Summer Camp Guide 2008
Special Needs

Camp Wheez

Camp Wheez is a free day camp sponsored by the American Lung Association of California for children with chronic asthma. Camp Wheez provides a camp experience designed for their special needs and includes asthma education, physical development skills, arts and crafts projects, and good old-fashioned camp fun. Our Camp Wheez staff includes volunteers and medical professionals. Ventura: July 21-25; Santa Maria: Aug. 4-8; San Luis Obispo: Aug. 11-15; Santa Barbara: Aug. 11-15. Grades 1-6. Contact the American Lung Association at 963-1426 or ssatterblom@alac.org.

Dream Street

Free camping programs for children with chronic/life-threatening illnesses including cancer, AIDS, blood disorders, and other serious diseases. Inflatable jumpers, waterslides, ceramics, arts, crafts, wildlife, science, adventures, dances, rock-climbing wall, visits from therapy dogs. Volunteer counselors/medical staff are available for any child who needs special help. July 20-27, Rancho Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. Ages 6-14. Call (323) 951-1227 or (800) 55-DREAM, visit dreamstreetfoundation.org, or email dreamstreet9536@aol.com.

Happy Adventure Summer Camp

Happy Adventure Summer Camp’s 17th summer session for children and adults with developmental disabilities. A day enrichment program serving children and adults with developmental disabilities from the greater Santa Barbara area. Operated by Cornerstone House of Santa Barbara, a nonprofit organization. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 4-22. Scholarships are available. To enroll a camper or for more info, call 684-5840 or visit cornerstonehouse.org. Enrollment deadline June 26.

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