summer camp 2021

As we start to look towards the summer months, it is never too early to look into inclusive camps for your child! Below is a list of camps serving the Tampa Bay area.

*For questions related to COVID-19 protocols, please contact the camp listed below directly.*


Special Needs Friendly
4123 Amber Rd, Valrico, FL 33594
Marcia Davis 813‐432‐4032
Type of Class: Swim instruction for children of all ages and abilities. Valrico, Brandon, Plant City and surrounding areas Registration online at
Price: Private swim classes $32, Semi-Private $16 per class* Price is subject to change. Please contact for the most updated pricing.


Special Needs Friendly
11510 Whisper Lake Trail,Tampa, 33626
Horse riding & Care Camps: Spots are  LIMITED
Call Jen: (813) 264-3890


Special Needs Friendly
17030 Lakeshore Rd, Lutz, 33558
(813) 968‐3983 x130
Type of Camp: Special Needs. At Camp Fun, campers will go on field trips, work on social skills, fine motor skills, and gross motor skills. If there are skills your child needs to focus on we try to provide the practice needed
Dates:  Coming soon!

Camp Boggy Creek
In Person and Virtual
30500 Brantley Branch Rd, Eustis, FL 32736
Summary: A camp where children with serious illnesses and their families can forget the word “no” for a little while and embrace the promise of “yes”. Camp Boggy Creek was founded in 1996 by Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, with one simple premise in mind, that every child, no matter their illness, could experience the transformational spirit and friendships that go hand in hand with camp. With unobtrusive expert medical care, it was their dream that Camp would provide seriously ill children with a fun-filled experience defined by compassion, laughter and acceptance. Since 1996, Camp Boggy Creek has made it possible for children with serious illnesses to enjoy a camp experience in a safe, medically-sound environment. Located just a short drive from Orlando, Florida, the 232-acre camp serves children ages 7-16 who’ve been diagnosed with chronic or life-threatening conditions. Camp Boggy Creek never charges campers to attend and never asks them to contribute anything other than a positive, playful attitude. As a year-round retreat, Camp Boggy Creek is able to serve thousands for campers and their families through activity-packed weekly and weekend camp programs. The camp offers children the chance to catch their first fish, go horseback riding or climb our ropes tower, all while making new friends. Beyond boundless fun, Camp Boggy Creek provides fellowship. Children can spend time with others who are just like them and share their life-experiences, which serves as a reminder that they are not alone.

Camp Idlewild
7602 Henry Dr, Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638, United States
Summary: Camp Idlewild of Florida’s mission is to provide innovative camping programs adapted for children with special needs ages 6-17 which promote personal growth, challenge their abilities and help campers develop new skills in a fun and energizing environment. Our goal is to nurture a community that encourages campers to reach their full potential, while exploring the outdoors, meeting new friends, and expanding their horizons through positive camp experiences. Our program model was developed for children who have the following superpowers: Autism Spectrum Disorders (including Asperger’s Syndrome), Sensory Processing Disorders, Down Syndrome and Developmental Delays. Young Adult Camp (YAC) programs are offered for 18-30 year-olds on select dates.

Dream Oaks Camp
16110 Dream Oaks Place Bradenton, FL 34212
Summary: Summer Camp, Weekend camp, Day camp. Our unique programs focus on each child’s abilities and are specifically designed to strengthen their social skills, behavioral skills, and comprehensive profound skillset in a safe, barrier-free environment.  Our staff are dedicated to planning and modifying strategies for each session to include the participation of all, regardless of physical, medical, or emotional challenges.
As a child attends our program, parents collaborate with staff to identify two targeted goals for the child to progress towards while at camp. By focusing on each child’s strengths and abilities, staff members help facilitate a child’s development by integrating their individualized goals into our daily schedule of unique camp activities.  Because of our high caliber staff training and low camper to staff ratios of 3:1 or better, each child is able to receive a high level of individualized care and support, so that they are able to engage in adaptive camp activities, learn new skills and develop productive behaviors while having a blast.


Special Needs Friendly
10740 Brian Lane
New Port Richey, FL 34654
(727) 203-6595
Specializing in equine therapy for children with special needs. Email


Special Needs Friendly
Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department
Camp Sparks: Designed for children with disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and/or learning disabilities, and the locations are staffed with a 1-to-6 staff-to-student ratio.

**BCOTB has been Tampa’s leading provider of pediatric ABA therapy since 2003. With four clinic locations throughout the Tampa Bay area, we know that our clinic is the right spot for your early learner! BCOTB accepts most major insurances, including, but not limited to: Aetna, Anthem, Baycare, Beacon, BCBS, Cigna, CMS, Florida Blue, Humana, MHNet, Meritain Health, Magella Health, UnitedHealthcare, and TRICARE.**

Published On: March 9th, 2021 / Categories: Uncategorized /

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