2023 Camps for Kids with Special Needs

Listings are continuously being updated (March 17, 2023) based on information we collect directly from camps through an online questionnaire. Please verify all information with camps directly.
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     Phoenix Camps    

Autism Academy for Education and Development
Campuses in Gilbert and Peoria • 480-525-6197 • aaed.org

Ages 5-18+. Each day students will be doing activities in the categories of sensory, cooking, crafts & experiments (science). There are a variety of hands-on activities. June 5-29. Half and full day available. 4 days a week. Only enrolled students can attend.

Camp Not-A-Wheeze
689 E. Michelle Way, Gilbert • 602-336-6575 • campnotawheeze.org
Accepting ages 7-14 years old. Camp Not-A-Wheeze is a unique recreational, educational overnight program helping children with moderate to severe asthma learn effective asthma management skills. We provide recreational activities such as horseback riding, music, hiking, arts & crafts, and more. The activities allow children to exercise control over their disease and learn to lead active lives while learning to successfully manage their chronic illness. Camperships awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, please fill out campership application when registering.  Designated camperships are available for asthmatic Native American children.  Camp dates are June 5th thru June 11th, 2022 in Heber, AZ.  The cost to attend is $650.

Family Care KIDS in Phoenix
6750 N. 7th Ave. BLDG B, Phoenix. 602-562-0310 FamilyCareKIDS.com

No camps for 2023. Check back for 2024!

Gateway Academy | Warrior STEAM Camp

3939 E Shea Blvd, Phoenix • 480-998-1071 • gatewayacademy.us

Ages 11-18. Campers with Autism will enjoy fractal art, Engineering & Technology: Elegoo, alchemy, Code Monkey, forensics, aeronautics, field trips, and more! June 5-30. Full day, 5 days a week.$750 per week, ESA Approved.

1550 W. Colter St., Phoenix • 602-230-2226 • archaz.org

Ages 8-22. At ARCH, children and youth with special needs develop social, interpersonal and basic living skills daily, through peer interaction and group participation, in an enjoyable and safe environment. Community integration and exciting field trips are among the weekly activities, building memorable experiences. Schedule a tour and come join the fun! ARCH is DDD funded; private pay option.

Camp Crescent Moon for Kids with Sickle Cell Disease
Campsite located in Pacific Palisades, California. campcrescentmoon.org

Ages 7-14. This camp is a medically supervised summer camp for children with sickle cell disease. Campers will have an opportunity to participate in pre-planned activities which include: arts and crafts, games, line dancing, making a music video, singing camp songs, nature walks, computers, learning about sickle cell disease, making new friends, and simply having a lot of fun. 24 hour medical care available. July 16-23.

Camp Then And Now
1400 Pine Drive #203, Prescott • 602-888-9448 • thenandnowicc.com

Ages 11-14. A three-day residential camp focused on mindfulness and coping skills. Arts, mindfulness walks, bereavement conversations, group therapy, yoga, meditation, outdoor sports, swimming, camp fires, and more.

Roadrunner Summer Camps
18205 N 51st Avenue Suite 151 Glendale • 602-529-8889 • roadrunnerscenters.com

Ages 5-14. Provides a safe and stimulating space for students to practice life skills, social skills, and communication skills. Students can look forward to movement & music, arts & crafts, hands-on science and more.

The H.E.A.R.T. Center
21152 N. 22nd St., Phoenix. 480-452-8606 • theheart-center.com/programs

Ages 7-18. Half-day Horse Camps, Siblings Camp for siblings of children with special needs, Yoga + Horse Camp, and Adaptive Adventure Camp with an overnight trip. Half- and full-day sessions four or five days a week.

     Flagstaff/Southern Arizona Camps    

Lions Camp Tatiyee
5283 W. White Mountain Blvd., Lakeside • 480-380-4254 • camptatiyee.org

Provides life-changing summer camp experiences for special needs children, entirely free-of-charge. The camp serves children experiencing all kinds of disabilities, aged 7-21. The summer season runs from May to August, with separate sessions for different age and disability cohorts. Each session is a 6-day, 5-night session filled with recreational activities, art classes, science experiments, and more!

     Tucson/Northern Arizona Camps    


Arts for All
2520 N Oracle Rd. Tucson. 520-622-4100 or artsforallinc.org/summer-arts-camp

Ages 3-17. Open to children with or without disabilities. Drama, dance, music, arts, ceramics, crafts, and games are among the classes offered in a small group setting. May 20-August 4. Weekly camps range from $130 (half day)-$255 (full day).


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