Camp Huntington is different from other special needs camps we are aware of in a few ways:

The most significant difference is that the Camp Huntington program is based on a therapeutic programming model formulated from a combination of special education, Psychology and Behavior Analysis.  This has shown itself to be a potent and success-producing combination. Campers are challenged in a positive ways during daily activities and with ADLs to improve skills, and learn new ones. Delivery is done using gentle speech, in a non-punitive way that encourages trust and cooperation. Academic backgrounds of supervisors allow us to meet IEP goals during a child’s stay at camp.
  • Staff are selected from a number of countries around the world, that adds to a multi-cultural spirit at camp, and also bring in various care modalities that help improve our approaches every summer.
  • We cater very carefully to any special diets.

A full service medical clinic is on site to help provide campers with daily healthcare checks by one of nurses and to manage daily medication administration.

We are located within 25 minutes of 2 major hospitals and within 5 minutes of local ambulance and police services, thus our program site is able to connect rapidly with emergency services and is not an secluded as many camps can be.

We are located conveniently near most of our families, and while a few camps are also in our region, I generally hear parents discuss this as a comfort factor.

We offer one week stays, when most competitor programs require longer stays that don’t always offer enough flexibility for camper families, especially new ones.

We operate a non-profit company that helps families in financial need obtain supplement funds when other funding sources are not available. And while the High Falls Center has limited funding, a number of families benefit from it each summer.