2017 Summer Day Camp and Junior Golf!

2017 Summer Day Camp is Full!


2017 Camp dates:  Monday- Thursday, August 21-24, 2017
Hours – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location – the Children’s Beach House, 1800 Bay Avenue, Lewes, Delaware.
Who: 30 youth with autism spectrum disorder
Age range: entering 3 rd grade in the 2017-2018 school year up through and including age 17

Purpose of the Camp:  The Autism Delaware Day Camp is designed to increase self-confidence, improve peer and social interactions in youth, and provide a traditional summer camp environment with supportive staff who understand the special needs of youth with ASD. Our goal is to help each child have a fun and successful summer camp experience through making new friends, exploring new interests, and making gains in independence.

The camp program is highly structured and filled with new adventures within a repeating schedule. Activities may include kayaking, sailing, swimming, low ropes course, arts and crafts, swimming in the pool, and more! Throughout each activity, emphasis is put on communication, social skills, and building self-esteem. We will use a “Challenge by Choice” approach throughout camp activities, meaning that we will encourage campers to stretch their limits in trying something new, but will never force them into an activity. Emotional and physical safety is always our priority.

Program staff will include teachers and paraprofessionals with special autism training and experience, Autism Delaware staff, Children’s Beach House Camp Counselors, and caring volunteers, allowing for a low staff to camper ratio.

Please feel free to ask questions you may have about summer day camp. You may contact Family Service Coordinator Dafne Carnright at 302-644-3410 or by email at dafne.carnright@delautism.org.


2017 Junior Golf Program Applications Now Available!

jr golf

Benefits of golf: the game of golf can be enjoyed across the lifespan, helping youth increase confidence, perseverance and improve judgement as they learn techniques of the game.  Instruction will include: putting, chipping, driving, short game, course etiquette and more.

What: Basic golf instruction provided in small groups by Professional Golf Pro,
Butch Holtzclaw
Who: Youth and young adults with ASD ages 8-29
Where: The Rookery South, Rt. 1, Milton DE
When: Sept. 11-Oct. 11
How: 30 minute sessions at 4:30 or 5:15 on Monday and Wednesday weekly
for 5 weeks, parent or guardian participation required
Cost: FREE, thanks to The rookery and a grant from The Philadelphia Foundation
and The Greater Philadelphia PGA

Application deadline is August 25, 2017.

Please contact Gail Hecky in our Lewes office at 302-644-3410 with questions.

 Click here for the Junior Golf application.