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    Residential or day camp facilities that are appropriately staffed and equipped to provide an opportunity for children or adults who have developmental disabilities, emotional disturbances or health impairments, or who have other limitations or problems which require special facilities or programming, to enjoy a cooperative indoor and/or outdoor living experience.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    AAC Institute - ICAN™ Talk AAC Summer CampThis summer camp is specifically for children who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) methods. The program is designed to provide participants and their families with exciting learning experiences to build their language and communication skills in a safe, welcoming environment staffed by experts in AAC. AAC Institute is a not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to effective communication for people who rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). An estimated 2.5 million Americans experience speech disability to the extent that they have significant difficulty being understood by others. Many of these people have no speech at all and also have other physical disability that precludes expressive communication using hand signs, writing, or typing. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is a field of endeavor addressing the communication and other related needs of individuals who experience significant impairment in this area. The goal of AAC is generally to achieve the most effective communication possible for the individual. Aspects of this field include clinical service delivery, education, and research. AlleghenyAAC InstituteAAC Institute
    Aaron's Acres - Therapeutic Summer CampTherapeutic summer camp which provides a positive, supportive atmosphere for all participants regardless of their abilities. Campers experience the exact same recreational activities as a child would without special needs. Structured thematic days include: - Music Therapy - Playground - Therapeutic Horseback Riding - Animal Therapy - Stories/Games - Arts and Crafts - Snack Time - Swimming The recreational activities focus on each child's needs in the areas of socialization and communication skills. The staff to child ratio is 1-1 or 1-2. All sessions are supervised by licensed social workers and/or special education teachers. A nurse is present at all programs to address any medical needs. LancasterAaron's AcresAaron's Acres
    American Cancer Society - LancasterProvides public education and patient services to residents of Lancaster County, in addition to raising funds for research, local education and patient services Patient services include: - Wig bank: Provides free wigs to patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation; Can meet cosmetologist by appointment - Road to Recovery program: Offers transportation to treatment sites by volunteer drivers when no other alternative exists. Transportation is provided for radiation and chemotherapy treatments and for cancer-related bloodwork - Cancer Resource Network: An 800 number (800-ACS-2345) and website (www.cancer.org) offering 24 hour up-to-date information regarding cancer, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and referral sources for other assistance and support. -Look good, Feel better: Local Cosmetologists teach beauty techniques to women undergoing cancer treatment how to cope with appearance related side effects. Cosmetics and skin care products provided. -Reach to Recovery: One to one support program for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.LancasterAmerican Cancer Society - Lancaster UnitAmerican Cancer Society
    ARC of Jefferson & Clearfield Counties - Camp FriendshipChildren and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can attend a 1 week summer camp in the area. It is free and free transportation is provided. It is a day camp.JeffersonARC of Jefferson & Clearfield Counties - Camp FriendshipARC of Jefferson & Clearfield Counties
    Autism Society of Pittsburgh, Inc.Information and referral, advocacy, ESY education, judicial and law enforcement training, family air travel training, all other autism training for schools, employers, co-workers, support group workshops, website information.AlleghenyAutism Society of Pittsburgh, Inc.Autism Society of Pittsburgh, Inc.
    Autism Society of Pittsburgh - S.P.E.A.K. Summer ProgramThe goal of S.P.E.A.K. is to provide a structured setting for children with autism during the summer where they can develop recreation skills not readily available to them in the local community.AlleghenyAutism Society of Pittsburgh, Inc.Autism Society of Pittsburgh, Inc.
    Bereavement SupportBereavement support for children ages 6 - 12 who have experienced a significant death in the last yearFayetteBereavement SupportAlbert Gallatin Home Care
    Boy Scouts of America - Laurel Highlands Council - TrailBlazer (Youth with Disabilities)Provides programs for Scouts with disabilities and special needs directed at (1) helping unit leaders develop an awareness of disabled people among youth without disabilities and (2) encouraging the inclusion of Scouts with disabilities and special needs in Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, Venturing crews, and Sea Scout ships.AlleghenyTrailBlazer (Youth with Disabilities)Boy Scouts of America - Laurel Highlands Council
    Camp Can-Do, American Cancer Society, York CountyCamp Can Do is a camp sponsored by the American Cancer Society and provides a normal, active and safe camp experience where children can celebrate life while living through their cancer journey. Campers will explore the outdoors, swim, fish, boat, work with arts and crafts, and spend a day at Hershey Park among other activities. Camp Can Do takes place in cabins at Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat, located in Mt. Gretna, PA amp Can Do is an experience provided at NO COST to all campers. Volunteer Pediatric Oncology doctors and nurses are available around-the-clock to administer routine chemotherapy, arrange for blood counts, handle medical emergencies that may arise, and adjust any program to meet campers’ needs. YorkAmerican Cancer Society, York CountyAmerican Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania
    Camp FrogChildren with epilepsy, like all children, need to experience and enjoy outdoor recreation. The EFWCP sponsors two weeklong, overnight summer camping programs called Camp Frog. This nationally recognized activity allows kids with epilepsy/seizure disorders to be integrated into a typical camping experience with hundreds of other children. The overnight program is available to boys and girls with epilepsy/seizure disorders from ages 8-17 who have completed 3rd grade but not yet graduated high school. Campers enjoy a host of activities, such as arts and crafts, campfire sing-alongs, swimming, team games, sailing, archery, and horseback riding. Camp staffs include EFWCP counselors, with additional support from medical staff. All camp staff members receive specialized training in seizure recognition and first aid. Medical staff includes a licensed pediatric neurologist and a registered nurse practitioner. Scholarships and financial assistance are available to eligible campers.FranklinEpilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania - HarrisburgEpilepsy Foundation Western Central Pennsylvania
    Camp JJ, Inc.A camping programMcKeanCamp JJ, Inc.Camp JJ, Inc.
    Camp Mend-a-HeartA one-day camp for children dealing with the death of a significant person within the last few years. The camp, coordinated by WellSpan VNA Home Health, is staffed by a registered nurse, physical education instructor, trained adult volunteers, counselor and other members of WellSpan VNA Home Health and Hospice teams. YorkWellSpan VNA Homecare - YorkWellSpan Health
    Camp OasisCamp Oasis is a summer camp program for children and youth, grades 4-12, who have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. There are camp locations around the United States. MontgomeryCrohn's and Colitis Foundation of America - Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter - Montgomery; Bala CynwydCrohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
    Camp Penuel EastA non-denominational ministry camping program; and free-for-service rental of facility for retreats for all ages.McKeanCamp Penuel EastCamp Penuel East
    Camp SpifidaCamp Spifida is a week long camp which allows children ages 6 to 18 with spina bifida to enjoy the "camp experience". They have activities including craft projects, fishing, swimming, dancing, paddle boats, campfires, hayrides, woodworking, ropes challenge courses and a climbing wall for the campers to enjoy during the week. Additionally, they raise money through fundraisers and donations to assist with camp medical supplies, insurance, expenses and camp tuition.SnyderCamp SpifidaCamp Spifida
    CenClear Therapeutic Recreation - Therapeutic CampResidential or day camp facilities that are appropriately staffed and equipped to provide an opportunity for children or adults who have developmental disabilities, emotional disturbances or health impairments, or who have other limitations or problems which require special facilities or programming, to enjoy a cooperative indoor and/or outdoor living experience.ClearfieldCenClear Therapeutic RecreationCenClear
    DePaul School for Hearing and Speech Summer ProgramSummer program providing speech language services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Special Education services provided: individual speech and language services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing provided by certified speech and language pathologists. This provider is willing to implement an IEP developed in another program if the space is available. If the fees are not covered by insurance provider or school district, the parents will be responsible for the fee.AlleghenyDePaul School for Hearing and SpeechDePaul School for Hearing and Speech
    Duquesne University - Reading ClinicAssessment, instruction in reading, writing and tutoring. Remedial reading provided. Saturdays in the fall and spring. Two weekdays in the summer. Located at the School of Education, Duquesne University. Pre-enrollment is required through school district. This provider is willing to implement an IEP developed in another program. Fees required before the beginning of class.AlleghenyDuquesne University - Reading ClinicDuquesne University
    Familylinks - The Camp at FamilylinksThe Camp at Familylinks is a summer day camp for children on the autism spectrum and provides socialization opportunities and training, skill retention, and enhances communication skills.AlleghenyFamilylinks - Therapeutic Learning CenterFamilylinks
    Friendship Academy - Extended School YearFriendship Academy's ESY Program is designed to facilitate progress towards individualized academic and behavioral goals throughout the summer within a structured learning environment. Related services of the Partial Hospital Program provide intensive therapeutic treatment which supports medication management, interpersonal skill development, coping skill development and other relevant therapeutic issues. Special Education Services Provided: Academic Instruction (reading, math, written language, listening and technology); Speech Therapy; Behavior Intervention; Individual, group, and milieu therapy; Medication management/psychiatric consultation; Social skills training; Family therapy available upon request; Field trips and Community Based Instruction. This provider is willing to implement an IEP developed in another program.AlleghenySpecial Education Summer CampsWatson Institute
    Joni and Friends International Disability CenterServes as the administrative center for advancing disability ministry and providing outreach to families affected by disability around the globe. Programs include an international wheelchair donation program and a family retreat program which provides a family summer camp experience for families living with disabilities. The Christian Institute on Disability provides advocacy and training on disability issues to church leaders and ministers as well as radio/television programming on disability issues for the general public. Volunteer opportunities available. Joni and Friends International Disability CenterJoni and Friends International Disability Center
    LCARC - Summer CampOperational approximately 8 weeks during the months of June through August, this program for youngsters and adolescents with intellectual disabilities offers recreation, social activities, learning, and instruction in daily living and safety skills. The program is based at Gaston Park and moves indoors during inclement weather. Swimming, the favorite camp activity, is featured at the local YMCA pool on Fridays.LawrenceLCARCLCARC (Lawrence County Association for Responsible Care)
    Mainstay Life ServicesProvides life-long support services for people with developmental disabilities, including residential and in-home services, life-sharing, and summer camp. Prader-Willi Syndrome program focuses on the transition from in-patient programs to community based living, and managing lifelong needs for individuals with PWS.AlleghenyMainstay Life ServicesMainstay Life Services
    Muscular Dystrophy Association - Northeast PAA national voluntary health agency working to defeat muscular dystrophy and related diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. Accepts donations of usable medical equipment, refurbishes items and distributes them to those in need. Also provides assistance with medical equipment repairs. Clinic: Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital 501 Saint John Street Allentown, PA 18103 Helps individuals cope with the physical and psychological aspects of the disease National Headquarters: Muscular Dystrophy Association 3300 E. Sunrise Drive Tucson, AZ 85718LehighMuscular Dystrophy Association - Northeast PAMuscular Dystrophy Association - Northeast PA
    Muscular Dystrophy Association - Summer CampOffers a fun and safe outdoor experience, along with opportunities to engage in a variety of activities such as horseback riding, swimming, adaptive sports, arts and crafts, camp dances and much moreDauphinMuscular Dystrophy Association Inc.Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc.
    Muscular Dystrophy Association - Summer Camp (Camps)This camp is for children 6 - 21 who are registered with MDA as having one of the 43 covered neuromuscular disorders Fishing, swimming, arts and crafts, sports, and special event, ages: 6 - 21. AlleghenyMuscular Dystrophy AssociationMuscular Dystrophy Association
    National Multiple Sclerosis - Central PA Chapter - WilliamsportProvide self help groups, financial assistance, educational programming, and advocacy for those affected by Multiple Sclerosis. They can also arrange for children whose parents are affected by MS to attend Kids Camp.LycomingNational Multiple Sclerosis Society - Central PA ChapterNational Multiple Sclerosis Society
    New Story - Indiana - Summer Therapeutic Activities Program (STAP)Operates therapeutic camps during the summer months throughout Pennsylvania. Camps are designed to meet the needs of children with the most serious and/or complex behavioral challenges. Provides a day camp experience offering traditional recreational and social activities found at other summer camps, but within a therapeutic environment to support each child’s continued growth and development. Teams of professionals deliver an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) based program to improve communication and foster social skills in an interactive and creative environment. Clinical interventions focus on guiding and nurturing socialization and imagination. Offers Summer Therapeutic Activity Programs (STAP) for children with Autism Spectrum Diagnosis (ASD) or developmental delays. STAP is a 5 to 10 week program that run during the summer months. Enrollment at New Story camps are limited.IndianaNew Story - IndianaSalisbury Behavioral Health
    New Story - Monroeville - Summer Therapeutic Activities Program (STAP)Operates therapeutic camps during the summer months throughout Pennsylvania. Camps are designed to meet the needs of children with the most serious and/or complex behavioral challenges. Provides a day camp experience offering traditional recreational and social activities found at other summer camps, but within a therapeutic environment to support each child’s continued growth and development. Teams of professionals deliver an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) based program to improve communication and foster social skills in an interactive and creative environment. Clinical interventions focus on guiding and nurturing socialization and imagination. Offers Summer Therapeutic Activity Programs (STAP) for children with Autism Spectrum Diagnosis (ASD) or developmental delays. STAP is a 5 to 10 week program that run during the summer months. Enrollment at New Story camps are limited.AlleghenyNew Story - MonroevilleSalisbury Behavioral Health
    PA Lions Beacon Lodge CampSummer CampHuntingdonPennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge CampPennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp
    PLEA Summer CampThe Summer Camp program at PLEA provides structured recreational activities for children with serious emotional, behavioral and developmental disabilities. The goal of the program is to reinforce the behavior management lessons that children have learned during the school year. Emphasis at camp is on appropriate social skills and language development according to age and interests. Activities include: Arts and Crafts; Free Play; Games; Cooking Activities; Visits to Neighborhood Playgrounds; Field Trips to Local Attractions. Children are placed into one of five age groups, with ten children per group. Each group is led by an experienced group leader, assisted by two counselors. Structured programs are designed for each group based on individual needs.AlleghenyPLEAPLEA
    St. Anthony School Programs - Summer Life CampA two week overnight camp designed for young adults with disabilities to enhance their independent living skills on the campus of Duquesne University. This program will teach individuals with a disability how to manage day to day activities.AlleghenySt. Anthony School ProgramsSt. Anthony School Programs
    Stepping Stones for Life Therapeutic CampsOffers residential or day camp facilities that are appropriately staffed and equipped to provide an opportunity for children or adults who have developmental disabilities, emotional disturbances or health impairments, or who have other limitations or problems which require special facilities or programming, to enjoy a cooperative indoor and/or outdoor living experience.BlairStepping Stones for Life Equine Assisted Learning Life Skills and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy ProgramStepping Stones for Life
    Steps to IndependenceOffers summer and school-year programs for children ages 2-21 with motor disabilities. Conductive Education emphasizes active learning in groups of four to ten students and is led by highly trained Special Teachers known as Conductive Education Teachers. During the program students learn new techniques, and find ways to achieve their highest potential in order to become as independent as possibleAlleghenySteps to IndependenceSteps to Independence
    The Children's Institute - Amazing Bike CampThe Children's Institute is again sponsoring the Amazing Bike Camp (formerly known as Lose the Training Wheels.) This camp is designed for older youth with special needs/disabilities who, as younger children, were not able to learn to independently ride a regular bike.AlleghenyChildren's Institute, TheThe Children's Institute
    The Children's Institute - Camp SuccessCamp Success, a program of The Children's Institute, is an inclusive summer day camp for children with special needs and their siblings. Offers a variety of fun and educational activities. Often these families struggle to find summer programs for their children because of the barriers created by expense, transportation or exclusion of non-disabled siblings and children with behavioral problems. Camp Success eliminates these barriers, accommodating children ages 6-12 with physical, sensory, emotional, behavioral and cognitive needs and their siblings.AlleghenyChildren's Institute, TheThe Children's Institute
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Adaptive Sports ProgramThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs provides grants for adaptive sports opportunities for disabled Veterans and disabled service members of the Armed Forces. Adaptive sports are those sports that have been created or modified for persons with disabilities. Special Events of the program include:
    • Creative Arts Festival,
    • Golden Age Games,
    • Summer Sports Clinic,
    • Training-Exposure-Experience (TEE) Tournament,
    • Valor Games,
    • Wheelchair Games,
    • Winter Sports Clinic.
    For detailed information on these events, please visit website. In addition to the programs above, Pennsylvania grant recipients are: Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 1 Morrow Way Slippery Rock, PA 16057-1326 For: Therapeutic Equine Two Top Mountain Adaptive Sports Foundation, Inc. 10914 Clay Lick Road Mercersburg, PA 17236 For: Skiing, Snowboarding
    United States Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    Watson Institute - Camp STATCamp STAT (Summer Therapeutic Activities for Teens) is offered a several sites throughout Allegheny County. This summer program is designed for teens with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder.AlleghenySpecial Education Summer CampsWatson Institute
    Watson Institute - Camp WISPCamp WISP (Watson Inclusive Summer Program) is a model inclusive summer program that enables children with autism to be integrated successfully into typical summer camps with their peers near their own neighborhood. The program operates in multiple sites, providing children with autism the chance to interact with their typically developing peers.AlleghenySpecial Education Summer CampsWatson Institute
    Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf - Summer CampsThe Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) has two camps, one overnight and one day-camp for children with loss. Both Amazing Adventures and Imaginasium Overnight Camp provide children with activities and fun camping experiences.AlleghenyWestern Pennsylvania School for the DeafWestern Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

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