Camp Campus is a one week, residential experience for high school students diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome or high functioning autism. During this week, students will get a taste of college life, including staying in a residence hall, using dining services on campus and getting involved in recreational activities both on campus and in the community.
Letter from the Camp Campus Team-2019
First of all, on behalf of the Camp Campus team (Kay, Julie, Emily and Amy), I want to thank everyone for their support of our camp over the past 11 years. As many of our campers have kept in touch with us through the years, we know that the camp experience has made a very positive impact on their lives. They have described successful college careers, with one camper pursuing a PhD. Others have participated in international studies in Japan and China. They are involved in fulfilling careers, such as the former camper working as a software engineer creating software platforms for webinars. Others have served as presenters at community events to increase knowledge and understanding of autism. It warms our collective hearts to hear of our former campers doing great things and making a difference in the world.
That being said, it is with sadness that we announce that Camp Campus will be going on hiatus. Due to circumstances beyond our control and significant life changes for some of our team, we will not be able to effectively carry out the demands of camp.
Thank you again. We hope to resume holding Camp Campus in the future. It is truly an experience we all treasure.
How you can learn all about college
Your time at Camp Campus is spent interacting with faculty, university student mentors, and other campers. You will meet with selected faculty and community members who are experts in the field of your career interests. You will also spend time working on personal finance, use of technology, and time management and organizational skills. Guidance will be provided to aid in your transition from high school to post-secondary education. Interested in being a part of the program or know someone who would be?
How to help out Camp Campus
Are you interested in helping out with Camp Campus? We are always looking for volunteers to mentor our campers. If you have an interest in working with high school students with Asperger’s syndrome, please submit the application below to become a Camp Campus mentor.
The cost for attending Camp Campus can be a financial burden for some participants. We are always looking for donations to offer financial assistance to those who need it. If you are interested in donating, please contact us for more information on how to do so.