Operating in the greater Los Angeles area, AbilityFirst supports individuals with special needs through after school enrichment programs, job training, community employment, accessible camping, and affordable and accessible housing.
AbilityFirst Camp Paivika
Offers year round programs for children, teens, and adults with physical and deve lopmental disabilities. Camp Paivika has been welcoming campers since 1947, and is fully accredited by the American Camping Association. Our camping program encourages independence and broadens social contacts through recreation.
California Lions Camp
Committed to providing special needs children of California and Nevada a safe haven to experience at California Lions Camp
Camp Beyond the Scars
Camp Beyond the Scars consists of a three-day winter camp and a weeklong summer camp. Both camps provide a relaxed social setting, which offers burn-injured children the support and counseling needed to establish and enhance their self-esteem. Campers learn that there are other children who have had the same unfortunate experience. Camp has proved to be a positive, special experience for young burn survivors.
Junior Blind of America's Camp Bloomfield provides children and youth who are blind, visually impaired or multi-disabled with a natural and safe environment to develop self-esteem, build independence and fully experience the joys of childhood. Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu, this 40-acre campground offers various week-long camp sessions for children of all ages and disabilities.
Via West Campus (formerly Camp Costanoan)
A residential, respite and recreational camp for children and adults, ages 5 and older, with physical and/or developmental disabilities.
Camp Christian Berets
Offers unique, creatively crafted weeklong Summer Camps, designed to meet the special needs of persons with disabilities. We also offer Retreats tailored for our disabled guests on several weekends throughout the year.
For children between age 7 and 17 who are Deaf or hard of hearing, hearing but has deaf or hard of hearing parents or hearing but has deaf or hard of hearing siblings.
Provides summer camp for children and adults with developmental disabilities, such as Down Syndrome, Autism, and Cerebral Palsy.
Offers the unique opportunity for children with cancer (and their siblings) to learn independence, nourish positive self-esteem and gain skills they never thought were possible.
Provides a residential summer camp program which offers participants with developmental disabilities opportunities for fun, social interaction, skill development, and spiritual growth while increasing the awareness and acceptance of our participants in the larger community.
Camp Sunshine Dreams
For the child who has cancer a camp experience as similar as possible to the typical summer camp experience enjoyed by well children.
A residential camp for children with developmental disabilities in Northern California's Santa Cruz Mountains.
Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake
A fully accessible residential summer camp for children who are 'at-risk' with a variety of special medical needs, economic hardship and/or emotional, developmental or physical disabilities.
Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times
Mission to create a positive long-lasting impact on children with cancer and their families by providing fun-filled, medically supervised, cost-free, year-round camp programs.
Camp Rubber Soul
To provide a unique recreational camp, integrating children with special needs and youth counselors to experience friendship, understanding, acceptance and allow respite for families and caregivers.
Firefighters Kids Camp
Supports burn injured children by helping them to foster a positive outlook towards their future and their burn rehabilitation. Activities include rafting, swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, biking, rock climbing, astronomy, arts and crafts, campfire songs, games and more! The camp staff, activities and support programs have all been selected to meet the special needs of the young burn survivors while still allowing the kids to enjoy a traditional summer camp setting.
Therapy camp focusing on children with autism/autistic like challenges
A Hole-In-The-Wall Gang camp for seriously ill children.
Special Camp for Special Kids
Educational and recreational summer day camp for youth with disabilities in one-to-one peer relationships with volunteer counselors.