2015 Special Needs Summer Camp Guide

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Adventures Without Limits
1341 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove
(503) 359-2568
Adventures Without Limits’ mission is to empower people of all abilities through quality outdoor experiences.
Dates: Check website for trip information.

Autistic Community Activity Program (ACAP)
1900 SE Milport Road, Milwaukie
(503) 342-6645
Providing community education through recreation.
Dates: June 29-Aug. 14

BikeFirst! iCan Shine Bike Week
4811 NE Shaver Circle, Portland
Held in the gymnasium at Concordia University, this week-long bike camp for kids 8 and up uses specialty bikes outfitted to prevent tipping.
Dates: June 28-July 2

Building Bridges
4724 SW Macadam Avenue, Portland
(503) 235-3122
Dates: Summer program starts June 15-Aug. 21. Check website or call for details.

Bustin’ Barriers
(503) 869-7112
Established to provide safe physical activities and meaningful socialization for individuals with disabilities.
Dates: Check website for camp information.

Camp Rivendale
8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton
(503) 629-6342
Summer day camp program for kids ages 6+. Campers explore areas of music, dance, drama, visual arts, sports and aquatics.
Dates: Check website for camp dates.

Camp YaketyYak
40 McNary Parkway, Lake Oswego
(971) 303-3901
Day camps that develop social communication and emotional regulation skills.
Dates: Session 1, July 6-17; Session 2, Aug. 3-14.

Center for Health & Performance
1700 NW 167th Place, Suite 220, Beaverton
(503) 985-9527
Camp opportunities in speech, occupational therapy and more.
Dates: Check website for details and dates.

Creative Arts Day Camp
Marylhurst University campus
17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst
(503) 214-0510
Day camp offered for children with special needs ages 5-13. Music, art, dance/movement and psychodrama therapies offered.
Dates: July 13-16; July 20-23

Evergreen Public Schools Community Education
13501 NE 28th Street, Vancouver
(360) 604-4082
Various classes and camps.
Dates: Check website for camp dates.

Happy Mindful People
5145 SE Lincoln Street, Portland
(202) 420-8754
Through movement, mindfulness and social skills, children and teens are introduced to a social emotional curriculum that inspire personal and social change.
Dates: June 15-19 and July 27-31: “Co-ed Kids Movement & Mindfulness”
July 13-16: “Special Needs Movement & Mindfulness”
July 20-23: “Teen Yoga Summer Camp”

Hoop Camp 4 Kids
Pamplin Gym at Lewis & Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Portland
(541) 913-4406
This is a FREE basketball camp for kids with special needs. All participants will work with local players and coaches from the collegiate and professional ranks. 
Register online
Dates: July 27-31.

1727 NE 13th Avenue, Portland
(503) 224-2820
Social skills, movement and play groups facilitated by a speech-language pathologist and social coaches.
Dates: Check website for camp dates.

Portland Parks & Recreation Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation
426 NE 12th Avenue, Portland
(503) 823-4328
Inclusion program for children/adults. 
Dates: Check website for current catalog.

Sensory Kids OT
1425 N Killingsworth, Portland
Intensive summer therapy options using a comprehensive evaluation, adult-only parent meetings, and OT sessions three to five times a week for approximately 30 sessions.
Dates: Check website for details

Spectra Gymnastics
8344 SW Nimbus Avenue, Beaverton
(503) 754-9794
Teaching social thinking and building confidence and friendships through specialized gymnastics classes.
Dates: July 7-Aug. 29. Check website for various themes and dates.

Steve & Kate’s Camps
Camps held at All Saints School (601 NE 39th Avenue, Portland) and St. Cecilia School (12250 SW 5th Street, Beaverton).
(503) 828-3042 ext. 151
Day camp activities such as stop-motion animation, soccer in an inflatable stadium, rock climbing, breadmaking, sewing, knitting, music recording and more. Please contact directly to discuss your child’s specific needs.
Dates: June 15-Aug. 21

Synergy Autism Center
7739 SW Capitol Hwy, Suite 220, Portland
(503) 432-8760
Mundo Pato holds a group practice for learners using the Engage Program (ages 8-13). Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $200 per week with discounts available for multiple weeks.
Dates: June 29-Aug. 20

Vancouver Parks & Recreation
(360) 487-7060
Inclusion program for children and adults with disabilities.
Dates: Check website for current catalog.

Camp Attitude
P.O. Box 207, Foster
(541) 367-3420
Dedicated to providing a unique camping experience by advocating a biblical response toward disabilities, both visible and invisible.
Dates: Begins June 22. Check website for details.

Camp Meadowood Springs
P.O. Box 1025, Pendleton
(541) 276-2752
Camp Meadowood Springs is for individuals and their families impacted by communication and/or social learning challenges. 
Dates: Check website for camp dates.

Camp Namanu (Campfire Portland)
Overnight camp for grades 1-13 in one-week sessions.
Dates: Overnight, mini and day camp options available. Sessions begin on July 24.

Camp Odakoda
12042 SE Sunnyside Road #450, Clackamas
(503) 320-3103
An overnight camp for those with Asperger’s syndrome and High Functioning Autism.
Dates: Aug. 13-17 in Falls City, Ore.

KindTree-Autism Rocks
Eugene, Oregon
(541) 505-7285
Activities include canoing, swimming, a talent show, fishing, arts and crafts and more.
Dates: Summer Retreat Aug. 20-23

Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp for Children & Adults with Disabilities
10725 SW Barbur Boulevard, Suite 50, Portland
(971) 230-2922
Overnight recreational opportunities in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Residential camp offers horseback riding, canoing, swimming, arts and crafts, hiking and camping.
Dates: Check website for camp dates and information.

Upward Bound Camp
P.O. Box C, Stayton
(503) 897-2447
Christian overnight camp for people experiencing disabilities ages 12 through geriatric. Activities include fishing, hiking, swimming, boating, archery and more.
Dates: Several camp dates depending on camper-to-staff ratio. Check website for camp dates.

YWCA Camp Westwind
1111 SW 10th Avenue, Portland
(503) 294-7476
Inclusive residential family camp held on over 500 acres of scenic coastal land at the mouth of the Salmon River Estuary.
Dates: Check website for camp dates.

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