Help Group Offers Innovative Summer Day Camps for Children With Autism

The Help Group is pleased to announce its Camp Discovery and Kids Like Me summer day camps, which provide a fun and exciting recreational camp experience for children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. Designed to encourage social and emotional growth, our camps are led by highly trained and professional staff who ensure campers will learn, make friends and have a great time!

WHAT: Camp Discovery is an outdoor day camp for kids ages 3 to 14 with mild to moderate special needs that has a 1:3 staff/child ratio. Psychotherapists, along with speech, occupational and music therapists consult with counselors to develop goals and interventions that enable campers to enjoy daily routines and activities in a language-rich and socially supportive setting. Small groups of campers engage in a developmentally appropriate and exciting program that includes music, arts & crafts, nature activities, games, sports, theme days and more.

Kids Like Me: Village Glen Camp is a highly specialized social skills camp for kids 3 to 15 with Asperger’s Disorder or high-functioning autism. It is designed to facilitate peer interaction and fun social learning opportunities to foster meaningful friendships for children and teens. A counselor-in-training leadership program is available for teens 15 to 18.

Kids Like Me: Camp Sunshine offers an opportunity for kids and teens ages 5 to 18 with autism and other developmental disabilities to experience summer fun with friends in a safe and enriching camp environment.

Kids Like Me: Teens on the Go! This unique social skills camp is designed especially for teens, ages 15 to 18, with Asperger’s Disorder and high-functioning autism, featuring daily trips, tours and activities throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

WHEN: All camps run in weekly sessions from August 9 through 27. Costs vary by camp and schedule. Please visit or call (877) 943-5747 for detailed information.

WHERE: Village Glen Camp and Camp Sunshine meet at The Help Group’s Sherman Oaks Campus, 13130 Burbank Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

Teens on the Go! meets at The Help Group’s Culver City Campus, 4160 Grand View Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066. Free transportation for San Fernando Valley residents to and from the camp will be provided at The Help Group’s Sherman Oaks campus.

Camp Discovery meets at the Temescal Canyon Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades

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  1. Antonella Petsche says:

    Are there any camps like this in new york?