Camp Success

When school lets out each summer, many families look for summer camps for their children to attend. Camps are a rite of childhood that provide fun activities to fill the summer days. At The Children’s Institute, we recognize that there are very few summer camp opportunities for children with special needs. That is why we created Camp Success. Since its inception in 1999, Camp Success has provided summer programming for low-income families who have a child or children with special needs.

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Often these families struggle to find summer programs for their children because of the barriers created by expense, transportation or exclusion of non-disabled siblings and children with behavioral problems. Camp Success eliminates these barriers, accommodating children ages 6-12 with physical, sensory, emotional, behavioral and cognitive needs and their siblings. For many of our families, Camp Success is the first opportunity for all of their children to participate in the same summer program. The Children’s Institute remains committed to providing Camp Success free of charge to families in need.

If you'd like to get your child involved with Camp Success, click here to download the application and instructions


For more information about Camp Success, contact Amy Haid, Director of Community Resources and Training, at 412.420.2316 or aeh@the-institute.org.

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