kids camping

The Adaptive Athlete, Inc. – Upland, 909-931-2764
Offered all summer, June 5th, 2023 – August 10th, 2023.  Offers summer camp for kids ages 6-12, running from 8:30am to 1pm. Book individual days or the whole week of camp. Kiddos will be able to participate in a variety of fun and engaging activities, including Ninja, Gymnastics, arts and crafts, STEM activities, themed weeks and much more. Each day, kids should bring their own nut-free snacks, lunch, and a refillable non-glass water bottle.  This camp is designed for kids who are potty trained and able to fully participate in all camp activities independently. With a wide range of activities and themes, kids will have a summer full of excitement and adventure!

Autism Society Inland Empire Summer Art in Action Camp – Chino
For ages 8 to 17 years with Autism/developmental disabilities and their siblings! June 12-16, 2023, from 9 am- 1 pm in Chino.  The Autism Society Inland Empire will host their first summer art camp consisting of various instruction in different art forms, including Studio Arts, Performing Arts, Culinary Arts and Cinematic Arts. Younger campers will rotate through learning multiple different art forms; Junior high and High School will choose one of the Arts.  Visual picture schedules and social stories will be used to integrate art, music, social interaction, sensory exploration and movement. Registration opens April 3rd and is limited to 60 campers.  First come, first serve. $100 per person. If your child needs assistance with toileting or 1:1 assistance a parent or caregiver must stay.

Cal Poly Pomona- Motor Development Clinic
Bldg. 43, Room 146, Cal Poly Pomona (909) 869 – 4340
A movement therapy program for children between the ages of five and 13 who are experiencing movement problems. Summer program with a referral from school, doctor or parent. The summer program focuses on the enjoyment of movement in a setting that is more general by providing a chance for the children to put into practice what they learned during the school year. It also concentrates on a wide variety of activities including but not limited to physical attributes, rhythms and locomotor, games and manipulation, fine motor, water play and experiences, and sport skills.

Camp Paivika- Ability First
San Bernardino National Forest
Offers year-round camp programs for children, teens and adults with physical and developmentsl disabilities. Open for eight sessions during the summer, beginning in June. Winter camp offered on various weekends during February, March, and April. The five-night (children) to six-night (teen and adult) programs include all of the traditional activities of camping: horseback riding, archery, swimming, cookouts and campfires, arts and crafts, and nature hikes and activities, as well as fine arts. Camp Ages; Children’s Camp – 9 to 12 years, Teen Camp – 13 to 19 years, Adult Camp – 20 years and older. Financial aid may be available. Minimum cost to family portion is $150.

Chasing 7 Dreams
Since its inception in 2015, Chasing 7 Dreams through the dedication and guidance of our Founder, Ms. Tenika Doyle, has forged the path creating an innovative summer camp experience with Autism. The experience of going to camp daily and organized program participation that Ms. Doyle has developed is something that have been missing for children on the spectrum. Her dream is to give back and provide access to many of our participants as Chasing 7 Dreams develops into a top of the line organization in special needs youth camp programs. It is the desire of the Ms. Doyle and the Board of Directors that each participant have a unique youth summer camp experience.

College Internship Project – Summer Programs for High School Students and Beyond High School
Each Summer Program has an all-inclusive cost of $4,400 ($300 will be handed back as cash to practice budgeting and handling money and is pre-budgeted for some meals and activities). The cost covers all activities, room and board, optional airport pick up and drop off, 24/7 staffing and support and 1 college credit.

Family Camp- Brought to you by: Autistically Inclined – Idyllwild Pines
An inclusive camp experience for autistic individuals and their families to experience opportunities for connection, communication, friendship & fun!

The Grove Community Church- VBS – Riverside
The Grove is an inclusive church and strives to always have a plan for our friends with special needs. A week of summer fun making new friends, playing some awesome games, rocking music, cool crafts and discover how to make waves and share God’s love with the people around you! 2023 Summer Splash runs from June 26-30. for kids entering Pre-K through 6th grade (grade entering in the Fall)!


Includeducation – Murrieta and Temecula
(951) 638-4334
June and July camps for all ages:

    • Murrieta: Junior Robot Builders (4-8 yrs), Robot Challenges (9-14 yrs), Mad Scientists, Tiny Tinkers and Toy Makers, video Game Design, Minecraft Coding, Superhero Camp and more!
    • Temecula: Drama camp, High Sea Summer Camp


LEAPS Services- Build Your Own Independence Spring Camp – Coachella Valley
This camp is being offered to neurodivergent individuals, ages 18 and over. This camp will be offering overnight stay, meals, transportation, and activities. Check out their website for different camp options throughout the year.

The Painted Turtle
The Painted Turtle is to provide a year-round, life-changing environment and authentic camp experience for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. The Painted Turtle supports children’s medical needs, inspires them to reach beyond their illnesses, and provides care, education, and respite for their families. All campers and families attend completely free of charge.  Offers Spring and Fall Family Weekends for the entire family, one-day family events, week-long Summer Sessions, and hospital outreach programs.

Rock’n Our Disabilities- Hesperia
The Rock’n Our Disabilities Foundation provides social, recreational, educational, and mentoring programs for families and individuals with special needs.  Offers Saturday Camp every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 10am to 1pm with sports, craft and fun!

SoCal Adaptive Sports Inclusive Sports/Art Summer Camp
Reid Park: 701 N Orange St, Riverside, 9am-12pm. Youths of all abilities 6-15 years of age.   Contact Mike Rosenkrantz at for further information.  $25 Riverside Resident/$37.50 non-Res

      • June 6th – June 8th (Tues,Wed,Thurs)
      • June 13th-15th (Tues,Wed,Thurs)
      • June 20th- 22nd (Tues,Wed,Thurs)
      • June 27th-29th (Tues,Wed,Thurs)
      • July 5th and 6th (Wed, and Thurs.)
      • July 11th-13th (Tues,Wed,Thurs)
      • July 18th-20th (Tues,Wed,Thurs)
      • July 25th-27th (Tues,Wed,Thurs)

Social Survival Session (ages 9-17 yrs)
Social Survival is offered for ages 9 through 17 during Junior, Tween, and Teen Camps.  ​SOCIAL SURVIVAL SESSIONS Week 4 and 5: JR & Tween Session starts at 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 16th, 2023;  JR & Tween Session ends at 9:30 am on Sunday, July 23rd, 2023.  WEEK 5:  Tween & Teen Session starts at 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 23rd, 2023. Tween & Teen Session ends at 9:30 am on Sunday, July 30th, 2023. ​​Your camper will have the opportunity to experience:
-Listening skills
-How to carry a conversation
-Understanding emotions and body language
-Social problem solving
-Maintaining friendships
-And much more!

Surfers for Autism
A free, one day camp to expose children with ASD to surfing. Camp dates posted on April 1. Registration must be completed online. First come, first serve.

Therapeutic Riding Center – Summer Horse Camp – Norco
Ages 8-12 yrs. June 19th – 23rd. Snacks provided $400 Registration deadline is June 7th. Flyer not on website – you will need to call.

U.S. Adaptive Recreation
Big Bear
(909) 584-0269
Must make reservations well in advance. Offers a 2 day, 2 night water sport program. Camp, fish, and water sports. One week in August. Vendorized through Inland Regional Center. For winter sports programs see website.

Whispering Winds
(619) 464-1479
Special Needs Family Camp. Has been hosting Family Camp weekends for families of all faiths for the past 25 years, but this year we are dedicating a weekend for the first time just to special needs families July 26-28, 2013. The camp is located about 45 minutes outside of San Diego, just 4 miles from Julian. 3 days and 2 nights deluxe lodging accommodations, meals (special diets can be accommodated); Exciting age/ability-appropriate camp activities, crafts and recreational opportunities for the special needs kids and their typical siblings; Outstanding parent speakers focused on families living with disability to include special needs education and trust attorneys; educators and therapists; Swimming, horseback riding, ziplining, hiking and more for the whole family to enjoy together. Cost is $46/person (age 3 and under are free) + either deluxe lodging ($440) or RV hookups ($225). $250 campership vouchers from the Boys and Girls Club Foundation available as well as LOADS of other private financial aid as well. So, no one should hesitate enrolling based on financial hardship as we can likely find funding to help them.

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This Resource Guide was developed to provide families and professionals with an opportunity to find resources related to autism in the Inland Empire in one place.

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