Adam's Camp

A nonprofit organization

When a child has special needs, the entire family has special needs. 

Your support allows these remarkable children and families to realize their potential and develop strengths.


The mission of Adam's Camp is to realize the potential and develop the strengths of children and young adults by bringing together families with professionals and volunteers to collaboratively provide customized, intensive therapy, family support, and recreation in a camp environment.

Background Statement

Adam's Camp was founded in 1986 by the parents of Adam, a six-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, and his physical therapist. Though he had been receiving weekly therapies since he was six months old, Adam was unable to walk or even crawl. In an effort to avoid having him placed in a wheelchair to attend school, Adam's parents found a physical therapist who provided intensive therapy for several hours each day for a full week. At the end of the week, Adam began walking for the first time with the aid of a walker. This progress encouraged Adam's family and his ongoing physical therapist to create an opportunity for five families and five therapists to come together to see if intensive therapy could offer as much to other children with developmental disabilities as it had to Adam. The results were significant for each family, none more than for Adam who began walking independently at that first Adam's Camp. Over the past nearly 30 years, Adam's Camp has grown from one summer session serving 5 families in 1986 to 61 sessions serving 1,036 clients in 2015.


"This week was amazing. We were so encouraged by our son's progress. We haven't seen this much progress in such a short time. The therapists you get are incredible. Thank you to everyone." - Trailblazer Family

"A language explosion!" 'A night and day difference!" These are just a couple of the exclamations made by Kelley's teachers at school, in two separate programs, the week following Adam's Camp." Thanks so much!!!" - Pathfinder Therapy Family

"Adam's Camp has changed our lives, truly, and many of the ideas we were presented with and the skills Ethan learned last summer catapulted us into a year of phenomenal growth. The integrated therapy model is POWERFUL!" - Pathfinder Therapy Family

"Our son became a little more independent and seemed very proud that he went to camp away from his family for the first time." - Adventure Camp Parent

"Knowing your child is in a beautiful, interesting environment with caring, experienced counselors allows you to enjoy some time away from your child." - Adventure Camp parent

Organization Data


Organization name

Adam's Camp

other names

Adam's Camp, Colorado Institute of Developmental Pediatrics

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Human Services, Recreation & Sports, Youth Development

Organization Size

Large Organization


56 Inverness Drive East, Suite 250

Service areas

Arapahoe County, CO, US



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