Special Needs Camps Directory

92Y Camps


With convenient bus pickups in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Riverdale, and Northern New Jersey, K-9 campers enjoy 92Y Camps’ 50-acre campground with leading-edge music, sports, dance, swim, and craft facilities and much more. One-week intensives are also available.

Camp Yomi is 92Y's flagship day camp for kids entering grades K-4. Campers participate in a blend of athletic, creative, and educational activities.

Camp Yomi Seniors is for campers entering grades 5-6, featuring the best of Camp Yomi with more diverse electives. Kids can also get a taste of sleepaway with a four-day adventure in the Poconos.

Trailblazers—a summer camp for day-trippers entering 7th-9th grades—also features two four-day overnight trips. Campers travel in an air-conditioned luxury bus to nature preserves, beaches, and amusement parks—and NYC!

Camps Tova and Bari Tov provide a range of diverse activities for campers ages 5-13 with learning and developmental disabilities.

A.D. Players Performing Arts Academy - Camps


The A.D. Players Performing Arts Academy provides training for artists of all ages with a primary focus on ages 5-18. The Academy specializes in nurturing the mind, body, and spirit of young artists. Since 1992, the organization has created a range of offerings beyond academy classes and productions; offerings include educational partnerships such as in-school instruction, after-school programs, and workshops.

All classes take place at the Saint Street Studio in Houston. As always, teachers and instructor volunteers are welcome to apply.

A.D. Players Performing Arts Academy: Learn the Craft. Nurture the Artist.


Big Apple Day Program


Big Apple Day Program (BADP) is a co-ed 6-week social skills summer treatment camp for children ages 4, 5-6, 7-8 & 9-12 with mild-to-moderate (non-aggressive) difficulties, such as ADHD, High Functioning Autism, NVLD, Anxiety, and Learning Difficulties. We use a social thinking, behavioral approach to teach social, academic, and athletic skills. Since 2011, BADP has provided a fun and therapeutic summer experience for kids who need extra support and attention at camp. Please visit our website for more information: www.BigAppleDayProgram.com


Camp Green Tree


A fun summer experience: The neighborhood camp in the middle of the city!
Students ages 4-13 with learning and social challenges.

Session 1: June 24 - July 5 (closed July 4)

Session 2: July 8-July 19

Session 3: July 22-August 2

Hours: 8:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M.

Open to the public, extended hours available! Contact us for more information!

Our optional six-week summer instructional program, Camp Green Tree, has been designed to meet the needs of our special education population. It begins in early July and ends in mid-August for Aaron School K-5th grade students and new incoming Aaron students. While the focus is on maintaining and augmenting educational and social skills learned during the academic year, the atmosphere and activities of the summer program are more relaxed and “camp-like.” Students participate in swimming lessons, weekly field trips, and special activities focusing on a concrete, curricular theme. Speech and language pathologists provide social skills instruction incorporating drama and role-playing. In addition, Speech, Occupational Therapy and Counseling services are provided during summer at the same level as the school year. Students are placed in cohesive groups for reading and math lessons, which are designed to support and review previously learned academic skills.

For additional information please contact Camp Green Tree's Camp Director, Tiffany Semm, tsemm@aaronschool.org or Aaron School at (212) 867 9594 ext. 621. For more information, view our new brochure at http://aaronschool.org/ElementarySchool_Camps.php!

Camp Green Tree @ 30th Street
for students in grades 8-12

Our Summer Program at 30th Street gives Aaron's older students the opportunity to delve into creative fields -- art, technology and music -- while learning valuable skills with the support of our talented staff. Students will develop critical life skills (for example, travel training) and contribute to their community in our service-learning oriented Leadership Program in the afternoons. We also offer options for continuing all related services into the summer. We have what it takes to make your summer great!

• $2000/ session or $5900 for the full summer
• Options for including related services
• Extended hours available to meet your schedule

Session 1: June 24-July 5
Community & Individual Art

-Students will collaborate to design and create a mural for the Aaron Community
-Afternoon sessions will be devoted to individualized projects in 2D & 3D formats, with small group facilitation and exploration of a chosen medium
-Students will visit galleries to explore a variety of artistic forms
-At the end of the session, students will have a Gallery Open House to present their work to friends, family & a wider artistic community

Session 2: July 8-19
Narrative Documentaries with iMovie
-Students will study the principles of storytelling as applied to short film
-Students will work individually or in groups to plan their own narrative
-Students will use iMovie to produce and finalize their documentaries
-Students will practice peer editing & supportive critical response
-Students will visit the Museum of the Moving Image to study the exhibits
-Students will hold a film festival for friends and family at the end of the session
Session 3: July 22-Aug. 2

Songwriting & Creation
-Students will learn the art of songwriting, including lyrics, rhyme and vocabulary development
-Students will learn editing and vocal/auditory editing techniques
-Students will collaborate to create songs
-Students will use GarageBand to mix and edit their own album
-Students will visit the Harlem Jazz Museum to study music making
-Students will hold an end-of-session listening party to celebrate their work

Contact Tiffany Semm, Camp Director at tsemm@aaronschool.org for more information or visit http://aaronschool.org/HighSchool_AaronSummerArtsProgram.php.

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