Camp Connect ASD
Building self–esteem for children with high functioning autism spectrum disorder
Weekend Getaway - $300/person
2-day in-person camp for campers not fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to the start of camp; each condition specific camp will take place over a weekend.
5-Day Residential Camp - $850/person; $650 for CITs
5-day in-person camp for campers who have been fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to camp; each condition specific camp will start on a Saturday and end on the following Wednesday.
Hybrid Camp - $550/person; $450 for CITs
2-day in-person camp followed by 3-day virtual camp; in-person portion will occur on the weekend and the virtual camp will take place the following Monday to Wednesday.
Virtual only - $250/person
3-days of virtual camp that will take place Monday to Wednesday; campers must select their activities one month prior to the start of camp
Camp Connect ASD offers children and teens diagnosed with high functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ages 9-18, five days and four 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.
For six days, the children do not have to worry about how they are seen or what others think; they simply have fun. They participate in a myriad of activities, learning team-building skills through sports, skits, and Camp Olympics. Formal and informal support groups allow campers to practice appropriate social and communication skills and encourage the discussion of meaningful topics including how to handle bullying, what to do when teased and how to make friends.
The Department of Neurology of Children’s National provides the medical management of Camp Connect. A Child Neurophysiologist, is joined by a staff of nurses, social workers, physical therapists, and psychologists to provide medical coverage throughout the week of camp. Experienced teachers volunteer their time and expertise to work with the ASD population and help train the counselors to deal with the issues associated with ASD. Several counselors and volunteers who live with the condition share their experience and wisdom with the campers each summer.
Please contact Brainy Camps at email@example.com for more information.
In the event that we must change 2021 camp to virtual camp, these will be the dates: July 5 - 8, 2021
Camp Connect ASD 2020 received support from the following:
Lambert Foundation, The Kelsey B. Diamantis TS Scholarship Family Foundation, Inc, and private donors.