“I write this testimonial realizing that my enthusiasm for this camp cannot be put into words – I’ll try my best. Camp AweSum is one of the most fabulous experiences I’ve had in my life. We, as staff members, strive to provide a positive, learning experience for the campers. However, I found that it is the campers who make this possible. Camp AweSum has a flexible, uplifting, unique dynamic that creates a safe and welcoming environment for anyone who enters. I can honestly say that being a member of this camp for just one week has had a lasting effect on my entire life.” – Kellie Willis
Camp AweSum Youth camp is a residential summer camp for children on the Autism Spectrum. Camp AweSum will provide an opportunity for children with Autism to experience a residential summer camp. You will gain hands-on experience working with these children while using visual schedules, environmental supports, Social Stories, and individual communication systems within the framework of Positive Behavioral Support.
Camp AweSum is a respect-based, punishment-free environment. We operate under the philosophy that children will do well if they can, therefore they are supported to be successful.
You will share in the campers’ joy and excitement as they learn new skills, gain confidence in being away from home, and develop lifelong friendships.
Camp AweSum Youth Camp 2019
Counselor/Support Staff Application Forms
Important dates to remember during the application process:
- Registration OPENS: 1/9/18 at 9:09 A.M.
- Registration CLOSES: 3/3/18 at 9:00 A.M.
- Applicants will be notified of their acceptance or waitlist status: 3/24/18
Create an online account or login to an existing account REGISTER
Please look to ensure you are completing the correct form based on previous involvement with Camp AweSum or specific positions you are seeking.
-There are 4 applications you may choose from:
- RETURNING Counselor
- NEW Counselor
- RETURNING Support Staff
- NEW Support Staff
If you have any questions or concerns during the process, please contact us.
THE FOLLOWING CAMPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH CHILDREN ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM.
Camp AweSum Family Camp provides a week long camp for families with children on the autism spectrum. Volunteer Counselors support all the children of the families (those on the spectrum and those not on the spectrum) for 3 hours each morning and one evening during the week of camp. Campers have all meals with their families. Volunteer Counselors will have various afternoon hours. Volunteer Counselor’s duties are finished after breakfast Saturday morning. The cost to cover volunteer meals and housing only is $290 for the week, the experience is priceless!
Camp AweSum Youth Camp provides a week long camp for children with autism spectrum disorders. Counselors are required to support their assigned campers all day including eating all meals with their campers and sleeping in the cabin with their campers. Campers leave at 1 pm on Saturday, counselors stay until campers depart and camp is packed up.