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Southeast Michigan Summer Camps for Kids with Special Needs

These Detroit area camps cater to kids with special needs – from those with autism and ADHD to Down syndrome, learning and cognitive challenges and more

Kids with special needs deserve a camp experience, too. And these Detroit-area camps specialize in giving kids with special needs the ultimate summer fun experience. Don’t forget, though, many camps that cater to all kids can accommodate children with some special needs. Get tips for choosing a camp for your special needs child before you begin your search.

Eagle Village Adventure Learning Center

Special Needs: Abandoned, abused and at-risk children and teens

Camp Catch-A-Rainbow

Special Needs: Cancer survivors
YMCA Storer Camps
Jackson, Mich.

Camp Discovery

Special Needs: Epilepsy
Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center
Augusta, Mich.
248-351-7979, option 1, ext. 232


Performing Arts Camp
Special Needs: Physical, emotional and cognitive challenges
Birmingham, Mich.

Camp Grace Bentley

Special Needs: Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, spina bifida and others
Burtchville, Mich.

Camp Kidwell

Special Need: Grief/bereavement
Bloomingdale, Mich.

Camp Kodiak

Special Needs: ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger Syndrome
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Camp Tall Turf

Special Needs: ADD, asthma and respiratory ailments
Walkerville, Mich.

Camp Tuhsmeheta

Special Needs: Blind or visually impaired
Greenville, Mich.

Great Lakes Burn Camp

Special Needs: Burn survivors
Jackson, Mich.

Indian Trails Camp

Special needs: Autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, epilepsy, limited mobility, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, speech/communication impairment, spina bifida
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit

Special needs: ADD, Autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, mental retardation
West Bloomfield, Mich.

Kids In Motion Day Camp

Special Needs: Cognitive and physical
Saddle Brook Farms
Highland, Mich.

Lions Bear Lake Camp

Special Needs: Visually and hearing impaired
Lapeer, Mich.

Skyline Camp and Conference Center

Special Needs: ADD, autism, Down syndrome, mental retardation
Almont, Mich.

SpringHill Camp

Special Needs: ADD, asthma and respiratory ailments, autism, cancer, cerebral palsy, diabetes, Down syndrome, epilepsy, hearing impairment, heart defects, HIV/AIDS, mental retardation, limited mobility, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, speech/communication impairment, spina bifida, visual impairment/blind, emotional problems
Evart, Mich.

St. Francis Camp on the Lake

Special needs: Mixed camp for cognitively impaired children and adults
Jerome, Mich.

Trail's Edge Camp

Special Needs: Kids with tracheostomies or who need ventilator assistance
Camp Fowler
Mayville, Mich.

YMCA Camp Copneconic

Special Needs: Asthma and respiratory ailments, diabetes
Fenton, Mich.

YMCA Camp Manitou Lin

Special Needs: Burn survivors
Middleville, Mich.
269-795-9163 or 888-909-2267

YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps

Special Needs: Autism
Central Lake, Mich.
231-544-5915 or 877-547-5915

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Feb 2, 2012 10:09 pm
 Posted by  rachellejacks

I have a son with autism and am interested in finding ways to expand my childs way to interact socially.

Feb 6, 2012 08:59 am
 Posted by  Stacey M.

The Judson Center provides more than 400,000 personalized support systems right here in southeast Michigan. Check out their website for more details: http://www.judsoncenter.org/

Also, Metro Parent is hosting its 5th annual Living with Autism Workshop on April 25th at the Marriott Hotel in Troy. This gives you a chance to make connections with professional services, other parents and more.

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