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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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    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 Human Services, Children’s Services - Camp LaughalotAn integrated summer camp for youth ages 5 to 21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities that promotes educational, vocational, daily living skills and social development through a planned program of structured activities and supervised recreation.WashingtonSummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    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 JJ, Inc.A camping programMcKeanCamp JJ, Inc.Camp JJ, Inc.
    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
    Camp STAT (Summer Therapeutic Activities for Teens) SewickleyA therapeutic summer program for adolescents diagnosed with Asperger's disorder and autism. The program focuses on the development of social competencies and includes both therapeutic and recreational componentsAlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp STAT (Summer Therapeutic Activities for Teens) SharpsburgA therapeutic summer program for adolescents diagnosed with Asperger's disorder and autism. The program focuses on the development of social competencies and includes both therapeutic and recreational componentsAlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp STAT (Summer Therapeutic Activities for Teens) South HillsA therapeutic summer program for adolescents diagnosed with Asperger's disorder and autism. The program focuses on the development of social competencies and includes both therapeutic and recreational componentsAlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp WISP (Watson Inclusive Summer Program) - Camp Deer CreekThe Watson Inclusive Summer Program (WISP) is an inclusive therapeutic summer camp program for children with autism and related disorders that enables children with autism to be integrated successfully into typical summer camps with their peers. The program operates in multiple sites, providing children with services near their own neighborhoods. The program emphasizes teaching social skills within a typical summer camp environment, using capable peers in naturalistic settings. All children in WISP receive intensive intervention emphasizing the development of social skills within a typical summer camp environment, utilizing peer models of appropriate behavior. Since this is an intensive therapeutic program rather than merely a daycare or recreational program, consistent attendance for the duration of the program is important.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp WISP (Watson Inclusive Summer Program) - Chatham University Music & Arts Day CampThe Watson Inclusive Summer Program (WISP) is an inclusive therapeutic summer camp program for children with autism and related disorders. WISP is a model inclusive summer program that enables children with autism to be integrated successfully into typical summer camps with their peers. The program operates in multiple sites, providing children with services near their own neighborhoods. The program time and duration vary according to the camp schedule. Typically, a camp program lasts eight weeks, from mid June to early August, and runs from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program emphasizes teaching social skills within a typical summer camp environment, using capable peers in naturalistic settings. All children in WISP receive intensive intervention emphasizing the development of social skills within a typical summer camp environment, utilizing peer models of appropriate behavior. Some children require one-to-one staffing in order to be successfully included within the summer camp setting, some are able to share specialized staff, and some children require no more than consulting services. Therefore, staffing arrangements are flexible and individualized in accordance with the needs of the child. Since this is an intensive therapeutic program rather than merely a daycare or recreational program, consistent attendance for the duration of the program is important. If the family will be away for an extended period while camp is in session or if a child has recurrent conflicts with the camp hours, Camp WISP may not be an appropriate option.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp WISP (Watson Inclusive Summer Program) - East Suburban YMCA (Monroeville)The Watson Inclusive Summer Program (WISP) is an inclusive therapeutic summer camp program for children with autism and related disorders. WISP is a model inclusive summer program that enables children with autism to be integrated successfully into typical summer camps with their peers. The program operates in multiple sites, providing children with services near their own neighborhoods. The program time and duration vary according to the camp schedule. Typically, a camp program lasts eight weeks, from mid June to early August, and runs from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program emphasizes teaching social skills within a typical summer camp environment, using capable peers in naturalistic settings. All children in WISP receive intensive intervention emphasizing the development of social skills within a typical summer camp environment, utilizing peer models of appropriate behavior. Some children require one-to-one staffing in order to be successfully included within the summer camp setting, some are able to share specialized staff, and some children require no more than consulting services. Therefore, staffing arrangements are flexible and individualized in accordance with the needs of the child. Since this is an intensive therapeutic program rather than merely a daycare or recreational program, consistent attendance for the duration of the program is important. If the family will be away for an extended period while camp is in session or if a child has recurrent conflicts with the camp hours, Camp WISP may not be an appropriate option.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp WISP (Watson Inclusive Summer Program) - Rose E. Schneider Family YMCAThe Watson Inclusive Summer Program (WISP) is an inclusive therapeutic summer camp program for children with autism and related disorders. WISP is a model inclusive summer program that enables children with autism to be integrated successfully into typical summer camps with their peers. The program operates in multiple sites, providing children with services near their own neighborhoods. The program time and duration vary according to the camp schedule. Typically, a camp program lasts eight weeks, from mid June to early August, and runs from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program emphasizes teaching social skills within a typical summer camp environment, using capable peers in naturalistic settings. All children in WISP receive intensive intervention emphasizing the development of social skills within a typical summer camp environment, utilizing peer models of appropriate behavior. Some children require one-to-one staffing in order to be successfully included within the summer camp setting, some are able to share specialized staff, and some children require no more than consulting services. Therefore, staffing arrangements are flexible and individualized in accordance with the needs of the child. Since this is an intensive therapeutic program rather than merely a daycare or recreational program, consistent attendance for the duration of the program is important. If the family will be away for an extended period while camp is in session or if a child has recurrent conflicts with the camp hours, Camp WISP may not be an appropriate option.ButlerSummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp WISP (Watson Inclusive Summer Program) - Sewickley YMCAThe Watson Inclusive Summer Program (WISP) is an inclusive therapeutic summer camp program for children with autism and related disorders. WISP is a model inclusive summer program that enables children with autism to be integrated successfully into typical summer camps with their peers. The program operates in multiple sites, providing children with services near their own neighborhoods. The program time and duration vary according to the camp schedule. Typically, a camp program lasts eight weeks, from mid June to early August, and runs from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program emphasizes teaching social skills within a typical summer camp environment, using capable peers in naturalistic settings. All children in WISP receive intensive intervention emphasizing the development of social skills within a typical summer camp environment, utilizing peer models of appropriate behavior. Some children require one-to-one staffing in order to be successfully included within the summer camp setting, some are able to share specialized staff, and some children require no more than consulting services. Therefore, staffing arrangements are flexible and individualized in accordance with the needs of the child. Since this is an intensive therapeutic program rather than merely a daycare or recreational program, consistent attendance for the duration of the program is important. If the family will be away for an extended period while camp is in session or if a child has recurrent conflicts with the camp hours, Camp WISP may not be an appropriate option.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp WISP (Watson Inclusive Summer Program) - South Fayette Extended DayThe Watson Inclusive Summer Program (WISP) is an inclusive therapeutic summer camp program for children with autism and related disorders. WISP is a model inclusive summer program that enables children with autism to be integrated successfully into typical summer camps with their peers. The program operates in multiple sites, providing children with services near their own neighborhoods. The program time and duration vary according to the camp schedule. Typically, a camp program lasts eight weeks, from mid June to early August, and runs from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program emphasizes teaching social skills within a typical summer camp environment, using capable peers in naturalistic settings. All children in WISP receive intensive intervention emphasizing the development of social skills within a typical summer camp environment, utilizing peer models of appropriate behavior. Some children require one-to-one staffing in order to be successfully included within the summer camp setting, some are able to share specialized staff, and some children require no more than consulting services. Therefore, staffing arrangements are flexible and individualized in accordance with the needs of the child. Since this is an intensive therapeutic program rather than merely a daycare or recreational program, consistent attendance for the duration of the program is important. If the family will be away for an extended period while camp is in session or if a child has recurrent conflicts with the camp hours, Camp WISP may not be an appropriate option.WashingtonSummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Camp WISP (Watson Inclusive Summer Program) - Upper St. Clair Extended DayThe Watson Inclusive Summer Program (WISP) is an inclusive therapeutic summer camp program for children with autism and related disorders. WISP is a model inclusive summer program that enables children with autism to be integrated successfully into typical summer camps with their peers. The program operates in multiple sites, providing children with services near their own neighborhoods. The program time and duration vary according to the camp schedule. Typically, a camp program lasts eight weeks, from mid June to early August, and runs from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program emphasizes teaching social skills within a typical summer camp environment, using capable peers in naturalistic settings. All children in WISP receive intensive intervention emphasizing the development of social skills within a typical summer camp environment, utilizing peer models of appropriate behavior. Some children require one-to-one staffing in order to be successfully included within the summer camp setting, some are able to share specialized staff, and some children require no more than consulting services. Therefore, staffing arrangements are flexible and individualized in accordance with the needs of the child. Since this is an intensive therapeutic program rather than merely a daycare or recreational program, consistent attendance for the duration of the program is important. If the family will be away for an extended period while camp is in session or if a child has recurrent conflicts with the camp hours, Camp WISP may not be an appropriate option.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    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
    Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - Camp ChihopiChildren’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Camp Chihopi is a 4-day, overnight camp for Children who have received liver transplants and/or intestine transplants. During this summer camping event, campers are encouraged to make new friends, share their experiences, and participate in a variety of outdoor camp activities to the best of their abilities. Camp Chihopi provides a non-medical environment where campers can increase self esteem and interact with children with similar medical backgrounds. The camp aims to help children continue to adapt to their chronic condition as a transplant recipient as they mature into young adults.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Dare 2 B MeThis is a summer program for students with autism that emphasizes the development of social and pragmatic language skills as well as anger and stress management activities in a fun and engaging format. Academic modules in reading, writing, and math will be provided daily, as well as interactive science, music, or crafts. Students who are 14 and older will be working on pre-vocational skills in one of three careers: retail, culinary, and horticulture, as well as practicing life skills including budgeting and meal planning and preparation. Daily behavior support and autism consultation is also included, as well as fine motor activities to assist with occupational therapy goals.WestmorelandSummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    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
    Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania - Camping & RecreationEaster Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania is proud to offer various recreational programs for children and adults with disabilities or other special needs. The programs vary from camping to t-ball to horseback riding to swimming. Each program is design to give children and adults with disabilities the chance to learn, play and improve their quality of life!AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Family Hospice and Palliative Care - Camp Healing HeartsOffers a one day camp for children ages six to 12 and their parents/guardians who have experienced the death of a loved one (such as a parent, sibling, grandparent, other family member, or friend). Camp Healing Hearts gives environment for children and families to express feelings, remember a loved one, develop coping skills and create bonds and friendships with others who have experienced a similar loss.AlleghenyFamily Hospice and Palliative CareFamily Hospice and Palliative Care
    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.AlleghenyMental Health and Substance AbuseFamilylinks
    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.LawrenceLCARCLawrence County Association for Responsible Care (LCARC)
    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
    Mainstay Life Services - Summer Camp ProgramMainstay Life Services' Summer Program is a unique, urban camping experience. The program runs for four weeks in July with extended, overnight stay on a college campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One and two week sessions are offered. Campers are constantly on the go, enjoying the rich variety of cultural and recreational activities offered by Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. Activities include baseball games, trips to amusement parks and museums, riverboat tours, movies, shopping, sightseeing, and more. The camp is a vacation that participants look forward to throughout the year. It offers individuals the opportunity to engage in recreational activities and social interactions that they might not otherwise have a chance to experience. Campers enjoy the time away from home, and love taking trips around the city and spending time with friends. The program also provides needed respite for family members who are able to send their loved one on a vacation while getting needed rest themselves.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    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
    New Story Therapeutic Summer Activity Programs - Greensburg, PANew Story operates therapeutic day camps during the summer months. The camps are designed to meet the needs of children with the most serious and/or complex behavioral challenges. New Story 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 skilled 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.WestmorelandSummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    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
    Quest Therapeutic Camp of PittsburghQuest Therapeutic Camp of Pittsburgh is a 7-week summer day program for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, depression, learning disabilities, social problems, psychological disorders and mental or emotional disabilities. The camp program includes group therapy sessions, activities and field trips. Each child participates in a small group of 12-18 campers and is guided by two or three counselors.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    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
    The Watson Institute – Camp SCALEThe Watson Institute’s Camp SCALE is a summer day program specifically designed for adolescents in their transition years who are currently participating in Autistic Support and Life Skills curriculums. The Camp SCALE program offers a “hands-on” approach to developing vocational, social, and functional community skills while promoting awareness and independence in the community. SCALE provides an appropriate forum for maintaining and developing skills during the summer months and includes an array of social, life-skills, community and vocational components. Social activities will include relevant social skills training, age appropriate recreation and leisure activities both indoor and outdoor. Life-skills experiences will focus on functional daily living skills through community outings, preparing menus and snacks, grocery shopping, money management and self-care lessons. Students will practice job readiness and pre-vocational skills both on site, as well as in the community. Students will have the opportunity to volunteer daily at a variety of partnering community businesses. Examples include, but are not limited to, local greenhouses, supermarkets, senior citizen centers, and Meals on Wheels associations. These experiences are on a volunteer basis and are focused on assessment and exploration.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    The Woodlands - Camp InspireOpen to all children and teens from ages 6 to 18 who use a tracheostomy, ventilator, BiPAP machine, or other respiratory support device, such as a negative pressure ventilator or diaphragmatic pacer. They should also have cognitive abilities and be able to communicate in some form such as voice, speaking valve, sign language, or computer aided device. the camp will be held at The woodlands in Wexford in July.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living (TRPIL) - Summer CampTri-County Patriots for Independent Living, a center for independent living that advocates for the civil rights for people with disabilities and promotes living well with a disability in our local community, will be offering a camp for youth with disabilities.WashingtonSummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    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
    Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf - Summer CampWestern Pennsylvania School for the Deaf summer camp is an 5-day, overnight camp for children with hearing loss and offers several opportunities to serve your child in a deaf-friendly environment. Explore robots, a rope course, and News Channel 4. Compete in SportsWorks, Olympics, and Skyzone. Try rowing, hiking, and biking. Meet ASL guests. Cool off at Sandcastle.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    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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