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Dayton Aspergers Resource Network

Ohio Summer Camps

Ohio Camps

Camp NuHop,

in Ashland, OH, is a summer residential program for any youngster from 6 to 16 with a learning disability, behavior disorder, or attention deficit disorder.


Camp Silver Lake

is located in New Carlisle, OH (20 minutes north of Dayton). It is a day camp for children 6-12 with developmental delays, other various diagnosis, and with a focus on sensory integration. For information please email at or call (937) 873-8308.

Camp Cheerful, Ohio,

(440) 238-6200. A residential camp for children with Aspergers Syndrome or Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified. They also have a residental camp for children and adults that have physical disabilities.   
Camp Cheerful Sensational Day Camp at 15000 Cheerful Lane; Strongsville, Ohio 44136;  (440) 238-6200;  (440) 238-1858:

Stepping Stones,

in Cincinnatti, offers a day camp program for children with challenges and a residential camp for people of all ages with challenges.  Stepping Stones Center; 5650 Given Road 
Cincinnati, Ohio 45243; (513) 831-4660; Fax: (513) 831-5918


Sky Ranch

 is to serve the disabled population as a test bed of the most innovative adaptive equipment for all types of working, living and recreational activities. Located in northern Ohio.

Camp Echoing Hills

is a coed residential bible camp and special needs program in Warsaw, OH. Specific services available for the emotionally challenged, developmentally challenged, hearing impaired, learning disabled, physically challenged, and visually impaired, ages: 7-70. The Tri-Village Lions Club offers financial support to campers. 36272 County Road 79; Warsaw, OH, 43844 U.S.A.; (740) 327-2311


(the Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition), Columbus OH  offers Summer camp, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, water skiing and cycling in the area . For wheelchaired and nonchaired disabilities, including ADHD, ADD, etc. <>  

Disabled Sports USA


was established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular, orthopedic conditions, (&reportedly AD/HD).  <


Joni and Friends Family Retreats


offers one week family vacations where your family is assigned a helper who assists your family all week even eating with you!  They offer camps across the country including in Friendship, Ohio at the Shawnee Park and Resort.  <>; PO Box 3333 / Agoura Hills, CA  91376-3333; (818) 707-2391

Camp Kysoc, Carrollton, Kentucky
Various sessions for children with physical and developmental challenges, learning and behavior disorders, and multiple disabilities. Cost: Sliding fee scale based on
income. Contact: Easter Seals of Kentucky, 502-732-5333.

Camp Northwood
Since 1976, Camp Northwood & The Northwood Center have been providing quality programming to a coed population of 165 socially immature, learning challenged children in need of structure and individualized attention. It is our 2:1 camper/counselor ratio, non-competative recreational programming and intentional focus on social skill development that enables our students to experience acceptance in a thriving camp community.
132 State Route 365; Remsen, NY 13438-5700; 315-831-3621 - Phone; 315 831-5867 - Fax

Camp Determination
This camp is one of only a very few camps in the United States designed specially for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders. Welcoming its ninth year, Camp Determination offers a low child/staff ratio in order to provide a safe, caring, and supportive overnight outdoor experience to its campers.  Campers participate in many traditional activities such as horseback riding, fishing, swimming, archery, hiking, canoeing, and challenge courses. Art, music, sensory, and social development activities are designed to match the unique strengths and needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Self-esteem and social confidence are boosted at camp due to the relaxed and accepting environment. Friendships and lifelong memories are formed.  Camp Determination 2005 will take place at Tall Oaks Conference Center in Linwood, Kansas which is approximately 45 minutes west of the Kansas City metropolitan area. To learn more visit their website at

Recreation Unlimited in Ashley, Ohio
holds a number of residential camps for youths and adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities. They also hold weekend respite retreats throughout the year. 7700 Piper Rd; Ashley, OH, 43003-9741;  (740) 548-7006.

Akron Rotary Camp for Special Needs Children

camp run by the YMCA in Northeast Ohio.

Adventure Camp,

sponsored by the Kidney Foundation of Ohio and the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeast Ohio, will be held at Camp Cheerful in Strongsville from July 8 - 13, 2001. This experience will be as close to a "typical" camp as possible. Medical staff will be there to provide for the needs of the campers. The cost per camper is $315, but financial aid is available for those who require it. For further information, call Kathy Lawry (Kidney Foundation) at (216)771-1700 or Marsha Collins (Epilepsy Foundation) at (216)579-1330.

Agape Resident Camp  


Camp Ho Mita Koda, Newbury, OH

Their mission is to enable children to live well with diabetes through an enjoyable camp experience. The camp features five day or twelve day camps for children with type 1 diabetes. There are also weeks for children with type 2 diabetes and mini-camps for younger children and their parents who are not yet ready for an away camp experience.  

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