Summer has finally arrived and many of us are looking for ways to make the most of it!  If you are in need of some inspiration as to how to fill the days, we’ve compiled a sampling of local opportunities that may provide you with just the summer experience you’re seeking.

    Disclaimer:  These links are being provided for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement by Wildwood, nor do we acknowledge this is an exhaustive list of summer activities in the Capital Region.

Creative outlets:

    Arts are for everyone! From larger community spaces, to more private and intimate settings, there are many opportunities within the Capital District to discover new passions and untapped talents and interests. 

* Scholarships available 

* The Arts Center of the Capital Region


The Pottery Place

Arts Program Living Resources

CREATE Community Studios

Art Therapy from Heather Hutchison

Bring On The Spectrum


    Recreational sports provide a multitude of benefits to athletes. Maybe this is the summer for you or your family member to try a new sport!  There are a number of adaptive sports programs available in the capital region offering a variety of activities.  

Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program

Stride Adaptive Sports

Capital Region - Special Olympics New York

Sports for Children With Special Needs

Summer Programs - Adaptive Sports Foundation

Summer camp opportunities:

    Camp might be a perfect fit for a loved one, as there are both overnight and day possibilities within our region and slightly beyond. Some of the offerings listed here are fully integrated opportunities and some are specifically designed for people with special needs. 

Easterseals New York | Camp Colonie: A Place for Memories

About Camp Spectacular - Albany

Camp Wilton | Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

Ramapo for Children

Sidney Albert Albany JCC - Youth, Teens & Camp

Outdoor recreation:

    Summer is a perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors and we’re fortunate to have so many places to get outside in the Capital Region.  Many of our local parks and wildlife preserves offer ongoing or special programs to the public at little or no cost.  Check out the Upcoming Events section or Public Programs on their website. 

Grafton Lakes State Park

Thacher State Park

Albany Pine Bush Preserve

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park

Saratoga Spa State Park

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