Camp Tikvah for Children with Autism
Camp Tikvah is the only Autism inclusion/integration summer day camp of its kind in Western North Carolina. Tikvah enables children on the autism spectrum to enjoy the fun and community of Camp Ruach.
In Camp Ruach’s Camp Tikvah, campers in 1st – 5th grade participate in an individually monitored and highly structured program from 9 am – 3 PM. Each one-week session runs interwoven with Camp Ruach, and enables these awesome kids to participate in as many peer activities as are individually appropriate.
Specially-trained counselors 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 Autism Educates Director Jennifer Lingle. Between our Tikvah counselor team and dedicated Tikvah LITs we strive to provide a 1:2 staff to child ratio.
Camp Tikvah is open to rising 1st graders and up. To ensure it is the right setting for each child, families must be interviewed before registration is confirmed. Space is limited to 6 campers per week. An additional 2 spaces are available for rising 6th – 8th graders from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm in Gesher Tikvah for middle schoolers.
For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Camp Ruach Director Daniel Tuxedo Smedley at 828-253-0701 ext. 107