SUMMER CAMP MAKES A DIFFERENCE FOR CHILDREN
WITH SPECIAL LEARNING NEEDS?
All children benefit from the structure and positive peer interaction that summer camps provide once classes have ended for the school year. Camp can be particularly important for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. By enrolling in a camp program that is designed exclusively for them, children with learning and social challenges can continue to develop positive behaviors and social skills during the summer months while at the same time engaging in fun, age-appropriate activities.
Specialized camps like Beyond Camp help children with autism, ADD/ADHD and other specific learning challenges build the essential social, communication, cognitive and sensory skills that they are often unable to gain. Specialized camps also aim to prevent the regression that can occur during summer break. Camps provide children with the opportunity to learn, play with peers and interact with the world around them in everyday settings. Children are able to improve their confidence, increase self-esteem and establish important communication skills and friendships that they can carry with them into their adult life.