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For over 45 years, SOAR’s outdoor adventure summer camps have helped youth with ADHD and learning disabilities develop self confidence, social and life skills.

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Life Success Attributes
Staff to Camper Ratio

SOAR’s ADHD summer camp is currently located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the sunny Florida Keys, wild and wonderful Wyoming, and the coast of California. We also offer international camp courses in tropical Belize for 2024!

For 45+ years Summer Camp at SOAR has been the premiere leader in providing excellence in outdoor adventure activities for youth with ADHD and other learning challenges.

Our USA base programs are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), the nation’s definitive organization for summer camps.

Our dedicated and trained staff have the skills specific to understanding the needs of youth with ADHD and learning disabilities.

The small group setting allows SOAR staff to guide campers through social interactions as they get to know one another and begin forming friendships.

At SOAR Camps, we focus on recognizing and developing campers’ unique gifts and strengths.

Wrapped into each program are a variety of adventurous activities such as rock climbing, surfing, and white water rafting that serve as a challenge to our participants.

Summer Camp at SOAR is a fun atmosphere where campers are encouraged to be themselves, their strengths are championed, and a sense of understanding and belonging are shared.

SOAR has taken everything we know about the characteristics of LD and AD/HD and designed a program that removes obstacles while building in springboards for success.

The SOAR Team is trained to understand and work with the specific characteristics common to our population, such as impulsivity, organizational challenges, lack of social skills, low frustration tolerance, etc. We use techniques such as redirection, natural & logical consequences, social autopsies, and behavioral self-analysis to help our participants develop greater self-awareness and coping skills for managing their specific set of ADHD characteristics.

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Build Strength & Skills

Many campers come to SOAR knowing much more about their areas of challenge and frustration than they do about their strengths and abilities. SOAR encourages them to focus on identifying and developing their talents and abilities by pointing out their successes throughout the course, by highlighting their strengths during one-on-one and group discussions, and by helping them internalize these strengths through public acknowledgements and self-affirmations.

Unlike a traditional camp SOAR’s ADHD summer camps maintain a low camper to staff ratio, usually 7-8 participants per group with a 2 instructor staff team. In addition, each course is also supervised by a Course Director who maintains daily contact with each group and is there to assist field staff as needed.

The small group setting allows SOAR staff to guide campers through social interactions as they get to know one another and begin forming friendships.

SOAR Camps Activities are Fun

Campers engage in fun outdoor activities while also learning valuable skills that will prepare them for life. The outdoor adventure activities and supportive environment keep campers coming back year after year! While white water rafting and rock climbing are included in most camp courses, every camp has its own unique schedule and focus.

Below is a list of what your camper may take part in, depending on location and availability.

  • Academics
  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Backpacking
  • Boating
  • Caving/Spelunking
  • Canoeing
  • Environmental Learning
  • Exploration
  • Fishing
  • Hatchet Throwing
  • Hiking
  • High Ropes Course & Low Ropes Course
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museums
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Tubing
  • White Water Rafting

Learn more about SOAR’s amazing activities, here!

While most of our campers have ADHD or similar learning challenges, we extend the invitation to siblings as well!

How to Apply

Discuss all the course options with your camper and reach out to the Admissions team if you need assistance to determine which program is the best fit.

We recommended applying prior to March 1st to secure your first choice program.

You will be notified of acceptance via email and more info will follow!

Space is limited. Choose your camp and register today!

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