For over 40 years, youth with ADHD and other learning disabilities have had the opportunity to build self-confidence, experience new friendships, and develop life skills through incredible summer camp adventures. SOAR provides a community where campers are celebrated for their gifts and have the freedom to be themselves. Everything we do at SOAR is based upon helping campers experience success as they develop tools and strategies to continue building upon that success.
camp activities include:
rock climbing, horseback riding, scuba diving, whitewater rafting, surfing, snorkeling, llama trekking, backpacking, canoeing, mountain biking, and more!
Our Camp offers adventure activities, for beginners and beyond, located across the country’s most scenic places. These incredible locations include the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the sunny Florida Keys, wild and wonderful Wyoming, the California Coast, and the Adirondacks region of New York. We also offer international camp courses in tropical Belize, the Caribbean, and Costa Rica (offered in 2019).
In addition to our camps for kids with ADHD, and LD, we provide a Spring Family Weekend adventure each May for parents and campers, and a winter break program, Christmas in the Florida Keys, located down in the Florida Keys, for ages 8-18. Our Peru Spanish Immersion course, offered each summer through the Academy at SOAR gives students the opportunity to gain Spanish I or Spanish II credit.
SOAR summer adventure programs are available in a variety of courses and age ranges. Looking for a complete list of all of our summer adventure programs?
Campus & Facilities
Balsam Base, Balsam, NC: Approximately 45 minutes west of Asheville. We are situated on ~10 acres of wooded, mountainous land.
Eagle View Ranch, Dubois, WY: Located four miles west of Dubois WY, situated on ~22 acres of ranch and woodland. Set in the Wind River Range, Eagle View Ranch boasts incredible scenic views overlooking Dunoir Valley.
Florida Keys, FL: We utilize Camp Wesumkee, an 11 acre oceanfront camp owned by the Girl Scout Council. The property overlooks both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, and is surrounded by tidal pools and mangroves.
California: The California Standard program begins at McGrath SP south of the Big Sur region of CA. The students will travel to the Channel Islands NP, & stay at Montana de Oro SP. The California Expedition begins in Monterey Bay, and then travels to Yosemite NP and the Lake Tahoe region.
Specialty Courses: Accommodations vary. International courses typically combine lodging at hostels, private hotels, and campground facilities.