Community Resources

Summer Camps 2010

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Anderson Woods

  • 3966 Adyeville Road, Bristow, IN 47515
  • Session 1: June 7-10
  • Session 2: June 14-17
  • Session 3: June 21-24
  • Session 4: June 28-July 1
  • (Ages 6-18) Camp for children with physical/mental disabilities.
  • July 5-8, July 12-15, July 19-22, July 26-29: (Ages 19- and over) Adult camp.
  • Cost: $150/per session. Scholarship funds are available to assist with fees, based on individual needs. E-mail jcolby@psci.net. Applications are on the site but must be signed and mailed in. Camp accommodates all disabilities except for anyone confined to a wheelchair. Canes and walkers are acceptable.

Campability

  • Easter Seals Crossroads
  • 4740 Kingsway Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46205
  • Session 1: June 14-24
  • Session 2: June 28-July 8
  • Session 3: July 12-22
  • (Ages 5-9) Sessions are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each session allows children with special needs the opportunity to explore sensorimotor experiences, expand communication skills, and develop social skills in a fun, nurturing environment. Activities designed by physical therapists, speech-language pathologists and special education teachers include theme days, field trips and guest visitors. Before and after camp care is available from 8-9 a.m. and from 3-5 p.m. for an additional fee of $7 per hour and must be prearranged. Camp cost is $300 per session. Scholarships are available based on eligibility on a first come, first served basis.
  • Contact: Beth Rosemeyer. Phone: (317) 466-1000 x2501; E-mail: brosemeyer@eastersealscrossroads

Camp About Face

  • Bradford Woods
  • 5040 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151
  • July 11-16 (Ages 8-18) Camp for children with Craniofacial Anomalies. One of the only camps in the country designed for children that have been born with a cleft palate or lip as well as other more rare anomalies of the face and skull. This camp is sponsored by the cranial facial clinic at Riley Hospital for Children. Emphasis is on building self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Cost: $375 per camper. Camperships available. ACA Accredited.
  • Contact: Shay Dawson, Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s Outdoor Center. Phone: (765) 342-2915 x5213; E-mail: sldawson@indiana.edu

Camp About Face Leadership Academy

  • Bradford Woods
  • 5040 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151
  • July 9-11 (Ages 15-20) Residential camp for older adolescents and young adults with Cranial Facial Anomalies. Emphasis is on developing increased self-awareness, interpersonal and leadership skills. (No fee is required if already registered for “Camp About Face.”) ACA Accredited.
  • Contact: Shay Dawson, Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s Outdoor Center. Phone: (765) 342-2915 x5213; E-mail: sldawson@indiana.edu

Camp Brave Eagle

  • Camp Crosley YMCA
  • 165 EMS T2 Lane, North Webster, IN 46555
  • June 13-18 (Ages 7-16) Camp for persons with bleeding disorders as well as their siblings. 24-hour medical supervision. Self-infusion instruction. Positive health behavior program. Leadership and adventure camp. Encourages self-sufficiency, builds confidence, increases self-esteem and promotes a positive outlook.
  • Contact: Jennifer Maahs, Hemophilia Center and Thrombosis Center, 8402 Harcourt Road, Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46260. Phone: (317) 871-0011 x212 or 1-877-256-8837; E-mail: jmaahs@ihtc.org

Camp Crosley YMCA

  • 165 EMS T2 Lane, North Webster, IN 46555
  • June 7-August 8 (Ages 6-17) Day Camp and Resident Camp. Co-ed. Partial week: 1, 2, 3 week session. Day camp fees: $105 per week. Resident camp fees: $460-$475 per week. Archery, challenge/rope courses, drama, horseback riding, nature/environmental studies, waterskiing, wakeboarding, sailing, minibikes, soccer, and many other activities. Special Needs: Hearing Impaired, Diabetes, Youth-at-Risk. ACA Accredited.
  • Contact: Richard Armstrong, Camp Director. Phone: (574) 834-2331 or toll-free (877) 811-6189.
    Fax: (574) 834-3313; E-mail: info@campcrosley.org

Camp Delafield

  • Louis Jenn Family Park
  • 10450 East 63rd Street, Lawrence, IN 46236
  • Session A: June 7-July2
  • Session B: July 5-30
  • (Ages 7-14) Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Four week day camp for children with dyslexia/specific language disorders. Program includes daily, one-on-one, Orton-Gillingham tutoring, small group instruction, visual and performing arts, reinforced by an afternoon recreational program that builds social skills and self-confidence. Recreational activities include team-building games, activity clubs, rope challenge course, karate, swimming and field trips.
  • Scholarships are available based on family size and income. Cost: $2400/per session. Applications available by mail, email, or on website.
  • Contact: Kristin Baxter, Camp Delafield Director, Dyslexia Institute of Indiana, 2511 E. 46th Street, Suite O-2, Indianapolis, IN 46205. Phone: (317) 545-5451 ext. 225. E-mail: kbaxter@dyslexiaindiana.org
  • Please apply on line

Camp Dellwood

  • 1800 North Meridian Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • June 8-July 31 (Girls Grades K-7 with disabilities) Seven consecutive, one week sessions of day camp. Week 5, July 12-16, will offer a separate unit for girls with special needs. Girls with disabilities are also encouraged to attend Girl Scout Day Camp. Crafts, hiking, swimming, and nature. ACA Accredited
  • Contact: Diana Keely, Director of Camping Services, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, 1800 North Meridian Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Phone: (317) 924-6856 or (317) 924-6800;
  • E-mail: dkeely@girlscoutsindiana.org

Camp Eeze-the-Wheeze

  • Indiana University Kokomo
  • 2300 South Washington Street, Kokomo, IN 46902
  • June 14-18 (Ages 6-13) Day Camp 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Day campers take part in arts, crafts and sports, as well as educational programming that covers medication, diet and exercise appropriate for a child with asthma. Offers tips on coping emotionally with the chronic condition of asthma. Area physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and pharmacists provide medical supervision. Cost: Parents are asked to pay $25. Financial assistance is available. Day camp location: Jackson Morrow Park in Kokomo, Indiana.
  • Contact: Lynda Narwold, Camp Director. Phone: (765) 455-9308 or (765) 459-9904;
  • E-mail: lnarwold@iuk.edu

Camp Hi-Lite

  • Bradford Woods
  • 5040 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151
  • June 6-11 (Ages 8-22) This camp serves children and young adults who have Down Syndrome. It is sponsored by the Developmental Pediatric Clinic / Ann Whitehall Down Syndrome Program at the Riley Hospital for Children. Call for cost.
  • Contact: Shay Dawson, Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s Outdoor Center.
  • Phone: (765) 342-2915 x5213; E-mail: sldawson@indiana.edu

Camp Independence

  • Bradford Woods
  • 5040 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151
  • July 25-30 (Ages 8-18) This camp is designed to give children with sickle cell anemia and other blood disorders an opportunity for a traditional camp experience under the watchful eye of various clinic doctors, nurses, and social workers.
  • Activities include horseback riding, swimming, sports, arts and crafts, and campouts. Call for cost.
  • Contact: Shay Dawson, Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s Outdoor Center.
  • Phone: (765) 342-2915 x5213; E-mail: sldawson@indiana.edu

Camp Isanogel

  • 7601 West Isanogel Road 50, Muncie, IN 47304
  • June 14 – July 30
  • Autism and behavioral remediation summer day camp. 8 week intensive camp is designed to improve the academic, social skills, and behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorders. Individualized behavior programs developed.
  • 1 and 2 week Residential Summer Camps also available (Ages 8 and up). Camp fires, nature hikes, swimming, ceramics, tie-dye and other fun camp activities. Nurse on staff 24 hours. Special Needs: Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Mental Retardation, Limited Mobility, Spina Bifida, Visual Impairment/Blind.
  • Contact: Elizabeth Piazza. Phone: (765) 288-1073; Fax: (765) 288-3103; E-mail: isanogel@comcast.net

Camp Little Red Door

  • Bradford Woods, 5040 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151
  • July 25-30 (Ages 8-18) Campers with cancer (and their siblings). Wheel chair accessible. 24-hour medical staff. Hiking, horseback riding, swimming and more. Leaders in Training program for campers 16-18 years old. Meds can be given at health center. Camperships available.
  • Contact: Michele Perrin, Patient Services Manager, Little Red Door Cancer Agency, 1801 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Phone: (317) 925-5595 or Shay Dawson, Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s Outdoor Center. Phone: (765) 342-2915 x5213; E-mail: sldawson@indiana.edu

Camp LRD Leadership Academy

  • Bradford Woods, 5040 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151
  • July 23-25 (Ages 15-20) Residential camp for older adolescents and young adults with cancer. Emphasis is on developing increased self-awareness, interpersonal and leadership skills. (No fee is required if already registered for Camp Little Red Door) ACA Accredited.
  • Contact: Shay Dawson, Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s Outdoor Center.
  • Phone: (765) 342-2915 x5213; E-mail: sldawson@indiana.edu

Camp Millhouse

  • 25600 Kelly Road, South Bend, IN 46614
  • June 20 to August 7 (Ages 4 and up) One-week sessions for specific age ranges. Camp for persons who are mentally and physically disabled. Co-ed residential. 24-hour medical staff. Swimming, crafts, hikes, recreation and more. Special Needs: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Hearing Impairment, Mental Retardation, Limited Mobility, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Speech/Communication Impairment, Spina Bifida, Visual Impairment/Blind, Down Syndrome. Camperships available. Respite weekends also available. Apply early. Call for more information. Cost per session: $450 for residential campers, $350 for day campers. ACA Accredited.
  • Contact: Lea Pitcher, Executive Director. Phone: (574) 233-2202; Fax: (574) 233-2511; E-mail: Campmillhouse@aol.com

Camp Red Cedar

  • 3900 Hursh Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46845
  • June 7-August 27 (Ages 6-21) At Camp Red Cedar, you’ll experience all that summer camp has to offer – playing games, horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, nature hikes and singing songs around the campfire. Most importantly, you’ll make friendships that last a lifetime. Camp Red Cedar offers summer camps for kids with and without disabilities, and camps for adults with disabilities. Although each camp has distinctive activities, campers come together to share common activities such as swimming, boating and arts and crafts. Additionally, Camp Red Cedar offers specialty camps for children with Down syndrome, autism and juvenile diabetes.
  • Located northeast of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Camp Red Cedar boasts 57 acres of woods, meadows and a sparkling 10-acre lake surrounded by a sandy beach. All facilities are completely accessible, including the beach, lake and boats.
    In addition to summer camps, Camp Red Cedar also offers year-around horseback riding and therapeutic riding.
  • Contact Information: Phone: (260) 637-3608; Fax: (260) 637-5483, Email: redcedar@awsusa.com

Camp Reyoad

  • Epworth Forest Conference Center, P.O. Box 16, North Webster, IN 46555
  • Residential camp for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities (Ages 16-66). Must be capable of self-care and ambulatory. All basic camp classes available. Call camp for particulars. Fee to participate in program.
  • Contact: Michael Bennett, 1109 Packard Place, Auburn, IN 46706 Phone: (574) 834-2212 or Camp Reyoad at (800) 783-5138

Camp Riley

  • Bradford Woods, 5040 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 4615
  • June 1-July 30 (Ages 8-18) Several different sessions for persons with physical disabilities. Swimming, horseback riding, adventure, outdoor living skills, nature, creative arts, and recreation. Sessions include:, Riley 1, Riley 2, Venture, Top It Off, and Kan-Du Camp. Applications, specific session/camp information and costs are available at: www.rileykids.org. ACA Accredited.
  • Contact: Shay Dawson, Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s Outdoor Center. Phone: (765) 342-2915 x5213; E-mail: sldawson@indiana.edu

Champ Camp

  • 212 W. 10th Street, Suite B-210, Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • June 20-25 (Ages 6 and up) Camp for children and adolescents who have tracheostomies and those that require respiratory assistance, including the use of ventilators. Many campers also have unique physical challenges, including quadriplegia. The camp provides opportunities for recreation, socialization, education, and public awareness. Outdoor activities and enrichment experiences encourage challenge and success, and foster self-esteem and independence. Activities include fishing, pontoon boating, canoeing, creative arts, swimming, horseback riding, nature, stream study, etc. Cost: Each family is asked to contribute to the cost of the camp, but no one is turned away for inability to pay. ACA Accredited.
  • Contact: Jamie Mitchell. Phone: (317) 679-1860; Fax: (317) 245-2291; E-mail: jmitchell@champcamp.org or admin@champcamp.org

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa

  • 2230 N Clay Lick Road, Nashville, INI 47488
  • June 6 – August 6 (Ages 7-19) An inclusive, residential summer camp serving youth of all abilities in various 3-day and 6-day programs. Located on 300 acres in Brown County near Nashville, Indiana. Provides staff support and adaptations for campers with disabilities within all programs. Summer camp activities include horseback riding, caving, canoeing, archery, climbing tower, swimming, fire building, drama, sports, games, arts and crafts, campfires, cooking out, camping out, nature exploration and more.
  • Program of the Catholic Youth Organization. Campers with the following diagnoses are commonly included at CYO Camp: Autism, ADD/ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, behavioral diagnoses, cerebral palsy, emotional/psychiatric diagnoses, intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, spinal muscular atrophy, diabetes, and others. Cost: 3-day camp $200; 6-day camp $175 - $395. Camperships are available for financial aid based on need. ACA Accredited.
  • Contact: Mary Beth O’Brien, Assistant Camp Director. Phone: (812) 988-2839 x26 or toll-free (888) 988-2839 x26; E-mail: marybeth@campranchoframasa.org

Early Childhood Arts Camp

  • VSA Arts of Indiana, 1505 N. Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • June 7-14 9 a.m.-noon. (Ages 3-6) Parents will be asked to join the camp each day from 11:30 a.m. to noon for group activities with their children. The VSA Arts of Indiana (VSAI) program is designed to increase early learning skills in children with disabilities through interactive, process-oriented arts activities. The camp is an opportunity for children to participate in ceramics, painting/drawing, and movement activities; explore creativity; increase vocabulary; and develop motor skills and social skills.
  • Spaces are limited. For registration information, contact Sara Beanblossom. Phone: (317) 974-4123 or E-mail: sbeanblossom@vsai.org.

Handy Camp

  • Lutheran Disability Ministries, 6720 Ridgeview Road, Anderson, IN 46013
  • June 8-12, July 20-24, July 27-31, August 3-7, August 10-14 (Ages 18 and up) Christ-centered camping experience sponsored by Lutheran Disability Ministries for adults with developmental disabilities. Campers must be ambulatory and able to shower and toilet themselves with minimal supervision. If applicants need greater assistance, please contact the LDM office prior to submitting an application. Volunteers are paired one-on-one with each camper; however they are not qualified to transfer campers. Cost: $475.
  • Applications and more information can be found at: www.LDMinc.org. Contact: Jackie Schaefer. Phone, toll-free: (877) 642-9902; E-mail: LDM_info@mailblc.org

Happy Hollow Asthma Camp

  • 3049 Happy Hollow Road, Nashville, IN 47448
  • July 11-16 (Ages 7-17) Five day residential camp for children with asthma. The camp is staffed 24/7 with physicians, respiratory therapists, nurses and pharmacists who all have knowledge in asthma management. Children are educated on how to manage and treat asthma while participating in a supervised active camping experience. Happy Hollow has over 20 years experience in dealing with asthmatic children. Cost: $175. ACA Accredited.
  • Contact: Chris Chappell, 615 North Alabama Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Phone: (317) 638-3849 or Happy Hollow Camp at (812) 988-4900; E-mail: info@happyhollowcamp.net

Hear Indiana Youth Leadership Camp

  • Bradford Woods, 5040 State Road 67 South, Martinsville, IN 46151
  • July 18-23 (Ages 8-18) Provides campers with cochlear implants with activities specifically designed for older campers ages 12-18 and younger campers ages 8-11. The programs promote open discussion on many topics unique to individuals with hearing loss who are mainstreamed. Call for additional information.
  • Contact: Shay Dawson, Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s Outdoor Center. Phone: (765) 342-2915 x5213; E-mail: sldawson@indiana.edu or visit the Hear Indiana Web site: www.hearindiana.org

Hoosier Burn Camp

  • P.O. Box 695, 683 Harrison Street, Dayton, IN 47941
  • May 31-June 4 (Ages 8-18) Camp for young people who have experienced a burn injury or have been treated in the state of Indiana requiring hospitalization.
  • Camp activities include canoeing, paddle boating, fishing, swimming, archery, crafts, hay rides, horseback riding, and a variety of activities not found at a typical camp. The special programs available at camp help children build self-esteem and realize their highest potential while learning to deal with the obvious burn scars and the deep psychological trauma they often suffer. Camp staff includes medical personnel, social workers, therapists, fire service personnel, and adult burn survivors who generously volunteer their time. There is a ratio of one counselor for every two children. There is no cost to the family. Other programs are available throughout the year. Call for additional information.
  • Contact: Mark Koopman, Executive Director. Phone: toll-free: (800) 254-2878 or (765) 242-9501; Fax: (765) 296-8869. E-mail: mark.koopman@comcast.net

Indian Creek Baptist Camp

  • Special Persons Camp,1770 Avoca Eureka Road, Bedford, IN 47421
  • July 4-8 (Ages 14 and up) Camp for persons who are mildly mentally handicapped with basic self-care. Bible study, outdoor activities, games, crafts, fishing, singing, carnival, parties, and more. Scholarships available. Apply early. Registration Deadline: 2 weeks before camp. Early registration discounts available. Cost: $160. ACA Accredited.
  • Contact: Brian Myers, Resident Camp Manager. Phone: (812) 279-2161; E-mail:indiancreek@abc-indiana.org

In Deaf Camp

  • Camp Alexander Mack (On Lake Waubee)
  • P.O. Box 158, Milford, IN 46542
  • July 25-30 (Ages 5-16) Children’s Deaf Camp. Swimming, crafts, low ropes, nature center, canoeing, wall climbing, sand volleyball, basketball, theatrical dramas, roller skating, golf, carnival, fishing, hiking, special evening programs, and much more. Cost: $300 with a $50 deposit due with registration. Counselor –in-Training program for ages 17-18.
  • Contact: Indiana Deaf Camp Foundation, Inc., 100 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260. Phone: (317) 846-3404 V/RELAY; Fax: (317) 582-1379; E-mail: deafcamp@hotmail.com

Jameson Camp - ACA Accredited

  • 2001 Bridgeport Road, Indianapolis, IN 46231
  • June – July 2010 (Ages 8 - 16; Separated into age groups by sessions) Traditional Camp – Jameson will serve any child who might benefit from a camping program which values diversity by creating a rich environment of endless opportunities for growth and personal development. We are especially equipped to serve children with minor social and/or emotional challenges and children with limited financial resources.
  • August 2-6: JC Juniors, for children ages 7 to 9, is a five day / four night program that provide a great way for our first-time campers to have a taste of the camping experience.
  • July 18-23: Wellness Camp, for children ages 10 to 13, is a six day / five night camping program that focuses on all-around wellness, including healthy eating, exercise, and positive choices.
  • June 20-27: Tataya Mato, for children ages 7-17 impacted by HIV/AIDS, is an eight day / seven night camping program. This program not only offers the traditional camping experience but also provides a safe environment for children to explore the challenges they face each day with HIV/AIDS in their lives.
  • In order to best serve our families, program fees are based on the family’s income. We work to make it possible for any child to be able to attend camp. Call for additional information or visit our website.
  • Contact: Jessica Cooney, Community Liaison
  • Phone: 317-241-2661 x31 Fax: 317-241-2762 Email: Jessica@jamesoncamp.org

KIDDS (Kids with Insulin Dependent Diabetes) Kamp

  • Indiana University Kokomo, 2300 South Washington Street, Kokomo, IN 46902
  • June 14-18 (Ages 6-13) Day Camp. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Day campers take part in arts, crafts and sports, as well as educational programming that covers medication, diet and exercise appropriate for a child with diabetes. Offers tips on coping emotionally with a chronic condition. Area physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and pharmacists provide medical supervision. Cost: Parents are asked to pay $20. Financial assistance is available. Day camp location: Jackson Morrow Park in Kokomo, Indiana.
  • Contact: Lynda Narwold, Camp Director. Phone: (765) 455-9308 or (765) 459-9904; E-mail: lnarwold@iuk.edu

Life Skills Camps

  • Easter Seals Crossroads, 4740 Kingsway Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46205
  • Wednesdays - June 23-July 28, Introductory Level. Day Camp 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Ages 13-18) (6 weeks) Camp for children with ASD or developmental delays (moderate functioning or above). Designed to help adolescents who have little or no experience with skills such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, money handling and shopping. Social and leisure skills will be part of the curriculum. Cost: $295 until May 14; after May 14 the cost is $325.
  • M-F July 26-30 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Intermediate Level. Day Camp (Ages 13—18) Camp designed for the adolescent who requires minimal to moderate supervision with the skills listed above and also seeks to broaden skills in use of community resources, tools for hobby and home use, problem solving and social skills. One session will address pre-driving skills. Cost: $295 until
  • May 14; after May 14 the cost is $325.
  • Contact: Beth Rosemeyer. Phone: (317) 466-1000 x2501; E-mail: brosemeyer@eastersealscrossroads.org

Lose the Training Wheels

  • Easter Seals Crossroads, 5905 S Emerson Avenue, Ste 400, Indianapolis, IN 46237
  • June 7-11 at Perry Park Ice Skating Rink (Ages 8-18) with disabilities such as autism, developmental delays, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy are taught how to ride and transition to a conventional bike within a 5-day period. Cost $125 per child.
  • Each child is enrolled in the same 75 minute session per day for 5 consecutive days.
  • Contact: Jane Dias at (317) 782-8888 Email: jdias@eastersealscrossroads.org

MDA Summer Camp

  • Camp Potawotami, P.O. Box 38, South Milford, IN 46786
  • June 6-12 (Ages 6-18) One week session for persons with Muscular Dystrophy. Arts, crafts, swimming, land sports, horseback riding, archery, fishing, and special programs. No cost to campers.
  • ACA Accredited.
  • Contact: Rita Totzke/Nancy Vonderau, Co-Camp Directors. Phone: (574) 259-9912/ (260) 486-6698; E-mail: rtotzke@mdausa.org

MDA Camp

  • Bradford Woods, 5040 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151
  • July 2-9 (Ages 6-17) 7 day residential camp. This camp is sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Campers will participate in traditional camp activities such as horseback riding, creative arts, adventure activities, and special events. Each camper is paired with a counselor for the week.
  • Contact: Shay Dawson, Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s Outdoor Center. Phone: (765) 342-2915 x5213; E-mail: sldawson@indiana.edu

Noble of Indiana Summer Camp

  • Noble of Indiana, 6060 N. College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220
  • June-August 2009 (Separated into age groups by sessions.) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Your child will have fun, make friends, and enjoy new opportunities in an inclusive summer day camp environment. Experiences are designed and staffed by child development specialist. Children with disabilities will interact with typical peers through a variety of fun yet educational experiences. Activities will incorporate sensorimotor, musical, and socialization experiences for children ages 6-12. Teens will experience peer mentoring, community service projects, socialization skills, and community awareness.
  • Locations in Marion and Hamilton counties will be offered. Not all locations will offer camps for all ages.
  • Handwriting Camp (Ages K-2nd Grade) Based on the Handwriting Without Tears model.
  • Career Exploration Camp. 2-week session running June 21 – July 2nd. (Ages 15 – 22)
  • Art Camp will run July 26 – 30th (all ages)
  • Young Athletes Sports Camp will run morning and afternoon session the week of June 7 – 11th (ages 4-7)
  • Life Skills Autism Camp will run August 2 – 6th (ages 6 – 12)
  • Traditional Summer Day Camps being offered in Speedway and Carmel
  • Call or see web site for sessions by age and locations at (317) 815-6202
  • Cost: $200 per week. Contact us for the rate on Sport and Handwriting camp.. Contact: Tami Wanninger, Noble of Indiana, 6060 N. College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220; Phone: (317) 815-6202; E-mail: Tami.wanninger@nobleofindiana.org

P.A.L.S Club

  • Easter Seals Crossroads, 4740 Kingsway Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46205
  • (Children ages 6-9 with ASD or Developmental Delays)
  • Introductory Level. Wednesdays June 23-July 28, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Level 1+. Thursdays June 24-July 29, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Designed to teach children new and previously learned social strategies, P.A.L.S.S. Club (Practice and Learn Social Skills) will cover personal space, body language, talking to peers, team work, thinking of others and good sportsmanship. Criteria for participation include desire and/or motivation to make friends, ability to follow 2-3 step directions, ability to communicate wants and needs, articulation intelligible enough for others to understand most of the time, spontaneous language with minimal echolalia, and other criteria. Cost is $350 per child.
  • Contact: Beth Rosemeyer at (317) 466-1000, ext. 2501, or E-mail: brosemeyer@eastersealscrossroads.org

Rise, Inc.

  • 1600 Wohlert Street, Angola, IN 46703
  • (Individuals with disabilities ages 14-21)
  • July 12-16, 19-23, 26-30, August 2-6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost is $200. (If covered by a Medicaid Waiver, talk to your case manager for available funding.)
  • Phone: (260) 665-9408 E-Mail: info@riseangola.org

Timber Ridge Camp

  • 1674 Timber Ridge Road, Spencer, IN 47640
  • July 25-August 1 Blind Camp. Blind Camp is a week of new adventures for the visually impaired youth of all ages. This week is sponsored by the National Camps for Blind Children. Contact Christian Record Services if you or your child would like to attend. Camp Coordinator is Dan Theis, (260) 854-2390. Register by May 1, 2010 to qualify for the discount.

Tourette Syndrome Camp USA

  • YMCA Camp Duncan, 6933 N Kedzie, #816, Chicago, IL 60645
  • June 20-26 (Ages 8-16) Two residential camp programs for boys and girls whose primary diagnosis is Tourette Syndrome and the associated disorders of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder. Cost: $525 per child. Financial aid is available. Nursing staff is available for both camps. Staff is mainly young adults who also have Tourette Syndrome. Check website for more details and applications or call. ACA Accredited.
  • Contact: Scott Loeff, Camp Director. Phone: (773) 465-7536; E-mail: scott63@prodigy.net

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