Local Summer Camps for Kids With Special Needs


Every kid deserves a memorable Summer Camp experience! We understand that some kids may not feel comfortable in overwhelming situations, or may need a little extra support while they make those camp memories.

Local Summer Camps for Kids With Special NeedsWe have assembled a list of summer camps that are able to serve children of all needs, as well as children who may be facing challenging circumstances in their personal lives.

Please visit the camp websites for complete information. If we have left off a camp that you think is fitting, please add it in the comments!

Camp Ability
Respite day camp for children and young adults with special needs.
Ages 11-25 years
Sliding scale payments available

Camp Conquest
Special needs non-profit that serves individuals of all ages and all disabilities through summer camp and weekend camp experiences.
Ages 6-18+
Scholarships Available

Camp Discovery
Camp Discovery exists to allow anyone with special needs to experience the joy that is summer camp.
Ages 7+

Camp Forget-Me-Not
A camp for children who have lost someone significant
Ages 8-17 years

Camp Horizon
A camp for children undergoing treatment for cancer, and their siblings
Free of charge to all campers
*Call to confirm ages

Camp Hope
A camp for pediatric burn victims
Ages 6-16 years

Camp Sign Me Up
A camp for children who are deaf or hard of hearing
Ages 5-18 years

Camp Kesem
A camp for children who have a parent with cancer
Ages 6-18 years

Camp Will
A therapeutic recreation summer camp for children, adolescents and young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Ages 6-23 years

Bill Rice Deaf Camp
A camp for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Ages 9-19 years.

Empower Me Center
Day camps specifically designed for children with mild to moderate physical, developmental, or mental disabilities.
Ages 5-21 years

Easter Seals
Easterseals Tennessee Camps provide a safe and fun environment for children and adults living with disabilities to recreate, explore the outdoors, and make friends.
Ages 7-16 years

Saddle Up Fun On The Farm
The first two weeks of camp are for an individual child or youth with a disability and the third week is for the individual child or youth with disabilities and one sibling.
Ages 6-18 years

Currey Ingram Academy Camps
These camps range from ASD focused to children who need extra help with reading. Please visit their website to see the full list.
Ages 5+, depending on the camp

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Torrey Swan
When I moved to Nashville when I was 11, I never knew how deep my roots would run here! I attended Belmont University (Go Bruins!) where I met my husband David. We were married in 2008, and 4 months later, he was off to Iraq for a year. A couple of years after he returned home, we had our first daughter, Madeline, who is a lively redhead that keeps us on our toes! Any and all rumors you've ever heard about the nature of redheads are in fact true. Our second little girl, Violet, was born in July of this year and is the sweetest little addition. Before having children, I worked as a pediatric nurse for 7 years, and last year worked at two Williamson County high schools as a Health Science teacher. I will once again be staying home with the birth of our second daughter. I am new to the world of blogging, but look forward to the experience of getting to share stories, tips and advice with other local moms!


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