Every summer, hundreds of special needs children and their siblings come to Joe Patton Academy Camp (Camp JPAC) – a safe, fun, nurturing haven on a beautifully secluded campus North of LAX. This unique camp experience includes a full academic enrichment program, sports and art. Our campers enjoy swimming, football, soccer, kickball, bowling, drama, music, dance coaching, ceramics, and art instruction. In previous years, special treats have included: a trip to the California Science Center for a behind-the-scenes look at the new Dinosaur Hall in the Natural History Museum, a basketball training camp from the Los Angeles Sparks, history lessons from “America’s Promise” a curriculum developed by State Farm and a state-of-the-art robotics program designed by the University of Southern California professors.
Camp JPAC maintains a 4:1 ratio between students and credentialed behavioral therapists, special education teachers, professional staff and counselors. Camp JPAC is the only free summer inclusion day camp in Los Angeles for special needs children and their typical peers and siblings ages 5 to 16.
- Math and Reading
- Science and Technology
- Social Skills
- Arts and Crafts
- Field Trips
- Talent Show
- Special Guest Instructors
- …and much more!
How to Apply
For Priority Application, simply attend this year’s Tools for Transformation Conference. Find the Special Needs Network Booth and our staff will put your name on the Priority Application list. Priority Applicants will receive the application for Camp JPAC one week before the general public, giving them a better chance at securing a spot for their child.
Application for this year’s Camp JPAC will begin in April.
*Please note that due to limited space and high demand, submission of application does not guarantee a spot at Camp JPAC. Admission will be granted based on need.