Social Skill Camps

For kids with autism spectrum disorders, there are limited summer camp opportunities available. Anne Carlsen Center is rooted in the belief that all people, regardless of disability, should have the chance to live life to its fullest. Social Skills Camp supports and enhances the campers’ use of socialization to allow them to participate fully in the summer camp experience.

Social Skills Camp curriculum provides kids the opportunity to learn and further develop skills that are integral to social developmental – including play, language, and adaptive skills. Mixed in with functional learning are fun activities focused on specific themes. Field trips will provide the opportunity for interaction and turn-taking. Trained and dedicated camp counselors, along with skilled ACC staff, provide assistance to meet campers’ needs.

Acceptance Criteria
  • 3 to 5 years old (preshool) or 6 to 11 years old (elementary), with a known or suspected autism spectrum disorder diagnosis
  • Minimal medical needs
  • Camp is limited to 8 children in each session (preschool and elementary)
  • Family payment of a $200.00 camp fee* (includes the cost of supplies)
Camp features include:
  • Pre- and post-assessment of skills and areas of need
  • Opportunities for parent input/camp staff feedback
  • 1:1 staffing with camp counselors
  • Accessible settings
  • Transportation for field trips
  • Playground
  • Interaction with typical-aged peers