Therapeutic Camps Camp HOPe Along—The Hope Learning Center Summer Camp program, Wexford, PA—ages 5-7, education, behavioral interventions, social skills development and therapies. Private Pay Mon-Fri 11am-3pm. 724-933-HOPE www.thehopelearningcenter.com Camp Journey—Family Behavioral Resources. located in Beaver, Bedford, Fayette, Franklin, Mercer, Somerset, and Westmoreland Counties. Can be paid for by medical assistance, however, CCBHO would need to approve out of network for this camp. www.familybehavioralresources.com Catherine Hughes 724-850-8118 x25
Camp SPEAK—Day camp located in West Mifflin. This camp can be paid for by Extended School Year or private pay, ages 3-21, the child must be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Camp usually runs for 4 weeks in July. 412-856-7223
Camp at Familylinks—day camp, located in the South Hills, ages 4-10, diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, private pay. www.familylinks.org 412-942-0609
Glade Run Specialized Adventures Camp—Day Camp located in Zelienople. Private Pay. Ages 8-18. social skills development. Must be able to be able to participate in activities without one to one support, Monday-Friday 9-3. horseback riding, animal interactions, horticultural experiences,. 724-452-4453 x1108 www.gladerun.org/adventures Intercare Adventure Camp: Day Camp, weekly sessions throughout the summer, for ages 6-12, located near Bridgeville, private pay. For children who are experiencing social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. 412-257-4238
New Story: day camp, ages 4-17, children diagnosed with Intellectual Disabilities and a Behavioral Health Disorder, two 4 week sessions, located in Monroeville, Mt. Lebanon and Cranberry. 412-373-5235 x113
http://newstory.com/services/summer-camp-programs-.php NHS Human Services Stepping Stones Summer Program: day program through their social skills program, ages 3-14, located in Baden, McMurray and Butler. Paid through Medical Assistance as a social skills group.
Baden 724-869-5004 McMurray 724-942-4677
http://www.nhsonline.org/services/autism/community-based-services.html PLEA—Day camp located in Wilkinsburg, ages 3-18, can be paid for by ESY. Camp is for children with social, emotional or developmental delays. Camp usually runs for approx. 4 weeks in July. 412-243-3464
www.plea-agency.org Pressley Ridge Extended School Year Summer Program: day program, ages 6-21, for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or Mild Intellectual Disabilities. The program is approx. 6 weeks located at their Emsworth school site. The program is funded either by ESY or private pay. The program also offers a CIT program for adolescents with High Functioning Autism. 412-322-0140 www.pressleyridge.org Quest Therapeutic Camps: Day summer program located in Squirrel Hill. 7 weeks available, 9am-3:30, private pay or possible insurance reimbursement. Individualized treatment plans, daily group therapy, behavioral milieu, camp activities, and field trips. www.questcamps.com Local: Aprilynn Artz 412-877-7528
River Explorers Summer Camp—River Pediatric Therapy (PT, OT, Speech therapies) private pay. Located in Glenshaw. 412-767-5967 www.RiverPediatric.com UPMC Summer Therapeutic Inclusion Program: Day camp located at JCC of Pittsburgh (Monroeville and South Hills) for 8 weeks, ages 4 and 12 with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disorders, and emotional or behavioral problems, 1:2 therapeutic staff ratio within a community camp. This camp is paid for through ESY.
http://www.upmc.com/Services/autism/children/Pages/summer-therapeutic-program.aspx UMPC Summer Treatment Program: Day program for 8 weeks, ages 5-15 (will accept older children on an individual basis), located at UPMC Merck program in the South Side. Program is for children who have behavioral problems, diagnosed with Autism, PDD NOS, or other developmental disability in conjunction with another mental health diagnosis. This program can be paid for through ESY or Medical Assistance. 412-335-7584
http://www.upmc.com/Services/autism/children/Pages/summer-program.aspx Watson WISP—Day camp located at community camps, ages 3-15 (depending on camp location), funded through Medical Assistance (partial pay*) or ESY. Available at: Sewickley YMCA, Camp Deer Creek, South Fayette Extended Day, East Suburban YMCA, Chatham University Music and Arts Day Camp, Upper St. Clair Extended Day (Eisenhower and Streams Elementary Schools), Butler Area YMCA, and Rose E. Schneider YMCA (Cranberry). Watson Institute would provide BSC and TSS services (1:1 ratio, 1:2 ratio or 1:3 ratio) in the camp environment. Each camp is also supported by a Ph.D. level BSC. The camp is 8 weeks long. Some programs offer ½ day camps. *Under the Medical Assistance funded program, the therapeutic staff is paid by Medical Assistance, however, the cost of the camp itself would be private pay. 412-749-2889
www.thewatsoninstitute.org/services Watson STAT: Summer Therapeutic Camp offered for teens diagnosed with Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism, ages 13-21, funded through Medical Assistance or ESY. Located at Sewickley, Sharpsburg, Upper St. Clair and Pittsburgh (Friendship Academy). 412-749-2889
http://www.thewatsoninstitute.org/services.jsp?pageId=0690200091781087395686555 Watson ACCLAIM: Summer Therapeutic camp for adolescents with High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s. The focus of the program is for college preparation. The program is 4 weeks long on a college campus. This program is paid for either privately or by ESY. 412-749-2889
http://www.thewatsoninstitute.org/services.jsp?pageId=2161392240601236765358185 Watson SCALE: ESY program, ages 14-21 (who are life skills level and /or have autism). SCALE is a community based focused program that has a strong vocational component where students volunteer daily in local businesses. Students must be referred by their home district, be able to handle a 1:3 ratio, be self sufficient in personal care needs, and be approved by the Watson CBI coordinator. There are two locations for SCALE one in Sewickley and one in Upper St. Clair. Each Camp support 10 students max. 412-749-2889 http://www.thewatsoninstitute.org/services.jsp?pageId=0690200091781082058914043 Watson ESY: ESY programs, school age children. They offer two programs: The Education Center and Friendship Academy http://www.thewatsoninstitute.org/programs.jsp?pageId=0500280840951327651725880 Wesley Spectrum Child and Family Services: Day programs and ESY programs. Locations vary depending on programs and funding depends on the type of program.
Special Educational Services: http://wesleyspectrum.org/special-ed-services.htm
Special Needs Camps Camp Acheiva—Brady’s Run Park in Beaver County, Mon-Fri 9-3, School aged children diagnosed with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Developmental Delays. Private Pay or ESY, http://www.achieva.info/
(724) 775-1602 x10
Camp Aim—Day camp through the South Hills YMCA, ages 5-21, for children with physical, emotional and/or cognitive special needs, located at Carlynton High School. 412-833-5600
http://www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/locations/south-hills-ymca/ Camp Fireflies—Mercer PA, Specialized residential camp for teenagers with social-cognitive struggles (Asperger’s and/or ADHD). Private pay. 215-718-6327 www.campfireflies.com
Camp High Hopes –Day Camp through Baierl YMCA, ages 3-21, for children with developmental delays or Intellectual Disabilities, located at Marshall Elementary school. 724-934-9622
http://www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/locations/baierl-family-ymca/ Camp Kon-O-Kwee—overnight camp, located in Zelienople, PA, ages vary depending on special needs camp, private pay. 724-758-6238
http://www.ycamps.org/special.htm Camp Laughalot—Arc Human Services of Washington County. Houston, PA Ages 5-21, Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities. 724-745-3010 x 132
Camp Lee Mar—Overnight camp, located in Lackawaxen, PA, ages 5-21, mild to moderate learning and developmental needs, private pay. www.leemar.com
Camp Spencer—day Camp, ages 6-12, one week long, located in Fombell, PA., private pay.
724-758-6238 x 265
http://www.ycamps.org/images/SpencerDayCamp2011.pdf Camp Starburst --Day camp sponsored through Allegheny County Office of Behavioral Health and Baierl YMCA, located at Marshall Elementary School, ages 6-12. Camp runs for approx. 5 weeks.
Camp Success/ Children’s Institute: day camp for children ages 6-12 with physical, sensory, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive needs. Free to families who meet financial and eligibility criteria. 412-420-2316
http://www.amazingkids.org/content.aspx?SectionId=4&SubSectionID=52&pageid=76 Camp Variety for Kids: Day camp for 6-21, children with physical, emotional or developmental needs. The camp requires that if a child has a diagnosis of ADHD, ADD, ODD and/or Autism they must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Located at the Woodlands in Wexford, 1 week camp of minimal cost. 412-747-2680
https://varietypittsburgh.org/CampVarietyForKids.htm CCAC—classes and summer programs for youth and adults with special needs through their Continuing Education Program. 412-237-3100
http://shopcommunityed.ccac.edu/Courses/Special_Needs.aspx Center for Theater Arts—Located in Mt. Lebanon, ages 5-21, theater, music, and drama program, private pay. 412-563-5080 www.centerfortheaterarts.org Kinderkinetics—Developmental sports program, ages 3-12, private pay. Program teaches motors skills, sports play, and exercise to children with developmental needs. www.education.pitt.edu/kinderkinetics 412-648-8320 Joey Travolta Film Camp: Downtown, Five hours a day, for two weeks. Ages:13 – 25, High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, NVLD and other Learning Disabilities.
Carolyn Komich Hare, 412-848-9355, email@example.com, Private Pay or ESY
www.joehtravoltafilmcamp-pittsburgh.com PALS—North Fayette Township, special needs day camp, 724-693-9601
http://www.north-fayette.com/parks-recreation/pals Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp: Overnight camp located in Mt. Union, PA. Private pay. http://www.beaconlodge.com 814-542-2511
Pine Richland Youth Center: Special needs summer program and ESY program. Private pay or ESY program, school age children. www.pryc.org 724-443-3796
Pittsburgh CLO New Horizons Program—one week day camp, ages 9-13, for children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis, focus on music, theatre, and drama. Located at Pittsburgh CLO Academy. Private pay. 412-281-2234 http://www.pittsburghclo.org/pages/new-horizons Summit Camp: Overnight Camp located in Honesdale, PA. Ages 8-19, verbal/non-verbal learning disabilities, ADHD, Asperger’s, mild Pervasive Development Delays, High Functioning Autism, Tourette’s Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, mild Mood Disorders. Private pay. www.summitcamp.com/
The Computing Workshop: ½ day program, 6 weeks, ages 8-21, located at LaRoche College (North Hills), private pay and ESY funded. Available to all children with needs. Programs offered for level of interest and ability. 412-414-5344 www.computingworkshop.org; http://www.facebook.com/computingworkshop?sk=info The Woodlands Foundation—day and overnight camps, ages 8-18, located in Wexford, physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities, private pay or waiver funded. 724-935-5470
www.woodlandsfoundation.org Special Needs Daycare The Hope Daycare Center—The Hope Learning Center, Wexford, PA Opening June 2013. Ages 3-9. Childcare for kids of all abilities. 724-933-4673
Community Camps and Programs
Academic/ Educational Camps AC-ACLD (Pittsburgh)-- ESY program, academic programs for children with Learning Disabilities, South Hills 412-881-2253