I know, I know. It seems WAY too early, but it’s really not. And it just might be possible to find a camp that suits your kid. Here are a few ideas to help you start exploring some options for your child now:
True Friends Camp – (Annandale, MN)
This camp has different programs which you might find are suited to your child’s specific needs and interests, with programs designed for kids with shorter attention spans, a literacy camp, a sensory friendly camp, equine therapy, and even a camp for struggling readers. They accept waivered funds and have financial assistance for others who qualify. Five camps make up this group: Camp Courage, Camp Friendship, Camp Eden Wood, Camp Courage North and Camp New Hope.
Camp Noah (St. Paul, MN) The camp curriculum is specifically designed to help children process their experience with disaster and grief in a safe, supportive, and caring atmosphere that also offers fun and recreation at a time of intense stress. Lutheran Social Services runs this camp.
Camp Character (Park Rapids, MN) works to develop life and social skills for children with special needs ages 7-18. It is an overnight camp that will build confidence and behavioral skills.
And for those who prefer to stay in town… Three Rivers Parks District and local parks and Y’s are often good options.
DID YOU KNOW? Reach for Resources (Twin Cities Metro Area) offers adaptive recreational opportunities and partners with programs to support all kinds of kids in inclusive settings.