Looking back at our summer camps and looking forward to our Autism Holiday Celebration
Kamp For Kids hosted three free camps this past summer. We just finished our last camp Labor Day Weekend which was our Family Camp for Children with Autism. We enjoyed swimming, fishing, crafts, songs, roasting marshmallows, and sensory-friendly activities. Peg Monaghan, supervisor of Drexel University’s DASP program, was our speaker this year. She spoke about the steps necessary for parents in preparing children with autism for their adult lives.
Three of our volunteers at the camp have autism and they gave testimonies about how they were able to excel in life, now attending college, and planning to pursue successful careers. These volunteers are interns from Drexel University’s DASP Program. They’ve worked as our interns for the past 6 months and were reliable and proficient workers. Kamp For Kids has offered one of the interns to stay on with us, in a paid capacity, to do our video editing. An example of this intern’s video editing is his video summary of our Autism Family Camp which can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn84brnbdZA
At present, Kamp For Kids is seeking funding to distribute sensory-friendly care packages to children with autism. These packages typically include items such as crayons, coloring books, a hand-made quilt, a weighted lap pad, a sensory-friendly face mask with a colorful design, and a fun craft project. If a family is interested in signing up to receive a care package they can contact us at email@example.com
For the holidays, we are in process of setting up a Holiday Celebration For Autism , which will include pictures with Santa, free Christmas stockings, free Christmas presents, and refreshments. The date and location for this event will be announced soon. To receive a free ticket to this event, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank Jayden’s Voice for their great work in the area of autism and their helpfulness in collaborating with us to reach the community.