Nuhop Expectations

Our summer programs are more than just "another camp," and parental involvement is vital to a child’s success. Initially, the family completes an online Camper Application or paper application that explores the camper’s abilities, social adjustment level, and desired camp goals.

A Teacher or Counselor Evaluation Form helps us understand the student’s social needs while in school. 

Nuhop will be hosting a new family open house on Saturday, June 3. The Pre-Camp Conference is highly recommended for new campers and their parents.  If you cannot attend, time for a tour and Q&A may be possible with the summer co-director. More information to come: in the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Becca via email at becca@nuhop.org.

Have a family you'd like to refer? Please, let us know here; we would be glad to reach out.

Summer Camp Application Process

A $250 deposit needs to be mailed in upon submitting your online application or with the paper application. You may also pay in full at this time.

If you prefer to make installment payments, you may use the following timeline:

  • The deposit is still due with the application.
  • Half the balance is due on or before May 8th.
  • The remainder is due on or before June 5th.

You may pay by cash or check. Your session must be paid in full for your child to attend summer camp.

Eligibility and Application

Children from 6 to 18 with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, mood disorders, attention deficit, and other neuroatypical children may attend.  There are also two camp sessions appropriate for individuals over the age of eighteen.  Our summer camp program for children with special needs is not appropriate for children with severe cognitive disabilities or physical disabilities.

Camp Nuhop cannot accept campers that demonstrate extremes of the following behaviors:

  • physical aggression
  • verbal aggression
  • sexual acting out
  • self-injurious behavior.

Extreme is defined by either a high frequency of behavior or excessive escalation. 
All campers must be stable on current medications for a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to arrival at Camp. Campers should bring all currently prescribed medications to camp. The camp environment is not the space for a medication vacation.
If extreme behaviors and/or medication challenges occur, Nuhop reserves the right to dismiss the camper early from the session.

To apply, please complete the Camper Application or mail in our paper application. We accept campers on a first-come basis, and spaces are limited. Applications will be accepted until all places are filled. Your child will have a better chance of being placed in a compatible grouping with an earlier application.

Campers can attend up to three weeks of camp. 

Limited stay-between weekend spots will be available from June 23-25 (sessions 2 and 3) and July 14-16 (sessions 4 and 5) for campers attending both sessions at $350.00 per spot. Due to the limited space available, the $350.00 is non-refundable after June 5  in the event that you cancel, or your child is unable to stay.

Please enclose a $250 deposit per session to secure a place for your child. Campers without a deposit will not be placed.

Financial Aid

While Nuhop makes every attempt to keep tuition reasonable, we understand that funding can be difficult to secure. Because of this, we offer scholarships for applicants who need financial aid.

Please mark the appropriate section of the application if you would like to receive scholarship information via mail. You will be sent a helpful sheet regarding campership funding, as well as an application that needs to be returned to the camp office.

Funding is only available for our Summer Camp Programs at this time.

The $250 deposit will not be covered by Nuhop scholarships, which may cover up to $500 of a camp program tuition.

Respite Care

There are five Respite Weekends during the school year for return and prospective new campers to attend. Respite Weekends are a great way for return campers to reconnect with summer friends and participate in some of their favorite camp activities. For prospective summer campers, Respite Weekends give campers a taste of what our summer camps for kids will be like, meet some new friends, and become acquainted with our camp program. 


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