Camps & Camping

Outdoor fun

2017 Camping Guide For Campers With Disabilities

A list of day and overnight camps for every interest, age and ability both in the Twin Cities and outstate Minnesota. 

Accessible Cabins in State Parks - MN Depart of Natural Resources

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources listing of accessible camper cabins in the state.

Accessible Outdoors - MN Dept of Natural Resources

Find information on access to state parks, state forest campgrounds, state trails, public fishing piers, and wildlife management areas. Learn about opportunities for hunting, fishing and exploring and enjoying nature.

I Can Camp! - MN Dept of Natural Resources

A one or two night I Can Camp! overnight program is your chance to introduce your kids to the fun of camping -- no experience necessary!

Camp Buckskin

Camp Buckskin, located in Ely, Minnesota, has been helping young people with ADD, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Aspergers, or those who may be adopted to learn and grown for more than 50 years.

Camp Character

Camp Character is fully committed to developing life and social skills for children with special needs ages 7-18. It is an overnight camp that will build confidence and behavioral skills.

Camp Confidence

Located in the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area of Minnesota, Confidence
Learning Center otherwise known as Camp Confidence is an outdoor center for persons with developmental disabilities. The program at Camp
Confidence is aimed at promoting self-confidence and self-esteem, and the necessary skills to become full, contributing members of society.

Camp Get-A-Well-A

Camp Get-A-Well-A brings a camp experience right inside the hospital, so kids confined to a medical facility can still experience the thrills of summer camp.  Activities include arts and crafts projects, storytelling -- basically the same things we do at camp -- just more often!  S'more camp activities at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul are on the first Saturday and fourth Thursday of every month.

Camp Knutson

A service of Lutheran Social Services, Camp Knutson, located in Crosslake, Minnesota, is dedicated to fulfilling the well-being of persons with special needs in a setting which experiences God’s love for community and creation.

Camp Oz

Camp Oz, for boys and girls ages 9-17, combines a traditional camp experience with the security of 24/7 medical staff.  ALL Camp St. Croix Staff is trained in seizure recognition and response.  Campers can enjoy activities like swimming and horseback riding in a beautiful setting.

Camp Winnebago

Camp Winnebago is a non profit organization dedicated to serving the recreational needs of adults and children with developmental disabilities.

Mount Olivet Rolling Acres - Autism Day Camp

In the summer of 2008, Mount Olivet Rolling Acres began offering therapeutic day camp sessions for youth on the autism spectrum. The location is our campus on Schutz Lake in Victoria, originally a summer camp. It is a picturesque and serene environment that is the perfectbackdrop to a comfortable camp-like experience. Facilities include a computer lab with multiple stations, a gymnasium with fitness and sensory equipment, a waterfront with beach, boats, and fishing, extensive grounds with in-ground trampolines, a recreation room with multiple games and activities.

True Friends

True Friends provides camp and respite experiences to children and adults with a variety of disabilities, along with their family and friends that partners with various community organizations.

Did you know that Minnesota State Parks have reduced price special permits for persons with special needs?