Summer Camps That Offer Special Needs Programs and Services for Campers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens

Summer Camps That Offer Special Needs Programs and Services for Campers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens

Find a summer camp in Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Queens for your child with special needs.


Finding the right programs for children with special needs to have fun can be a challenge—especially if the camp your kid wants to attend doesn’t have the proper support for children with special needs. We took the guesswork out of your summer camp shopping and compiled a list of summer camps in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan that are either only for children with special needs or offer services and programs for children with special needs in a mainstream setting. These camps with programs for children with special needs are located in and near Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan, including day and specialty camps located in Downtown Manhattan, Hudson Square, Lower East Side, Upper East Side, Fresh Meadows, and Little Neck.


Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand St., Lower East Side

Classes are pedagogically framed around the exploratory development of arts skills. Professional artist teachers and counselors with educational academic backgrounds.

Baruch College Summer Camp (BCSC)
55 Lexington Ave., Kips Bay

Please see our website for information: or visit an upcoming Open House Event: Friday, April 20, 5:30pm to 7pm Monday, May 21, 5:30pm to 7pm

Camp SAY
Summer address: 48 Pocono Springs Way, East Stroudsburg, PA; Winter address: 247 W. 37th St., 5th Floor, Midtown West

Camp SAY was created exclusively to help young people who stutter build self-confidence, communications skill and friendships. Learn more at

Chatty Child Speech and Occupational Therapy, PLLC
325 Broadway, Suite 403, Tribeca
347 491 4451

InterAct: Theatre and Therapy Lab™ is open to children ages 3-12 years old. All abilities are welcome. Children will be grouped by age and abilities. Theatre activities will be designed to target a variety of speech and language skills.

Children's Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton St., Husdon Square

CMA provides scholarships for students with special needs or disabilities who require 1:1 support, so that the child can attend Summer Art Colony camp with the support of their aide and join their typically developing peers in a supportive learning environment. Applications available in April. Contact with questions.

China Institute
100 Washington St., Downtown Manhattan
212-744-8181 x110

China Institute is NYC’s leading school of Chinese Studies and offers a fun and immersive Day Camp tailored to student’s age and abilities. Full and half day sessions are offered. In addition to Language instruction, a variety of activities are offered. Please contact us for Special Needs.

The Windward School Summer Program, Manhattan
212 E. 93rd St., between Second and Third avenues, Upper East Side
914-949-6968 x1250

Instructors are trained in The Windward School's research-validated multisensory approach. The summer program is for students of all academic levels; however, The Windward School is known for its curriculum and approach for students with language-learning disabilities.


Urban Explorers Day Camp
3832 Flatlands Avenue

We ask that parents call us as we evaluate each situation individually and have an honest approach about what we can and cannot accommodate.

Young People’s Day Camp

If there are any particular activities or needs that your child would like please feel free to reach out and we will do our best to accommodate those needs.


Cunningham Tennis
196-00 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows

Our camp has designed and conducted programming to meet the needs of all students. The facility has wheelchair access, and we possess tennis equipment that will assist children with special needs to learn the game of tennis.

Hug Music
112-01 75th Ave., Forest Hills

Hug Music offers Social skills groups to children 3-8 years old. Private music therapy and Musicreative programs are also available during the summer semester. Musicreative is Hug Music's original method that helps children learn how to play instruments as well as improve social, communication, fine-motor, and cognitive skills.

Samuel Field Y Summer Camp
58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck
718-225-6750 x261

The Y offers a wide range of summer camp options that cater to campers of varying needs and abilities. Whether you're looking for a full-day inclusion program, an afternoon wrap around program, or anything in between, we want to help you find the best fit for your camper.

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