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Special Needs Camps 

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Ready, Set, Go! | Spend a week prepping reading and writing skills before the new school year in a camp focusing on children's literature and drama. Grades K-2. Aug. 15-19, 9 am-3 pm. $300.

MiVoden Blind Camp | Hosted by National Camps for Blind Children at Camp MiVoden, this session offers swimming, drama, crafts and more for children experiencing blindness. June 19-26. Call for details. 242-0506

Champ Camp | Youth with special needs can experience traditional sleep-away camp activities including swimming, hikes, arts and crafts and more in a faith-based setting. Ages 8+. June 19-24 and July 10-15. $279-$379. 866-729-8372

Funshine Day Camp | A day camp designed for children and adults living with developmental and/or physical disabilities, offering recreational activities such as swimming, sports, games, field trips and more. Ages 6-21. Weekly sessions offered June 20-Aug. 5, Mon-Fri, 10 am-3:30 pm. Adult session (ages 18+) offered July 18-22. At Shadle Park, large shelter. $149/week.

Parker's Place Camp | Lutherhaven hosts a special camp session for families who have lost a child, offering activities to strengthen relationships and meet other families facing a similar challenge. July 1-3. $30/person. 866-729-8372

Camp STIX | Children with diabetes enjoy a week of traditional camp activities including rock climbing, archery, zip-lining, swimming, campfires and more. Ages 8-16. July 10-16, at Riverview Bible Camp facilities. $900 (scholarships available). 484-1366

Camp Goodtimes | A traditional camp experience for children with cancer or who have survived a diagnosis. Activities include Zags Day, archery, sports, swimming, boating, crafts, campfires and more. Ages 7-17. July 11-15; day and resident options. At YMCA Camp Reed. Free. 720-5630

MDA Summer Camp | Volunteers are sought to partner one-on-one with campers ages 6-17 who are living with a muscle-debilitating disease. Counselors help with daily needs, participate in all activities and serve as their friend for the week. Volunteers who apply must be age 16+. Camp runs July 16-23. At Camp Twinlow, Rathdrum. Free for volunteers.. 325-3747

Camp No Limits | A traditional summer camp designed especially for children who have experienced limb loss, hosted at the Camp Cross facilities on Lake CdA. July 17-20. Ages vary. $500 (assistance available). 207-240-5762

Camp Chmepa | A traditional sleep-away camp for children who are grieving the death of someone close to them. Hosted by Hospice of Spokane, at Camp Lutherhaven facilities. Ages 7-15. June 24-26. Free, space is limited; families must apply to attend. 456-0438

Camp Journey | A sleep-away camp experience at Ross Point camp facility catering to children diagnosed with cancer, and offering traditional camp activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, archery, boating and more in a medically-supervised environment. Ages 7-17. July 31-Aug. 6. No cost. 208-773-1655

Beats and Rhythms | A resident camp at Ross Point camp facility for children with congenital heart disease or other heart defects. Campers swim, hike and do traditional camp activities under medical supervision. Ages 10-15. Aug. 11-14. No cost. 474-6725

Camp TWIGS | A new day camp for kids with diabetes, during which they'll learn about their type 1 diabetes, participate in activities, and meet other kids their age, as well as adults who also have diabetes. Ages 6-8. Aug. 12-14, 10 am-4 pm. Meets in Spokane. Cost TBA (scholarships available).

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