Camp Journey is an overnight camp focused on social skills, building friendships, teamwork, manners, and self-esteem. Camp activities include directed social skills instruction in a typical overnight camp setting. Campers enjoy hot meals prepared each day, heated and air-conditioned cabins, and a variety of typical overnight camp activities. Activities may include swimming, hiking, fishing, archery, climbing, canoeing, sports, and more depending on the weather.
Our Mission: to enrich and enhance the physical, emotional, social development of children, teenagers and young adults with Autism/Asperger’s within a safe, warm, caring and stimulating camp community.
Camp can be a summertime oasis, providing a safe environment for children to relax, play and learn without the pressures they have during the school year. Camp creates a temporary community each summer in which campers participate in all kinds of activities with a staff of positive role models who continually monitor the “friendship making” process. Our Day Camps strives to teach children important life skills, including communication and social skills like the art of making and keeping friends. These skills will help them in childhood, adulthood, the workplace and beyond.
Saturday Social Group is a chance for young adults and children with social skills needs to spend a Saturday participating in fun activities, working on social skills, and establishing and maintaining friendships. Children and Young Adults with social skills, communication, sensory, and behavioral needs ages 5*-22 who can function in a group of 10 children to 2 adults. For children that require a smaller group with more adult support please use our contact form Here
Spectrum Fun & Friends Group is a chance for elementary, or middle school children with moderate or severe ASD to spend a Saturday participating in fun activities, working on social skills and adaptive behaviors in a small group setting.
Children with moderate ASD or social skills, communication, sensory, and behavioral needs ages 5-14 who need a small group setting with a ratio of 1 adult to each two children are invited to attend.
The group will only accommodate 6 participants each month.
Staff Information: We train our volunteers and staff how to teach, communicate and think within the intentional social skills program framework. Staff members are educational professionals who understand and are trained in the characteristics of and research based strategies used for persons affected by Autism. The staff are skilled in creating a structured and supportive environment that fosters the positive social and life skills of each teen/adult who attends.
Children through young adults with HFA/Aspergers Syndrome have the opportunity to explore the art of improv, drama, puppets and music with their peers. Drama Club is directed by a drama professional and music therapist who have extensive experience working with children and adults on the spectrum.
Spectrum Drama Club will provide participants with the opportunity to improve their communication skills within a small group or in front of a larger audience. Research has shown that children who participate in Drama/Acting activities improve their ability to react and respond to imaginary situations and feelings and eventually generalize these skills into their daily living. Acting can improve a child's self-confidence, communication and relatedness with their peers.