2017 Summer Day Camp Applications Now Available!
Autism Delaware is accepting applications for its 2017 Summer Day Camp, which is held at the Children’s Beach House in Lewes, DE. Complete application and teacher form are due by May 19, 2017.
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: We have 30 openings for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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