Summer camps are a wonderful way for our students to meet new friends, explore new interests, experience independence, and participate in activities they might never be exposed to during the school year. It can be challenging, though, to find the right camp for a student with disabilities. Day camp, weekends, near home, robots, exotic animals, anime, music, medical or physical supports, picky eaters, fear of the water, stargazing. You name it; families are looking for it.
Thankfully, our colleagues at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism publish an annual Summer Camps and Programs Guide, where parents, teachers, and counselors can find a myriad of camps that take place throughout Indiana. (The guide is not just for students with autism.) It’s listed by region and alphabetically and even includes therapeutic horseback riding programs and sensory-friendly movie theaters.
Deadlines for enrollment vary, so explore now and send the link to your families!