Camp AweSum Youth Camp – June 25- June 30, 2018 (Please note change **MONDAY arrival, SATURDAY departure**)
Camp AweSum Youth camp is a 6-day (5 overnights) residential summer camp for children with a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum who are characterized as being fairly independent (typically those diagnosed with Aspergers or higher functioning Autism). Appropriate candidates for youth camp are those who will do well with a 4 to 1 ratio of campers to counselor. Youth camp welcomes nine to fifteen year old youths (as of June 1, 2018) for a fun-filled week of camp.
In addition to the typical camp offerings already stated, youth campers will enjoy activities like basket weaving, drumming, nature walks with a naturalist, a night hike, and a host of kid-friendly sensory-based activities.
Our vision is to provide an experience that enables campers to feel pride in learning new skills while being away from home. Campers will be with children their age, who share similar interests, skills, and wonderful gifts. Campers will learn new skills, gain confidence in being away from home, develop lifelong friendships, experience a summer camp without stress and anxiety, and be supported in all they attempt to do. Self esteem will soar, and friendships will burgeon at Camp AweSum!
The staff of Camp AweSum works to support the campers to enjoy camp to the best of their ability. Staff includes an RN 24 hours a day as well as occupational therapists, a physical therapist, and a music therapist. Among the counselors are licensed teachers and paraprofessionals with experience in Autism, graduate and undergraduate students, and parents of children on the autism spectrum. Additionally, all staff will pass a background and reference check and will receive training designed specifically for Camp AweSum.