Summer camp has extraordinary educational and personal growth value for children, “quirky” kids (without a specific diagnosis, or possibly Nonverbal Learning Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder) included. Camp Akeela, led by Debbie and Eric Sasson, offers these kids something special. Check them out:
In the Baltimore area, I keep hearing amazing thing about JCamps, which seems to be a model of inclusion:
“…designed for campers with a range of learning, developmental, social, emotional, and physical disabilities. Campers join bunks with their typical peers and participate in all camp activities… paired on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis with specially trained staff… available in all of our J Camps.”
Know of other super summer camps that may offer something special for kids who might not thrive at camp otherwise? Let me know!