Camps

Bethany’s Kids Inclusion Camp at Camp McDowell

205.387.1806

105 Delong Rd., Nauvoo, AL 35578

Email: wonderful@campmcdowell.com

https://campmcdowell.com/upcoming-events/bethanys-kids

Typical kids and kids with disabilities experience summer camp fun together in Bethany Village. Available for rising 4th – 8th graders.

Camp ASCCA

256.825.9226

Email: info@campascca.org

5278 Camp ASCCA Drive, Jackson’s Gap AL 36861

https://www.campascca.org

Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults.

Located in Alabama on Lake Martin. Easterseals Camp ASCCA offers campers a wide variety of traditional, recreational and educational activities with a unique design for accessibility. Activities include: horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts, accessible waterslide, zip-line, water tubing, archery and rifle range, mini-golf course, paved nature trails, splash pad, and more.

Camp Briarwood Special Connections Ministry

205.776.5291

Email: June Cork at jcork@briarwood.org

https://briarwood.org/ministries/special-connections/

Camp Briarwood partners with the Special Connections Ministry which is a community outreach to families touched by disability. 

Each camper is assigned his/her own counselor for the week. The counselors are able to attend to any special needs and to provide support in order for the camper to participate with a typical camp group. Counselors are trained to understand specific disabilities of the campers.

The camp is held in two locations: Day Camp is held at YMCA Camp Hargis in Chelsea, Alabama and Overnight Camp is held at YMCA Camp Chandler in Wetumpka, Alabama.

Camp M.A.S.H. 

251.599.5688

Email: campmashmobile@gmail.com

www.campmash.org

Camp M.A.S.H. is a week-long recreational program for children ages 7 to 17 with a form of juvenile arthritis or a related auto-immune disease. Camp M.A.S.H. is hosted at Camp Grace located in Mobile, Alabama.

Camp WheezeAway

For questions regarding the camp site and summer program information please contact Anna Beth Harris at aharris@ymcamontgomery.org.

For questions regarding selection or medical qualifications and limitations please contact Brenda Basnight, CRT at 334-799-3449 or email: brendabasnight@yahoo.com.

https://ymcamontgomery.org/camp/wheezeaway/

Kids age 8-12 suffering from moderate to severe asthma can apply for this FREE summer camp program offered at YMCA Camp Chandler.

Children’s Harbor at Lake Martin, AL

www.childrensharbor.com/camps

There are camps each year for many different illnesses and diagnoses, such as cancer, hemophilia, spinal injury, autism and heart and lung disease. 

Listed below are the camps offered at Children’s Harbor:

AAPVI – Songs for Sight 

205.492.2059

Email: sherry.aapvi@gmail.com

www.aapvi.org

AAPVI (Alabama Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments) is a support group for parents of children with visual impairments.

  • Camps for visually impaired children

ARC of South Talladega County

http://www.southtalladegacountyarc.org

The ARC of Alabama is a volunteer-based membership organization made up of individuals with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities. Their families, friends, interested citizens, and professionals in the disability field also make up the organization.

  • Camps for intellectually challenged adults

Camp Autism Smiles 

www.facebook.com/campautismsmiles

Camp Autism Smiles provides outdoor recreation in a camp setting for children diagnosed with autism and their families.

  • Camps for children with autism

Camp BRIDGES

Email: info@campbridges.org

http://www.campbridges.org

Camp BRIDGES provides camps and programs at no cost to pre and post-transplant children, teens, young adults and their families from Alabama and neighboring states.

  • Camps for children with organ transplants; camps with and without families. 

Camp Conquest

205.873.2105

www.facebook.com/CampConquestofAlabama/

Camp Conquest is a summer camp program designed to respond to the needs of pediatric burn survivors.

Camp Cortisol

www.facebook.com/Campcortisol

Camp Cortisol provides support for families of patients with a rare form of adrenal insufficiency.

Full Life Ahead

http://www.fulllifeahead.org

Full Life Ahead helps people with disabilities live the most independent and productive lives possible by connecting their dream to the resources required to make their dream a reality.

  • Camps for people with multiple disabilities 

Camp Magic Moments

205.638.9372

Email: info@magicmoments.org

www.magicmoments.org

Camps for children with life threatening illnesses who have received a “magic moment”.

Camp V.I.P.

http://www.sbaofal.org

Camp V.I.P. (Victory, Independence, Possibilities) is a weekend family camp coordinated by the Spina Bifida Association of Alabama. This camp includes activities such as adaptive water skiing with specialized instructors instructors, tubing, fishing, swimming, canoeing, and many other incredible opportunities.

  • Each camp has an educational component.

*Applications are accepted beginning in April.

Christian Deaf Camp “Deafquake”

Email: deafquake4jc@gmail.com

http://deafquake.org

Deaf Camp at Children’s Harbor nurtures and empowers spiritual, social, mental, emotional, and physical growth through a variety of programs in a natural environment.

*All activities are designed for Deaf/HH, CODA, and siblings of Deaf/HH campers.

Rhizokids Conference

http://rhizokids.com/

  • RhizoKids advocates and supports research for a cure for Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata (RCDP). 
  • This annual camp provides families with information and access to the world’s most knowledgeable RCDP doctors.

Smile-a-Mile

205.323.8427

www.smileamile.com

  • Offers camps for children battling cancer; camps with and without families.
  • Serves pediatric oncology patients, survivors and their families by providing avenues for fellowship and support that helps them cope with their disease and tools to help prepare them for life after cancer.

Camp Strive with Lakeshore Foundation

205.313.7429

Email: loriw@lakeshore.com (to register)

www.lakeshore.org

This family camp offers a weekend of outdoor activities including swimming, adaptive water skiing, fishing and kayaking.

Vent Kids of Alabama

Email: karabishop@ventkidsofalabama.com

www.facebook.com/ventkidsofalabama/

Vent Kids is a support group for families that have children living at home on ventilators. This is an annual camp for children on ventilators, two caregivers and siblings.

Activities offered are:

  • Pool Swimming
  • Lake Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Miniature Golf
  • Playing on an Accessible Playground
  • Karaoke
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Boat Rides and Games

Kids Journey Camp

205.879.8881

www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/ALC/Calendar/Programs/Kids-Camp

  • Hosted by The National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • This camp is for youth ages 7-12 who have a parent or close family member diagnosed with MS.

Xtreme Outdoors Ministry

Tyler Hill- 334.296.7552 

Trent Hill- 334.322.1164

100 Taylor Way, Wetumpka, AL  36092

http://xtremeoutdoorsministry.com

Xtreme Outdoors Ministry provides outdoor and hunting experiences for children with multiple disabilities.

The Dance Foundation

205.870.0073

1715 27th Court South Homewood, AL 35209 

http://www.thedancefoundation.org/class/camps/

Dance for children with special needs 4-18 years old. This class provides a creative environment for having fun, improving gross motor skills, building strength and coordination, and working together with friends.

  • Recommended for children with Down Syndrome, autism or other developmental delays

The Exceptional Foundation

205.870.0776

1616 Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209 

www.exceptionalfoundation.org/summer-camp

Daily summer camp from 7:50am-6:00pm.

  • Sports
  • Swimming
  • Crafts
  • Exercise
  • Cooking
  • Games

Hope Heals Camp McDowell

*Camp is located in Nauvoo, AL

www.hopeheals.com

This camp is a week-long camp experience in Alabama offering Christ-centered resources, rest, and relationships for individuals and families with disabilities.

Each camper with a disability will be paired with a “Compassionate Companion”. All children 8 and under (with or without disabilities) will also be paired with a buddy, so camper parents can rest and enjoy their own programming.

  • Recreation
  • Arts
  • Crafts
  • Bible study

The Lakeshore Foundation Summer Camps

205.313.7400

https://www.lakeshore.org/activity/sports-recreation/youth-recreation/

The Lakeshore Foundation hosts an array of camps each summer for different age ranges, needs, and abilities at different times throughout the summer.

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