Joe Patton Academy Camp (JPAC)

Creating memorable summers for special needs children and their siblings

Every summer, SNN brings hundreds of special needs children and their siblings to Joe Patton Academy Camp (Camp JPAC) — a safe, joyful, nurturing haven on a beautifully secluded campus north of LAX. 

This unique camp experience includes a full academic enrichment program, sports, and art. Campers relish experiences from swimming and soccer to drama, music, and dance. Previous years have featured opportunities like a behind-the-scenes tour of the California Science Center; a basketball training camp with the Los Angeles Sparks; history lessons from the American Promise, presented by Farmers Insurance; and a state-of-the-art robotics program designed by University of Southern California professors.

With an impressive 3 to 1 adult-to-student ratio, Camp JPAC is the only free summer inclusion camp in Los Angeles for special needs children and their siblings. The camp provides hundreds of children and young teens (ages 5 to 16), both typically developing and developmentally disabled, with a full-day summer enrichment program that includes a STEAM academic program, sports, field trips, and nourishing lunches and snacks.  

Campers enjoy a full range of activities including:

+ Math and reading

+ Science and technology

+ Dance

+ Music

+ Social skills

+ Arts and crafts

+ Field trips

+ Sports

+ Theater

+ Games

+ Talent show

+ Special guest instructors

…and much more!

Applying to attend Camp JPAC

*Participants in our Tools for Transformation Conference can request Priority Application status by speaking to staff at the Special Needs Network Booth.

Applications for this year’s Camp JPAC will open in April.

*Due to limited space and high demand, submitting an application does not guarantee a spot at Camp JPAC. Admission is granted based on availability and need.

To learn more, contact or call 323.291.7100.