Camps and Travel

Camps and Travel



Summer camps, recreational classes, and other programs offer kids many great opportunities to socialize and develop skills, but parents often have logistical questions. How can we find programs for kids with disabilities, how can we make sure they're a good fit, and how can we get them funded? If we have to travel to activities, what's the smoothest way to get there? Check out these resources for plenty of ideas and tips!

Where can I find camps that accommodate kids with disabilities?

If you live in California, check out our extensive list of therapeutic and recreational summer camps. And regardless of where you live, you can read these tips to learn what questions to ask a potential camp to make sure it will meet your child’s needs.



Where can I find camps that accommodate kids with disabilities?

Who can help fund my kid’s summer camp?

What theme parks and attractions are disability-friendly?

How do I make travel easier for my family?

Top Parent Questions

Where can I find funding for my child’s summer camps and classes?
Regional Center is a popular route for funding camps, and you may be able to use private insurance if a licensed therapist is providing services at the camp.
What questions should I ask when looking for an inclusive camp?
We recommend that parents ask these three critical questions when searching for an inclusive camp to determine if it would be a good fit.
What are camps legally required to provide to kids with disabilities?
Camps operating on public grounds have to “provide your child with reasonable access to the program, and cannot discriminate based on any physical or intellectual disability that inhibits or affects a major life activity.
Will Regional Center pay for a 1:1 aide for my child’s summer class or camp?
If the camp or class your child will attend is not very familiar with accommodating kids with disabilities, an inclusion aide can help facilitate socialization and full participation.
What theme parks have accommodations for kids with disabilities?
More theme parks and family-friendly attractions across the country are updating their services to create a more inclusive environment and welcome visitors of all abilities.
How can I make airplane travel easier for my family?
Check out our article Airplane Travel Tips for Kids with Disabilities for ideas on what to bring, how to prepare before a flight, how to protect your equipment and medication, and how to handle behaviors during the trip.

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