The Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village Camp in Colorado

coloradocampRocky Mountain Village is a bit different from most of the other camps that I have written about here at The Autism Education Site as there are camp sessions set aside specifically for adults with disabilities. It is a sometimes overlooked fact that children with autism grow up to be adults with autism.

Regarded as one of the top Easter Seals camps in the country, Rocky Mountain Village, is fully accessible and used by more than 800 children and adults with disabilities for summer camp sessions. Campers enjoy swimming,fishing,overnight camping, outdoor cooking, travel camp, day trips, arts & crafts, sports and recreation, hiking, dances, music & drama, horse-back riding, and riding the zip line.

Here is the 2009 schedule for Rocky Mountain Village – these are not all of the camps but the sessions that will likely serve individuals on the autism spectrum.

June 7-12
Autism Week
(Children 6-13, Autism Specific 1:1 care)

Travel Camp #1
(Adults 21+, Hotel)

June 21-26
Travel Camp #2
(Adults 18+, Camping trip)

June 28-July 3
Camp Adventure
(Children 6-13, with physical and/or developmental disabilities)

July 5 – 10
Camp Rendezvous
(Adults 22-32, with physical and/or developmental disabilities)

July 12-17
Talking with Technology Camp
(Contact Tracy Kovach/The Children’s Hospital 720-777-6024)

July 19-24
Travel Camp #3
(Adults 18+, Camping Trip)

July 26-31
Camp Freedom
(Teens 14-21, with developmental disabilities)

Travel Camp #4
(Adults 18+, Camping trip)

August 9-14
Camp Independence
(Adults 33+, with developmental disabilities)

Camp fees run $795 per session and more information can be obtained by calling Susan Lange at 303-569-2333 ext. 301.

Photo by dherrera96

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