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Camp O for Children and Youth with Disabilities in Chicago


Monday, August 5, 2024    
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School (O-School)
6245 S. Ingleside Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60637

Event Type

Inclusive day camp for children and youth ages 6 to 15 who need additional supports to navigate new social settings and the joys of summer camp

Join the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School (O-School) for Camp O from Aug. 5 through Aug. 16. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Camp O is for campers who have lots of passions and a desire to engage socially but also struggle with navigating the complexities of a new social setting and forming healthy friendships. Camp O is open to campers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), anxiety disorders, attention-deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and other learning disabilities. Campers do not need a formal diagnosis to attend.

Campers will experience joy and silliness, discover new interests, build confidence and make new friends!

Camp O offers a low staff to camper ratio (1-to-4) and a wide variety of activities focusing on social and emotional learning. Activities will include:

  • Water day
  • Team sports and Camp Olympics
  • Dance and music
  • Arts and crafts
  • STEM activities and more

Campers must be able to maintain safe behavior and remain in their groups without continuous 1-to-1 supervision.

See the Camp O brochure for more details.

The cost is $1,500 per two-week session. Limited financial aid is available based on need.

Register for Camp O on the O-School’s website.

For more information, please email or call (773) 420-2892.