You may be thinking since it’s already mid-summer it’s too late to search for a camp. Not true! Many of the Camps and Retreats we have listed run at various times throughout the year or are even year-round. More importantly, the Camps and Retreats we list are solely dedicated to serve adults and children with specific medical conditions or diagnoses as well as non-medical challenges such as social, emotional, psychological or educational issues. It can be very upsetting when an individual cannot participate along with their peers due to a medical condition. Luckily, NeedyMeds has stepped in to make sure that is not the case by offering a helpful list of camps and retreats specifically designed for people with certain diagnoses.
Who Do They Serve?
Every camp listed on the NeedyMeds site is different – serving different people based on their medical condition. In general the camps are designed for children and young adults with a specific diagnosis. There are also many camps available for children whose parents have a specific diagnosis, and a number of camps that are designed not just for children but for siblings or the entire family to enjoy. Most camps are funded by private or government run organizations.
What Are the Eligibility Requirements?
Each camp has a different set of eligibility requirements. Most require a diagnosis for the child or a member of their family. Some of the camps are limited to certain states, while others are available to anyone who is a legal resident of the United States. There are also financial requirements for many of the camps, based on the Federal Poverty Level. It is best to contact each camp to find out what requirements they may have.
How to Find a Camp
Finding a camp or retreat on NeedyMeds.org is easy. There are four ways to find a camp for your child/family. First is our listing of camps by diagnosis, where we list the diagnoses alphabetically. You can also search by Camp Name, Camp Sponsor, or Camp Location. After finding a camp on the list just click the name to get the full contact information. We currently list 1493 different Camps.