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Mission

MISSION

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The goal of this autism summer camp is to serve children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from an underserved population with special needs in the San Macros community. Specifically, this camp is designed to provide children with ASD access to quality summer camp experiences to improve their social, language, communication, and motor skills, while being sensitive to each child’s unique abilities as well as ensuring their safety and enjoyment. Trained camp counselors embed therapeutic and educational goals into recreational activities and provide supportive and nurturing interaction and instruction. The therapeutic and recreational goals are designed to assist campers’ development in communication, socialization, and motor skills.

Objectives

  • To provide children with ASD in the San Marcos and surrounding community access to quality recreational summer camp experiences.
  • To address the lack of recreational activities by introducing children with ASD to a variety of camp activities.
  • To assist children with ASD in a daily schedule that provides time for music, arts, crafts, games, swimming, yoga, and other important activities.
  • To allow each child to increase his/her fine and gross motor skills, sensory-motor development, communication and socialization skills.
  • To provide camp counselors with hands-on experiences and training on how to play, talk, communicate, and interact with children with ASD.
  • To promote physical activity among children with ASD in the San Marcos community.

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