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Summer’s here again! For families in the Tampa Bay area, that means record-breaking heat indexes and afternoon thunderstorms. Keeping children engaged during the hottest, wettest months of the year is a challenge, particularly for parents who have children with special needs

Here are some of our favorite summer programs designed to expand your child’s social, physical, emotional, and cognitive skills:

 

 

General Florida Listings For Special Needs Summer Camps

Camp Boggy Creek:  A year round camp for seriously ill children. They offer week long summer sessions for children and family retreat weekends for the whole family. There is no charge to the children or families.

Camp Wego: Offers camping and all-inclusive travel programs for travelers 6 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Hillsborough

Camp Sparks

Arts4All Florida Art Camps: For students with autism or other ESE related disabilities.

List of Various Camps and Activities 

Bakas Equestrian Center Summer Lessons

Bricks4Kids camps

YMCA Summer Camp

Camp Idlewild: Camp Idlewild of Florida offers a variety of camping experiences for 6 to 17 year-olds with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other unique challenges.

Pinellas

St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation 

YMCA Summer Camp

We Rock the Spectrum Gym

Sarasota/Manatee

Dream Oaks Camp

Pasco

YMCA Camp