Kris' Camp is a non-profit organization first established in 1995 as a
therapy intensive/respite camp for children with special needs (thus
far focusing on children with autism/autistic-like challenges) and
their families. It is motivated by two mutually enforcing goals: To
provide therapy for special kids, and To provide respite and support
for the siblings and parents of special kids.
Web site: www.kriscamp.org
Whispering Hope Ranch
Whispering Hope Ranch (WHR) has been providing a healing environment
for individuals with physical or developmental challenges since 1998.
The Ranch also serves as a home for animals born with physical
differences or rescued from difficult circumstances. Their interaction
with special-needs guests is nurturing and calming, and promotes
Web site: www.whisperinghoperanch.org
Founded in 1980, this non-profit program uses horsemanship as a means of therapy to improve strength, balance, coordination and self-esteem. Located in Scttsdale, AZ.
Web site: www.camelot-th.org
Ester Seals Arizona
Respite & Recreation
This program is a collaborative effort between Ester Seals Arizona and local YMCA's to provide much needed respite for parents of children with and without disabilities. In a highly structured environment, participants ages 7-14 spend the day involved in numerous activities such as swimming, indoor/outdoor sports, and arts & crafts.
This program offers campfire sing-a-longs, late night ghost stories, boating, nature walks, swimming, and arts and crafts. Activities are very similar to other summer camp programs.
Web site: az.easterseals.com