Camp Connect ASD

Building self–esteem for children with
Asperger’s syndrome

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Camp Connect 2014 dates:  June 21-27

Camp Connect ASD offers children and teens with Asperger’s Syndrome (ages 9-17) seven days and six nights of summer fun and social connections. Children experience all the fun and adventure of a sleep-away camp with medical staff close at hand.

Throughout the week, campers participate in a myriad of activities. The kids learn team-building skills through activities including team sports, skits, and Camp Olympics. Group counseling sessions allow the children to discuss their feelings and learn how others cope with their condition. For one week, the children do not have to worry about how they are seen or what others think. They simply have fun.

Children’s National Medical Center’s Department of Neurology provides the medical management of Camp Connect. Dr. Bennett Lavenstein, Movement Disorders Program Director at Children’s National Health System and professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Science, and Dr. Marc DiFazio, clinical child neurologist and Medical Director of Children’s Montgomery County Regional Outpatient Center, head the medical team for the week of camp. Additional medical staff, including nurses, social workers, physical therapists and psychologists, is on-site 24 hours a day. Counselors are trained in dealing with the issues associated with Asperger’s syndromes. Several counselors and volunteers live with the condition and share their experience and wisdom with the campers.

The cost of Camp Connect ASD is $950. Need based scholarships are available and payment plans can be arranged. Please contact Brainy Camps for more information.

Camp Connect ASD receives support from:
ARCs of Southern MD, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and Central Chesapeake Region, Departments of Health Charles County, Montgomery County and DC, Maryland Choices, Autism Services, Maryland Community Connection, UMFS, Department of Social Services Frederick County, Innovating Worthy Projects, Children’s National’s Employee Giving Campaign and private donations.