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Camp Encourage

Camp Encourage

ACA Accredited Camp | Overnight Camp | Specialty Camp

Camp Encourage offers quality day and overnight camp opportunities involving relationship development, recreation, and relaxation for children with autism spectrum disorder, ages eight to eighteen. Additionally, year-round social opportunities or “Connections” are available for campers to continue to connect socially and gain important skills. 

Sensory supports, visual strategies, direct social instruction, and positive behavioral supports are a few of the many important elements that make Camp Encourage unique. Traditional camp activities including ziplining, fishing, swimming, participating in art activities, and singing by the campfire are a few of the numerous activities available. 

Camp Encourage provides an accepting, loving atmosphere and is well staffed with high quality, well-trained counselors, activity facilitators, medical personnel, and behavior specialists.

Overnight sessions of Camp Encourage occur at Tall Oaks Camp and Conference Center in Linwood, Kansas. Each CONNECTION outing occurs in various places across the greater Kansas City area.

 

Camp Wish List:
Camperships (Full or partial scholarships could range from $100 to $1295 each, depending on each family's needs.)$10,000
Team Building, self-esteem, social emotional development, and wellness activities for #200$5,000
Camp Carnival Experience for both summer camps (#120 campers)$4,000
Total$19,000

Testimonials

Testimonal

“As we expected camp has been WONDERFUL. The genuine smile on (my daughter’s) face in the pictures I took at drop off and the ones the counselors are sending me are testament to what an amazing thing you are doing. Thank you so very, very much! ”

Testimonal

“I can see what other kids have gone through and how they survived. It helps me get through & conquer. We are all survivors. That’s a gift.”

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“When I'm at camp, I feel like a normal kid. Some kids don't get to go outside because our parents are just working too much and too hard. At home, I'm just watching movies all day. I don't want to get too old to come to Wildwood.”

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“Without the support of Camps for Kids and the matching fund, CHD Families would be unable to provide a free medically supervised summer camp for kids with Congenital Heart Defects.”

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“I look back on the struggle of my childhood and one of the most important and best childhood memories I have include the time spent at camp with the amazing men and women who treated me like I was normal despite my struggle”

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