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Summer Camps for People with Disabilities

April 22, 2016

guide to summer camps graphicSummer is just around the corner so we’ve put together a list of camps in Missouri and Kansas designed especially for individuals with disabilities. With so many choices, chances are there is one for you or a loved one. Contact your Support Coordinator for more information.

Camp Barnabas (Purdy, MO – southwest Missouri) residential camp focusing on people with all types of disabilities for ages 7 to 45, depending on disability. Sessions directed to specific needs: developmental and physical disabilities, autism/Asperger’s, visual & hearing impairments, others.

Camp Encourage (Tall Oaks Conference Center, Linwood, KS) tailored to children ages 8-18 with autism spectrum disorders and related pervasive developmental disorders.

Camp MITIOG (Excelsior Springs, MO) for young people with spina bifida. Traditional camping activities are offered, with a one-to-one camper/counselor ratio and medical staff on-site. July 24 to 29.

CLO’s Midnight Farm Day Camp (Baldwin City, KS) day camps for children with autism. Activities include crafts, animal interactions and more. Contact Dr. Stephen Aspleaf at 913-221-3091 for more information.

Joshua Center Summer Camp (Kansas City, MO) a summer overnight camp at Lake Jacomo (Rotary Youth Club Camp). Third to 12th graders with Tourette Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Muscular Dystrophy Camp is a one-week residential camp for anyone with neuromuscular disease. To find camps available near you, go to

Successful Sounds (Overland Park, KS) – for vocal children ages 4 to 10 with immature or delayed social and play skills, Asperger’s, high-functioning autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder and related play/social delays.

Sugar Creek Equinapy (Pleasant Hill, MO) summer therapeutic riding programs for children with special needs.

Wonderland Camp (Rocky Mount, MO) a week-long summer camp for children, teenagers and adults who have disabilities.


More About Summer Camps

Summer Camp Handbook 

Kid’s Health – Summer Camp for Kids

LD (Learning Disabilities) Online – When the Child with Special Needs Goes to Camp