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

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Blue Compass Camps - (Seattle, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, North Cascades, San Juan Islands)

Blue Compass Camps offers outdoor programs for ages 7-22 with Aspergers, high functioning Autism, ADD, ADHD, and others who can benefit from guided adventures focused on building social and self confidence.

Brightmont Academy: The One-to-One Academy - (Redmond, Woodinville, Sammamish, Seattle, WA)

Experienced teachers create positive experience to build self-confidence through one-to-one instruction. Customized academic programs to accommodate each student’s learning style and pace.

C.A.S.T. for Kids Programs - (Various locations throughout WA)

The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation’s mission is to provide special needs populations the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience fishing on the water.

Camp Ausome Social Skills Camp - (Olympia, WA)
Camp Ausome Summer Camp 2018

Camp Ausome was created by two Speech Language Pathologists especially with these students in mind. While not all campers have a formal diagnosis, many at Camp Ausome experience challenges associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder, language disorders, anxiety, and ADHD.

Camp Beats and Rhythms - (Ross Point in Post Falls, ID)
Beats and Rhythms Summer Camp Spokane WA

Camp Beats and Rhythms summer camp is a place where kids can be kids and not worry about their disease.

Camp Dart-Lo - (Spokane, WA)

We embrace the uniqueness of every individual and family every day. Our inclusive program focuses on building skills and gaining self-esteem as a part of the outdoor experience.


Is this your child’s first time camping?  If you have concerns, the About Kids Health article Sending Your Child to Camp provides strategies to plan ahead and help your child enjoy the experience. Teens should check out Planning for Time Away from Home to plan a new daily routine while camping over-night, and get the most out of their time away from home.

Download our Summer Camp Directory (PDF). To order a single print copy of the directory, please email cshcn@seattlechildrens.org.

Click here for a PDF of Seattle Children’s Adaptive Sports directory.

The Washington State Department of Health has some limited funding available to assist financially eligible children with special health care needs (CSHCN) in attending summer camps!  Contact your local CSHCN coordinator for more details.  For additional questions please contact Christy Polking at 360-236-3571 or Christy.Polking@doh.wa.gov.

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