How to Find the Right Special Needs Summer Camp

little girl with down's syndrome with her mother

Summer is still months away, but you may already be thinking of summer camp for your child with disabilities. With so many options, it can be difficult to make a decision. The best thing you can do is to start considering your choices earlier rather than later so that you have time to find the right special needs camp for your little ones.

What You Want Your Child to Gain

One of the first considerations to make is to determine what you want your child to gain from summer camp. Do you want them to gain new skills or enhance ones they already have? Knowing what you want your child to gain from camp can help you slim down your choices.

Schedules and Structure

Your child may be used to a very strict routine at home, and you could be worried that their routine’s disruption will throw them off. You can look for a summer camp that follows a set schedule every day to help your child adjust.


While location may not be your first consideration, it is certainly one of the top on your list. You may need a bit more money than you had originally planned if the camp is in a different state or even just cities away. Applying for grants and scholarships now can ensure that you have the funds needed.

Other things to consider will be your child’s medical needs, the number of camp staff to children, and the length of the camp. Once you have taken all of these things into consideration, you can make an informed decision when it comes to your child’s summer camp.

If you are considering a Jewish summer camp in Atlanta for your child with disabilities this summer and are looking for financial aid, reach out to our team. We can help you find the monies you are looking for.