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Day and Over Night Camps

Please Note: These resources are provided solely for your consideration. The Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles makes no endorsement of any agency or their services.



Jennifer Pippard, Interim Executive Director
6456 Whitsett Ave.
N. Hollywood, CA 91606
Tel: 818-762-4365
Services Provided:
SATURDAY CAMP: Each Saturday, for 5 hours, ARC Saturday Camp provides therapeutic recreation and socialization, swimming, basketball teams, softball teams, special field trips, dancing, Special Olympics training, arts and crafts, music and more. Clients practice socialization skills and thereby learn how to get along with others and how to make good use of their leisure time.

Other ARC services include Respite care, Independent Residential Living, Adult Day Program

Autism Society of America
Los Angeles Chapter PO Box 8600 Long Beach, CA 90808
Services Provided: Support and resources for families with children on the autism spectrum. Provides Saturday programs, respite service, occupational training programs, and summer camp for the youth with developmentally disabilities and autism.

Broadway Gymnastics School
Ose Dalldorf, M.A. 5433 Beethoven St.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Tel: 310-450-012, ext 32
Services Provided: Special Education Program (Day Camp) Our programs for individuals with special needs have been recognized by Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and it’s Chairman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, for outstanding leadership in improving the health and fitness of physically and mentally challenged Californians. Vendored by the Regional Center. Services Included: Small Group Classes - ages 1 1/2 to adult; after school programs Monday through Friday; One on One Instruction; Camps Summer, Winter and Spring; Step by step approach designed for success and tailored to individual needs; professional staff; training center for Westside Special Olympics.

Camp Ramah in California
15600 Mulholland Drive, Suite 252
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Tel. 310-476-8571
Services Provided: Camp Ohr Lanu is designed to bring families together for a retreat of study, prayer, respite, support, and fun in the beautiful hills of the Ojai Valley. Children with special needs ages 4 to 14, along with their parents and siblings, will enjoy specialized, therapeutic programming in a supportive environment.

Center of Developing Kids
Laura Hogan-Reyes & Sue Troutman
200 E. Del Mar Bl. Suite 112 Pasadena, CA 91105
Tel: 626-564-2700
Services Provided: Day Camp. Pediatric occupational, physical and speech therapy. Also have several social-skills, handwriting and other group format services as well as summer camp

Etta Israel Center
12722 Riverside Drive, Suite 105 North Hollywood, CA 91607
Tel: 818-985-ETTA(3882) For more information about HaMercaz,
please call 1-866-287-8030, (818) 688-1357 or email
Services Provided: Summer Day Camp for Special Needs children and young adults aged 8-20

Los Angeles School of Gymnastics
8450 Higuera Street Culver City, CA
Tel: 310-204-1980
Service Provided: Summer Camp Ages 5-16

The Motor Development Clinic
Cal Poly Pomona Campus Bldg. 43, Room 146
Tel 909-869 - 4340
Services Provided: Offers a summer movement therapy program to children ages 5 to 13 years who are experiencing movement difficulties in the areas of large motor and/or social-interaction skills

Therapeutic Recreation Unit
Summer Day Camp, Ages 5-13 Old Meadows Center 1600 Marview Drive Thousand Oaks, Ca 91362
Tel 805-381-2739
Sarah Email: Services Provided: Summer Camp for children with disabilities, children with Personal Aides will receive a discount. Activities include crafts, games, water play, sensory experiences, etc.

Therapy in Action Summer Camp
18522 Oxnard Street Tarzana, CA 91356 Tel: 818-708-2292
Services Provided: Therapy in Action is hosting an action filled summer camp! Based on the requests of parents, we designed our summer camp with the ability to provide special elective opportunities for a fun way to learn social skills, writing, self-regulation skills, sensory- motor skills, and coping with having a sibling who has special needs. Ages 4-12 yrs. old.


AbilityFirst Camp
Kelly Kunsek, Camp Director
600 Playground Dr. Crestline, CA 92325
Tel: 909-338-1102
Service Provided: Offering year round camp programs for children, teens, and adults with physical and developmental disabilities.

New Directions
5276 Hollister Ave Suite 207 Santa Barbara, CA 93111 Tel: 805-967-2841
Services Provided: Overnight Camp. Trips for the developmentally disabled to various parts of the United States and Internationally; such as, Hawaii, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Disneyland, Washington D.C., New York, Fiji, Italy, Japan Tahiti, Jamaica, Greece, Australia, and more. They will provide two staff members to assist a traveler, if necessary.

Trips, Inc., Special Adventures
Vacations For Special Adult Travelers with Developmental P.O. Box 10885 Eugene, OR 97440 Tel: 541-465-9355 or 800-686-1013 Services Provided: Overnight camp. They offer vacations for special adult travelers with developmental disabilities. Trips to various locations. Types/themes of trips are as follows: city tours, cruises, holidays, international tours, music (cities known for their music), outdoor adventures, sports, theme parks, and warm weather fun. See website for details.