What do catching frogs, campfires, and wishing on stars have to do with autism? Traditionally not much. However, at Camp Kaleidoscope amazing and unexpected things have happened. Camp Kaleidoscope is a summer camp style retreat for families experiencing the autism spectrum.
Worldwide, when people talk about what really matters to them, it's family. Having a kid with autism doesn’t change this priority, but it can make family time challenging and less relaxing. Children with autism and their families need a unique type of situation to feel physically and emotionally safe to rejuvenate and play together.
Camp Kaleidoscope is more than just an autism-friendly family vacation--it was created by families for families and includes unique features such as universally accessible activities for all children; volunteer support for each family by graduate students in related health fields; art, nature, and educational activities for adults; and offers gluten/casein free choices at every meal. We have successfully run this camp with input from professionals, parent advocates, and family voices to insure that the needs of all participants are met.