City of Walnut Creek Specialized Recreation
Weekly Activities and Summer Day Camp for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Special Needs, including karate, yoga and cardio fitness.
Walnut Creek's Recreation department has an excellent special needs day camp. Every week has a different theme, and there's lots of outdoor time. Most days they end the day by going to the pool (or at least they did the last 2 years). My moderately impaired 16 year old son loves it, he can't wait to go again. It's a bit hard to find on their website, look under Specialized Recreation.
Only disadvantage is the timing - the camp gets out at 3pm, which is challenging for those of us with full time jobs. But it's worth it, my son loves getting to go to camp in the summer just like other kids.
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Re: Summer Programs for Disabled Kids
I don't know where you live, but there also is a summer program just for kids with disabilities sponsored by the Walnut Creek Specialized Recreation division of their Parks and Rec Department- kids come from all over the bay area. My daughter (we live in Oakland) will be going for the first time next week. It's hours are 9-3:30 (no extended care).