Due to a loss of state funding, the Center for Children with Special Needs closed September 30, 2018. As a result, there are no longer staff available to update this camp directory.  This directory lists camps that were offered summer 2018. You will need to visit the individual camp websites to find out if summer camp is still being offered.

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Aspiring Youth Summer Camps - (Seattle, Redmond and Bellevue)

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.

Autistic Community Activity Program, Inc., (ACAP) - (Beaverton, Milwaukie and Portland, OR)
Autistic Community Activity Program ACAP 2018

ACAP has served people with autism (ASD) since 1987, providing a quality summer long day camp program which combines a classroom routine with daily community activities and recreation. The mission of our organization is to provide education through recreation for people with autism.

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.

B’nai B’rith Camp – BB Camp - (Lincoln City, OR)
B’nai B’rith Camp Summer 2018 Portland and Lincoln City

B’nai B’rith Camp (aka BB Camp) is proud to be a boundless Kehila (community) of different ages, denominations, backgrounds, languages, and abilities. When you’re part of a community like this — one that accepts, and encourages everyone’s strengths — it’s life changing.

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.


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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