many of our Iowa Special Needs Camps offer Fall Special Needs Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in September, 2020.

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 Fall dates, times and availability.

Fall 2020-21 Special Needs Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Special Needs Camps will be hosting Fall Reunions for their previous campers, and Fall 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 September, 2020.

Best Iowa Fall Special Needs Day Camps Starting in September, 2020

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

Best Iowa Year-Round
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Many of our Best Iowa 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 Iowa Fall Special Needs Camp Jobs

Searching for Iowa Special Needs Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Special Needs Camps are now listing their 2020-21 Fall 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 "Fall Employment Opportunities" pages.

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Some of the Best Special Needs Camps in the Midwest are here in Iowa.

Camp Courageous
Montciello, IA

Visit Our Camp Courageous Website
319-465-5916
program[AT]campcourageous.org
12007 190th Street
P.O. Box 418
Montciello, IA 52310

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Courageous Video

CAMPER AGES: 3-85

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Weekends and travel programs

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Courageous is an amazing year round recreational and respite care facility for children and adults with varying ability levels. We hope to inspire a world where individuals are able to go beyond their current comfort zones and expand their imaginations.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care program for children and adults with disabilities. Campers with intellectual & physical disabilities, hearing and visual impairments, autism, brain injuries and other distinct groups are served.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Special Needs.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Courageous is in the beautiful Pictured Rocks area of Jones County, 5 miles southeast of Monticello, IA. The camp lies on 400 acres of wooded land surrounded by thousands of acres of state primitive land and the Maquoketa River.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Courageous has a lodge, nature center, barn, 3 large cabins, gym, office, nursing area, 3 staff dorms, arts and crafts building, 2 indoor pools, a lake, 1 pavilion, 8 staff houses, 200 new acres to be remodeled.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care program for children and adults with disabilities. Campers with intellectual & physical disabilities, hearing and visual impairments, autism, brain injuries and other distinct groups are served.

Campers choose from traditional camp activities as well as many adventure activities such as high and low ropes courses and caving.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Campership funds are available for those that need assistance.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Winter week long program for adultes. Spring school camping program. Summer week long program for children, youth and adults. Fall weeklong program for adults. 23 Respite care weekends each year. 23 trips both weekend and weeklong each year.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Summer: May 17- August 14, 2020

Respite: First full weekend of every month

Travel: Vary

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Camp Courageous is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides year-round recreational and respite care for individuals with a variety of disabilities/ability levels. Our campers served come from nursing homes, group homes, and independent/single homes, many with mild, moderate, and profound intellectual and physical disabilities. At camp we hope to inspire a world where individuals with special needs are empowered with courage, to look beyond their current capabilities and explore the world with confidence.

As a camp counselor you will be responsible for the care of these individuals, whether it be with personal care, eating, adapting activities to their ability levels, and overall providing them with an exceptional vacation from their usual routines.
Working with children and adults with different ability levels can often come with some challenges but they come with even greater results. Campers may require additional assistance with personal care including feeding, dressing, and bathroom needs, and others may require behavioral redirection. The hours required are long but by the end of the week you have made many best friends. Many campers are unable to acquire these unique experiences except at camp, so even with these additional needs, you are able to experience the special moments in these individual’s lives.

Volunteer, internships, and paid positions are all available. Volunteers and Interns can receive an optional stipend of $50.00/week plus room and board. Paid counselors and activity specialists receive the best employment package around with a base pay of $490/week with possible additions, and room and board being provided, which includes air-conditioned staff dormitories affording the staff separate living quarters from the campers. (Staff do share nightly cabin duty on a rotating basis.) Other benefits include a health insurance plan and one week of paid vacation for year-round staff. Camp provides a bonus for returning seasonal summer staff and a monetary incentive for recruiting additional summer staff. Candidates for year- round positions must have experience working with individuals of varying ability levels. Seasonal positions are for one or more season.

YR-ROUND: Starts the first day of the season requiring a one year commitment.
SUMMER: May 17- August 14, 2020
POSITIONS: Respite Care Weekends Counselors, $/hour. Adventure Specialist/ Recreation Specialist/ Canoeing Specialist/ Outdoor Living Skills/ Music Specialist/ Kitchen Staff/ Health Staff Assistant/ Crafts Specialist/ Seasonal Counselors

For more information:
Program:
Amy Kurth : akurth[AT]campcourageous.org
Nursing: Sharon Roller: sharon[AT]campcourageous.org
Dietary: Julie O'Connor: julie[AT]campcourageous.org
Non-smokers please.

Feel free to apply online by accessing the camp’s Web site at Our Camp Website Link: campcourageous.org

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Iowa Special Needs Camps

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Camp High Hopes
Sioux City, Iowa

Visit Our Camp High Hopes Website
712-224-2267
info[AT]camphighhopes.com
Camp High Hopes
5806 Correctionville Rd
Sioux City, Iowa 51106

CAMPER AGES: 6-18, 18-80

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Spring and Fall Weekends

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp High Hopes offers fun, safe, and adaptive recreational experiences to children, teens, and adults with disabilities. Camp sessions may be geared to the specific needs of a targeted disability or designed as inclusive for all campers attending.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
and more. Camp For Children & Adults With Disabilities.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp High Hopes is located on edge of Sioux City, IA in the tri-state region of South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camp High Hopes provides financial assistance when needed to cover the session fee.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp High Hopes operates camp sessions during the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons. These include weekends and day camps during the Spring and Fall plus Sleep Away and Day Camps during the Summer

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Camp High Hopes

There are 3 Top Iowa Special Needs Camps Below


Special Needs Camps in IA
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some Iowa 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 Iowa 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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Computer Kids Club
Online Camp Bear, Delaware

Visit Our Computer Kids Club Website
302-438-1318
computerkidsclub[AT]aol.com
Delaware
P.O. Box 246
Bear, Delaware 19701

CAMPER AGES: Ages 5-12

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Online. M-F 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR 12:45-4:00 p.m.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: HALF-DAY Computer Camp in Delaware for Ages 5-12. Students use computer arts to design a POKEMON or UNICORN city and a RUBIK's cube! TYPING, CODING with MINECRAFT, MOANA, STARWARS & More. Engineering & Math activities. Build a Rover & Rocketship and learn the GOOGLE programs.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Special Needs are welcome.

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

CAMP LOCATION: Camps will be held at All Saints Catholic School, 907 New Road, Wilmington, DE or Newark, Delaware location which is pending.

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

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: This program can also be delivered through our TUTORING service by appointment during the summer.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
$235.00 for Monday-Friday Camp
Choose the A.M. OR P.M. camp for this fee

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Seeking part-time technology coaches to assist with the summer camp hours. 

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Computer Kids Club

There are 2 Top Iowa Special Needs Camps Below


Camp Wego
Iowa Location(s)

Visit Our Camp Wego Website
352-445-2044
352-249-6783

info[AT]campwego.com
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Florida, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

CAMPER AGES: 14-65

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Travel Tours Camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Wego offers high-quality tours for teen and adults with special needs year around. Our travel programs are unforgettable adventures. We are not your ordinary travel Camp! On our exciting, supervised educational travel programs, individuals learn new skills, make lifelong friends and explore extraordinary cultures in United States and abroad.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Wego is a Travel camp serving teens and adult with special needs ages 14-65. We are a small travel special needs camp that travel in the United States and abroad. We are able to provide low staffing ratios, 1 to 4. (1:1 if needed) We have highly credentialed and experienced staff so each individuals needs are met. We add new and innovative travel and activities each year.

Our travel is designed to enhance social, friendship, culture, and other vital life skills that promote independence. Camp Wego helps travelers make new friends while traveling in a safe, fun and educational environment.

We offer high-quality supervised tours for teens and adults with special needs year around. Our travel programs are specialized for individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Autism, Learning Disabilities, ADHD and Asperger's syndrome.

Individuals must be ambulatory and be able to take care of personal hygiene needs.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Swimming, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, and more. Travel, Travel Abroad, Cruises, Camping, Sightseeing, Theme Parks, Culture

CAMP LOCATION: Our year-round office is located in Florida. Our trips depart and operate from many of domestic and international locations. Our staff training is held every year in Florida.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Wego is fully committed to developing life and social skills for individuals with special needs ages 14 and up. We believe that our travel trips are a great way to experience independence, improve social skills, and increase self-esteem in a secure, safe and also an exciting environment. Our primary goals are to help travelers build self-esteem, develop better social skills and self-expression, make and maintain friendships, improve fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and sensory integration.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Wego travels year around.

OTHER CAMP INFO: No Financial aid offered.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Most trips cost $1000 and up

For complete info visit Our Camp Website Link: www.campwego.com

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Camp Wego

There is 1 Top Iowa Special Needs Camp Below


Iowa Boy Scouts Camps
Summer Camps in Iowa

http://www.midiowacouncilbsa.org/
Mid-Iowa Council
6123 Scout Trail
Des Moines, Iowa 50321
515-266-2135
800-999-7268
midiowa.councilbsa[AT]bsamail.org

For more info visit the website.


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