Here at Camp Wonder we inspire to create a community in which children of all ages and abilities can build friendships, learn from new experiences and create lasting memories through a fun and engaging summer camp.
Camp Wonder aims to provide a high quality summer camp experience for children with autism or other related developmental disabilities. Our mission is to design a learning environment where uniqueness is celebrated, instruction is tailored to meet camper's individual needs, and pivotal social skills are acquired through play and social interaction.
Low Staff to Camper Ratios
Camp Wonder offers 1:2 / 1:3 staff to camper ratios, pending ability level of the group. All groups are led and supported by trained Registered Behavior Technicians and supervised by a team of five Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Camp Wonder employs numerous area educators, autism itinerants, as well as local college students.
Lessons Emphasize Social Skills
Many kids with autism or developmental disabilities need extra supports with imaginative play, cooperative play, and communicating with peers. Camp Wonder lessons are individualized to meet the individual needs of our campers', and designed to promote social interaction and cooperative interactive play with peers.
Each week, campers practice their skills learned at Camp Wonder out in the community! Previous community trips have included water parks, trampoline parks, boat rides to barrier islands, restaurants, and movies. In addition to going out, we bring the fun in to camp as well! Therapy dogs, yoga teachers, dentists, and food trucks are just a sampling of the fun every day at camp!