Due to a loss of state funding, the Center for Children with Special Needs closed for its doors effective September 30, 2018. This directory lists camps that were offered summer 2018. Please note, this directory does not include individual camp information including dates for summer 2019. You will need to visit the individual camp websites for specific information

Aspiring Youth Summer Camps

Aspiring Youth Summer Camps are nationally accredited and maintain a 4:1 student to staff ratio. Our focus is on improving social, leadership skills in a team (and fun!) environment.

Phone: (206) 517-0241
Camp Type: Day Camp
Camp Website: http://aspiringyouth.net/
Camp Location: Seattle, Redmond and Bellevue
Camp Region: Northwestern
Target Age: 8 - 18 years
Siblings Allowed: Yes
Volunteers Needed?: No
Languages (in addition to English): N/A
Sponsored by: Ryther Child Center

Serves Children with:

  • Behavioral conditions
  • Learning and developmental disabilities

Specific Condition/Diagnoses:

  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Pervasive Developmental Delay-Non Specific (PDD-NOS)

Camp Description:
General Description: Aspiring Youth Summer Camps are nationally accredited and in the eighth year of operation.

Staff are Master’s level counselors.

We maintain a 4:1 student to staff ratio.

  • Explorers: Social skills component – Pottery, comedy improvisation, indoor rock climbing.
  • Navigators: Social skills component, Navigating middle school – Pottery, comedy improvisation, indoor rock climbing, legos.
  • Teen Crew: ‘High school life, Being a leader’ – Pottery, comedy improvisation, indoor rock climbing, legos.
  • Delphi: Social skills component, ‘Know thyself’ – Pottery, comedy improvisation, indoor rock climbing, legos.
  • Improvisation/Theatre of Possibility: Social skills and teamwork through theatre – Pottery, comedy improvisation, indoor rock climbing, legos-Showcase production.
  • Video production: Social skills and teamwork through video production, filming and editing – Pottery, comedy improvisation, indoor rock climbing.
  • Building: Lego, devices and contraptions. Social skills and teamwork through building unique Lego, Rube Goldberg and rockenblock designs – Pottery, comedy improvisation, indoor rock climbing, legos.
  • Art Camp: Social skills and teamwork through art projects – Pottery, comedy improvisation, indoor rock climbing, legos.
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