Summer programs are ways for individuals with autism to explore an interest or just be a kid. In the summer of 2013, AutismOklahoma offered 5 camps that served 70 individuals with autism. This is more campers and summer programs than we have ever had in our history! To read about the experience at Little Swanky, click here.
Every year we add more summer experiences for everyone to enjoy, but there is always more demand than we can serve. If you are interested in your child participating in a camp, get involved. Participate in a local support group or on the PieceWalk committee. Get to know other families and find common interests. Volunteer to work on the summer camp team or to lead a group. We need you to offer more great summer experiences!
It just takes 5-6 to create a great summer experience and we are here to provide guidance and support.
In 2013, AutismOklahoma provided the following summer experiences:
“Little Swanky” – a partnership with Mercy’s Good Shepherd School for Autism for 3-9 year olds.
Camp Noggin – a fun summer camp funded in part by the United Way of Canadian County for kids 8-11 years old
COMICAMP – a comic camp experience developed in partnership with Youth & Family Services and funded in part by the United Way of Canadian County for teens 12 – 17 years old
AKON Adventure - a 3 night anime trip to AKON in Dallas for 10 young adults
Ft. Worth Stockyard Trip – a day trip to the Ft. Worth Stockyards on the Heartland Flyer
Big Swanky Art Camp – an art camp for young adults developed in partnership with Youth & Family Services and funded in part by the United Way of Canadian County