Adaptive Camp for Special Needs

This program is specially designed for children with developmental disabilities. Participants in the program will receive individual attention with a one-on-one aide at all times during the camp day. Participants will be integrated into camp programming with peers their own age, as well as specialty programming for special needs. All special needs campers will have the opportunity to participate in rock climbing, swimming, nature activities, arts and crafts, archery, sports, hiking, as well as all other activities. Campers should bring a bagged lunch, bathing suit, towel, sun screen, and water bottle with them on a daily basis. Interested parties should contact the camp director as soon as possible as spaces are limited. The Meriden YMCA reserves the right to deny any applicant based on the participant’s level of need.

Pricing & Ages

Session: 1,2 3,4,5

Ages: For campers who have completed grades 3 - 8 as of June 2018.   


  • Full Member  $1,204 per session
  • Program Member  $1,254 per session

What to Bring Each Day

Each day, campers should bring:

  • bagged lunch
  • bathing suit
  • towel
  • sun screen (no spray)
  • water bottle

The Meriden YMCA reserves the right to reject any applicant based on the participant’s level of need.

How to Register Your Child for Adaptive Camp

Any parent with a special needs child should contact the Camp Directors. An appointment will then be set up with the Adaptive Camp Coordinator to determine if our program will suit your child's needs. If your camper qualifies for our program, we will help you find financial assistance for the Adaptive Camp fee as needed. Please contact Carolyn with any questions at 203-235-6386 or



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