We offer a unique program for individuals with autism using visually structured programming, 1:1 and 1:2 positive support from well trained college and graduate students, development of independent living skills, and opportunities for engaging in social interaction with peers.
Financial assistance will be available pending our fundraising efforts. The camp director is available to talk with you about ways that your family can seek funding in your community.
1 Week Session
The camp's food is actually one of the best I have experienced over the years. The meals are very balanced always offering a meat (or vegetarian option), hot vegetable, and some starch. There is always a full salad bar available. Vegetarian options are avialable, as well as fresh fruit, and peanut butter and jelly.
If your camper is on a Gluten and Casein free diet, you will need to contact the director to get a copy of the camp menu. The director will work with you in creating your child's menu. You will need to provide the food that will be substituting the food that they can't eat.
Camp Lakey Gap is specifically designed for campers with autism. We accept anyone on the spectrum, and have some weeks that are designated for high functioning campers (although they can come to any of the weeks that fit their age.)
There are 7 weeks of camp, with each week designated for a different age group. Camp will run Sunday through Friday, and the dates are June 12-July 29, 2011.
Each camper will either be 1:1 or 1:2, depending on their level of functioning.
We offer typical camp activities (i.e., art, hiking, boating, group games, music, etc. ) but in a highly structured environment.
To read more about our programming please go to our website.
More About Camp
Camp Lakey Gap serves all campers with autism, regardless of the degree of disability.
Campers grow emotionally and socially at camp by experiencing social success, being empowered to take leadership roles, successfully trying new things, and being supported in a positive and loving environment. With the support of your camper's counselor they are encouraged to explore the camp environment and try activities like arts and crafts, hiking, outdoor games, swimming, canoeing, music, and much more.
Camp Lakey Gap recognizes that each camper brings their unique point of view to camp. At all of our activities we strive to cater to your camper's individual needs and interests. Whether it is insects, reptiles, outer space, Pokemon, Thomas the Tank Engine, or Star Wars, we find a way to help your camper enjoy camp in their way.
1) Diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder or a related communication disability
2) Manageable behaviors and health care needs, to the level of the staffs training
3) Guardians must either live, be vacationing, or have an emergency contact person in an 8 hour radius of Black Mountain, NC