Opening June 2019!
Camp Idlewild will open its doors for the first time in 2019! We could not be more excited to welcome campers with Autism Spectrum Disorder to a traditional summer camp where FUN is our main mission! During our first summer we are planning 8 full weeks of fun, friendship, and adventure for kids on the spectrum ages 6 to 17. Campers will be able to choose between day camp and overnight camp, both promise to be exciting!
In addition to summer camp, Camp Idlewild will offer a Teen Leadership activities for our Peer Mentor Program (PMP) and Counselors In Training (CIT) who want to hone their skills and have fun. Keep in touch as we publish specifics about our programs and camp activities!
Our camp program is open for campers 6-17 years old. Our low staff to camper ratio (1:2) allows us to have flexible, choice-based programs. Campers may participate in all the classic camp activities, and they can access the program at a level where they feel comfortable. Our staff know how to adjust activities to be accessible for kids who are anxious about trying new things, have sensory sensitivities, different communication styles, short term memory issues, a difficult time with groups, or who need more support around transitions. Health care professionals are onsite at all times and we are less than 30 minutes from hospitals.
The cost of the overnight program is $1000 for the week (financial aid is available)
The cost of the day camp program is $500 for the week (financial aid is available)