(for children with autism)
Rising 1st – 5th Graders; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
The only summer day camp of its kind in Western North Carolina, Camp Tikvah enables children on the autism spectrum to enjoy the fun and community of Camp Ruach in an individually monitored and highly structured program. Each one-week session runs interwoven with Camp Ruach (9 am -3:30 pm) — and enables these awesome kids to participate in as many peer activities as are individually appropriate.
Specially-trained counselors continuously monitor each camper’s sensory environment to help facilitate communication, socialization, and of course, community and fun. All Camp Tikvah staff complete an intensive training with Camp Tikvah Program Co-Director, Jennifer Lingle, M.Ed., who is also the Director of Autism Educates. Camp Tikvah is open to rising 1st graders and up. To ensure it is the right setting for each child, and because space is limited to six campers per session, families must be interviewed prior to registration.
We have a few Tikvah slots available in our Gesher middle school group.
For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Camp Ruach Director Seth Kellam at 828-253-0701 ext. 107, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.