Northeast Dupage Special Recreation Association
Camp Exploration will serve approximately 12-15 children with autism spectrum disorder, 5 days per week for 7 weeks, beginning in June 2008. Due to the multi-sensory needs and cognitive levels of this population, there was an observed and expressed need by staff and parents to plan programs exclusively for the autistic population. This exclusive program will give these children a more structured environment during the summer months, which provides continuity from school year to school year. Camp Exploration will give children with autism spectrum disorders the opportunity to experience community outings (museum tours, zoo visits, water park exploration, library visits), in-house activities (arts and crafts projects, interactive play, cooking), as well as art and music therapy.