Children’s Services

Summer Camps

Fun, friends and new experiences at two summer camps for children and young adults.

Summer’s Excellent Adventures Camp: June 11 – July 6 (no camp on July 4th)

This inclusive summer camp for children and teens ages 5 – 18 years, helps each camper create new friendships while participating in fun-filled field trips, arts and crafts projects, cooperative and non-competitive games, and more! Students will:

  • Develop self-confidence
  • Increase social skills
  • Learn to channel energy constructively
  • Develop skills to cope with transitions

The ultimate goal is to provide socialization training and community integration so that participants may transition into integrated recreation programs within their own neighborhood, and have increased opportunities to interact with their typically developing peers.

For campers 5 – 18 years old, with and without disabilities. All campers must be potty trained and ambulatory, and must be able to function with a 1 to 8 teacher:student ratio.

Class Code: 9744
Cost: $430 resident, $480 non-resident (Paid to the City of Palo Alto)
Activity fee: $35 (Paid to Abilities United)
Dates: Monday – Friday, June 11 – July 6, 2018
(no camp on the 4th)
Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Abilities United
3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Registration is available online at

  • Palo Alto resident registration begins March 1st
  • Non-resident registration begins March 8th

Summer’s Excellent Adventures Camp is managed by Abilities United in collaboration with the City of Palo Alto.

Creative Discoveries Summer Camp: July 9 – August 17

Weekly summer camps for children and young adults, ages 5 – 22 years old. Our theme-based weekly camps promote peer friendships, provide behavioral support, and offer fun field trips and enriching activities in a safe, highly structured environment. All participants must complete a trial day in the Abilities United After School Socialization Program prior to registering for camp. Camp offers a low 1:5 teacher to student ratio.

For campers 5 – 22 years old, with developmental disabilities.

Cost: $335/week + $35/week activity fee
Dates: Monday – Friday, July 9 – August 17, 2018
Time: 9:30am – 2:00pm
Location: Abilities United
3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Registration begins April 1.

For more information contact (650)494-0550 or submit a request.