Welcome to Camp Lee Mar

Founded in 1953 Camp Lee Mar has brought many innovations to the field of camping for children with special needs, and continues to do so.  Lee Mar is a private 7 week residential summer program for campers 7-21. We offer a unique curriculum incorporating a strong Academic and Speech program with traditional camp activities. Our campers flourish at Lee Mar due to the structured environment we provide which allows our campers to feel comfortable and secure. Careful study is made of parent input, school (IEPs), camper interview, etc., so that the interests and needs of each child can best be determined for suitable grouping prior to the camper arriving.  At Lee Mar the children find comfort and friendship with children of similar age and functioning level. From this foundation we encourage our campers to embrace and learn new skills and have new experiences which they can build upon on their return home. We also focus on building friendships which last throughout the year, as well as learning how to cope with the dynamics of group situations.  Development of the whole child is our goal. We work hard at improving the daily living, social, and life skills of our campers, while giving them the happiest summer of their lives!

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What to expect from Lee Mar

  • Over 60 years of changing children's lives
  • Private residential 7 week Co-ed Camp Program
  • Carefully Considered Grouping to provide social groups for children with special needs to expand their friendship circle
  • Our campers have mild to Moderate Learning and Developmental Challenges. This is inclusive of but not limited to:
        - Developmental Challenges
        - Learning Disabilities
        - Down Syndrome
        - Williams Syndrome
        - Autism Spectrum Disorder
        - Social Communication Disorder
        - Fragile X
        - Sensory Processing Disorder
        - ADD
        - ADHD
  • Structured Environment
  • Traditional Summer Camp Activities
  • Camp Adventures
  • Speech and Language Therapy - Each Camper benefits from an individualized speech program, within small groups. Many of our campers are eligible for Extended School Year (ESY) funding.
  • Overnight Trips
  • Therapeutic Horseback riding Program
  • Academics - Our Academics Department works to support and maintain goals established during the school year. Many of our campers are eligible for Extended School Year funding (ESY)while at Lee Mar, working towards goals derived from their IEP
  • Vocational Training
  • Special Olympics Program
  • Senior Prom

    •   267 Days Until Lee Mar Begins!