Recreation

 

American Camp Association

The American Camp Association (ACA) is a great resource when looking for a camp that is a good match for parents and youths. In addition to a directory of ACA certified camps, this site provides information and tips on what to look for when choosing a camp and how to determine what camp is a good match. In addition, parents might want to check out an article that highlights the benefits of inclusive camp experiences (http://www.acacamps.org/campmag/1301/power-inclusive-camp-experiences). Parents can find information on the parent camp website developed by the ACA (http://www.campparents.org/).

Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP)

CAMP’s mission is to strengthen and inspire individuals with disabilities- and those who care for them- through rehabilitation, recreation and education. CAMP operates a summer camp for individuals with disabilities. No camper is ever denied due to disability or level of care needed.

Children & Nature Network

Children & Nature Network is leading the movement to connect all children, their families and communities to nature through innovative ideas, evidence-based resources and tools, broad-based collaboration and support of grassroots leadership.

National Institute on Out-of-School Time

The National Institute on Out-of-School Time is a non-profit organization. NIOST's mission is to ensure that all children, youth, and families have access to high quality programs, activities, and opportunities. NIOST believes that these experiences are essential to the healthy development of children and youth, who then can become effective and capable members of society.

Special Olympics

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.