These programs, operated independently from Mass General, offer summer enrichment and fun to children with a variety of conditions. Many are available free of charge or on a sliding payment scale.

Double H: Hole in the Woods Ranch

  • Who: Children 6-16 with:
    • Cancer
    • Collagen Vascular Disease
    • Hemophilia/von Willibrands
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Immune Disorder/HIV
    • Mitochondrial Disease
    • Neuromuscular Disorders
    • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Where: Lake Luzerne, NY
  • When: 6-day sessions running from June-August; 126 campers per session; 2 sibling sessions and 1 alumni session for former campers ages 17-21.
  • Cost: NO CHARGE except for getting your child to and from camp
  • Medical resources: 24-hour/day on-site medical coverage and nearby area hospitals that are affiliated with the Ranch
  • Contact: Double H Ranch, A SeriousFun Camp, 97 Hidden Valley Road, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
  • Main Office: 518-696-5676
  • Development Office: 518-696-5921

Zebra Crossings

  • Who: Each day we will explore a different State Park within the Seacoast of New Hampshire. Every day will be a new adventure! Join us for this fun camp week and connect with other youth with chronic medical conditions in a supportive, safe environment. Ages 8-12 (Explorer Camp)
  • Where: New Hampshire Seacoast
  • When: July 9-13 8:45 am – 4:15 pm daily
  • Cost: TBD, but Camp scholarships are available upon request
  • Medical Resources: All our programs are supported by qualified medical staff
  • Contact: Sheila@zebra-crossings.org or 603-312-2052 x0 for more information

Zebra Crossings

  • Who: Our July Summer day camp allows youth with chronic medical conditions to spend their day in fun activities designed for building friendships and self-confidence. At Zebra Crossings you will find a sense of belonging and a safe place to try new things. Discover what you can achieve while being supported by caring medical staff. Ages 6-12.
  • Where: Camp Lincoln
  • When: July 30, 2018 – August 3, 2018 from 8:45 am – 4:15 pm daily
  • Cost: TBD, but Camp scholarships available upon request
  • Medical resources: All our programs are supported by qualified medical staff
  • Contact: Sheila@zebra-crossings.org or 603-312-2052 x0 for more information

Camp Allen

  • Who: Individuals of all ages with developmental and physical challenges. Ratio of 1:2 or 1:1 available allows campers who may not be able to attend other camps due to age, ability, or behavioral needs to come to a camp where all are welcome.
  • Where: 56 Camp Allen Rd, Bedford, NH 03110
  • When: Residential Camp starts June 10; Day Camp starts June 25
  • Cost: Cost varies from week to week, but residential camp ranges from $850-1900/week while day camp ranges from $340-425/week
  • Medical resources: Medical team that includes at least one RN, a first responder, and a nursing assistant. Campers who are ill but do not need to go home, can spend the night in the health center under observation of the nurse. Bedford Fire Dept and Ambulance Team are only ~5 minutes away.
  • Contact: Michael Constance (Executive Director) 603-622-8471; apply to camp online at www.campallennh.org

Camp Jabberwocky

  • Who: Children and adults with a wide range of disabilities the chance to enjoy summer in a small family-like community. Offers both summer camp and family camp!
  • Where: Martha’s Vineyard, MA
  • When (Summer Camp): June 22-July 6; July 6-July 19; July 24-July 31; July 31-August 7; August 7-August 20
  • When: (Family Camp): August 24-August 27 ; August 27–August 30 ; August 31-September 3
  • Cost: Sliding scale. It costs more than $1,450 per week to provide programming for one camper. Camp asks that campers and families pay what they can.
  • Contact: 508-693-2339 (June-August only) or 508-687-0967 (year-round); info@campjabberwocky.org

Special Surfers

  • Who: Any child or young adult that has special needs (physical, mental, or emotional) is welcome to come.
  • Where: Gooches Beach (AKA Kennebunk Beach). We will be set up at the center lifeguard stand (across the street from Crescent Ave) in Kennebunk, Maine
  • When: Special Surfer events are held on the third Tuesday of each month in June, July, and August at 5:30pm.
  • Cost: Zero!
  • Contact: Must register online. With registration issues, contact nanci@specialsurfer.org

Camps offered through Epilepsy Foundation of New England

Camp Courage--Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut

  • Who: Children and teens ages 8-21, at the time of camp; Primary diagnosis of epilepsy and on anticonvulsant medication, receiving other treatment for seizures or are under follow up care are eligible; Campers will be considered for admission by the Camp Advisory Committee after completion of application and receipt of application fee; Prior attendance does not guarantee acceptance this year; Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received; The first 30 applications will be presented to the Camp Courage Committee for review and approval; If a camper is not accepted or someone drops out the first camper on the wait list will be given the space.
  • Where: Channel 3 Kids Camp in Andover and Coventry, CT
  • When: July 15-20, 2018
  • Cost: $25 non-refundable application fee, $295 per camper; limited scholarships available
  • Contact: allison@epilepsyct.com

Camp Matty: Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Session 1:

  • Who: Ages 7-13
  • When: April 16–19 from 9am-12:30pm
  • Where: Rehoboth, MA

Session 2:

  • Who: Ages 7-18
  • When: July 9–13 from 9am-1pm
  • Where: Andover, MA

Sailing Camp

  • Who: Ages 7-70
  • When: July 30 – August 2 from 1pm-5pm
  • Where: Newport, RI

Sleepaway Camps

Camp Frank A. Day

  • Family Camp: August 11-13 or August 17–19
  • Kids Camp: August 13–17 (ages 8-20)
  • Taste of Camp: August 13–14 (ages 8-20)
  • Where: Brookfield, MA

Adventure Day Camps

  • Providence, RI—July 17-18
  • Southern/Central NH—July 24-25
  • Portland, ME—August 21-22