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Autism Camp Programs

Adaptive Sports Camp
Sponsored by: The Parkways Foundation and Variety - The Children's Charian Park
11546 S. Ave. L
Chicago, IL 60617
(312) 742-PLAY
Cook County
Camp for individuals with cognitive, physical, and/or sensory disabilities. Activities include: adaptive cycling, kayaking, fishing, and a variety of sports activities.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from noon to 6 p.m.
Ages: 8 years and up.
Cost: free.

Arlington Pediatric Therapy Management Services, Ltd.
Teen Dreams Bowling Club

Mary Beth Mayer
3105 N. Wilke Road, Suite H
Arlington Heights, IL 60004-1450
(847) 255-8690, ext. 127
Cook County
Bowling Club is for teens with special needs and offers a chance to meet new people, learn to bowl and have some fun. It's also a great way to escape the summer heat for a bit.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 13 years and up.
Cost: call for details.
No wait list.

Arlington Pediatric Therapy
Summer Social Skills Group

Mary Beth Mayer, MS, special educator
3105 N. Wilke Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
This class is for high school age students/young adults who are struggling in the area of social skill development. It will provide an opportunity to learn about, talk about and practice various social skills. Discussion and role playing will be the emphasis of this class.
When: Tuesdays, June 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 17, 24, 31
7:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $126. (7 weeks)

Autism Home Support Services, Inc.
NEW summer drama camp for children with autism
Drama Camp West

Where: Kidz Kabaret
1665 Quincy Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
When: check this summer for new summer dates.
Cost: $1,400-$1,600 (per camper).
Drama Camp East
Where: St. Joan of Arc School
9248 N. Lawndale Ave.
Evanston, IL 60203
When: check this summer for new summer dates.
Cost: $1,400-$1,600 (per camper).
The curriculum: acquisition and practice of socal skills; initiation; sustained interaction; reading body language and facial clues
Ages: 10-16, diagnosed with ASD or a related disorder; full communication abilities and a desire to interact socially with others; and may lack the skills, opportunities or confidence to be successful
AHSS will assist families with possible insurance reimbursement.
For more information call (847) 564-0822 or email maryannn@autismhomesupport.com 

Bessemer Park Summer Day Camp *(CPD)
Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living

Contact: Victor Winson
8930 S. Muskegon Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
(312) 747-6023
Cook County
Camp activities include: Special Olympics training, golf, soccer, tennis, softball, bocce ball, swimming, arts and crafts, fishing, personal development classes, and speech class. Group will take 10 to 15 field trips total. Those trips include: zoo, museum, waterpark, Navy Pier, Taste of Chicago and Nature Oasis. Lunch is provided every day.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 6 and up.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $130. $30 each week for extended program. Cash or check only.

Building Great Beginnings (BGB) Family Retreat Camp
Contact: Maria Bellantuono
(847) 533-6224
email: bgb@buildinggreatbeginnings.info
To register: email mgb-services@mgb-services.com
Come enjoy a weekend filled with activities for parents, siblings, and children with special needs. Enjoy a dinner alone with your spouse while your children are having fun. Meet other families, get “survival tips”, relationship tips, and have siblings experience a support network just for them; all this while enjoying the grounds at “Camp Henry Horner”. New this year: special activities for teens including zipline and wall climbing. Families of children with special needs and grandparents are welcome this year!
When: call for future dates.
Cost: $325 for a family of 4 ($75 per each additional child, $100 per each additional adult). Includes lodging, meals, all MGB Services events and activities that weekend.

Camp Big Blast
The Gym Spot
915 Tower Road
Mundelein, IL 60060-3811
(847) 987-3940
Lake County
email: info@abigblast.com
Keep the kids happy and active with gymnastics, games, arts and crafts, sports, science projects, story time, yoga and lots of fun. New this year, Big Blast is expanding its programming to offer cheerleading, martial arts and sports camps. A Big Blast and Hi Five Sports are also forming a brand new Special Olympics Basketball team called The High Five Blasters! It's for kids ages 8-14 years old and will be in Northbrook on Saturdays at 6 p.m.
Ages: 3 and up, siblings are welcome.
Cost: $200, entire two-week session; $25 one-time insurance.
When: call for future dates.
Camp Big Blast will again be in Mundelein at the Gym Spot. Must provide your own lunch and snack due to allergies.
Cost: $200 (per two-week session half day); $375 full day.

Camp Big Blast in Downers Grove is now open for enrollment! We're at Elite Gymnastics Center.
Contact: Janet Wadkins
6360 S. Belmont Road
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(847) 987-3940
DuPage County
email: janet@bigblastprojects.org
When: call for future dates.
Cost: $200 (two-week session). $25 one-time insurance.
 
Sunday Buddy Sports
Sports include soccer, t-ball and kickball at the Glenbrook Sports Academy in Glenview.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 4-9 (noon-1 p.m.); ages 10 and up (1-2 p.m.)
Cost: $200 (eight weeks).

Buddy Cheerleading/Poms-Saturdays
We'll be cheering at the Buddy Baseball games on Saturdays at Twin Creeks Park or practicing at Buffalo Grove Gymnastics!
When: Call for future dates.
Cost: $200 (8 weeks); includes t-shirt and poms.

Buddy Martial Arts
Come empower your body and mind by learning a brand of self-defense that includes respect, self-esteem and compassion at Chicago Martial Arts in Deerfield.
When: call for future dates.
Cost: $200 (eight weeks); includes belt. Opportunity to gain stripes and advance.

Camp Firefly
Jewish Child and Family Services
Audra Kaplan, PsyD, camp director
255 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 412-4363
Cook County
email: campfirefly@jcfs.org
Overnight camp for boys and girls with high-functioning autism, Asperger's disorder, PDD-NOS, non-verbal learning disorder, social anxiety, OCD, and other diagnoses affecting social functioning. Presented with the JCC’s of Chicagoland and located at Camp Chi (just outside of Wisconsin Dells), Camp Firefly offers a fun and therapeutic environment focused on enhancing children's social, language, sensory, and adaptive development. Each camper’s individual needs are accommodated for and adapted into daily schedules. Counselors are highly trained in the treatment of social communication disorders, have degrees in mental health, special education, or speech and occupational therapy, and are supervised by on-site psychologists. The new teen camp offers opportunities to mentor younger campers and build leadership skills.
When: Annually in July. Call for future dates.
Ages: 9-16.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $1,500.
Interviews are required for new campers.

Camp Hope
Mailing Address: Camp Hope
P.O. Box 687
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(312) 401-HOPE
Lake County
email: camphopeillinois@aol.com
Five-day recreational and residential summer camp for children, teenagers, and young adults who are challenged by developmental disabilities. Activities include: swimming, dancing, singing, arts and crafts, adaptive sports, cook-outs, magic show, carnival, and much more. Camp Hope will be using the Save and Bergen buildings at:
Camp Algonquin
1889 Cary Road
Algonquin, IL 60102
McHenry County
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 11 and up.
Cost: $300, includes 1:1 care. Scholarships are available.
Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Accepting twenty campers per session (ten males, ten females).

Camp Little Giant
Contact: Vicki R. Lang, CTRS, Camp Director
Therapeutic Recreation
Touch of Nature Environmental Center
SIU Carbondale Mailcode 6888
(618) 453-1121x 231
Camp location: Little Grassy Lake which is part of Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge and amongst the Shawnee National Forest. Camp Little Giant is American Camping Association (ACA) accredited and was the first camp in the nation to achieve this status. One of the founders of Special Olympics helped to establish this camp. Since we are located on a lake we offer a beach front with swimming in a shallow area as well as a floating dock for those that pass the swim test, paddle boats and a pontoon boat cruise. We also offer sports & games, expressive and traditional arts & crafts, music & drama, nature hikes and related activities, horseback riding, hayrides, talent shows, dances, special events, team building activities, fishing, campfires and of course memories and experiences that will last a lifetime.
When: June 8-13, June 15-20 or the combined weeks (June 8-20) are for adults with high care needs.
June 15-20, June 22-27 or the combined weeks (June 15-27) plus July 6-11 are for adults with developmental disabilities.
July 13-18, July 20-25 or the combined weeks (July 13-25) are for children with physical, cognitive or developmental needs including children who are hearing impaired or have autism.
July 27-August 2 is for children with ADHD or ADD.

Ages: 8-88 years old.
Cost: $550-$2,100 (depending on the duration and if one on one assistance is required). Partial scholarships available.

Camp New Hope
Kim Carmack
P.O. Box 764
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 895-2341
Coles County
Camp New Hope was built by parents of children who have developmental disabilities. They offer two programs: summer camp and respite year round. The respite program is an opportunity for parents to take a break from caring for their child who has a disability, while knowing their child is in a safe and caring environment.
Ages: 9-18.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost for one-week camp (within area): $100.
Cost for one-week camp (out-of-area): $500. Grant/sponsor funds are available.
Cost for respite year round (per weekend): $100. State aid is available.
No wait list.

Camp Ramah
Tikvah Program

Rabbi David Soloff
6150 E. Buckatabon Road
Conover, WI 54519
(312) 606-9316
Vilas County 
email: register@ramahwisconsin.com
Overnight summer camp for adolescents with special needs - including Asperger's disorder. Integration in camp activities, with support staff and individualized programming including social skills groups. Services the Jewish community.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 13-17.
Insurance not accepted. 
Cost: $3,465 (four-week program).
Cost: $6,265 (eight-week program).
No wait list.

Camp Ramah
Tikvah Atzmayim Vocational Program

Rabbi David Soloff
6150 E. Buckatabon Road
Conover, WI 54519
(312) 606-9316
Vilas County
email: www.register@ramahwisconsin.com
Overnight for high school graduates with special needs, including Asperger's disorder. Program is designed to strengthen social and vocational skills to assist the transition to independent living. Services the Jewish community.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 18-21.
Insurance not accepted. 
Cost: $3,465 (four-week program).
Cost: $6,265 (eight-week program).
No wait list.

Camp Red Kite
When: June 23- July 11
(July 4 is a holiday)
8:30am - 12:30pm
Cleveland Elementary School
3121 W. Byron Street
Tuition: $825, including registration and materials fees.
(Financial Aid is available.)
Camp Red Kite is a summer arts camp tailored specifically to the unique interests and needs of children on the autism spectrum. The program is led by a team of artists, administrators, and special education teachers dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming, and comfortable environment for children affected by autism. Our aim is to foster a shared arts experience that encourages self expression, social engagement, creative exploration, and above all, FUN!
Each day, Camp Red Kite campers will move between classes in Drama, Art, Music and Movement. Red Kite staff ensures a comfortable environment for all campers, and a highly-structured schedule that is displayed pictorially in each room. Each camper receives plenty of personal attention and is encouraged to participate in activities in his or her own unique way. Camp culminates in a final showcase and potluck lunch to share the Camp Red Kite experience with family and friends.
To apply, please click on the link above and comlete the form. Once we receive your application, we will be in touch to discuss further registration prodedures.

Camp SOAR
(Special Outdoor Adaptive Recreation)

Office: Children’s Research Triangle
180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 726-4011 or
email: campsoar@cr-triangle.org
Camp location: George Williams College, Williams Bay, WI
The camp is open to children and teens with physical and/or cognitive special needs, such as autism, down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, cerebral palsy, and many other handicapping disorders. Activities at camp include: arts and crafts, swimming at a private beach, music, and magic shows!
When: Summer Session I: July 8-13; Summer Session II: July 15-20.
Ages: 7-19.
Cost: Call for information.
 
Camp STAR (Summer Treatment for ADHD and Related Issues)
Dr. Francesca Skowronski
Wayne Thomas School
2939 Summit Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035
Lake County
(312) 996-6923
Seven-week day camp for children led by University of Illinois at Chicago clinicians. Skills such as socialization and behavior management are taught in a fun format.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 6-12.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $6,565.
No wait list.

Charlie's Gift
Diana de León, clinic manager
1048 Ogden Ave., Suite 130
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 810-1200
DuPage County
email: ddeleon@charliesgift.com
Day camp focuses on building social, play and daily living skills.
When: call for future dates. One week (can attend up to seven weeks).
Ages: 8-15.
Cost: $100 (per week).
No wait list.

Chicago Children's Theatre Presents:
Summer
Arts Camp
Contact: Julia Beck
Where: location is TBA (but on the north side of Chicago)
(773) 227-0180, ext. 15.
Cook County 
email: redkite@chicagochildrenstheatre.org
Camp Red Kite is led by artists, administrators and special needs teachers dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment for children with autism who enjoy making art. Campers will participate in classes throughout the camp day: music and movement, arts and crafts, and drama. Download application here.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 8-13.
Cost: call for rates.
No wait list.

Chicago Park District
Special Recreation at Vittum Park
Xochitl Rodriguez, special recreation coordinator
Where: 5010 West 50th St.
Chicago, IL 60638
(773) 284-6022
Cook County
email: vittumvikings@yahoo.com
6-week summer day camp geared towards children with special needs. 
When: call for future dates.
Ages: all ages are accepted.
Cost: $110 (includes field trips and food).

Jesse Owens Park (CPD)
Contact: Nicole Randolph
2031 East 88th St.
Chicago, IL 60617
(312) 747-6709
Cook County
Special recreation cooperative.

Chicago Park District Summer Programs
Where: North Park Village Nature Center
5801 N Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60646
(312) 744-5472
Cook County
"OR"
McFetridge Sports Center
3843 N. California Ave.
(between Byron and Grace)
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 478-2609
Cook County 
Children experience a variety of activities including field trips, visits to the local pool, arts and crafts, fun with nature, sports, team games and much more. To learn more about a specific park's summer camp agenda, contact the park directly.
When: call for future dates.
Cost: fees vary depending on the program but are always affordable. Cash or check only.

Chicago Park District
Vittum Park-Special Recreation Programming

5010 West 50th St.
Chicago, IL 60638
(773) 798-1747
Young Athletes/Kid Fitness
Introduction to physical activity. This class will allow young participants to not only learn the basics of sports but increase fine and gross motor skills, socialization, coordination, and sensory integration (inclusion programming).
When: 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Ages: 2-7.

Cost: $10.
Creative Arts
Take this opportunity to explore artistic expression. This class will include: drawing, painting, dance, music/multimedia, visual art and much more!
When: 5-7 p.m., Tuesdays.
Ages: all ages.
Cost: $10.
Fun and Games
After school programming that is filled with physical activity, arts and crafts, games and much more. An excellent opportunity for growth in socialization, fine and gross motor and sensory integration.
When: 12-3 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. , Saturdays; and 12-3 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and some Saturdays.
Ages: 7-13.
Cost: $15.
Social Club
Join us for a great time! An opportunity to promote independence and socialization. This program includes: cooking classes, field trips, parties, holiday events, physical activity and games.
When: 5-7 p.m. and 12-3 p.m. Saturdays: Fridays and some Saturdays 12-3 p.m.
Ages: all ages.

Cost: $10.
Special Olympic Training
This class includes training and registration to Special Olympic competitions. Sport activity changes throughout the session. The fall session will include: soccer, floor hockey, gymnastics, basketball and snowshoe.
When: 5-7 p.m. and 12-3 p.m. Saturdays; Wednesdays, Thursdays and some Saturdays 12-3 p.m.
Ages: 8 years and up.

Cost: $15.
Homework Help and Reading Program
This program not only provides help with homework but also an adaptive reading program for comprehension, reading and ability levels.
When: 4-5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Ages: 8 years and up
.
Cost: Free

Covenant Harbor Family Summer Camp
1724 Main St.
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
(262) 248-3600
Walworth County
Summer camp for families with children of special needs. Enjoy speakers, songs, great food, campfires, crafts, worship, plenty of freetime, relax at the waterfront, mountain boarding or have a night on the town while the staff takes the kids.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: birth and up.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $109-$439.
No wait list.

Creative Exchange Music Therapy Clinic
Summer Music Camp
Craig Christiansen, MT-BC, president
Kari Christiansen, director
1527 Westchester Blvd., Suite One South
Westchester, Illinois 60154
(708) 345-6100 or (773) 562-6202
Cook County
email: info@creativeexchangemusic.com

Playing with Style
This group works on improving listening skills and encourages creativity. Each week a different style of music is explored through music listening games, instrument playing, and songwriting. Group will learn the general traits of various styles including: blues, classical, country, jazz, reggae, and rap. Group will record their songs written in each style on CD.

Socialize with Music
Music is inherently social and a non-threatening way to learn and practice social skills. The group will focus verbal and non-verbal exchanges and the use of social scripts written to original music to assist in processing social situations. Some groups will make a CD.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: birth and up. (four members per group).
Cost: $400 for an eight-week program. Scholarships available - download here for application.
*Completed registration form and $50 deposit secures your space.*Download registration form here.

Camp SS Seals
Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago

Cassie Wells, Director of Autism Services
email: cwells@eastersealschicago.org
1939 W 13th St, Ste 300
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 491-3962
The focus of the summer camp is to help children with autism spectrum disorders acquire social skills within a positive, fun, and safe learning environment. Peer models are integrated into the camp format encouraging campers with and without disabilities to interact throughout the day. Parents are responsible for lunch and transportation to and from the camp.
When: Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ages: 7-10 (with a diagnosis of an ASD who have foundational reading skills and independent self-help skills (i.e., toileting).
Cost: no partial/part-time fees will be accepted. Campers (children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder): $200.00; peer models (typically developing peer without a disability); $100.00 sibling peer models (typically developing sibling of camper with an autism spectrum disorder): $75.00. All campers will be required to participate in a pre-camp assessment, which will be conducted at the Autism Therapeutic School-Chicago Campus. The assessment is required and the information collected will be used to develop individual goals and drive programming.

Easter Seals Wisconsin
Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism Program
Elks Respite Camp

101 Nob Hill Road, Suite 301
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 277-8288 or (800) 422-2324
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 7-18.
Register here.

Also at Easter Seals Wisconsin
Camp Wawbeek

101 Nob Hill Road, Suite 301
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 277-8288 or (800) 422-2324
Dane County
Campers will experience a schedule that is structured, while offering choice and empowerment. A choice of age-appropriate, fun and challenging activities encourage a healthy lifestyle, independent living skills, socialization and transition to adulthood.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 15-25.
Cost: $840.
Register here.

Eckhart Park District Summer Camp *(CPD)
Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living

Contact: Carmen Lopez
1330 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 746-5085
Cook County
Activities include: swimming, outdoor/indoor sports, field trips, and much more.
Day Camp
When: call for future dates.

Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
Cost: $90.
Night Camp
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Cost: $90.
No wait list.

Encouraging Changes Counseling
Summer Programs 2011

13717 South Route 30, Suite 15
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 676-6535
Will County
email: aimee@encouragingchanges.com
Cost: most major insurance carriers accepted.
Self-pay: $300 (per eight-week class).
Bilingual counselor available.

7th Grade through High School Social Skills Class
Come join other teens as we explore what it means to be social and develop the skills for being successful with relationships throughout your lives. Open to 7th grade to high school students. Includes supplies, workbook and refreshments. Bilingual counselor available.
When: call for future dates.

Build Your Social Skills
Work in small groups building bridges, robots, bottle rockets and more. Groups are limited to 10 participants and will be facilitated by two counselors. Open to middle school to high-school students. Includes supplies and daily snacks. Bilingual counselor available.
When: call for future dates.

K-3rd Grade Social Skills Class
Based on the award winning "Super Flex". Attend this fun and playful 8-week session to help develop your "social detective" skills while making new friends. Open to kindergarten to third grade students. Includes supplies, t-shirt and poster. Bilingual counselor available.
When: call for future dates.

Fourth-Sixth Grade Social Skills Class
Class focuses on increasing child's awareness of others feelings and thoughts and working to connect their actions and consequences. Open to fourth to sixth grade students. Includes supplies and daily snack. Bilingual counselor available.
When: call for future dates

Foster Park District Summer Camp *(CPD)
Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living

Kyle Gillard
1440 West 84th St.
Chicago, IL 60620
(312) 747-6135
Cook County
Activities include: indoor/outdoor recreational sports.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: $160. Cash or check only.
No wait list.

Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (FVSRA)
Jen Borrowman, ext. 1210
Heather Nicols, ext. 1209
2121 W. Indian Trail
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 907-1114
Kane County 
Day camp for eligible districts: North/Aurora, Fox Valley, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Montgomery, Oswegoland and Sugar Grove.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 3 and up.
Cost: call for details.
No wait list.

Gage Park District *(CPD)
Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living

2411 West 55th St.
Chicago, IL 60629
(312) 747-7635
Cook County
Gage Park District Spring Session
Ages: 9 and up.
Activities include: field trips, arts and crafts, games, sports and swimming.
When: call for future dates.
Cost: call for details. Cash or check only.

Gage Park Summer Day Camp *(CPD)
Activities include: field trips, arts and crafts, games, sports and swimming.
Ages: 9 and up.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from noon to 6 p.m.
Cost: $180. Cash or check only.
Gage Park Separate Classes - Join at any time!
Swimming: Mondays, from 2 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $5. Cash or check only.
Arts and Crafts: Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5 to 6 p.m.
Cost: $5. Cash or check only.
Fitness Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $5. Cash or check only.
Music Classes: Wednesdays, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $5. Cash or check only.
Leisure Education (includes dinner and homework): Wednesdays, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Cost: $5. Cash or check only.
Cooking classes: Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m.
Cost: $10.

Gateway Special Recreation Association (Gateway)
15W431 59th St.
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 325-3857
DuPage County
Special recreation cooperative.

Harrison Park District *(CPD)
Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living

1824 S. Wood
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 746-5491
Cook County
Harrison Park Young Athletes Program
Swimming
Ages: 4-6.
When: Mondays, 4 to 5 p.m. and/or Fridays, 3 to 5 p.m.
Cost: $20. Cash or check only.

Harrison Park Social Play and Tumbling Class
Ages: 4 to 6.
When: Wednesdays, 4 to 5 p.m.
Cost: $20. Cash or check only.

Harrison Park Spring Session
Activities include: arts and crafts, low impact games, yoga, recreational swim, and computer games.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 8 and up.
Cost: $20 per week. Cash or check only.

Harrison Park Summer Day Camp *(CPD)
Activities include: field trips, soccer, tennis, arts and crafts, low impact games, yoga, recreational swim, and Special Olympics training. T-shirt and lunch provided.
Ages: 8 and up.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $100. Cash or check only.

Glick Family Camp
Contact: Tamara Besser, LCSW
Where: JCYS, Camp Red Leaf
26710 W. Nippersink
Ingleside, IL 60041
(773) 467-3751
For children diagnosed with developmental disabilities and their families. Relax with your family, mingle with other families and enjoy the outdoors on 181 acres of Illinois countryside. Camp staff will lead children and adults in a variety of creative, stimulating and fun activities.
When: May 18-May 20
Cost:$110 (per person); children under 3 are free. The fee includes six meals, snacks, lodging and activities.

Have Dreams
Dreams to Independence Summer Vocational Program
Dana La Brose, MMNA
515 Busse Highway, Suite 150
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 685-0250
Cook County
email: dllabrose@hotmail.com
This program is an introduction to the work place, which involves pre-vocational skills, preparation, job awareness and training. Each student will be assessed to determine his or her skill level and personal interests that will be considered when developing his/her program. This program is located at the Avenues to Independence Workshop in Wheeling four days a week and one day off-site exploring various job sites and community outings. The students will also participate in structured social and independent leisure activities and partake in a fitness program that will take place at the Park Ridge Community Center.
When: call for future dates.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $25 (per class).
No wait list.

Julie Herr & Associates
Summer Camp 2012

Julie Herr, MS, Developmental Therapist
(312) 388-8883
Each week they have three 'home days' and one field trip. Home days are clinic-based days which always follow the same, time-tested schedule: they begin each home day with a sensory-based outdoor obstacle course, followed by a snack, a walking trip tp a local park, a theme-based activity (such as dramatic play, science or art), and then lunch. They conclude the day by asking each child to recall his or her favorite part of the day.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 4-8.
Cost: $1,800 (per session). They require a $300 deposit per session to reserve a spot.

High Ridge YMCA Summer Camp
Contact: Amanda Goss or Dannica Williams
2424 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
(773) 262-8300
Cook County
Activities include: swimming (three times per week), group games, arts and crafts, kick-ball, battleship, cards, field trips (weekly), and free play. Lunches and snacks provided.
When: call for future dates.
Cost: $155 per week (YMCA membership).
$175 per week (non-member).
Accepts Action for Children.

Homan Square Park District *(CPD)
Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living
After School Program

Contact: Brandi Holmes
3559 W. Arthington St.
Chicago, IL 60624
(312) 746-6650
Cook County
Activities include: recreational, computer and board games, softball, track and field, Special Olympics training, sign language available, etc.
When: Monday-Friday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Cost: $26. Cash or check only.
No wait list. Join at any time.

Homan Square Summer Day Camp Program *(CPD)
Activities include: field trips (two to three per week), recreational sports (e.g. soccer, baseball, softball, track & field), swimming, dance, etc. Lunch and snacks provided.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 9 to 5 p.m. 
Cost: $200 (6 weeks). Cash or check only.
No wait list.Independence Park Summer Day Camp *(CPD)

Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living
Contact: Maureen Perez
3945 N. Springfield
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 478-0944 
Cook County
Activities include: swimming (daily), sports (soccer skills, drills and games), arts and crafts, field trips (two to three per week) and low organized games. Lunch is provided.
Ages: 8 and up.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $240. Cash or check only.

Joliet-Bolingbrook Special Recreation Association (JBSRA)
230 E. Briarcliff
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 739-1124
Special recreation cooperative.

Julie Herr & Associates, LLC
Creating Art In Community

2032 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
email: elizabeth@julieherr.com
Cook County
Summer art program for children with and without special needs. Over the course of six Saturdays, they will use pictures from their favorite books as a jumping off point to explore color and shape. The class will culminate in the creation of a group mural.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 3-8.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $300.
No wait list. 

KGH Consultation & Treatment, Inc.
3100 Dundee Road, Suite 704
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 498-KIDS (5437)
Cook County
Classroom Prep
Classroom Prep's goal is to help prepare a child for a classroom environment (such as a preschool, early childhood or kindergarten classroom). Increased social awareness and use of social environment will be an area of focus. Activities such as circle time (calendar, story, movement/music), art/sensory time, snack time, learning centers, and gross motor/play will incorporate a themed unit.
When: June 11-August 25 Tues and Thurs, 10 a.m.- noon
Ages: 3-6

Little Chefs
Little Chefs is a cooking class that works on language skills, fine motor skills, social skills and is great for the picky eater. The little chef will have many opportunities to explore new foods in a sensory and supportive way. Many will try new foods in this type of setting! This group is led by a speech therapist and/or occupational therapist.
When: June 11-August 25, Tues, noon-1 p.m.
Ages: 3-8

The Engine Group-Self Regulation
The Engine Group helps to teach self-regulation by the analogy that their body is like a car engine with different speeds. The program wil introduce to them how to attain, maintain, or change their alertness (a.k.a. their 'engines') so that it is appropriate for the situation or task. This program is led by a Licensed Occupational Therapist.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 8-10.

Volcano Group
Does your child have intense feelings and explode like a volcano? This volcano group is appropriate for ADD/ADHD or Asperger's students who need support with anger management, peer conflict and self-control. This group is facilitated by a licensed social worker.
When: June 11-August 25, Mon, 4:30- 5:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-10.

Life Skills and Leisure Group
This group is for pre-teens and teens who would benefit from a small group improving inportant age appropriate life and leisure skills. Some life skill examples include food preparation, independent skills, purchasing/using money. A motivation assessment will be conducted to provide recommended leisure skills to work on and teach. This group is led by our occupational therapist.
When: June 11-August 25, Thurs, 4-5 p.m.
Ages: 9-18.

Play Pals
Play Pals is an interactive group targeting social language and friendship development. Participants in this group will come together and play in our toy town. Play Pals will be led by a speech herapist.
When: June 11-August 25, Fri, 1-2 p.m.
Ages: 3-6.

Let's Play-Matched Dyad Treatment
Let's Play is geared for children ages 5-8 with limited or emerging social relationship skills and social language skills by providing a nurturing environment to develop and enhance his//her social language, peer relationships and sensory regulation with one other child (dyad treatment). Let's Play is appropriate for children who struggle to express their thoughts and feelings independently and have had limited success with group activities. Individual dyads are led by a behavior analyst.
When: June 11-August 25
Ages: 5-8.

Totally Awesome Social Kids (TASK)
TASK is geared for children ages 5-8 who need work mastering their social relationship skills and social language skills in a peer enriched environment. TASK is appropriate for children who can maintain regulation while independently expressing their thoughts and feelings. This group is led by a speech therapist and/or behavior analyst.
When: June 11-August 25, Mon, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ages: 5-8

Recess Rules!
Recess Rules is for students who would benefit from learning specific recess time games and outdoor socialization skills. Learning various age appropriate outdoor games, playing with friends and getting along with peers will be an area of focus. This group is led by our occupational therapist.
When: June 11-August 24, Mon, 5-6 p.m.
Ages: 5-8.

Yoga Group
Small group yoga for children incorporates movement, breathing, relaxation, and fun! The goal of this group is to help children relax together, learn to work together via partner poses and activities, improve coordination, balance, and strength, increase confidence in group settings, and learn the importance of group work and support. This group is led by a certified yoga instructor and occupational therapist.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: kindergarten, second, third and fifth grades.

Social Thinking Group
Group is geared towards students who are in need of strengthening their social cognition skills while enhancing age appropriate friendships. The group will focus on relationship skill building while participating in age-appropriate activities that are of common interest. This group is facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker.
When: June 11-August 25, Tues, 5-6 p.m.
Ages: 7th and 8th grade.

Social Thinking Group
The goals for this group include friendship skill building, increasing pragmatic language and conversation skills, understanding and learning the skills for successful interactions at lunch time, recess time, birthday parties and play dates. This group is led by a licensed clinical social worker.
When: June 11-August 25, Wed, 4-5 p.m.
Ages: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade.

Social Thinking Group
Group is geared towards who are in need of strengthening the skills needed for age-appropriate friendships and social problem solving, learning social pragmatic language skills, focusing on listening to others, and understanding the non-verbal communication skills necessary for optimum peer relationships. The group will participate in curriculum and activities of common interest and work on overall development of social cognition skills. This group is led by a licensed clinical social worker.
When: June 11-August 25, Thurs, 5-6 p.m.
Ages: 4th, 5th and 6th grade.

Girls Group
Our Girls Group is geared towards girls who are in need of strengthening their social language and enhancing their friendship skills. The girls will focus on relationship building such as reading non-verbal cues, listening skills, and participating in age-appropriate activities that are of common interest and overall development of social cognition skills. The group is facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker.
When: June 11-August 25, Mon, 4-5 p.m.
Ages: 4th, 5th, and 6th grade

Teen Group
This group is for high school students who wish to enhance their interpersonal relationship skills with both peers and adults. It is designed for students who have Asperger’s syndrome, non-verbal learning disabilities and for those with no diagnoses but who need to learn how to better connect with friends and classmates at a young adult level. Working to increase social cognition and theory of mind skills, this group engages teens with a variety of topics in a safe, supportive and enjoyable atmosphere. This group is led by a licensed clinical social worker.
When: June 11-August 25, Thurs, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Ages: high school students.

Group Art Therapy
This group will provide an opportunity for middle school students to learn to express themselves more fully by providing a safe and supportive environment for self-expression. Goals include learning new skills, developing mastery and self-confidence, Group Art Therapy also supports social growth and working together. This group is led by a master's-prepared art therapist and licensed clinical social worker.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

On the Town
On the Town is a great program or middle school aged boys and girls who have social skill knowledge and have had practice with relationship and social development in structured settings but who would benefit from support in applying these skills to natural community environments more consistently. On the Towner's will meet one time per week for 1-1/2 hours, depending on the community activity. Parents are asked to drop off and pick up their children at the outing location and will be asked to pay for any tickets or entrance fees required. A schedule of the outings will be given at the first social group. This group is facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker.
When: June 11-August 25, Tues, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Ages: 5th through 8th grades.

KGH Consultation & Treatment, Inc.
Kim Hoehne, MA, BCBA
3100 Dundee Road, Suite 704
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 498-KIDS (5437)
Cook County
Post-Summer School & Camp Intensive Program
Parent & Child Training Intensive
Comprehensive parent & child training program educates and empowers parents to feel and be more successful with their child with ASD, developmental delay and/or behavior problems. This program meets for three hours per day for five days. The first 1-1 1/2 hour your child is in a session with a behavior specialist as the parent(s) are receiving interactive course content. The remainder of the time will be spent actively coaching the parents to help them create successful interactions with their child, eliminate problematic behavior, increase positive behavior as well as promote independence with your child.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 2-5.

Kosciuszko Park District Summer Day Camp *(CPD)
Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living

Contact: Eileen Guinane
2732 North Avers
Chicago, IL 60647
(312) 742-9954
Cook County
Activities include: field trips, swimming, soccer, running, softball, tennis, fishing, cooking, jumping, arts and crafts, Special Olympics training, and much more. Lunch and snacks are provided daily. Includes camp t-shirt and bag.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 10 and up.
Cost: $116 (six weeks).
Instructor permission required. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Spaces are running out!

Kosciuszko Special Olympics Training Camp
When: call for future dates.

Ages: 8 and up.
Cost: $10.

Kosciuszko Sports Camp
When: call for future dates.

Ages: 16 and up.
Cost: $20.

Kosciuszko Triathlon Training Camp
When: call for future dates.

Ages: 10 and up.
Cost: $10.

Kosciuszko Golf Camp
When: call for future dates.

Ages: 10 and up.
Cost: $5.

Kosciuszko Park District Young Athletes Program
New program for children with intellectual disabilities. Activities include: introduction to 17 sports offered at facility (e.g. soccer, running, jumping, and much more).
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 3-7.
Cost: $10 (10-week session).

Lake View YMCA
3333 N. Marshfield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-3333
Cook County
Activities include: outside activities, swimming, sports, field trips, etc. For more information.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 3-14.
Cost: $210 per week (non-members).
Cost: $160 per week (members).
Children can join camp at any time, although some age groups may be at capacity.

Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA)
P.O. Box 547
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 464-2811
Will County
Special recreation cooperative.

Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.
*ABA Summer Program at Little Friends - 2 Week Session*
Therapists: Lisa Cisek & Connie Brushaber

Supervised by: Patti Boheme
1001 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 151
Naperville, IL 60540
(708) 860-2404 ( Lisa) or (630) 305-4196, ext. 1 (Patti)
DuPage County
Some areas that may be worked on include: cooperation, matching, picture sequencing, math readiness, responding to name, following one step instruction, play and leisure skills, communication/requesting, imitation, reading readiness, identifying and labeling: body parts, nouns, functions, and categories.
Ages: 2-10.
When: call for future dates
Insurance not accepted. 
Cost: $1,200. No refunds for missed sessions.

Loyola Park District Summer Day Camp *(CPD)
Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living

Contact: Jose Herrera
1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 262-8605
Cook County
Activities include: arts and crafts, sports, swimming, bowling, field trips, nutrition, music, board games and more.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 8-16.
Cost: $206. Check or cash only.
No wait list.

Loyola Park District Bowling
When: call for future dates.

Ages: all.
Cost: $6. Cash or check only.
Join at any time.

Loyola Park District Park Kids
Activities include: arts and crafts, sports, swimming, bowling, field trips, nutrition, music, board games and more.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Ages: 6-16.
Cost: $103. Cash or check only.
Join at any time.

Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation (M-NASR)
6820 W. Depmster St.
Morton Grove, IL 60053
(847) 966-5522
Cook County
Special recreation cooperative.

Mann Park District Summer Day Camp *(CPD)
Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living

Contact: Bill Blake
13000 S. Carondolet
Chicago, IL 60633
(773) 646-0301
Cook County
email: mannsuperstars@yahoo.com
Activities include: golfing, bowling ($6 extra per week), fishing at Wolf Lake, picnics, sports day, Special Olympics, field trips (e.g., Lincoln Park Zoo, camp activities, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, The Survive Alive House, Museum of Science and Industry, Nature Day, beach). Must bring your own lunch daily.
Ages: 8 and up.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from noon to 6 p.m.

Cost: $120 (six weeks). Cash or check only.
No wait list.

Marquette Park District Summer Day Camp *(CPD)
Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living

Contact: Slyvia Prieto
6700 S. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60629
(312) 747-6485
Cook County
Activities include: arts and crafts, sports, swimming, bowling, field trips, nutrition, music, board games and more.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $245. Cash or check only.
No wait list.

Marquette Park District Night Camp
Activities include: drama, sports, field trips, nutrition, board games and more.
When: call for future dates.
Cost: $100.
No wait list.

McGuane Park District Summer Day Camp *(CPD)
Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living
Contact: Chelsi Hill
2901 S. Poplar Ave.
Chicago, IL 60609
(312) 747-6497
Cook County
Activities include: field trips (2 times per week), swimming (daily), crafts, nature walks and Special Olympics training. 1:1 aides available (assessment will be needed at time of registration).
Ages: 8 and up.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $180. Cash or check only. Extra $60 for extended program.
No wait list.

Mt. Greenwood Park District Summer Camp *(CPD)
Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living

Contact: Lisa Mulcrone
3724 W. 111th St.
Chicago, IL 60655
(312) 947-6565
Cook County
Activities include: swimming (daily), bowling, gardening, T-ball, field trips (one to two per week), crafts, low-organized games, book reading.
Ages: 7-15.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $255 (resident); $510 (non-resident). Cash or check only.
No wait list.

Mt. Greenwood Sports Club
Activities include swimming, biking, running and softball. Adolescents will compete in triathalon.
Ages: 16 and up.
When: call for future dates.
Cost: $20 (resident); $40 (non-resident). Cash or check only.
No wait list.

Mt. Greenwood Social Club
Ages: 16 and up.
Cost: $50 (resident); $100 (non-resident).
No wait list.

Mt. Greenwood Bowling League Club
Ages: 16 and up.
When: call for future dates.
Cost: $50 (resident); $100 (non-resident). Cash or check only.
No wait list.

Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA)
1770 W. Centennial Plaza
Addison, IL 60101
(630) 620-4500
DuPage County
Special recreation cooperative.

Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)
820 E. Terra Cotta, Suite 125
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 459-0737
McHenry County
Special recreation cooperative.

Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA)
3105 MacArthur
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 509-9400
Cook County
Special recreation cooperative.

Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA)
Theresa Waite
3000 W. Central Road, Suite 205
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
(847) 392-2848
Cook County
Special recreation cooperative.
Ages: 3-21 yrs.

Norwood Park *(CPD)
Riley Bowlin, special recreation coordinator
5801 N. Natoma Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
Cook County
(773) 631-4893
email: riley.bowlin@chicagoparkdistrict.com
The Norwood Park Special Recreation Program aims to provide recreational opportunities for children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities.
(815) 459-0737
Ages: 7-14.
Cost: $33 (10-week session).

Oak Lawn Park District/Special Recreation Cooperative
4625 W. 110th St.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 857-7614
Cook County
Special recreation cooperative.

Piotrowski Park District Spring Camp *(CPD)
Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living

Contact: David Donohue
4247 West 31st St.
Chicago, IL 60623
(312) 745-4804
Cook County
Activities include: swimming, sports, exercise, etc.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 3 to 7 p.m.
Cost: $20 (nine weeks). Cash or check only.
No wait list. 

Piotrowski Summer Day Camp
Activities include: exercise, Special Olympics training, softball, soccer, tennis, swimming, Bocce ball, arts and crafts, field trips (2 times per week) (e.g. zoo, museums, etc.). Lunches provided.
Ages: 6 and up.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $130 (six weeks). Cash or check only.
No wait list.

Red Kite Round Up
Where: Winnetka Community Center
620 Lincoln Avenue
Winnetka, IL 60093
(773) 227-0180, ext. 15
Cook County
Red Kite Round Up is a multi-sensory simulated camping adventure designed specifically for children affected by autism spectrum disorder. Led by Ranger Bob and his friends, you and your child will get to meet beautiful bugs and fuzzy chicks, take a raft down a whirling river and sing campfire songs! Sensitive to the specific needs of autism community, Red Kite Round Up encourages participants to interact with the story, characters and atmosphere in their own unique way.
When: call for future dates.
For more information or to register, visit their website or call.

The Rising Stars presents: Summer Workshops
1039 College Ave., Suite I
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 665-SING
DuPage County
email: info@risingstarsshowchoir.com
If aide is needed, there will be an extra fee. All programs start and end date differ.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 4-5.
Cost: $200.
When: Mini Rising Stars, Monday-Friday, 1-2:30 p.m.
Ages: entering grades 1-3.
Cost: $200.
When: Mini Rising Stars "PLUS," Monday-Friday, 2:30-4 p.m.
Ages: entering grades 1-3.
Cost: $310.
When: Young Rising Stars, Monday-Friday, 1-4 pm.
Ages: entering grades 4-6.
Cost: $250.
When: JH Rising Stars, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Ages: entering grades 6-8.
Cost: $250.
When: HS Rising Stars, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Ages: entering grades 9 and up.
Cost: $250.

River Valley Special Recreation Association (RVSRA)
1335 E. Broadway
Bradley, IL 60915
(815) 933-7336
Kankakee County
Special recreation cooperative.

Rockford Park District
The spring program guide is now available - be sure to check out the current offerings. The Park District provides summer camps and other activities for children with developmental disabilities. For more information, call (815) 987-8800.

SEASPAR Day Camp
Georgia Weber
4500 Belmont Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 960-7600
DuPage County
Offers multiple day camps each summer to provide a structured environment in which to enjoy productive leisure activities. Campers enjoy a variety of structured activities with swimming being the most popular for most campers. SEASPAR also offers cooperative and collaborative summer programs with two local special education cooperatives, SASED and LADSE, to enhance the summer school students' day.
When: call for future dates.
Ages: 3 and up.
Cost: varies.
No wait list, but no guarantees. Registration required. 

Shabbona Park Summer Day Camp *(CPD)
Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living

Contact: Lori Michalski
6935 W. Addison St.
Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 685-6388
Cook County
Outside/gym activities include: swimming (daily), field trips (weekly), arts and crafts, baseball, and tennis. Lunch provided.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $240. Cash or check only.

Second Summer Camp Group (at Shabbona Park):
Bring your dinner. Activities outside/gym include: swimming (daily), woodshop, field trips (weekly), arts and crafts, baseball, and tennis.
Ages: 16 and up.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $240. Cash or check only.

South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA)
19910 80th Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60487
(815) 806-0384
Cook County
SSRA is a therapeutic recreation program that is an extension of eight park districts and three recreation and parks departments. It is organized to provide individuals with disabilities or special needs, the opportunity to be involved in year-round recreation. SSSRA residents include the following park and recreation districts: Country Club Hills, Frankfort Square, Hazel Crest, Homewood-Flossmoor, Lan-Oak, Oak Forest, Olympia Fields, Tinley Park, Richton Park, Matteson and Park Forest.
Cost: call to inquire.

South West Special Recreation Association (SWSRA)
12521 S. Kostner Ave.
Alsip, IL 60803
(708) 389-9423
Cook County
Special recreation cooperative.

Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County (SRACLC)
290 Oakwood Road
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 816-4866
Lake County
Special recreation cooperative.

Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County (SRSNLC)
814 Hart Road, Round Lake, IL, 60073
(847) 546-8558
Lake County
2400 Dowie Memorial Drive, Zion, IL, 60099
(847) 746-5500
Lake County
2200 E. Grass Lake Road, Lindenhurst, IL, 60046
(847) 356-6011
Lake County
2000 Belvidere St., Waukegan, IL, 60085
(847) 360-4760
Lake County
Special recreation cooperative.

Special Recreation of Joliet and Channahon (SRJC)
3000 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 741-7275, ext. 169
Will County
Special recreation cooperative.

Special Recreation Services (SRS)
1624 E. 154th St.
Dolton, IL 60419
(708) 841-1071, ext. 233
Cook County
Special recreation cooperative.

Tri County Special Recreation Association (TRI County)
201 Normantown Road, Suite LL East
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 407-1819
Will County
Special recreation cooperative.

Tuesday's Child 2014 Behavioral Summer Camp
Where: 3633 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618-4602
(773) 423-5055
This is a great opportunity for your child to receive behavioral support in a fun, peer-based environment. Camp prepares your child to enter school ready to learn, without missing a beat during the summer months, by including academic supports and exercises - keeping children learning and growing.
When: Tuesday, June 17-Friday, August 29 (11 Weeks)
9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 and under.
Cost: varies. Register here.

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
Life Management Summer Workshop
P.O. Box 9203
Naperville, IL 60567
(800) 518-5099 or (630) 815-3358
DuPage County
email: contactus@turningpointeaf.org
Two-week summer workshop for individuals who are less impacted by their autism and Asperger's. The workshop will focus on self management, stress management, life skills and social skills.
When: call for future dates.
Cost: call.
Space is limited.

Warren Special Recreation Association (WSRA)
17801 W. Washington St.
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 244-6619
Lake County
Special recreation cooperative.

Welles Park Summer Day Camp *(CPD)
Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living

Contact: Rose Rivers
2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
(312) 742-9536
Cook County
Activities include: field trips (3 times per week), bowling, museums, beach trip, Navy Pier, arts and crafts, swimming (daily), puzzles, library trips (reading program), and sport activities. Lunches included.
Ages: 8 and up. 
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $142. Cash or check only.

Western DuPage Special Recreation Association
Camp Craze
Contact: Ashley Summers
Where: Naperville area
(630) 681-0962
Activities include: theme days, local mini-trips, swimming, crafts, games, music and more. Must bring a sack lunch daily. Families can sign up for three-week sessions.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ages: 6-12.
Cost: $550. A $50 nonrefundable deposit is due upon registration.

Western Du Page Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)
116 N. Schmale Road
Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 681-0962
DuPage County
Special recreation cooperative.

West Pullman Park Summer Day Camp *(CPD)
Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living

Contact: Rosie St. George-Hubbard
401 West 123rd St.
Chicago, IL 60628
(312) 747-7090
Cook County
Activities include: field trips, "learn to swim" program, carnival, arts and crafts, sports and much more. Lunch and snacks included.
When: call for future dates.
Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ages: 6 and up.
Cost: $336. Cash or check only.

West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA)
2915 Maple St.
Franklin Park, IL 60131
(847) 455-2100
Cook County
Special recreation cooperative.
*(CPD)=Chicago Park District.