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Welcome to Camp Idlewild of Florida! 

SUMMER 2022 Registration is now open! Register today and reserve your camper's spot!

"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 offers Weekend Camp programs from September to April! 

Click here to register your camper today!

The cost of the OVERNIGHT WEEKEND CAMP PROGRAM is $300 (financial aid is NOT available).

The following Friday-Sunday YOUTH WEEKEND CAMP session dates and themes are NOW available: 

  • January 14-16, 2022            "To Infinity & Beyond"
  • February 11-13, 2022           "Imaginarium"
  • March 11-13, 2022                "Mystery Mania"
  • April 8-10, 2022                    "Wet & Wild"

The following Friday-Sunday YOUNG ADULT WEEKEND CAMP session dates and themes are NOW available: 

  • January 28-30, 2022              "To Infinity & Beyond"
  • February 25-27, 2022             "Imaginarium"
  • March 25-27, 2022                  "Mystery Mania"
  • April 29 - May 1, 2022            "Wet & Wild"

*Check-In: 6pm Friday / Check-Out: 11am Sunday


Camp Idlewild Offers Week-long Summer Camps from June 12 through August 5! 

Click here to register your camper today!

The cost is $800 for the week for OVERNIGHT campers and $650 for DAY campers*, Sunday to Friday (financial aid is available on a first-come-first-serve basis).

  • June 12 - June 17, 2022        "Tropical Oasis"
  • June 19 - June 24, 2022        "Magical Mayhem"
  • June 26 - July 1, 2022            "Gamer Getaway"
  • July 3 - July 8, 2022               "Idlewild Summer Olympics" (YAC)
  • July 10 - July 15, 2022           "Enduring the Elements" (YAC)
  • July 17 - July 22, 2022           "Mission Impossible"
  • July 24 - July 29, 2022           "Fairy Tale Land"
  • July 31 - August 5, 2022       "Safari Exploration" (YAC)

*Day Campers Check-In: 2 pm Sunday and Check-Out at 8:00 then, Monday to Friday Check-in at 8:00 pm and Check-out at 8:00 pm / Check-out: 2 pm Friday


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). 

Download our Introductory Brochure to learn more!


Check out the following link to the Summer Camp Hub for more information about Florida Camps!

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