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SOAR participants can experience over 35 different high adventure activities – rock climbing, SCUBA, mountain biking, rifelry, surfing, llama treks, horseback riding, and much more!



ADHD and LD Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp

For over 45 years, SOAR outdoor adventure summer camps have helped youth with ADHD and learning differences develop self-confidence, social skills and life skills. SOAR staff and instructors provide a community where campers are celebrated for their gifts, where they come to make friends, and where they have the freedom to be themselves. Campers get the opportunity to live in tents during the majority of their course and participate in exciting outdoor adventure activities such as rock climbing, horseback riding, SCUBA diving, llama treks, whitewater rafting, backpacking and much more! We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association.

Our camps offer outdoor adventure activities, for beginners and beyond, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the sunny Florida Keys, and wild and wonderful Wyoming. We also offer international camp courses in tropical Belize and Costa Rica (offered in alternate years).

In addition to our outdoor adventure summer programs for youth and young adults with ADHD and LD, we provide a winter break program, Christmas in the Florida Keys, for ages 8 to 18. Our Spanish Immersion course, offered each summer through the Academy at SOAR, gives students the opportunity to gain Spanish I or Spanish II credit.

Interested in our SOAR camps for your child? REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

ADHD summer campWhy SOAR? Because we provide:

  • Fun & Adventure
  • Community & Sense of Belonging
  • Self-Confidence
  • Friendships & Social Skills
  • Life Skills

ADHD Summer Camp vs. Traditional Summer Camp

  • Highly trained staff with skills specific to working with this population
  • Lower staff to participant ratio than most camps
  • Understanding of the special needs of youth with ADHD and LD
  • Individualized attention with focus on recognizing and developing each campers unique gifts and strengths
  • Wrapped into every program is emphasis on developing organizational skills, social skills, and life skills

If you would like to learn more or want to make sure SOAR will be a good fit for your child, please contact our Admissions Office at admissions@soarnc.org or at 828-456-3435.






Looking for financial support? Learn more about our need-based scholarships here.



Summer Camp: the Camper vs Parent Experience

Summer Camp: Camper vs Parent Experience As a camp staff, it’s a look I see often. It’s the look of panic when it’s time for parents t...

My Camp Experience

"The program was great for our family. The llama trek and mountain climbing really build self confidence. Steven made friends and felt liked which was a big confidence boost. He was also able to be a leader in the group. We also really like the low counselor to camper ratio and the intake, debrief process."

Camper Parent