Find a summer camp in Nassau or Suffolk county for your child with special needs.
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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 on Long Island 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 Nassau and Suffolk counties, including day and specialty camps located in Huntington, Bay Shore, Holtsville, Glen Cove, East Hampton, Patchogue, Mill Neck, Huntington, Miller Place, and Melville.
Buckley Day Camp
2 I.U. Willets Road, Roslyn
We have an inclusion program for children with special/unique needs. Some of these campers have one-on-one aides. Campers in the inclusion program are assigned to their respective grades groups with their peers and engage in age appropriate activities.
Destination Science- The FUN Science Day Camp For Curious Kids 5-11!
Locations in Nassau and Suffolk counties
We have had many campers with mild special needs at Destination Science. Please call us to discus your child’s unique requirements (888)909-2822. If your child requires an aide in school, then you will need to send an aide to camp.
Gersh Academy at West Hills Day Camp
21 Sweet Hollow Road, Huntington
Our program offers children on the autism spectrum the opportunity to participate in a traditional summer camp experience while receiving the support necessary to be in a mainstream setting. Small groups, certified special education teachers, placement based on capabilities, and support for development of social skills, life skills, and independence.
Hofstra Summer Camps
101 Oak St,. Uniondale
The REACH Program is an opportunity for campers with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs to experience Hofstra Specialty Camps with peers. It provides a safe and positive setting for campers with disabilities to be included in activities and enjoy peer interactions, with supports and/or modifications when necessary.
Long Island Whole Child Academy
175 Wolf Hill Road, Melville
Environmental Boot Camp provides an exciting, outdoor adventure on the shores of Long Island Sound, with a team of professionals that include environmentalists, scientists, and our own special ed staff. This program is meant for 8-14 year olds who may need special education supports.
Mill Neck Foundation/Lutheran Friends of the Deaf
40 Frost Mill Road, Mill Neck
Sign Language Camp for Hearing Kids is held on the beautiful Mill Neck Manor campus on July 23 – 27 and July 30 – August 3, 2018. This exclusive camp is for hearing children, ages 8 to 16, who are interested in learning American Sign Language (ASL). No experience necessary!
School of Rock
4837 Nesconset Highway, Port Jefferson Station
Music is a wonderful way for high-functioning special needs children to integrate into the main stream. Our staff are dedicated to creating a warm environment for all. Students should possess a basic knowledge of their instrument. We offer lessons year-round if you need extra help.
Spin DJ Academy
202 Merrick Road, 2nd Floor, Rockville Centre; 16 Broadway, Amityville
DJ & Music For Everyone special education program, focuses on students of all ages and abilities set in a fun and supportive environment. Students learn new skills, participate, and gain confidence! Students work one on one with world class instructors and begin a path to musical success and new passions.
Studio E Art Classes LLC
565 Route 25A, Miller Place
We offer an inclusive environment and are sensitive to the needs of all students. While we cannot have 1:1's stay during camp time due to space limitations, non behavioral students are always welcome! Students who require more supports may better fit for our Wednesday afternoon "Special Abilities" Art.
YMCA of Long Island
Bay Shore, East Hampton, Glen Cove, Holtsville, Huntington, and Patchogue
We offer an inclusion program for our summer day camp for children with disabilities. Please check your branch for more details. Visit: https://ymcali.org/summer-day-camp for more information.