Summer Camps That Offer Special Needs Programs and Services for Campers on Long Island

Summer Camps That Offer Special Needs Programs and Services for Campers on Long Island

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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.

Destination Science- The FUN Science Day Camp For Curious Kids 5-11!
Locations in Nassau and Suffolk counties
888-909-2822

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
631-427-6700

Located on 18 acres of Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Gersh Academy @ WHDC 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.

Long Island Whole Child Academy
175 Wolf Hill Road, Melville
347-668-3676

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
516-628-4229

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!

Studio E Art Classes LLC
565 Route 25A, Miller Place
631-744-4001

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
516-671-8270

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.


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