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Summer 2014 Camps and Programs

Compiled by Marci Wheeler, MSW and Meaghan Randall, B.A.

         

          
 

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Please note that this directory has been compiled and posted as a service to the community. The Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA) does not endorse any particular activity or organization on this list. Camps listed specifically serve persons with disabilities and/or include this population in their program. Some specifically serve children and/or adults on the autism spectrum. Parents are advised to investigate the opportunities presented below to determine the appropriateness of each activity for their family member.

More and more families are checking their local YMCA, Parks and Recreation departments, and even private gyms and recreational facilities and finding that programs have been, or are being, developed for children and/or adults with disabilities. For example, there are martial arts programs available in some communities for individuals with special needs and there also martial arts programs that include people on the autism spectrum.

Some programs have an “inclusion coordinator” or other staff designated to support children and/or adults with disabilities. Within this listing, you will notice a few programs offered by these types of organizations around Indiana. You are encouraged to check with various organizations in your community to inquire about their specialized programs and/or supports within existing programs to accommodate children and adults with disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum.

Additionally, Special Olympics Indiana might be an option to your family members who have an interest in playing a variety of sports. Special Olympics Indiana provides year round sports training and athletic completion in over twenty Olympic type sports for children and adults with disabilities in communities across Indiana. To find out more about Special Olympics Indiana programs, and/or opportunities to get involved in your area, check out their website at http://soindiana.org/ or call (800) 742-0612.

Another avenue for locating and pursuing summer camps and programs might be found at your local college or children's museum.  Though not designed specifically for children or teens with autism, some may offer programs which focus on a special interest and/or special talent that matches well with your family member.

Every effort was made to provide current and accurate information; however, as the information comes from many sources, some of the information may have changed from the receipt of the information to the time of the posting of this list. Additionally, while all attempts were made to make this list as comprehensive as possible, there may be other programs and/or camps in your area. In the event you know of an opportunity not appearing on this list, please send the details to us via Marci Wheeler at mwheeler@indiana.edu or at (812) 855-6508 and we’ll be happy to add it. Thank you!


CAMPS

   

 INDIANA



Anderson (Madison County)

SonRise Camp
6720 South Ridgeview Road
Anderson, IN 46013

Location: SonRise, Anderson, IN
Dates: June 9-14, June 16-21, June 23-28, July 7-12, July 14-19, July 21-26, July 28-Aug 2, Aug 4-9
Cost: $525/session
Contact: Toll Free (877) 642-9902, (765) 642-9902, sonrise@mailblc.org
Website: http://bethesdalutherancommunities.org/page.aspx?pid=734
SonRise Camp provides a Christ-centered camping experience for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Applications may be downloaded from the website.

Bloomington (Monroe County)

Kid City
Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department
401 N. Morton Street, Suite. 250
Bloomington, IN 47404

Location: TBA
Dates: TBA
Cost: TBA
Contact: Amy Shrake at (812) 349-3747, or email shrakea@bloomington.in.gov
Website: http://bloomington.in.gov/kidcity and http://bloomington.in.gov/inclusive
The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is committed to an inclusive approach to recreation; individuals with and without disabilities participating in recreation together. Reasonable accommodations are provided; registration and reasonable accommodation requests must be made at least two weeks prior to registration deadline. Reasonable accommodations are individualized techniques and resources used to enhance program participation without fundamentally altering a program.

Bloomington Pediatric Speech Therapy

Summer Social Skills Groups
1441 South Fenbrook Lane, Suite 300
Bloomington, IN 47401

Location: Bloomington Pediatric Speech Therapy, Bloomington, IN
Dates: TBA
Cost: TBA
Contact: (646) 298-5246. bloomingtonspeech@gmail.com
Website: http://www.bloomingtonspeech.com/
The Summer Social Skills Group is a camp for elementary and middle school students to build and practice social skills.

Campabilities
Monroe County YMCA
2125 South Highland Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47401

Location: Monroe County YMCA, Bloomington, IN
Dates: June 9-13 (ages 4-10), July 7-11 (ages 11-15), and July 14-18 (ages 4-15). Mon-Fri 9am-1pm
Cost: $75 for YMCA members; $100 for non-members
Contact: Angela Dilts at (812) 332-5555 Ext. 252, adilts@monroecountyymca.org
Website: http://www.monroecountyymca.org/Pages/default.aspx
Transitional camp for kids who may need a little extra support. Includes daily crafts, pow-wow, games, and swimming.

Informatics Summer Camp
IU School of Informatics and Computing
IU Bloomington
919 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408

Location: IU Bloomington, Bloomington IN
Dates: June 22-26
Cost: $400, includes housing in residence hall, meals, and other activities. Scholarships are available.
Contact: Nancy Lemons, (812) 855-8625 or email nlemons@indiana.edu
Website: http://www.soic.indiana.edu/community/summer-camp/index.shtml
IU’s Informatics Summer Camp is for current high schoolers with an interest in technology. Students will get hands on experience, explore potential career paths, strengthen problem solving and communication skills, and hang out with other campers. To apply, fill out the application and submit a 100-word essay about why you want to attend the camp. You can apply either online or through regular mail. Address regular mail to the care of Nancy Lemons, 919 E. 10th St., Room 101, Bloomington, IN., 47408.

Kids’ LEAP
LifeDesigns Inc.
Bloomington, IN 47401

Location: Exact location TBA, but will be in Bloomington, IN
Dates: June 2-August 1st
Cost: Varies based on eligibility criteria for services
Contact: Brandi Hamilton, (812) 332-9615 or email bhamilton@lifedesignsinc.org
Website: www.lifedesignsinc.org
Activities are a mixture of indoor activities, such as arts and crafts projects; community activities, such as a firehouse tour, playing at local parks, events at the library, and parks and recreation events. Activities are designed to provide maintenance of academic skills, improvement of social skills, rich involvement in the community, exercise, and fun. Children up to age 14 are welcome at Kids LEAP.

Reach High Summer Camp
Reach High Consulting and Therapy, LLC
2101 West Tapp Road
Bloomington, IN 47403

Location: Reach High Consulting and Therapy, LLC; Bloomington, IN
Dates: June 9-July 31, M-F from 9am-4pm
Cost: Insurance covers most costs.
Contact:  Audra Lampkins at (812) 330-4460, or email aba@reachhighconsulting.org
Website:  http://reachhighconsulting.org/camp.html
Reach High is a unique summer camp focused on integrating students on the autism spectrum into the community. Camper’s current educational and social goals are infused into typical summer camp activities on a one on one ratio.

Summer @ CIP
CIP Bloomington Center
425 North College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408

Location:  Held at Indiana University; Bloomington, IN
Dates: July 13-July 25
Cost: $4,400 covers room and board, meals and 1 college credit.
Contact: (877) 566-9247 x13, or email info@cipsummer.com
Website: http://cipworldwide.org/summer/summer-program-locations/h-s-program/
The summer @ CIP program on the IU Bloomington campus offers high school students with Asperger’s, ADD, and other learning differences a chance to experience a taste of independence while residing on campus in a college dormitory. Participants are introduced to the skills necessary for success at college, including social, academic, and independent living skills.

UTS Summer Camp
Unlocking The Spectrum, Bloomington
417 Clarizz Blvd
Bloomington, IN 47401

Location: Unlocking The Spectrum, Bloomington, Indiana
Dates: June 9, 2014 - August 15, 2014, M-F- 8am-5pm (before and after care available)
Cost: Insurance covers most costs
Contact: Emily Eaker at TOLL FREE: 855-INFO-UTS (855-463-6887) or email emilyeaker@unlockingthespectrum.com
Website: www.unlockingthespectrum.com
UTS summer camp is specifically designed to meet the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders. UTS's summer camp will incorporate highly individualized goals and skill building into each activity to include highly focused and individualized attention provided by a 1:1 ABA therapist who is assigned to each individual camper. Camp activities will include a wide range of interesting, child centered and fun opportunities. Peer interaction and cooperation will be highlighted. Campers will participate in arts and crafts and outdoor play as well as community activities to include swimming, the zoo, the children's museum and much more.

Bristow (Perry County)

Anderson Woods
3966 Adyeville Road
Bristow, IN 47515

Location:  Anderson Woods; Bristow, IN
Dates: Children’s Sessions; June 2-5, 9-12, 16-19, and 23-26. Adult’s Sessions; June 30-July 3, July 7-10, 14-17, and 21-24
Cost: $150/session
Contact:  (812) 357-2325 or (812) 639-1079, or email andersonwoods@psci.net
Website:  http://www.andersonwoods.org/summer-camp.html
During the four-day, three-night sessions, campers learn self-confidence, trust and responsibility through working together, caring for animals, tending the garden, and enjoying the beauty of nature.

Bristol (Elkhart County)

Camp ADEC
19670 State Road 120
Bristol, IN 46507
 
Location: ADEC, Bristol, IN
Dates: June 9-Aug 1
Cost: TBA
Contact: (574) 848-7451
Website: http://www.adecinc.com/
ADEC strives to provide families vital support through meaningful activities for their school aged children with developmental disabilities.

Brownsburg (Hendricks County)

Meaningful Day Services Summer ABA Program
Meaningful Day Services, Inc. 
P.O. Box 1110
Brownsburg, IN 46112

Location: TBA
Dates: Daily from June 2nd to July 25
Cost: TBA
Contact: 812-288-4688
Website: http://meaningfuldays.com/
Meaningful Day Services Summer Camp is for children and adolescents with disabilities. While receiving 1on1 attention with an ABA therapist, your child will experience art, music therapy, recreational therapy, social skills groups, and ABA therapy. The four-tier system encompasses school skills, communication, essential self-help skills, and natural environment training through daily community outings. The goal of the camp is for your child to increase overall functional life skills and have a great time while achieving individualized goals.

Carmel (Hamilton County)

Carmel/Clay Parks & Recreation Summer Camp Series
1235 Central Park Drive East
Carmel, IN 46032

Location:  Various Elementary Schools/Carmel Parks/Monon Community Center
Dates: Monday-Friday. Various dates during June 2-August 1, depending on the camp theme selected.
Cost: $175/week, $1,400/full summer (scholarships available).
Contact: Ben Johnson, (317) 573-5240, bjohnson@carmelclayparks.com or Jennifer Brown (317) 843-3864, Jbrown@carmelclayparks.com
Website:  http://www.carmelclayparks.com/summer-camp-series#2014-scs-brochure
These inclusion-based camps are designed for children from 5-14 years old. If your child is on the autism spectrum or has a disability, an assessment will be done after enrollment by the Monon Community Center’s Inclusion Supervisor, Cara Gray (317) -843-3866, cgray@carmelclayparks.com). If it is determined that the child will need some assistance during camp, a qualified staff member will be assigned to work directly with the child. Assessments must be scheduled by May 1st, 2014.

Springhill Day Camp
Northview Church
12900 Hazel Dell Parkway
Carmel, IN 46033

Location: Northview Church, Carmel, IN
Dates: June 16-20
Cost: $159 (scholarships available)
Contact: (317) 846-2884 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/carmel.aspx
Springhill Day Camp at Northview Church is an inclusion based camp for children K-5th grade—children with special needs receive a one on one counselor. Activities vary, but usually include arts and crafts, rock climbing, and water activities.

Chesterton (Porter County)

Springhill Day Camp
Liberty Bible Church
824 North Calumet Avenue
Chesterton, IN 46304

Location: Liberty Bible Church, Chesterton, IN
Dates: June 9-13 and June 16-20
Cost: $155 (scholarships available)
Contact:(219) 462-9430 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/chesterton.aspx
Springhill Day Camp at Liberty Bible Church is an inclusion based camp for children K-4th grade—children with special needs receive a one on one counselor. Activities vary, but usually include arts and crafts, rock climbing, and water activities.

Columbus (Bartholomew County)

Springhill Day Camp
Community Church of Columbus
3850 North Marr Rd
Columbus, IN 47203

Location: Community Church of Columbus, Columbus, IN
Dates: July 21-25
Cost: $159 (scholarships available)
Contact:  (812) 376-9478 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/columbus.aspx
Springhill Day Camp at Community Church of Columbus is an inclusion based camp for children K-5th grade—children with special needs receive a one on one counselor. Activities vary, but usually include arts and crafts, rock climbing, and water activities.

UTS Summer Camp
Unlocking The Spectrum, Columbus
1015 3rd Street, Suite C
Columbus, IN 47201

Location: Unlocking The Spectrum, Columbus, Indiana
Dates: June 9, 2014 - August 15, 2014, M-F- 8am-5pm (before and after care available)
Cost: Insurance covers most costs
Contact: Emily Eaker at TOLL FREE: 855-INFO-UTS (855-463-6887) or email emilyeaker@unlockingthespectrum.com
Website: www.unlockingthespectrum.com
UTS summer camp is specifically designed to meet the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders. UTS's summer camp will incorporate highly individualized goals and skill building into each activity to include highly focused and individualized attention provided by a 1:1 ABA therapist who is assigned to each individual camper. Camp activities will include a wide range of interesting, child centered and fun opportunities. Peer interaction and cooperation will be highlighted. Campers will participate in arts and crafts and outdoor play as well as community activities to include swimming, the zoo, the children's museum and much more


Converse (Grant County)

Camp Mephibosheth
Mephibosheth Ministries
1715 Stringtown Pike
Cicero, IN  46034

Location: Rainbow Christian Camp, 3522 N 1000 W 27, Converse, IN 46919
Dates: July 19-21, and July 23-25 are adult sessions. Aug 2nd and 3rd are for ages 9-15years
Cost: TBA
Contact: Becky Moore, (317) 984-4653, ext. 30 or email becky@mm-abilities.org
Website: www.mm-abilities.org
Mephibosheth Ministries is a non-profit organization serving adults from all over central Indiana who have disabilities. All of the camp activities - the flying squirrel, the rock wall, archery, canoeing, horseback riding, the mudslide, fishing, volleyball - are adapted to the level of each camper's abilities.

Danville (Hendricks County)

Cornerstone Pediatric Rehab
3380 East Main Street
Danville, IN 46122

Location: Cornerstone Pediatric Rehab; Danville, IN
Dates: TBA
Cost: TBA
Contact: (317) 718-0089 or email cornerstone-rehab@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://cornerstonepediatricrehab.com/home
Various summer programs offered; may include swim lessons, hippotherapy, and work with an occupational therapist; weekly Breakfast Club for younger children, and a Lunch Club which targets working on self-care skills with an OT, and sensory based Learning in Action program for preschoolers.

Springhill Day Camp
Kingsway Christian Church
7981 East County Road 100 North
Avon, IN 46123

Location: Kingsway Christian Church, Avon, IN
Dates: June 23-27 and July 14-18
Cost: $159 (scholarships available)
Contact: (317) 272-2222 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/avon.aspx
Springhill Day Camp at Kingsway Christian Church is an inclusion based camp for children K-3rd grade—children with special needs receive a one on one counselor. Activities vary, but usually include arts and crafts, rock climbing, and water activities.


Dyer (Lake County)

Springhill Day Camp
Faith Church
100 81st Avenue
Dyer, IN 46311

Location: Faith Church, Dyer, IN
Dates: June 16-20 and June 23-27
Cost: $169 (scholarships available)
Contact: (219) 864-0300, Ext 180 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/dyer.aspx
Springhill Day Camp at Faith Church is an inclusion based camp for children K-4th grade—children with special needs receive a one on one counselor. Activities vary, but usually include arts and crafts, rock climbing, and water activities.

Elkhart (Elkhart County)

ETHOS Summer Science Camps
ETHOS Science Center
2521 Industrial Parkway
Elkhart, IN 46516

Location: ETHOS Science Center, Elkhart, IN
Dates: TBA; camps are a week long, and run full days, half days, or evenings.
Cost: $85/week.  Some scholarships available.
Contact: (574) 266-7149
Website: http://www.ethosinc.org/summer-camps.html
ETHOS is a non-profit science education organization with summer programs for kids K-12th grade, with camp themes including things like robotics, electricity, and chemistry.

Springhill Day Camp
Granger Community Church - Elkhart Campus
2701 East Bristol Street
Elkhart, IN 46514

Location: Granger Community Church - Elkhart Campus, Elkhart, IN
Dates: June 23-27
Cost: $169 (scholarships available)
Contact: (574) 584-2211 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/elkhart.aspx
Springhill Day Camp at Granger Community Church is an inclusion based camp for children PreK-4th grade—children with special needs receive a one on one  counselor. Activities vary, but usually include arts and crafts, rock climbing, and water activities.

Evansville (Vanderburgh County)

Evansville ARC Child Life Center Summer Camp
Evansville ARC Child Center
615 West Virginia Street
Evansville, IN 47710

Location:  Evansville ARC Child Life Center; Evansville, IN
Dates: May 27-August 1
Cost: $140 per week/per child
Contact: Michele Myers at (812) 428-5433, michele.myers@evansvillearc.org
This is a full-time inclusive summer camp for children of all abilities ages 5-12 years old. Activities offered are fun and educational. Off-site activities are also part of the program. The focus is on building social skills. Staff all have degrees in elementary education and have extensive experience working with children of all skill levels. Hours of operation for camp are Monday- Friday from 6:30am-5:30pm.; parents sign their children up for a ten hour slot.  

iCanShine
iCanBike Camp
Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center
Indiana National Guard Armory
3300 East Division Street
Evansville, IN 47714

Location: Indiana National Guard Armory
Dates: June 9-13
Cost: $170
Contact: Patty Balbach, (812) 479-1411 or email pbalbach@evansvillerehab.com
Website: http://icanshine.org/evansville-in/
iCan Bike programs are for people with disabilities ages eight and up. We understand that the vast majority of people with disabilities never experience the thrill of independently riding a two-wheel bicycle during their lifetime. Research shows that over 80% of people with Autism and 90% of people with Down syndrome never learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle.  Defying these odds is why we exist!

LifeSong Academy Summer Camp
1900 Stringtown Rd
Evansville IN 47711

Location: LifeSong Academy, Evansville IN
Dates: One week sessions;  One sweek sessions; July 7-July 25. Camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Cost: $200.00 per week
Contact: Ashley Butson at 812 490 2826 or ashley@behaviornetworks.com
Website: http://www.lifesongacademy.com
The LifeSong Summer Program offers learning opportunities for children ages 3 months-20 years old with qualified staff, daily interactive activities with peers, and lots of fun,  in an environment that promotes age appropriate social interactions, increases self-confidence and fosters friendships.  Programming and supervision by trained behavior analysts; low staff to camper ratios.


Fishers (Hamilton County)

Behavior Analysis Center for Autism
9929 126th Street
Fishers, IN 46038

Location: Behavior Analysis Center for Autism; Fishers, IN
Dates: June 2-July 30 (Mondays & Wednesdays 8:30-4:30)
Cost: Call for information
Contact: Sarah Cox at (317) 436-8961 or email scox@thebaca.com
Website: http://www.thebaca.com/
This Summer Social Skills Therapy Program is offered for children 10-13 years old
and includes interaction with typically developing peers

Theracare OutPatient Therapy Services (TOTS)
Summer Enrichment Camp
9957 Allisonville Road
Fishers, IN 46038

Location: TOTS, 9957 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN
Dates: TBA. Camp sessions are 6 weeks.
Cost: $200/session
Contact: Ann Marie Noll, 317-903-9675 or email Annmarie@theracare.com
Website: http://totsindy.com/content/camp-tots
Theracare Outpatient Therapy services will offer a variety of themes for their camp sessions, including camps focused on social skills, moving, and handwriting. For children pre-k to 2nd grade, though there is some flexibility.

Fort Wayne (Allen County)

Camp Red Cedar
ACT Camp
3900 Hursh Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
 
Location: Camp Red Cedar, Fort Wayne, IN
Dates: June 16-20 (ages 5-11) or July 14-18 (ages 12-18); Monday - Friday 8am-3pm
Cost: Call (260) 432-4732 or email bormannfamily@gmail.com for pricing.
Contact: Call Carrie Perry, (260) 637-3608
Website: http://campredcedar.com/
ACT campers participate in a variety of activities. Campers will ride horses every morning for 35 minutes. A physician’s signature is required to ride. Camp Red Cedar offers camps for other campers with disabilities in addition to the specialized ACT Camp for children with autism spectrum disorders. For information on these additional camps, call (260) 637-3608.

Springhill Day Camp
The Chapel
2505 West Hamilton Road South
Fort Wayne, IN 46814

Location: The Chapel, Fort Wayne, IN
Dates: July 14-18
Cost: $169 (scholarships available)
Contact: (260) 704-8710 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/fort_wayne.aspx
Springhill Day Camp at The Chapel is an inclusion based camp for children 1-4th grade—children with special needs receive a one on one counselor. Activities vary, but usually include arts and crafts, rock climbing, and water activities.

Turnstone Summer Speech Camp
3320 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Location: Turnstone
Dates: June 18-Aug 2. Children will meet 2x/week for 2 hours. Morning and afternoon sessions available.
Cost: $300
Contact: Chanda Lichtsinn, (260) 483-2100 or email chanda@turnstone.org
Website: http://turnstone.org/2012/04/summer-speech-camp/
For children ages 3-8 years old. Each week we will have a theme based program specifically geared toward speech and language skills.  Each group of children will be led through camp activities by a Turnstone staff speech language pathologist. To register for the camp three simple forms must be completed and a copy of your child’s IEP or plan of care from his or her current speech language pathologist is needed

Goshen (Elkhart County)

Springhill Day Camp

Multiple Locations

Location: Life Point Church, 1006 South 16th Street, Goshen, IN 46526
Dates: June 9-13
Cost: $169 (scholarships available)
Contact: (574) 849-8397 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/goshen2.aspx

Location: River Oaks Community Church, 58020 County Road 115, Goshen, IN 46528.
Dates: June 9-13
Cost: $169  (scholarships available)
Contact: (574) 875-1152 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/goshen.aspx

Springhill Day Camps are inclusive camps for children with and without special needs, between Kindergarden-4th grade. Children with special needs receive a one on one counselor. Activities vary, but usually include arts and crafts, rock climbing, and water activities.

Granger (St. Joseph’s County)

Springhill Day Camp
Granger Community Church
630 East University Drive
Granger, IN 46530

Location: Granger Community Church, Granger, IN
Dates: June 16-20, 23-27
Cost: $169 (scholarships available)
Contact: (574) 243-3500 ext.341 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/granger.aspx
Springhill Day Camp at Granger Community Church is an inclusion based camp for children K-4th grade—children with special needs receive a one on one counselor. Activities vary, but usually include arts and crafts, rock climbing, and water activities.


Greenwood (Johnson County)

Springhill Day Camp
Emmanuel Church of Greenwood
1640 Stones Crossing Road West
Greenwood, IN 46143

Location: Emmanuel Church of Greenwood, Greenwood, IN
Dates: June 16-20
Cost: $159 (scholarships available)
Contact: (317) 535-9673 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/greenwood.aspx
Springhill Day Camp at Emmanuel Church of Greenwood is an inclusion based camp for children K-4th grade—children with special needs receive a one on one counselor. Activities vary, but usually include arts and crafts, rock climbing, and water activities.


Hobart (Lake County)

(Name TBD)
Center for Possibilities
22 Tyler Avenue
Hobart, IN 46342

Location: 22 Tyler Avenue, Hobart IN
Dates: Session 1; June 2-12. Session 2; June 16-26. Session 3; July 7-17
Cost: $5/per day
Contact: Lisa Hottle at (219) 962-5751
Website: http://www.centerforpossibilities.org/
Various camps offered for children ages 2 to 6 years old. Details not finalized; will be updated. Open enrollment begins in May. Call Lisa Hottle at Center for Possibilities with questions.

Camp Wannaplay
Innovations in Learning
8200 Georgia Street
Merrillville, IN 46410

Location:  Innovations in Learning Randolph Street Clinic, Hobart, IN
Dates: Three week session; Exact dates TBA (see website)
Cost: $400 for the three week session
Contact: Tysha Rivich, Director of ABA Services (219) 791-1400 ext. 108, trivich@innovationsinlearning.net
Website: http://innovationsinlearning.net/services.html
This camp focuses on teaching social skills through an ABA model. The age range is 6-10 years old. Children must have basic language skills and must be able to follow simple rules. Call for further information.


Indianapolis (Marion County)

CampAbility North
Easter Seals Crossroads 
4740 Kingsway Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46205

Location: Hilltop Developmental Preschool – 1915 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN
Dates: TBD; typically three 2-week sessions beginning sometime in early June and lasting through mid-July  9am-3pm (before and after care available)
Cost: $300 per session; $75 deposit (scholarships available to families who qualify).
Contact: Jane Dias at (317) 782-8888
Website: http://www.eastersealscrossroads.org/
CampAbility is a traditional summer day camp for children ages 4-11 with all types of special needs. This summer, CampAbility will consist of three 2-week sessions that will include theme days, field trips, guest visitors, and lots of outdoor fun.

CampAbility South 
Location: TBD
Dates: TBD; typically three 2-week sessions beginning sometime in early June and lasting through mid-July. 9am-3pm (before and after care available for additional fee)
Cost: $300 per session; $75 deposit (scholarships available to families who qualify).
CampAbility is a traditional summer day camp for children ages 4-11 with all types of special needs. This summer, CampAbility will consist of three 2-week sessions that will include theme days, field trips, guest visitors, and lots of outdoor fun.

Camp AYS
AYS, Inc. (formerly At-Your-School Child Services)
Indianapolis, IN
Locations:
John Strange Elementary (K-6), 3660 East 62nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220
Greenbriar Elementary (K-6), 8201 Ditch Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Hilltop Preschool (Kindergarten Only), 1915 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240
Valley Mills Elementary, 5101 South High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46221
First Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church, 4701 Central Avenue, Indianapolis 46205
 
Dates: TBA (check website for updates)
Cost: $139/week or $39/day for all locations except for Valley Mills Elementary and First Meridian Heights, which are $109/week or $36/day.  Registration fee is $25 before or on May 9th, $40 after May 9th.
Contact: Andrea Freund, (317) 283-3817 Ext. 132, or email afreund@ayskids.org
Website: http://www.ayskids.org/camp/
Inclusion based camp for kids ages 3 and up, focusing on making new friends, trying new things, and learning through experience!

Camp Sensational
PediPlay
6239 South East Street, Suite. A
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Location:  PediPlay, Indianapolis, IN
Dates:  July 14-18;  9am-12pm
Cost: $200 (possible scholarships available)
Contact: Barbara Blain at (317) 791-9031, bblain@pediplay.com 
Website: http://www.pediplayfamily.com 
Program for children ages 2-5 years old lead by experienced pediatric occupational therapist and physical therapist along with one volunteer per camper. Summer fun such as games, music, art and snacks is scheduled. Positive social skills and sensory exploration is encouraged and fostered.

Camp Can Do
PediPlay
6239 South East Street, Suite. A
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Location: PediPlay, Indianapolis, IN   
Dates: June 9-13; 1-4pm
Cost:  $200 (possible scholarships available)
Contact:  Barbara Blain at (317) 791-9031, bblain@pediplay.com
Website:  http://www.pediplayfamily.com
Program for children ages 5-12 years old lead by experienced pediatric occupational therapist and physical therapist along with one volunteer per camper. Summer fun such as games, music, art, swimming, and snacks is scheduled. Positive social skills and friendship development is emphasized.

Camp Create U
Outside The Box
3940 East 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Location: Endue Trace: home of Outside The Box, 3940 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 
Dates: July 14-18, 10am-3pm daily (ages 6-10)
Cost: $200 or can fund with Medicaid Waivers
Contact: Kelly Hartman at KHartman@insightsonline.net
Website: http://www.otbonline.org/
Camp Create U will focus on awareness of each other and ourselves with a focus on each person’s capabilities! All staff will be well trained in working with campers – and in integrating all people without regard for culture, ethnicity, or
capability! There will be a focus on celebration of each person’s uniqueness through interactive activities, athletics and the arts!

Camp Delafield
Dyslexia Institute of Indiana
8395 Keystone Crossing, Suite 102
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Location: Jenn Family Park-City of Lawrence, 10450 East 63rd Street (off I-465 via 56th Street), Indianapolis, IN 
Dates: Session I: June 2-27 Session B: July 7-August 1
Cost: $2,600. 10% is due upon acceptance. The remaining amount is due one month prior to your camp session. They are offering 10% off tuition if you apply before January 31, 2014. Some scholarships may be available.
Contact: Kristin Baxter at (317) 222-6635 Ext 225, CampD@diin.org
Website: http://www.diin.org/
Camp Delafield provides both a rigorous academic program and a diverse arts and recreational program for children ages 7-12 with specific language disabilities.

Camp Dellwood
2611 Waterfront Parkway East Drive, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46214

Location: Camp Dellwood, Indianapolis, IN
Dates: June 2-July 25 (several sessions)
Cost: $135 (includes Girl Scouts of the USA Membership Fee) /$105 if a member of Girl Scouts
Contact: (317) 924-6800 or (877) 474-2248
Website: http://www.girlscoutsindiana.org/girls.aspx?cid=camp
Week-long camp sessions for girls completing kindergarten through 7th grade. At Camp Dellwood, girls regardless of their ability, may attend the session of their choice at day camp. During Session #5 at Camp Dellwood, June 10-14, there will be a unit for girls with special needs. Girls wishing to attend this session are welcome. The staff in this unit are volunteers who are trained to work with a variety of special needs. The girls in the unit will have access to all camp activities.

Camp Eagle: Soaring Above Expectations
The Indiana Institute for Behavior Analysis
4803  71st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Location: Northwest Indianapolis and Fishers
Dates: June 16-20; Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:30 & Friday 8:30-12:30
Cost: TBA
Contact: (317) 292-1919 or email: info@tiiba.org
Website: http://www.tiiba.org/
Camp will be fun and educational! Skills addressed include communication, social, executive functioning, daily living skills and building positive behaviors.. Campers from ages 3-22 are grouped by ability level and staff to camper ratio is 1 to 1

Camp Gather

Indy Parks
200 East Washington Street, Suite 2301
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Location: Rhodius Park, 1720 West Wilkins Street, Indianapolis, IN 
Dates: June 16-20, 23-27, June 30-July 4, July 7-11, 14-18, and 21-25
Cost: $85-$110 per child per week (varies depending on week)
Contact: (317) 327-7275 or see website
Website: http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPR/Pages/IndyParksHome.aspx
The Camp Gather experience provides children ages 6-12 years with physical and /or intellectual disabilities a fun, structured day full of small and large group activities. Campers will swim daily. The 3:1 camper to staff ratio.

Camp Gather on the Move
Indy Parks
200 East Washington Street, Suite 2301
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Location: Rhodius Park, 1720 West Wilkins Street, Indianapolis, IN
Dates: June 16-20, 23-27, June 30-July 4, July 7-11, 14-18, and 21-25
Cost: $85-$110 per child per week (varies depending on week)
Contact: (317) 327-7275 or see website
Website: http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPR/Pages/IndyParksHome.aspx
Camp Gather moves up in age (on the Move), but is still lots of fun! Campers will have great structured fun every day! Small and large group activities are relative to the camper and his or her disabilities. Campers will swim daily. You may register for up to 3 weeks.
Ages 13-18.

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Summer Camp Challenge
Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ISBVI)
7725 N. College Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Location: ISBVI Campus
Dates: TBA
Cost: $50 registration fee
Contact: (317) 253-1481 ext. 221
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/isbvik12/outreach/training-resources
EYH Summer Camp Challenge is a an adventurous summer day camp experience for students who have a visual impairment and are between the ages of 8-16. This week long camp includes activities such as tandem bike riding, hiking, canoeing, fun day at the water park, horseback riding, and a two-day overnight camping experience!
Note: Adventure experience schedule given during registration.

Jameson Camp

2001 Bridgeport Road
P.O. Box 31156
Indianapolis, IN 46231

Location: Jameson Camp, Indianapolis, IN (Westside)
Dates: One-week sessions from June 30-July 27
Cost: Based on family’s monthly household income
Contact: Tim Nowak, tim@jamesoncamp.org
Website: http://jamesoncamp.org/
Jameson Camp trains its staff to be equipped to serve youth with minor social, emotional, and behavioral challenges (i.e. high functioning autism, bipolar, ADHD, etc). Jameson Camp programming is geared toward a wide range of youth, benefiting a child who is shy or simply would benefit from an outdoor camp program to those with diagnosed challenges.

Jubilate Children’s Choir
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Location: Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN
Dates: TBA.
Cost: $65/session.
Contact: Lauren Southard, (317) 940-8065 or email lsouthar@icchoir.org.
Website: http://www.icchoir.org/site/PageServer?pagename=jubilateregistration
Summer choir camp for children from 4-8th grade with special needs. 

Springhill Day Camp

Location: College Park Church, 2606 West 96TH Street, Indianapolis, IN
Dates: July 28-Aug 1
Cost: $159 (scholarships available)
Contact: (317) 875-0282 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/indianapolis.aspx

Location: St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN
Dates: July 7-11
Cost: $159 (scholarships available)
Contact: (317) 846-3404 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/indianapolis2.aspx

Location: Heritage Christian School, 6401 East 75th Street, Indianapolis, IN
Dates: July 7-11
Cost: $159 (scholarships available)
Contact: (317) 849-3441 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/indianapolis3.aspx

Springhill Day Camps are inclusive camps for children with and without special needs, between Kindergarden-4th grade. Children with special needs receive a one on one counselor. Activities vary, but usually include arts and crafts, rock climbing, and water activities.

Noble of Indiana Summer Day Camps
6060 North College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Location: Various locations around Indianapolis
Dates: Exact dates TBA. Camp runs from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Cost: TBA
Contact: Diane Gann at (317) 254-6623, diane.gann@nobleofindiana.org
Website: http://www.nobleofindiana.org/summer-day-camps
Noble of Indiana camps offers youth different opportunities and experiences in a small day camp type setting.  We provide a 4:1 ratio for youth with and without disabilities. Our goal is for campers to have fun in an environment that promotes social skills, builds self-esteem and creates friendships.  Our camps are provided for youth ages 6-18 years of age and are located in the central Indiana area. Camps that will be offered this year are General Day Camp, Sports and Fitness Camp, Life Skills Camp, Art Camp, Music and Dance Camp, Handwriting Camp, Discovery Camp, Sensory Camp and Career Camp.

UTS Summer Camp
Unlocking The Spectrum, Indianapolis
3901 W. 86th St. Suite 397
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Location: Unlocking The Spectrum, Indianapolis, Indiana
Dates: June 9, 2014 - August 15, 2014, M-F- 8am-5pm (before and after care available)
Cost: Insurance covers most costs
Contact: Emily Eaker at (317) 334-7331 or TOLL FREE: 855-INFO-UTS (855-463-6887) or email emilyeaker@unlockingthespectrum.com,
Website: www.unlockingthespectrum.com
UTS summer camp is specifically designed to meet the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders. UTS's summer camp will incorporate highly individualized goals and skill building into each activity to include highly focused and individualized attention provided by a 1:1 ABA therapist who is assigned to each individual camper. Camp activities will include a wide range of interesting, child centered and fun opportunities. Peer interaction and cooperation will be highlighted. Campers will participate in arts and crafts and outdoor play as well as community activities to include swimming, the zoo, the children's museum and much more.

Verbal Behavior Center for Autism Summer Camp
Verbal Behavior Center for Autism
9830 Bauer Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46280

Location: Verbal Behavior Center for Autism, Indianapolis, IN
Dates: No set start date; whenever child is out of school. Full time- 31.5 hours per week; Part Time- 15 hours per week. Enrollment deadline April 14th
Cost: Funded through insurance providers who cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)/Out-of-pocket rates can be discussed on individual basis.
Contact: Kerri Butts at (317) 848-4774 or kbutts@vbca.org
Website: http://www.vbca.org/
The VBCA Summer Program offers learning opportunities for children ages 2-12 years with qualified staff, daily interactive activities with peers, and lots of fun! An initial assessment of a child’s skills is required before starting the summer program in order to develop an individualized program that meet his or her specific needs.

Kokomo (Howard County)

Springhill Day Camp
Oakbrook Church
3409 South Dixon Rd
Kokomo, IN 46902

Location: Oakbrook Church, Kokomo, IN
Dates: June 9-13
Cost: $159 (scholarships available)
Contact: (765) 455-1100 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/kokomo.aspx
Springhill Day Camp at Oakbrook Church is an inclusion camp for children K-4th grade—children with special needs receive a one on one counselor. Activities vary, but usually include arts and crafts, rock climbing, and water activities.

La Porte (La Porte County)

Camp Circle of Friends

Autism Society of North Central Indiana
P.O. Box 1537
La Porte, IN 46352

Location: Red Mill County Park, 0185 South Holmesville Road, La Porte, IN
Dates: TBA
Cost: TBA
Contact: Amy McCarty at ASNCI@yahoo.com
Website: http://asnci.org
Camp Circle of Friends is a day camp for children on the autism spectrum that includes outside activities such as baseball, kickball, fishing, hiking, and nature walks as well as arts and crafts and sensory activities.

Martinsville (Morgan County) 

Camp R.O.C.K.S! (Respecting Others Capabilities is the Key to Success)
Easter Seals Crossroads
4740 Kingsway Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46205

Location: Bradford Woods, 5040 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN
Dates: Overnight, June 8-13
Cost: $375 per camper (some scholarships are available)
Contact: Amy Miller at (317) 466-2001 Ext. 2488
Website: http://www.eastersealscrossroads.org/
Camp R.O.C.K.S! is designed for children and adolescents with on the autism spectrum ages 10-18 years old. Age appropriate activities include science exploration, nature hikes, swimming, horseback riding, canoeing, and other fun outdoor experiences.

Marion (Grant County)

Springhill Day Camp
College Wesleyan
200 East 38th Street
Marion, IN 46953

Location: College Wesleyan, Marion, IN
Dates: June 30-July 3
Cost: $119 (scholarships available)
Contact: (765) 674-8541 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/marion.aspx
Springhill Day Camp at College Wesleyan is an inclusion camp for children K-5th grade—children with special needs receive a one on one counselor. Activities vary, but usually include arts and crafts, rock climbing, and water activities.

Michigan City (LaPorte County)

Life Compass Camp
Boy Scouts of America and Learning for Life

Location: Camp To-Pe-Ne-Bee (0377 N Holmesville Rd., Michigan City, IN 46360) off of Hwy 421, north of Westville
Dates:  July 28 - August 1, 2014 7am-6pm daily
Cost: $175.00 for the week includes shirt, water bottle, journal and snacks
Contact: Cher Wright at (219) 309-4167 or email lifecompasscamp@gmail.com
Website:  http://dunesmorainebsa.wordpress.com/life-compass-camp/

Designed for special needs children with Autism, Asperger’s, Social Anxiety Disorder and ADHD, this one-week, full-day camp provides girls and boys with a structured outdoor adventure in small groups. The program will focus on building personal and social confidence and is tailored to the unique abilities and traits of the  campers. Campers will be encouraged to journal thoughts and ideas, learn about teamwork, social, and life skills and get the best of outdoor hiking, fishing, playing, and more. Camp is open to girls and boys age 7 to 17 years old. Camp To- Pe-Ne-Bee, the local Boy Scout camp facility is hosting the program and is open to all residents. American Sign Language Interpreter is on staff. Must apply by June 1st; first come first served.

Muncie (Delaware County)

Autism Academic and Social Skills Summer Day Camp
2014 Autism Camp
Department of Special Education
Teachers College 722
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Location: Ball State Campus Muncie
Dates:   June 23-July 23
Cost:      FREE
Contact:   Dr. David McIntosh at  ASDachieve@bsu.edu.

This camp, for ages 6-12, will be held on the Ball State University campus. The camp day will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m., Monday thru Friday.  The camp is designed to improve the social skills of children with autism spectrum disorders by providing innovative programming and therapeutic recreational activities. Campers will participate in various small and large group camp activities involving embedded academics such as Math relays, Science integrated with outdoor skills, and working together to prepare scripts and performances in Language Arts class. Campers will also receive group counseling each day where the focus will be to enhance socials skills. Parents will also need to send a sack lunch as well as a snack each day.  

Nashville (Brown County)

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa

2230 North Clay Lick Road
Nashville, IN 47488

Location: CYO Camp Rancho Framasa, Nashville, IN
Dates: June 8-August 9 (Various programs offered)
Cost: Fees vary depending on program and have a sliding scale. Range from $100-$545. (Scholarships may be available)
Contact: (888) 988-2839, Ext. 25, info@campranchoframasa.org
Website: http://www.campranchoframasa.org/
CYO Camp Rancho Framasa is an inclusive, residential summer camp that provides opportunities for such activities as horseback riding, caving, canoeing, camping out, nature exploration, and more. This is a program of the Catholic Youth Organization.

New Albany (Floyd County)

Springhill Day Camp
Northside Christian Church
4407 Charlestown Road
New Albany, IN 47150

Location: Northside Christian Church, New Albany, IN.
Dates: June 23-27
Cost: $159 (scholarships available)
Contact: (812) 945-8704 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/new_albany.aspx
Springhill Day Camps are inclusive camps for children with and without special needs, between Kindergarden-4th grade. Children with special needs receive a one on one counselor. Activities vary, but usually include arts and crafts, rock climbing, and water activities.

Summer Respite Camp
Rauch, Inc.
2525 Charlestown Road
New Albany, IN 47150

Location: Rauch, Inc., New Albany, IN
Dates: June 9-July 18 (broken into 2 week sessions)
Cost: TBD
Contact: Amelia Williams at (812) 945-4063, awilliams@rauchinc.org
Website: www.rauchinc.org
Rauch Inc. offers a summer program for children with special needs. A team of dedicated and experienced teachers join forces to offer six weeks of discovery for kids with developmental disabilities ages 9-17. They use a variety of means including field trips, entertaining activities and in-house events.

North Webster (Kosciusko County)

United Methodist Church Conference

Location: Epworth Forest Center, 8580 East Wesley Lane., North Webster, IN 
Dates: June 8-13
Cost: $465 if registered by April 20th, $495 after April 21. Some scholarships available
Contact: (574) 834-2212
Website:  http://beacamper.com/events/multi-age/special-needs-camps/epworth-forest-camp-reyoad/
This is a week of camp for individuals with disabilities. Staff will help provide a safe and exciting experience with crafts, activities, and fun.

Noblesville (Hamilton County)

Camp AYS
AYS, Inc. (formerly At-Your-School Child Services)
Noblesville, IN
Various Locations

Location:
Noble Crossing Elementary, 5670 Noble Crossing Parkway, Noblesville, IN
Promise Road Elementary, 14975 Promise Road, Noblesville, IN
Dates: TBA (check website for updates)
Cost: For children in grades 1-6, the cost is $135/week or $39/day. For children ages 4-5, $166/week, and for children age 3, $181/week. Registration fee is $25 before or on May 9th, $40 after May 9th
Contact: Andrea Freund, (317) 283-3817 Ext. 132, or email afreund@ayskids.org
Website: http://www.ayskids.org/camp/
Inclusion based camp for kids ages 3 and up, focusing on making new friends, trying new things, and learning through experience!

Springhill Day Camp
Multiple Locations

Location: Genesis Church, 1702 Pleasant Street, Noblesville, IN
Dates: July 28-Aug 1
Cost: $159 (scholarships available)
Contact: 317.774.8627 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/noblesville.aspx

Location: Genesis Church 5504 E 146th Street, Noblesville, IN
Dates: July 21-25
Cost: $159 (scholarships available)
Contact: 317.848.2722 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/noblesville2.aspx

Springhill Day Camps are inclusive camps for children with and without special needs, between Kindergarden-5th grade. Children with special needs receive a one on one counselor. Activities vary, but usually include arts and crafts, rock climbing, and water activities.

Pittsboro (Hendricks County)

Camp AYS
AYS, Inc. (formerly At-Your-School Child Services)
Pittsboro Elementary
540 Osborne Avenue
Pittsboro, IN 46167
Various Locations

Location: Pittsoboro Elementary, Pittsboro, IN
Dates: TBA (check website for updates)
Cost: 125/weekly or $36/day, registration fee of $25 before or on May 9th, $40 after May 9th.
Contact: Andrea Freund, (317) 283-3817 Ext. 132, or email afreund@ayskids.org
Website: http://www.ayskids.org/camp/
Inclusion based camp for kids ages 3 and up, focusing on making new friends, trying new things, and learning through experience!

Plymouth (Plymouth County)

Springhill Day Camp
Crossroads Church
1650 North Oak Drive
Plymouth, IN 46563

Location: Crossroads Church, Plymouth, IN
Dates: June 9-13
Cost: $159 (scholarships available)
Contact: 574.935.3833 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/plymouth.aspx
Springhill Day Camp at Crossroads Church is an inclusion camp for children K-5th grade—children with special needs receive a one on one counselor. Activities vary, but usually include arts and crafts, rock climbing, and water activities.

Rolling Prairie (La Porte County)

Camp Sharing Meadows

Share Foundation with the Handicapped
P.O. Box 400
Rolling Prairie, IN 46371

Location: St. Timothy Center (main camp building), 6357 North 300 East, La Porte, IN 
Dates: June 8-13, 15-20, 22-27, June 29-July 4, July 6-11 (Catholic week), 13-18
Cost: $300
Contact: Nick Roland, (219) 778-2585 or email camp@sharefoundation.org
Website: http://www.sharefoundation.org/campsharing/index.htm
Sharing Meadows is a camp for adults with different disabilities. Activities swimming, campfires, DJ dances, picnics, fishing, boating, celebrations with God, value sessions, arts/crafts, treasure hunts, games like chair volleyball, bean bag tournaments, and more!

Schererville (Lake County)

Ready Set Goals Summer Camp 2013
Schererville, IN

Location: Crossroads Community Church, 1538 Janice Drive, Schererville, IN
Dates: TBA.
Cost: $149 per week
Contact: Reyne Piesha at (219) 614-7563 or readysetgoals@live.com
Summer camp meets 9 am-noon and focuses on social development. Most participants have ADHD or a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder-higher functioning. Topics addressed include making friends, assertiveness training, making choices, teamwork, problem solving, and much more.  Camp runs from 9am-12  and is a week long. Two sessions  will be held. One will be for campers ages 4-7 years, and the other for ages 8-12. 

Seymour (Jackson County)

Springhill Overnight Camp
Springhill Camp
2221 Indiana 258, Seymour, IN 47274

Location: Springhill Camp, Seymour, IN
Dates: June 8-13, 15-20, 22-27: July 6-11, 13-18, 20-25, and 27-Aug 1
Cost: $307-$667 (depends on program chosen; scholarships and payment plans available)
Contact: 812-497-0008 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/
Springhill Camp is an inclusion camp for children 1-12th  grade.  Each child with special needs receives a one-on-one counselor and is integrated into cabin groups with all other campers.

Springhill Day Camp
Seymour First Church of the Nazarene
311 Myers Street
Seymour, IN 47274

Location: Seymour First Church of the Nazarene, Seymour, IN.
Dates: July 7-11
Cost: $149 (scholarships available)
Contact: 812.522.2060 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/seymour.aspx
Springhill Day Camp at Seymour First Church of the Nazarene is an inclusion camp for children K-5th grade—children with special needs receive a one on one counselor. Activities vary, but usually include arts and crafts, rock climbing, and water activities.

South Bend (St. Joseph County)

Camp Millhouse
25600 Kelly Road
South Bend, IN 46614

Location: Camp Millhouse, South Bend, IN
Dates: mid-June to early August. Camp sessions are one week long, beginning Sunday afternoon and ending Saturday morning. Sessions are differentiated by age of the camper.
Cost: $450/week (early registration discount and referral discount available, as well as other payment options)
Contact: (574) 233-2202  or email campmillhouse@gmail.com
Website: http://www.campmillhouse.org/
Camp Millhouse is an overnight summer camp experience for children and adults with disabilities. They offer one-week age specific sessions for campers from 7-77 (and beyond!). An ACA accredited camp offering 24-hour cabin and nursing staff and many activities including swimming, music therapy, arts and crafts, an outdoor low ropes adventure course, hiking trails, nature projects, and themed evening programs. There is also a specialized one week sports camp which is offered near the end of the camping season; call for details.

Terre Haute (Vigo County)

UTS Summer Camp
Unlocking The Spectrum, Terre Haute
3464 South 4th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Location: Unlocking The Spectrum, Terre Haute, Indiana
Dates: June 9, 2014 - August 15, 2014, M-F- 8am-5pm (before and after care available)
Cost: Insurance covers most costs
Contact: Emily Eaker at (812)-233-8882 or TOLL FREE: 855-INFO-UTS (855-463-6887) or email emilyeaker@unlockingthespectrum.com 
Website: www.unlockingthespectrum.com
UTS summer camp is specifically designed to meet the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders. UTS's summer camp will incorporate highly individualized goals and skill building into each activity to include highly focused and individualized attention provided by a 1:1 ABA therapist who is assigned to each individual camper. Camp activities will include a wide range of interesting, child centered and fun opportunities. Peer interaction and cooperation will be highlighted. Campers will participate in arts and crafts and outdoor play as well as community activities to include swimming, the zoo, the children's museum and much more.

Valparaiso (Porter County)

iCanShine
iCanBike Camp
Chasing Dreams
Boone Grove High School
260 South 500 West
Valparaiso, IN 46385

Location: Boone Grove High School, Valparaiso, IN.
Dates: June 23-27
Cost: TBA
Contact: denise@chasingdreams.org
Website: http://icanshine.org/ican-bike-valparaiso-in/
iCan Bike programs are for people with disabilities ages eight and up. We understand that the vast majority of people with disabilities never experience the thrill of independently riding a two-wheel bicycle during their lifetime. Research shows that over 80% of people with Autism and 90% of people with Down syndrome never learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle.  Defying these odds is why we exist!

Warsaw (Kosciusko County)

Springhill Day Camp
Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church
201 South High Street
Warsaw, IN 46580

Location: Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Warsaw, IN
Dates: June 16-20
Cost: $169 (scholarships available)
Contact: 574.267.7044 or email registerIN@springhillcamps.com
Website: https://www.springhillcamps.com/IN/daycamp/warsaw.aspx
Springhill Day Camp at Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church is an inclusion camp for children K-5th grade—children with special needs receive a one on one counselor. Activities vary, but usually include arts and crafts, rock climbing, and water activities.

Whiteland (Johnson County)

Johnson County Autism Support Group’s Camp Can Do
Whiteland High School -  9th grade Center
222 Tracy Street
Whiteland, IN 46184

Location: Whiteland High School, 9th Grade Center
Dates: Session 1, June 16-27. Session 2, July 7-18 (please note: dates are tentative)
Cost: $300/per session, discount if registering for both sessions. 
Contact: Amanda Cooper at (317) 409-8372, Amanda@jcasg.org
Website: http://jcasg.com/camp-can-do
Summer day camp experience for children on the autism spectrum ages 10-14. Campers will participate in traditional camp activities led by trained and qualified staff. Camp Can Do will incorporate a variety of activities in a safe and motivating learning environment. Activities include sports, arts & crafts, mad science, music, cooking, and money skills. The camp will also incorporate field trips using public transportation.  

Kentucky

Louisville

Kosair Integrated Technology Experience (K.I.T.E.)
812 South 2nd Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Location: Kosair Building, Louisville, KY
Dates: June 23-27 and July 21-25
Cost: $65.00
Contact: Mary Kaye Steinmetz at (502) 873-4221 Ext. 2012, msteinmetz@spalding.edu
Website: http://spalding.edu/academics/entech/kite/
KITE is a technology-based activity program designed to provide physical, cognitive, and sensory experiences for children ages 3-12 years old with special needs.

Michigan

Three Rivers

YMCA Camp Eberhart
10481 Camp Eberhart Road
Three Rivers, MI 49093

Location: Camp Eberhart, Three Rivers, MI
Dates: 8 week long sessions, starting June 15th and ending the week of August 3rd.
Cost: Varies depending on program chosen, from $165-625. Register before Feb. 28th for best rates. YMCA member discount of $35. Some financial aid available.
Contact: (269)244-5125
Website: http://www.campeberhart.org/summer-camp30/summer-programs
Camp Eberhart offers a wide variety of programs, including horseback riding, fishing, drama, arts & crafts, and archery. Reasonable accommodations for individuals with special needs can be made.


Ongoing Summer Activities

Fishers (Hamilton County)

Power Kids
14888 Herriman Blvd
Noblesville, IN. 46060

Location: 14888 Herriman Boulevard, Noblesville.
Dates: Ongoing
Contact: Brian Jones at, (317) 523-2824.
Website: http://www.powerkids.org.in/
PowerKids is a unique program created for young individuals with all types of physical and cognitive challenges. PowerKids offers students the opportunity to develop greater physical strength and coordination while practicing social skills.


Indianapolis (Marion County)

Jubilate Children’s Choir Summer Camp
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Location: Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN.
Dates: Wednesdays, 6:15-7pm.
Cost: $385, plus a non-refundable $60 registration fee.
Contact: Lauren Southard, (317) 940-8065 or email lsouthar@icchoir.org.
Website: http://www.icchoir.org/site/PageServer?pagename=jubilate
Choir program for children from 3-9th grade with special needs. A parent or guardian must attend each rehearsal.


La Porte (La Porte County)

Special Abilities Martial Arts
Eldridge’s ATA Martial Arts
1700 Lincoln Way
La Porte, IN 46350

Location: Eldridge’s Martial Arts Academy, La Porte, IN
Dates: Ongoing-enrolling now for sessions
Contact: James at (219) 325-0302, jeldri6749@aol.com
Website: http://eldridgesata.com/ The amount of concentration and physical coordination it takes to master taekwondo makes this the perfect activity for people with special challenges. Eldridge’s Black Belt Academy helps individuals with learning disabilities, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Sensory Friendly Movies

AMC Entertainment® and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism spectrum disorders, a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis. With Sensory Friendly Films, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down. In addition to the locations listed below, check with your local AMC Theatre for sensory friendly movies.
 
Bloomington (Monroe County)
AMC Bloomington 12
2929 West Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
(812) 323-0884

Evansville (Vanderburgh County)
AMC Evansville 16
5600 Pearl Drive
Evansville, IN 47712-8114
(812) 423-7566

Indianapolis (Marion County)
AMC Castleton Square 14
6020 East 82nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46250
(317) 577-9538 

AMC Indianapolis 17
4325 South Meridian Street
 Indianapolis, IN 46217
(317) 784-0989

Marion (Grant County)
AMC Marion 12
713 North Theatre Road
Marion, IN 46952
(765) 668-8477

Merrillville (Lake County)

AMC Showplace Hobart 12
2590 Southlake Mall Drive
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 755-0377

Michigan City (La Porte County)
AMC Showplace Michigan City 14
100 Meijer Drive
Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 872-5203

Muncie (Delaware County)
AMC Muncie 12
860 East Princeton Avenue
Muncie, IN 47303
(765) 282-1791

Schereville (Lake County)
AMC Showplace Schereville 16
875 Deer Creek Drive
Schereville, IN 46375
(219) 322-9762

South Bend (St. Joseph County)
AMC Showplace South Bend 16
450 West Chippewa Avenue
South Bend, IN 46614-3701
(574) 299-6060

Terre Haute (Vigo County)
AMC Showplace Terre Haute 12
3153 South 3rd Place
Terre Haute, IN 47802
(812) 232-6474

Lights Up Sound Down Monthly Movie

Sponsored by: WestPoint Financial Group
 “Lights Up Sound Down” gives families with children who have special needs the opportunity to enjoy their favorite movies in a comfortable, sensory-friendly setting, with the lights turned up and the volume down in the auditorium. Held the first Saturday of every month.
Location: Hamilton 16 Imax, 13825 Norell Road, Noblesville, IN 46060.
Contact: Lauren Civilis, (317) 469-9999 or email lcivils@financialguide.com
Website: http://www.westpointfinancialgroup.com/events/

Therapeutic Riding

Therapeutic Riding Centers in Indiana -  http://www.narha.org/

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Int.),
formally known as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA), was founded in 1969 to promote safe and effective therapeutic horseback riding throughout the United States and Canada. Though PATH Int. began with a focus on horseback riding as a form of physical and mental therapy, the organization has since developed a multitude of different equine-related activities for therapeutic purposes, collectively known as equine-assisted activities and therapies (or EAAT).

Please inquire about programs available at each Center. Some of the activities that these riding Centers might offer include: Grooming & Tacking, Ground Work, Hippotherapy, Therapeutic Riding, Mobile Community Programs, Vocational Training, Competition (Special Olympic, Paralympics), Recreational Riding, and 4-H, Camps (Summer, Day, or Other).

Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources, Inc.
24970 Mount Pleasant Road
Cicero, IN 46034-0207
(317) 773-7433
info@agaperiding.org
http://www.agaperiding.org/

Reins of Grace
1414 West 206Th Street
Sheridan, IN 46069
(317) 710-1470
julie.savitsky@gmail.com
http://www.reinsofgrace.com/about.html

Bright Hope Riders of the Wabash Valley
6010 East Devonald Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47805
(812) 466-2334
revmansfield@aol.com

Camp Red Cedar Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning
3900 Hursh Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
(260) 637-3608
redcedar@awsusa.com
http://www.awsredcedar.com

Dusty Dreams LLC with Meaningful Day Services, Inc.
0247 North 600 East
Avilla, IN 46710
http://www.dustydreams.org/index.html; 877-591-5188/ 260-897-2042
http://meaningfuldays.com/ ; (317) 858-8630

Edelweiss Equine-Assisted Therapy Center, Inc.
531 West 100 South
Greenfield, IN 46140
(317) 759-9444
info@horses4therapy.org
http://horses4therapy.org/

EquiVenture Therapeutic Riding Inc.
PO Box 2573
Kokomo, IN 46904-2573
(765) 860-9227
bonnieflynn1@aol.com
http://www.equiventure.org/

Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited, Inc.
PO Box 53
Hobart, IN 46342
Brandi Nay, brandinay@gmail.com
http://eeunwi.org/

Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center
1077 North Meridian Road
Jasper, IN 47546
(812) 482-7400
freedomreins@fullnet.com
http://www.freedomreinscenter.org/

Happy Hooves and Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center
4640 East Old 36 Road
Rockville, IN 47872
(765) 592-7276
https://www.facebook.com/pages/2-A-T-Stables-Happy-Hooves-Hearts-Therapeutic-Riding-Center/126902354085863

Horses in Education
5815 North County Road 100 East
Pittsboro, IN 46167
(317) 509-1788 or email horsesineducation@gmail.com
http://horsesineducation.com/

Horseshoes of Hope Equine Academy
1416 East Horseshoe Lane
Martinsville, IN 46151
(765) 352-9000
http://www.horseshoesofhope.org/

Love Way, Inc.
54151 County Road 33
Middlebury, IN 46540
(574) 825-5666
info@lovewayinc.org
http://www.lovewayinc.org/

Magic Meadows
3386 East 525 North
East Warsaw, IN 46582
(574) 265-3085
themagicalmeadows@yahoo.com
http://www.themagicalmeadows.org/

Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
P.O. Box 721
Zionsville, IN 46077
Facility Address (do not mail anything here.):
7444 West 96th Street
Zionsville, IN 46077
(317) 733-9393
contact@morningdovetrc.org
http://morningdovetrc.org/

Oak Hill Farm
4982 East Station Road
Roanoke, IN 46783-9173
(260) 672-8199
http://www.oakhillfarm.org/

People and Animal Learning Services (PALS)
7644 West Elwren Road
Bloomington, IN 47403
(812) 336-2798
info@palstherapy.org
http://www.palstherapy.org/

Reins of Life, Inc.
9375 West. 300 North
Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 874-7519
http://www.reinsoflife.org/

Reins of Life, Inc.
55200 Quince Road
South Bend, IN 46619
(574) 232-0853
http://www.reinsoflife.org/

Reins To Recovery, Inc.
1660 North County Road 1000 W
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 350-4864
info@reinstorecovery.org
http://reinstorecovery.org/

Stir -N- Up Hope, Inc.
5891 North County Road 200 West
Chrisney, IN 47611
(812) 686-9322
stirnuphope@psci.net
http://www.stir-n-uphope.org/

Strides To Success, Inc.
1350 Terry Drive
Plainfield, IN 46168-9367
(317) 838-7002
info@stridestosuccess.org
http://www.stridestosuccess.org/

Summit Equestrian Center
10808 La Cabreah Lane
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
(260) 619-2700
info@summitequestrian.org
http://www.summitequestrian.org/

Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
7434 Kensington Road
Lanesville, IN 47136-9612
(812) 952-4000
sunrisetrc@gmail.com
http://sunrisetherapeuticrdngctr.vpweb.com/default.html

Sunrise, Inc.
2670 Minneman Road
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 935-4291
http://sunriseinc.org/

Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center
11030 South 200 West
Brookston, IN 47923
(765) 414-8066
therapeion@yahoo.com
http://www.therapeiontrc.com/



Check out the following resource from the American Camping Association:

Follow the link at http://www.campparents.org. This website includes a variety of helpful information including the following services and links:
     Camp Readiness Checklist
     “Find A Camp” Database
     Videos regarding preparations for camp as well as general camp information


Also

For additional helpful information on camps, visit the IRCA website at http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/index.php?pageId=494 for an article on “Making Camps Accessible for All."


 

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