2021 Tampa Area: Special Needs Friendly Summer Camps & Programs

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2021 Special Needs Summer Camps

Summer is a great time for children of all abilities to explore new and exciting adventures. Parents with children with special needs are looking for day, week and resident camps. We have compiled a great list of Summer Camps that offers accommodations for children on the Autism spectrum, ADHD, downs syndrome, handicap, cerebral palsy and more.

***This is NOT an all inclusive list. ***

Many Tampa Bay area Summer camps can make accommodations for children with different abilities if they know ahead of time. Please do not hesitate to call any camp to inquire more details. Some camps are unable to make accommodations due to space, staffing or training. If we find more camps, we will add them to our website.

What is Special Needs Friendly? Special needs include individuals with learning, emotional, behavioral, or physical disabilities.The locations listed below have made accommodations in the past or are willing to make accommodations. However, they may not be able to make accommodations for every child due to space, staffing or training.
Camps listed in this guide does NOT imply endorsement of any program, product or services. This guide is provided for reference purposes only. Parents should research any summer program or activity they are considering for their child before making an informed decision. Please CALL for the most updated information.

NOTE: Please do not copy this list and re-post onto another website. Please link back to our list for reference purposes. Thank You!

Please let these locations know that you found their information on FamilyFriendlyTampaBay.com.

Camp Idlewild of Florida

Type of Camp: Special Needs, Outdoor, Adventure
Ages: 6-17 years old
Location: Land O’ Lakes, FL

Innovative camping programs adapted for children with special needs which promote personal growth, challenge their abilities and help campers develop new skills in a fun and energizing environment.

New L.E.A.P.S. Academy 

Type of Camp: Academic, Special Needs
Ages: School Age
Location:  Serving Pasco & Hillsborough  County

New L.E.A.P.S. Academy was opened in 2013 to serve the needs of our under-served special needs community. The school has grown quickly. They offer academic camps, therapy services and more. 


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Special Needs Friendly
4123 Amber Rd, Valrico, FL 33594
Marcia Davis 813‐432‐4032 [email protected]
Type of Class: Swim instruction for children of all ages and abilities. Valrico, Brandon, Plant City and surrounding areas Registration online at www.angelfishswimschool.com
Price: Private swim classes $32, Semi-Private $16 per class* Price is subject to change. Please contact for the most updated pricing.

Special Needs Friendly
11510 Whisper Lake Trail,Tampa, 33626
Horse riding & Care Camps: Spots are  LIMITED
Call Jen: (813) 264-3890

Special Needs Friendly
17030 Lakeshore Rd, Lutz, 33558
(813) 968‐3983 x130
Type of Camp: Special Needs. At Camp Fun, campers will go on field trips, work on social skills, fine motor skills, and gross motor skills. If there are skills your child needs to focus on we try to provide the practice needed
Dates:  Coming soon!

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Special Needs Class
23633 venezia drive, land o lakes fl 34639
(813) 949-7875
Type of Class: Artistic Gymnastics. Tumbling & Trampoline

Special Needs Friendly
16110 Dream Oaks Place
Bradenton, FL 34212
(941) 746-5659
Type of Camp: Provides camping experience for children with special needs and chronic illnesses ages 7-17 with a 3:1 ratio


Special Needs Friendly
10740 Brian Lane
New Port Richey, FL 34654
(727) 203-6595
Specializing in equine therapy for children with special needs. Email [email protected]










Know of any more Summer Camps or Programs that make accommodations for children with special needs? Send us an email with all the info and we will get it added. [email protected].


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