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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

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
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
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

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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  • William Erwin

    There are so many other summer camps in Atlanta dedicated to serving children with special needs!. A great non profit special needs summer day camp is Camp Orion in Midtown Atlanta. The camp is sponsored by The Orion School which is the only special needs school in the city of Atlanta. They focus on children with emotional and social conditions including ADHD and Asperger’s. They also offer free support groups, free special needs sport programs, and the only special needs after school in Atlanta.

  • sharon north

    my name is sharon north i will love to learn more about different things u do and how i can enrooll my daugher in your progarm.

  • Alison Ratner, LCSW

    My name is Alison Ratner, LCSW and I run social skills summer programs and social skills groups that focus on connecting with others, joining in with peers, managing impulsive behavior with friends, conversation skills, sportsmanship, managing frustration, making friends, dealing with bullying, using appropriate humor, and having positive peer experiences. We use games, activities, projects, and team work challenges. Please feel free to contact me for more details. I look forward to hearing from you. 404-583-7884

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