California Special Needs Summer Camps

Children with special needs deserve a place of their own. California special needs camps provide quality options for children with a disability or serious illness.

Camp Conrad Chinnock is open to all children and families impacted by Type 1 diabetes, offering recreational, social, and educational opportunities. Campers are taught diabetes self-management skills in a fun, interactive, and safe environment. 

Angelus Oaks, CA

Coed ages 6-18


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Camp Conrad Chinnock

This free weekend-long camp in Livermore is for children ages 6 to 17 who have lost a significant loved one. It provides a safe environment for grieving kids and teens to share memories, make new friends and have fun.

Livermore, CA

Coed ages 6-17

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Camp Hope

This week-long residential summer camp helps children with HIV/AIDS and their families enjoy being around others without the social stigma and isolation associated with the disease. Adolescents learn they can change negative social patterns of behavior and break cycles of HIV infection. Program includes boating, swimming, art, dance and sports.

Sacramento, CA



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Camp Sunburst

In a supportive outdoor atmosphere of acceptance, fun & adventure, we welcome children of all developmental disabilities. Experience our enriching outdoor camp programs & activities firsthand! Northern California overnight camp, adventure camp, and teen travel camp.

Boulder Creek, CA

Coed ages 5+


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Camp Krem

Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California provides summer day camp services and after-school programs specifically designed to help kids with special needs and learning differences find success.

Los Alamitos, CA

Coed ages 6-18


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Quest Therapeutic Camps

B.O.K. Ranch offers a full-inclusion, inter-dependent equine based, summer camp experience to riders with and without special needs. Each week campers of all abilities are exposed to a variety of different riding styles. Campers help feed the horses, groom the horses, tack up the horses, and clean stalls. 

Woodside, CA

Coed ages 4-13


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B.O.K. Ranch Therapeutic Horse Camp

Kids who are ready for an independent camp experience will find this camp filled with adventure, fun and friendship. In addition to diabetes education, the kids enjoy classic camp experiences, such as swimming, nature, arts & crafts, sports, games, dance, overnights, campfires and more!

Concord, CA

Coed ages 7-17


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Bearskin Meadow Camp DYF

Camp Bloomfield offers activities adapted for children of all ages and abilities in a natural and safe environment to develop self-esteem and build independence. Camp Bloomfield is the only camp for children with multiple disabilities and blindness in the State of California that is offered free of charge to participants.

Los Alamitos, CA

Coed ages 6-18


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Camp Bloomfield

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Palo Alto, CA

Coed ages 8-18


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The mission of Okizu is to help all members of families affected by childhood cancer to heal through peer support, respite, mentoring, and recreational programs.

Novato, CA


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Camp Okizu

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