Summer will be here soon and the 2018 Summer Camp Guide has the camp or activity for your kid! Search through more than 175 listings for Alaska camps to find the perfect fit and register before summer arrives.

Special Needs Summer Camps

Avalon Destination Equine Program

Avalon Destination, 33151 Cumulus Road, Eagle River

GRADES/AGES: All ages | COST: $25-$75/hour

Equine Summer Academy: earth, nature and horses. Teaching life skills thru the art of riding. Learning ground work and riding skills that connect horse and rider as companions. Lessons build character, inner peace and full potential. Horses help cultivate the mind, body and spirit, bringing calmness into life and connecting to gain a better understanding of the world. Private lessons are offered for special needs and require parental or assistant participation.

WHEN: June-July; By appointment only

CONTACT: Renae, 907-694-3278

Gateway to the Arctic Camp

Gateway to the Arctic Camp, Talkeetna

GRADES/AGES: Age 12 and older | COST: $180; full scholarships available

Gateway to the Arctic Camp (G2A) is an inclusive (meaning typically developing youth and youth with special needs) service-oriented agricultural camp that teaches its participants about the significance of serving those in need and the value of hard work. Participants have fun while learning about sustainability, farming processes and stewardship of the earth. Gateway to the Arctic Camp provides a variety of programs, including sessions for special needs youth and adults. G2A also has a paid summer internship program for special needs youth and adults.

WHEN: July 10-13; July 16-20; Aug. 7-10; Aug. 13-17, 2018; 10 a.m. on start day; 3 p.m. on end day

CONTACT: Brian Doyle, Director, 907-290-0756

Adam's Camp Alaska


GRADES/AGES: Ages 4-13 | COST: $2,700; can be obtained through a mini-grant

Adam's Camp Alaska is a weeklong therapeutic summer camp for children with disabilities and their families. We have two therapy programs, a program for siblings and a program for parents.

WHEN: July 23-28, 2018; 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Kim Williams, Program Director, 907-885-1758

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