Finding the Best Summer Camp for Your Child with LD or ADHD
For many young people summer camp is a rite of passage—precious time away from home, thinking for themselves, and not having to answer to their parents. It can be a time of growth, maturation, and confidence-building that serves them well as they return to school again in the fall.
Ensuring that your child with learning disabilities has a successful camp experience may take an extra measure of planning. It begins with both you and she establishing a clear understanding of what she wants to get out of the camp experience. The best way to get at that is through an open and honest discussion about her needs, wants, wishes, and worries.
Once you’ve settled on goals for the camp experience, you then must evaluate options most available to meet those goals—and they are many, from simple day camps to summer-long, specialized camps. In Summer Camp Guidelines for Kids with LD and ADHD we provide useful information to help you navigate your choices to find the best setting for your child socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. The effort you put in up front will serve your child well.
For more age-specific guidelines for Kids with LD and ADHD, see: