While youngsters on the autism spectrum might be overwhelmed by the controlled chaos of a typical summer camp, this program creates a safe haven just for them. Parents and kids can bunk up in a cabin, tent or Eco-Lodge at Common Ground Center, a 700-acre former farm in northern Vermont, where the staff of speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists makes it possible for special needs kids to experience all the joys of the outdoors. Tots head to Kidville each morning for fun activities, while the adults bask in art and nature as well as autism education. While away the rest of the day with calming nature walks, music workshops, watercolor painting and swimming. Kids ages 3–11 on the autism spectrum and their families.
|Venue name:||Camp Kaleidoscope||Contact:|
Common Ground Center
473 Tatro Rd
|Price:||June 25–28; $250–$500/person on a sliding scale|