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Best Camps Around Atlanta For Special Needs Families

May 12, 2011 3:06 PM

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Children with special needs thrive in structured environments, but need to have fun too. Beyond help from formal medical programs, parents around Atlanta can find enormous support sharing their experiences and advice. Here is a listing some organizations helping families get their young ones active and engaged.

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Dreampower Therapeutic Equestrian Center

1140 Liberty Grove Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(678) 965-5252
dreampowertherapy.org

Now located about 25 miles north of Atlanta at the Chukkar Farm & Polo Club, the Dreampower Therapeutic Equestrian Center focuses on the natural empathy and rhythm of horses to help special needs youth. Therapeutic riding lessons are available from instructors accredited by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association.

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Camp Caglewood

Caglewood, Inc.
P.O. BOX 158
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(678) 405.9000
caglewood.org
Camp Caglewood on Facebook

According to their Facebook posts, the volunteer-run Camp Caglewood has weekend camping trips and day camps for children and adults with special needs. Campers on Caglewood Camping Trips either stay in a tent, which they will be able to help erect, or in a cabin depending on the season. Campers also help cook their meals and engage in activities under the supervision of staff, who number about one per two campers on any event.

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Learning On The Log

Activities held around the area
(404) 579-3048
learningonthelog.com
Learning On The Log on Facebook

The non-profit organization Learning On The Log coordinates hiking, swimming, gymnastics and other recreational programs that focus on supporting and growing social skills. Its highlights include after-school programs, Saturday sessions, summer schools and work in cooperation with The Community School in Decatur.

Under Musical Construction, Inc.

1569 Cove Creek Circle
Norcross, Georgia 30093
(770) 630-1356
www.musictherapy.com

Using music can go far to promote the development and well-being of children and adults with special learning needs. The program by founder Julia Distelhurst and current owner Amy Weaver is affiliated with the American Music Therapy Association and offers a variety of resources.

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