Special Needs Camps

Special Needs Camps

Special Needs Summer Camps

Fun without limits!

People with special needs ages 15 and up experience fun without limits at Special Friends Camps! These summer camps are a time for campers to be participants in activities like swimming, mini-golf, climbing tower, crafts, and more! Campers are provided camp counselor “buddies” who assist them as needed and help them enjoy all Warm Beach Camp has to offer.

Summer Day Camps

A week of summer camp fun

Fun activities with camp buddies

Campers experience a week of summer camp fun along with their camp counselor buddies and fellow campers. Activity highlights include swimming, crafts, mini-golf, Challenge Course, music, chapel skits, and much more!

Special Friends Day Camps run Monday 8:00am-3:30pm; Tuesday-Friday 9am-3:30pm.

  • Lunch and snack are provided each day.

Summer Overnight Camps

Evenings include fun parties and campfire time

Incredible handicap accessible facilities.

Campers participate in the fun of Special Friends Day Camp including swimming, mini-golf, crafts, and skits, and more. Evenings include fun parties and campfire time, before spending the night in our incredible handicap accessible facilities.

Special Friends Overnight Camps run Monday 8:00am-Friday 3:30pm

  • All meals are provided.
  • Age 15+


  • Swimming
  • Mini golf
  • Challenge course
  • Zip line
  • Music
  • Crafts
  • Skits
  • Caring buddies
Special Friends, a summer camp for adults with special needs at Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center, Stanwood, WA; near Seattle.


Campers love to dress up and act out their favorite characters.

Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center, located in Stanwood, WA; near Seattle.

Adventure Activities

Zoom through the trees with our incredibly safe zip lines.

Special Friends, a summer camp for adults with special needs at Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center, Stanwood, WA; near Seattle.

Caring Buddies

High staff-to-camper ratio provide the necessary care, commitment, and level of support .

Dates & Pricing 2020

Tier pricing to meet everyone's needs.

Warm Beach Camp Special Friends program is a DSHS/DDA contracted provider (Information is requested in application form).

Online Application & Registration

Our desire is to prepare the very best camp experience possible and a large part of that is being sure we can safely provide the level of care needed by every camper. So, we are requesting the health information prior to actually confirming a registration rather than requesting this at check-in. For returning Campers, this information is an important way for us to review any changes that may have occurred over the past year. Warm Beach Camp desires to provide a safe and appropriate camp experience for all campers who attend.

Eligibility Health Conditions

Warm Beach Camp desires to provide a safe and appropriate camp experience for all campers who attend. Due to limited medical staff and facilities, we are limited in the range of special needs and health conditions that can be properly accommodated.

Tier Pricing Details

SessionDatesTier 1Tier 2Tier 3
Day Camp 1June 29-July 3$295$347$394
Day Camp 2July 6-10$295$347$394
Day Camp 3July 13-17$295$347$394
Day Camp 4July 20-24$295$347$394
Day Camp 5August 3-7$295$347$394
Day Camp 6August 10-14$295$347$394
Day Camp 7August 17-21$295$347$394
Overnight Camp 2July 6-10$410$492$547
Overnight Camp 3July 13-17$410$492$547
Overnight Camp 4July 20-24$410$492$547
Overnight Camp 5August 3-7$410$492$547
Overnight Camp 6August 10-14$410$492$547
Overnight Camp 7August 17-21$410$492$547

Application Process Steps:

  1. Click "Apply Now" below to go to the list of 2020 camp sessions.
  2. Select the first week of camp > Click "Sign-up," then create a log-in or sign in to continue.
  3. Complete the parent/guardian contact information and enter the name of your camper/attendee(s) to continue.
  4. Click Register & Pay to continue with the payment process. Note: 3 payment options available - 1) Pay in full, 2) $50 deposit, remainder paid before camp, 3) DSHS/DDA respite care "pay later."
  5. You'll receive an email confirming your application.

Notes: An application/health form must be completed and submitted to Warm Beach Camp. All applications will be reviewed by the leadership staff to make a determination of suitability. Once a camper is approved, the registration can be completed. We are able to offer partial scholarships for those needing financial assistance. Scholarships may be requested through our Registrars, at the time of enrollment.

Parent/Caregiver Information

Creating comfort for you and your special camper

Special Needs Program Leadership


Laurie Fertello

Special Needs Program Director

Laurie has worked at Warm Beach Camp for over 37 years. Her passion is seeing people come to Christ. Laurie strives to create an atmosphere where campers feel accepted, encouraged, and loved! She enjoys watching people experience transformation through God’s love in the Special Friends Overnight and Day Camps.