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Summer Camps

PWSA (USA) does not endorse any of the camps listed below.  It is your responsibility to inquire about their programs for people with Prader-Willi syndrome.  Comments below were provided by parents and may or may not be accurate this year.  Please verify all information using the resources below.

Resources for Parents



PWS Camp at Easter Seals' Camp Harmon
Sponsored by Prader-Willi California Foundation
Location: 16403 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, California 95006-9696 (fly into San Jose Int'l Airport)
Information & Registration Information: Contact PWCF 310-372-5053 

Camp Harmon is co-ed and staffed with a 3:1 camper-to-counselor ratio, and cabin groups typically consist of six campers and three staff members. Staff includes a registered nurse, who is on site at all times, and counselors 18 years and older who have had background checks and thorough training. Staff is recruited from all over the world, and is made up of people from varied backgrounds brought together by a desire to positively impact the lives of individuals with special needs and their families. PWCF staff will provide training to all staff prior to Camp. Camp Harmon is accredited by the American Camp Association and will serve over 700 individuals with disabilities this year.


National Sports Center for the Disabled
summer and winter programs for physically disabled 

Adams’ Camp- Greenwood Triangle for disabled children
Has experience with PWS
5251 South Quebec, Suite #150
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111
(303) 563-8290
(303) 563-8291 fax


Camp Barnabas

Programs for siblings, autism, developmentally and physically disabled


Camp Millhouse
Has experience with working with campers w/PWS
25600 Kelly Rd.

South Bend, IN 46614

Established in 1937

One week camps divided by age of camper from Mid June to Mid August


Camp Akomplish

9035 Ironsides Road

Nanjemoy, MD

Phone: 301-870-3226

Melwood Recreation Center
Inclusive Camp for 8-16 year olds with 1:1, 1:2 aides available, day and overnight camps


Camp Friendship

952-852-0101 or 800-450-8376
has had camper with PWS, and they are willing to make accommodations. The age starts at 5 and goes up through seniors. They have 3 camps in Minnesota – Duluth, St. Cloud and Minneapolis


Wonderland Camp

18591 Miller Circle

Rocky Mount, MO  65072

Has two separate weeks dedicated to PWS.
Click here for more information


Camp Barnabas – Purdy and Ashgrove, Missouri

Programs for siblings, autism, developmentally and physically disabled

New Jersey

New Jersey Camp Jaycee
Effort, Pennsylvania, USA
Phone: 609-443-1200

Residential camp for children & adults with developmental disabilities. Located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of PA

Camp Fatima
PO Box 654
Harrison, NJ 07029


1-2 week overnight camp for children with developmental disabilities ages 5-19.  

Elks Camp Moore
Application through a local Elks Club

Camp Director Todd Garmer

Camp Hope - Day Camp

Arc of Essex

123 Naylon Ave

Livingston, NJ 07039

p: 973-535-1181 

f: 973-535-9507   

New York

OPWDD-NY State adult overnight summer camps

Samuel Field YMCA Attn: For more information about their camp for children with special needs, contact Robin Topol at 718-225-6750 or at
Samuel Field YM & YWHA
58-20 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck, NY 11362 

Frost Valley YMCA

MAC Program – Mainstreaming At Camp

2000 Frost Valley Road

Claryville, NY  12725



Recreation Unlimited
Recreation Unlimited is pleased to offer an Annual Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) Summer Residential Camp for youth and adults (ages 8 and up) with PWS.  PWS Camp provides fun indoor and outdoor activities, and controlled meals and snacks specifically designed for individuals with PWS. Activities include swimming, fishing, canoeing, climbing, sports, archery, creekin', nature exploration, arts and crafts, cooking, gardening, campfire, dancing and more! PWS Camp also includes on-site nursing, excellent counselor to camper ratio, beautiful lodging and environmental settings.

Recreation Unlimited is a not-for-profit organization providing year round programs in sports, recreation and education for individuals with disabilities and health concerns while building self-confidence, self-esteem and promoting positive human relations, attitudes and behaviors. The diverse 195-acre campus is fully accessible and centrally located in Ohio, 35 minutes northeast of Columbus. Recreation Unlimited is an ACA accredited camp and certified waiver provider by Department of Developmental Disabilities.

Visit  to print your PWS Camp registration today!

Fall Weekend camp
This camp is sponsored by PWSA of Ohio and is held at Recreation Unlimited in Ashley, Ohio, for adults and children with PWS.


Upward Bound Camp
Have served campers with PWS. Have locked refrigerator and kitchen.
PO Box C
Stayton, OR 97383
Phone: 503-897-2447


Yachad, The National Jewish Council for Disabilities
has a number of camps, Pennsylvania, USA
Phone: 212-613-8369
We offer a variety of sleep-away camp programs within mainstream Jewish camps. In addition we have many other programs such as work programs in sleep away camps, tours of Israel and the East Coast

Easter Seals of Southeastern PA
3975 Conshohocken Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

The American Camping Association accredits all summer day camps which are located in the five counties surrounding Philadelphia. They are adaptive recreation programs designed to offer new challenges, new experiences, social events and fun times. Has served persons with PWS. 

Camp Lee Mar
Has served persons with PWS
450 Route 590
Lackawaxen, PA 18435
Phone: 570-685-7188 Off Season: 215-658-1708


Camp Barnabas – Cordova, TN

Programs for siblings, autism, developmentally and physically disabled


Camp C.A.M.P.

Mailing Address: PO Box 27086
San Antonio, TX 78227

Physical Address: 2525 Ladd Street
Lackland AFB, TX 78236

Tel:(210) 671-5411

Fax:(210) 671-5225 

Mailing Address: PO Box 999
Center Point, TX 78010

Physical Address: 515 Skyline Drive
Center Point, TX 78010

Tel:(830) 634-2267

Fax:(210) 858-8035 

Summer Camp is a series of five-day camp sessions for children and adults with special needs who may not be eligible to attend other camps due to the severity of their disability or medical condition. The sessions take place at our Camp CAMP facility in Center Point, Texas.  Each session begins Sunday afternoon and ends on Friday afternoon.  Camper’s sleep in a large, wheelchair accessible, climate controlled cabins, along with counselors.  Each camper is assigned to a counselor with the camper/counselor ratio 1:1 to 4:1, depending on the need of the camper.  Camper’s medical needs are overseen by health care volunteers – doctors, residents, nurses, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, pharmacy students, and medical students. We also include activities for campers’ siblings without disabilities.
Residential Overnight camp for children and adults with disabilities. Co-ed. Offers separate week for adults. Has experience in working with campers with PWS.   

Camp Summit

17210 Campbell Road, Suite 180-W

Dallas, TX 75252

 Phone: (972) 484.8900

Fax: (972) 620.1945
Residential overnight camp for people with disabilities ages 6- adult. Has experience in working with campers with PWS.   

Camp Barnabas – Medina, TX

Programs for siblings, autism, developmentally and physically disabled


Camp Kostopolus
2500 Emigration Canyon
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108



Camp Barnabas – Stainwood, WA

Programs for siblings, autism, developmentally and physically disabled


Badger Camp
PO Box 723
Platteville, WI 53818
(608) 348-9689 or (608) 988-4558

Each summer, Wisconsin Badger Camp hosts eight one-week sessions and one two-week session specially tailored to meet the needs of each camper. The sessions are separated according to age with eight weeks planned for adults, one week for children (ages 3-13) and one week for young adults (ages14-25). Applications can be obtained by calling the office at (608) 348-9689, downloading from the website (see Printable Forms box) or via our Contact Page.





edited: 02/09/2012

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