These Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania summer camps provide a variety of fun summer programs for children and teens with special needs such as mental and physical disabilities, cancer, deafness, asthma and epilepsy.
Select from a variety of day, weekend and week-long residential summer camp geared to people with mental, physical and developmental disabilities. The program is held at Camp Spencer, a YMCA owned site, in Fombell, Pennsylvania (six miles south of Zelienople) and includes activities such as sports, music, arts and crafts, nature, recreational swimming, dances and talent shows, and of course, camp fires. A summer day camp program is offered on the grounds of Brady's Run Park in Beaver County.
Camp Huff-n-Puff is a special four-day overnight summer camp for kids with asthma held at the Jumonville Camp and Conference Center, Hopwood, PA (near Uniontown, Fayette County). Camp Huff-n-Puff has been sponsored by the American Respiratory Alliance of Western PA for over 20 years, and is generally held the third weekend in August.
This special summer camp program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Division of the American Cancer Society provides children with cancer the opportunity to enjoy a traditional summer camp experience. Any child (age eight to 17) who is or has been treated for cancer in Pennsylvania or Delaware, or who lives in Pennsylvania regardless of where they receive treatment, is eligible to attend Camp Can-Do. Two week-long sessions are held each August at beautiful Mt. Gretna in Lebanon County. Camp-Can-Do is provided free of charge to cancer patients.
This summer camp for children ages 7 through 17 who have received liver and/or intestine transplants offers a variety of outdoor activities and the opportunity to interact in a non-medical setting with other children who are also transplant recipients. Sponsored and supervised by Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Held at the Emma Kaufmann Camp, approximately 90 miles south of Pittsburgh, near Morgantown, West Virginia.