Chapter 12: Sports, Recreation and Travel

Section 1: Sports, Camps, Recreation And Leisure

Subsection A: Camps for Youths with Disabilities

American Camping Association (ACA)

The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs.

5000 State Road 67, N.
Martinsville , IN 46151-7902





American Camping Association (ACA)

The ACA accredits camps that meet standards for health, safety, personnel and programs. The ACA website provides a camp database that can be searched to locate accredited camps in any area nationwide.

American Camp Association 5000 State Rd. 67 N
Martinsville , IN 46151

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American Kidney Fund

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) fights kidney disease on all fronts as the nation’s leading kidney nonprofit. AKF works on behalf of the 37 million Americans living with kidney disease, and the millions more at risk, with an unmatched scope of programs that support people wherever they are in their fight against kidney disease—from prevention through post-transplant living.

11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300
Rockville , MD 20852

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Apache Tribe Cultural Camp and EPA Camp

Camp Location: Apache Tribe Ceremonial Grounds, Ft. Cobb. For youth ages 10-18, with and without disabilities. A two-day camping experience that includes outdoor activities, arts and crafts, cultural preservation focus, language classes and instruction in health and preventing substance abuse. Children erect a tee-pee and put up a sweat lodge.

510 E. Colorado
Anadarko , OK 73005





Camp Aldersgate

Multiple camps throughout the summer call for schedules. Camp Aldersgate is the only place to really get to know the great outdoors with the latest facilities and as few barriers as possible. They offer camps for children and youth who have conditions such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, epilepsy, kidney disorders, autism, Down's syndrome, and mental retardation. Hundreds of campers come each year from across Arkansas and from surrounding states to enjoy an experience of a lifetime.

2000 Aldersgate Rd.
Little Rock , AR 72205





Camp Barnabas

Multiple camps throughout the summer call for schedules. Camp Aldersgate is the only place to really get to know the great outdoors with the latest facilities and as few barriers as possible. They offer camps for children and youth who have conditions such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, epilepsy, kidney disorders, autism, Down's syndrome, and mental retardation. Hundreds of campers come each year from across Arkansas and from surrounding states to enjoy an experience of a lifetime.

901 Teas Trail
Purdy , MO 65734


417-476-2565 Voice at camp Office

Camp Benedictine

Camps are held monthly, call for dates - Camp Benedictine: located in Shawnee, OK. Camps accept persons with or without disabilities, ages 8-80. Three-day camps held monthly provide an opportunity for individuals with developmental delays to engage in recreational, educational and pre-vocational activities along with other community members. Offered are swimming, basketball, aerobics, volleyball, bingo, drama, arts and crafts, cultural activities and concept building activities. Call or check website for camp dates, fees and application information.

1900 West MacArthur St.
Shawnee , OK



Camp Lakodia

Camp Lakodia is a beautiful campground on Lake Herman in Madison, South Dakota. They love to host camps, retreats, weddings, reunions & other vacationers. It was later owned by CSD, who updated and added new buildings. In 2014, Camp Lakodia was purchased by Fostering Hope, a nonprofit organization led by a group of people who are passionate about Camp Lakodia and it's role in providing a beautiful setting for kids and adults alike.

45156 235th St.
Madison , SD 57042



Campfire USA Oklahoma

Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma is a youth development organization, established as a 501 (c) (3) in 1929. They provide a variety of outdoor educational programs for boys and girls, ages 5-18. These programs encourage personal exploration by incorporating a researched-based approach to youth development that ensures participants gain the skills necessary to thrive throughout their lives.

Heart of Oklahoma Council
3309 E. Hefner Rd.
Oklahoma City , OK 73131



Central Oklahoma Camp and Conference Center

Monthly camps - Make Promises Happen (MPH) sponsors a variety of camps for children and adults with disabilities and medical conditions. Camp facilities are also used by other organizations sponsoring camps for children with specific disabilities.

#1 Twin Cedar Lane
Guthrie , OK 73044



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Christian Record Services

Summer and Winter - National Camps for Blind Children - Offers summer and winter camps nationwide for blind and visually impaired people ages 9-65. Camp information and application forms are on their website.

Partial scholarships are offered to legally blind young people striving to obtain a college education. Scholarships are given on a limited basis to those who qualify.

5900 S 58th St, Ste M
Lincoln , NE 68516





Dale Rogers Training Center

Dale Rogers Training is the oldest and largest provider of employment services in Oklahoma. DRTC is committed to assisting Oklahomans with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment through multiple contracts with the Department of Rehabilitation Services, Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) of DHS and federal contracts through the AbilityOne program.

Supported Employment contract through DRS provides job coach support once employed for up to 6 months. Supported Employment options are also available through DDS for those who need longer-term supports.

DRTC has janitorial and food service jobs at federal contract locations – Tinker air force base, Mike Monroney Center (FAA) and the federal buildings downtown OKC. These are individual jobs that pay at federal wage determination rate and include health & welfare benefits. Job coaches welcome. No referral needed.

Persons with more significant support needs participate in the vocational services program where they have opportunity to engage in productivity based activities that include sorting, packaging, shrinking wrapping, and general hand assembly, etc.. They also produce acrylic awards and gifts, assemble custom frames and quality check and package promotional items. There are opportunities to learn hard skills in warehousing, screen printing, customer service and receptionist, most of which pay at or above minimum wage.

2501 N. Utah
Oklahoma City , OK 73107





Diabetes Solutions of Oklahoma

Diabetes Solutions offers a variety of programs and resources to address two fundamental needs: Reducing the incidence of diabetes (reducing the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes through prevention, reducing the complications of diabetes through patient and professional education) And improving the quality of life for those who have diabetes.

Camp Endres (for children and youth with diabetes) - Camp for youth with diabetes, ages 8-12. Located at YMCA Camp Classen near Davis. Emphasis is placed on campers having fun while learning age-appropriate self-care and diabetes management skills. Financial aid may be available for those who qualify.

3333 NW 63rd St.
Oklahoma City , OK 73116



J.D. McCarty Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities

The McCarty Center's mission is to provide a comprehensive program of rehabilitative care to Oklahoma's children with developmental disabilities, from birth to age 21.

Camp ClapHans is a residential summer camp for kids with disabilities ages 8 to 18 and is an outreach program of the McCarty Center. Call 405-307-2865 for more information.

2002 E. Robinson St.
Norman , OK 73071



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Loving Hands Ranch Summer Camp

Loving Hands Ranch is a Christian camp for Deaf Children, Deaf Teens, and CODAs. There is a lot of fun to have, friends to make, and things to learn. They do all kinds of things indoors and outdoors!

Click on website to volunteer or sign up.

20007 State Highway 9
Anadarko , OK 73005

NewView Oklahoma

NewView Oklahoma, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to empower blind and vision impaired individuals to achieve their maximum potential through rehabilitation, employment, and community outreach.

They also offer community programs for people of all ages living with blindness and visual impairments including art classes, a dragon boating team, summer camps and support groups.

501 N. Douglas Ave.
Oklahoma City , OK 73106



Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council

Oklahoma Youth Leadership Forum. Applications are available by calling the council office. This camp provides high school students with disabilities training in advocacy and leadership, as well as exposure to post-secondary education options and community living supports. Students must be in 10th grade or beyond and have some high school remaining.

Computers have been placed at 53 sites statewide. The computers are equipped with JAWS screen reader software, headphones and trackball and all have free access to the Internet. Each site may have added additional software and accessibility features.

Northwest Region

Alva Public Library, 504 Seventh St., Alva, (580) 327-1833
Soutar Memorial Library, 4 South Ellis Ave, Boise City, (580) 544-2715
Public Library of Enid and Garfield Co., 120 W. Maine, Enid, (580) 234-6313
Fairview City Library, 115 S. 6th Ave., Fairview, (580) 227-2190
Guymon Public Library,1718 N Oklahoma Street, Guymon, (580) 338-7330
Hennessey Public Library, 525 S. Main, Hennessey, (405) 853-2073
Watonga Public Library, 301 N. Prouty, Watonga, (580) 623-7748
Department of Rehabilitation Services, 2411 Williams Ave., Ste. 111, Woodward, (580) 256-6738

Northeast Region

Bristow Public Library, 111 W. 7th Ave., Bristow, (918) 367-6562
Cleveland Public Library, 215 E. Wichita, Cleveland, (918) 358-2676
Tyler Memorial Library, 821 N. Shawnee Ave., Dewey, (918) 534-2106
Oklahoma School for the Blind, 3300 Gibson St., Muskogee, (918) 781-8200
Nowata City/County Library, 224 S. Pine, Nowata, (918) 273-3363
Workforce Oklahoma Center, 1801 E. 4th St., #216, Okmulgee, (918) 682-6641
Department of Rehabilitation Services, 400 East Central Avenue Suite 103, Ponca City, (580) 765-3372 x7
Stillwater Public Library, 1107 S. Duck, Stillwater, (405) 372-3633
Tulsa City/County Library, 400 Civic Center, Tulsa, (918) 549-7323
Vinita Public Library, 215 W. Illinois, Vinita, (918) 256-2115
Carnegie Public Library, 302 N. Main Street, Wagoner, (918) 485-2126

Southeast Region

Department of Rehabilitation Services, 1121 N. Spurgeon, Suite B, Altus, (580) 482-8605
Anadarko Community Library, 215 W. Broadway, Anadarko, (405) 247-7351
Chickasaw Regional Library System, 601 Railway Express, Ardmore, (580) 223-3164
Chickasha Public Library, 527 Iowa Ave., Chickasha, (405) 222-6075
Duncan Public Library, 3785 N. Highway 81, Duncan, (580) 255-0636
Elk City Carnegie Library, 221 W. Broadway, Elk City, (580) 225-0136
Hobart Public Library, 200 S. Main, Hobart, (580) 726-2535
Lawton Public Library, 110 SW 4th St., Lawton, (580) 581-3450
Love County Library, 500 S. Hwy 77, Marietta, (580) 276-3783
Maysville Public Library, 506 Williams St., Maysville , (405) 867-4748
Department of Rehabilitation Services, 1501 Lera Drive, Suite #1, Weatherford, (580) 816-4100
Department of Human Services, 104 SE B St., Antlers, (580) 298-3361
Atoka County Library , 279 East A Street, (580) 889-3555
Coalgate Public Library , 115 W. Ohio, Coalgate, (405) 927-3103
Eufaula Memorial Library , 301 S. First, Eufaula, (918) 689-2291
Choctaw County Library , 703 E. Jackson St., Hugo, (580) 326-5591
Idabel Public Library , 203 E. Main St., Idabel, (580) 286-6407
Madill Public Library , 500 West Overton, Madill, (580) 795-2749
McAlester Public Library, 401 N. 2nd St., McAlester, (918) 426-0930
Buckly Public Library , 408 Dewey, Poteau, (918) 647-3833
Stigler-Haskell Public Library, 410 N.E. 6th St., Stigler, (866) 240-6884
Johnston County Library, 116 West Main , Tishomingo, (580) 371-3006
Voc. Rehab E. OK State College, 1301 W. Main, Wilburton, (918) 465-2361

Central Oklahoma Region

Hugh Warren Memorial Library, 124 S. Rennie, Ada, (580) 436-8125
Guthrie Public Library, 201 N. Division, Guthrie, (405) 282-0050
Grace M. Pickens Public Library, 209 E. 9th, Holdenville, (405) 379-3245
Mustang Public Library, 1201 N Mustang Road, Mustang, (405) 376-2226
Norman Public Library, 103 West Acres St., Norman (405) 701-2600
OK Library for the Blind , 300 NE 18th, Oklahoma City, (405) 521-3514
OK Develop. Disabilities Council, 2401 NW 23rd Street, Suite 74, Oklahoma City, (405) 521-4984
Purcell Public Library, 919 N. 9th, Purcell, (405) 527-5546
Seminole Public Library, 424 N. Main St., Seminole, (405) 382-4221
Shawnee Public Library, 101 N. Philadelphia, Shawnee, (405) 275-6353
Mary E. Parker Memorial Library, 500 W. Broadway, Sulphur, (580) 622-5807

2401 N.W. 23rd St., Ste. 74
Oklahoma City , OK 73107





Oklahoma School for the Blind

OSB is a residential and day school for children and youth with visual impairments. The School also serves as a statewide resource for the education of blind and visually impaired children in the public schools. Programs and services include:

  • Academic instruction through 12th grade;
  • Instruction in specialized adaptive skills such as braille, orientation and mobility, use of assistive technology and low vision aids, and independent living skills;
  • Vocational training and work-study opportunities;
  • College preparation;
  • Social, cultural and recreational activities including sports teams, music, band competitions, and a variety of student organizations;
  • Outreach services providing technical assistance to help teachers and parents develop appropriate individualized education programs for visually impaired children in public schools;
  • Related services such as student assessment, counseling, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, audiological services, health care and parent education and counseling; and
  • Library and Media Center with educational materials in alternate formats including Braille, large print and recordings. Assistive devices to try out or borrow include talking appliances, magnifiers, closed-circuit TVs for print enlargement, electronic Braille notetakers and much more.
  • Summer Enrichment Program: Oklahoma Kids: A Kaleidoscope. For 1st - 12th grade students who are blind or visually impaired. The summer program is for children and youth who do not regularly attend the School for the Blind. The program offers specialized skills instruction, remediation, reinforcement in academic skills, training in use of assistive technology for the blind, recreation and social skills development. Children are transported home each weekend of the four week session.

3300 Gibson St.
Muskogee , OK 74403



Toll Free: 

877-229-7136 (in state only)



Total Source for Hearing-loss and Access (TSHA)

TSHA provides a variety of services to those who are deaf, hard of hearing, affected by hearing loss or simply have an interest.

TSHA's goal is to increase the independence of people with hearing loss. TSHA is a non-profit, Tulsa Area United Way member agency with 50+ years of experience in providing information and support programs for those who have a hearing loss. TSHA also provides services for interested individuals: family, friends, employers, employees, and those wanting to learn sign language.

Interpreter Services: [email protected] or [email protected]

8740 E. 11th St., Ste. A
Tulsa , OK 74112


918-832-8742 V/TTY


918-925-9760 Deaf Services Video Phone

Toll Free: 

888-311-3523 V/TTY
888-311-3523 24/7 Emergency Interpreter (voice only)