July 23 - August 16, 2018
The Autism Society of Maine holds a summer camp program for children ages 5-15 with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The purpose of this program is to develop effective communication skills and peer relationships in a social group setting. This summer program will consist of structured activities supervised by two professionals, and 12-16 college students or paraprofessionals participating in a field experience and earning credits towards their degrees and/or professions.
See ASM's Summer Camp Page
Finding the Pieces Summer Camp
August 6 - August 17, 2018
The Autism Society of Maine, City of Biddeford and University of New England hold a summer camp program for children ages (K-5) in York County. The intent and purpose of the Finding the Pieces Camp is to provide an enriching summer camp experience for children who have autism that celebrates differences and provides opportunities to interact with peers both on and off the spectrum.
See ASM's Summer Camps Page
Maine Summer Camps / Maine Youth Camping Foundation
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Aquaholics Special Surfer Nights
Offered free to any child or young adult who has special needs.
Always on the third Tuesday of the summer months. Volunteers are welcomed!
A co-ed residential summer camp for children ages 9 to 16 with High-Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or other social communication challenges.
Camp CaPella is a lakefront summer camp at Phillips Lake that provides diverse recreational and educational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.
Summer camp options for families with children ages 3 to 6 who need additional support to be successful in traditional summer camp.
A camp experience for adults with special needs.
Center for Therapeutic Recreation
A program of the City of Portland Recreation Department. Provides adapted aquatics programs to children and adults with disabilities including autism.
Rose Cronin 207-874-8874
Karen McPhee 207-756-8275
Horizon's Adaptive Climbing Program
Adaptive climbing for all abilities offered at three gyms across the state:
MaineBound, Orono, EVO Rock + Fitness in Portland, and the Anti-Gravity Complex, Carrabassett Valley
Provided: adaptive equipment and trained staff / volunteers to assist you during the climb Cost is $5 per climbing session
Maine Robotics Summer Camp
See website for the many locations and start dates available July thru August.
Pine Tree Society
Summer camp for children and adults with physical and / or developmental disabilities.
Robbie Foundation's Arts Adventure
July and August
See website for program and locations
Summer Teen Employment Program
Maine Medical Center - Dept. of Vocational Health
For Teens and young adults with disabilities. Teens and young adults will work in a competitive paid position for seven weeks in a field of their interest. They also participate in workshops to reinforce and provide solutions to common job site experiences.
South Portland, ME
Campers participate in classes and activities including sports & games, cooking, arts & crafts, and field trips to local attractions.