Camp Kindred: Summer fun that powers social growth for kids with autism spectrum disorder
Remember summers as a kid? Free from the stresses of school, you could just hang out with friends, and have fun. That’s what summer should be, but for most kids on the autism spectrum, it is not. Summer should be a chance to grow socially, after all the academic demands. Most kids on the spectrum are stuck inside, repetitively playing videogames, hiding away from the overwhelming social world.
The typical day camp is no solution either for kids on the spectrum. Way too much stimulation. Too little structure. Too little supervision. That’s why the kids feel they are better off at home, on the computer or playing videogames, alone. For kids with autism spectrum disorder, the opportunity to develop socially in the summer is wasted.
That’s why we built Camp Kindred.
- Asperger’s disorder
- High functioning autism
- Non-verbal learning disorder
Our campers enjoy a wide variety of cooperative games and social skills and team building activities, as well as more traditional camp fare such as non-competitive sports, swimming, boating, hiking, music, creative arts and drama.
Careful planning by our professional staff insures that the kids have loads of fun at Camp Kindred – the kind of summer fun with friends that leads to an enduring sense of connection and belonging. We all have our memories of hanging out with friends in the summer. Our goal is that campers will take with them memories of their shared experiences – goofy, serious, and in-between – with new and long lasting friends.
Come along and explore a very special place we call Camp Kindred…
Discover what a typical day is like for kids at Camp Kindred.
Read letters from parents about their experience with Camp.
Get dates, details and forms for our next Camp Kindred session!