It is with heavy hearts that we must announce that AWARE is CANCELLED for Summer 2020. We are truly dedicated to our summer programs and wish we could provide all of our customary programs, but unfortunately, we just could not make these happen with the current public health guidelines that are in place. We look forward to being able to resume these programs in the summer of 2021.
WHAT IS THIS PROGRAM?
This is a program to offer fun, summer activities for young adults, ages 18 and older, on the autism spectrum. Some individuals, as they enter adulthood, still need the assistance and support of others to be able to participate in many community activities.
The purpose of AWARE is to provide autistic adults a day camp experience that will allow them to socialize with their peers and enjoy various community based activities. Many individuals have participated in Camp I CAN when they were younger. This is an opportunity for similar, fun experiences for adults. The staff for this program are individuals who have prior experience working with persons with autism.
WHO IS THIS DESIGNED FOR?
This is designed for autistic adults, ages 18 years and older. Participating individuals must be a resident of San Diego County and a current member of the Autism Society San Diego. (parents/guardians or individual can be the member)
WHERE IS THE PROGRAM LOCATED?
Ecke YMCA Gymnastics Center
6100 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Monday - Friday for One Week
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
HOW CAN I REGISTER?
WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE PLANNED?
There will be a maximum of 12 participants enrolled. Staffing will be one camp leader for every 2 participants. The participant must be safe and able to navigate in various community settings at a 1 staff: 2 participant ratio. Activities will include daily field trips to local venues, the beach, riding the Coaster and others. There will be bus transportation to and from activities with the start and end of each day at the Ecke Y Gymnastics Center location.
***There are a limited number of spots for participants requiring one-on-one support. We will do our best to accommodate individuals needing this level of support.
This camp is funded in a large part by the Autism Society San Diego, Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA & other donors.