Welcome to Camp Idlewild of Florida!
SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Register today and reserve your camper's spot at a discounted price! Early pricing ends on April 30th
Session 1 June 4 - 9, 2023 Walk on the Wild Side
Session 2 June 11 - June 16, 2023 Surfs Up
Session 3 June 18 - June 23, 2023 Jungle Mayhem
Session 4 June 25 - June 30, 2023 Let's Go To The Cinema
Session 5 July 9 - July 14, 2023 Spirit Week
Session 6 July 16 - July 21, 2023 Space Quest
Session 7 July 23 - July 28, 2023 Dancing Through the Decades (YAC)
Session 8 July 30 - August 4, 2023 Imaginarium (YAC)
Weekend Camp Registration
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT WEEKEND CAMPS
Camp Idlewild offers Weekend Camp programs from September to April!
WEEKEND CAMP DATES WILL BE ONLINE IN JUNE!
Click here to register your camper today!
The cost of the OVERNIGHT WEEKEND CAMP PROGRAM is $320
*Check-In: 6 pm Friday / Check-Out: 2 pm Sunday
"Come for the adventure, stay for the fun, leave with the friendships and memories that will last a lifetime!"
A Special Place for Special Kids!
Welcome to Camp Idlewild of Florida, a place where campers are accepted and valued for who they are and for their unique differences. Our programs are designed knowing that each child has their own special set of likes and dislikes, strengths, and challenges. With that in mind, Camp Idlewild focuses on providing activities that will foster independence, meet individual needs and promote personal growth in a fun and supportive environment. While campers are having the time of their lives, parents and caregivers are provided with respite services.
Camp Idlewild is a nonprofit organization located in Land O Lakes, Florida (Tampa Bay Area). The camp is built on 140 private acres and is surrounded by Florida’s natural landscape of cypress trees and a private 65-acre spring-fed lake. This location provides the perfect setting to enjoy many outdoor activities while having a whole lot of fun!
Our programs offer opportunities for campers to explore new interests, strengthen their skills and expand their comfort zones through adapted programs such as – nature walks, swimming, arts & crafts, sports and games, treasure hunting adventures, hiking, dancing, music, drum circles, drama, yoga, canoeing, paddle boating, boat rides, archery, storytelling, campfires and so much more!
Camp Idlewild of Florida's mission is to provide innovative camping programs adapted for children with special needs ages 6-17, and young adults ages 18-30, which promote personal growth, challenge their abilities, and help campers develop new skills in a fun and energizing environment.
Our goal is to nurture a community that encourages campers to reach their full potential, while exploring the outdoors, meeting new friends, and expanding their horizons through positive camp experiences.
Our program model was developed for children who have the following superpowers: Autism Spectrum Disorders (including Asperger's Syndrome), Sensory Processing Disorders, Down Syndrome, and Developmental Delays. Young Adult Camp (YAC) programs are offered for 18-30 year-olds on select dates.
Program Offerings: Summer Camp Sessions - Residential Programs (Sunday to Friday); Day Camp Sessions (Sunday to Friday); and Weekend Camps - Residential Programs (Friday to Sunday).
REGISTER YOUR CAMPER TODAY!
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News and Events
Latest News and Events
- 8/6/2021 ABC Action News story about Camp Idlewild of Florida Camp Idlewild is an old-school sleepaway camp for wilderness explorers with special needs … Now scheduling fall and…
- 1/13/2021 Camp Idlewild's 3rd Annual 'Pull For Kids' Clay Shoot We're happy to announce that we have opened registration for our 3rd Annual 'Pull For Kids' Clay Shoot to be held at…
- 1/6/2020 Camper REGISTRATON Now Open! Registration for Summer 2021 is officially open! We couldn't be more excited to be hosting our very first summer…
- 4/11/2017 Camp Idlewild Infrastructure Underway!! The lines have been drawn and the plans approved. As soon as we receive the final permit the infrastructure build-out…