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What is the ADK Family Camp?

Our camp is a place that families with children on the Autism Spectrum can go to relax and spend quality time together in the beautiful and peaceful setting of the Adirondack wilderness. Many families that have children that exhibit behavioral challenges have very limited options when vacationing. We provide an understanding and accommodating environment so that families can feel comfortable and supported with other families experiencing similar challenges. Our program targets families with school aged children, but we can accommodate preschoolers and young adults as well.

2022 Dates:

Session 1: June (Dates TBD)

Session 2: August (Dates TBD)

Camp Activities

Activities can be done individually, in a group or with a guide. Our goal is to offer a unique experience for each person in your family. We will work with your family to create a set of activities that suits your needs and desires. There is a basic daily schedule that we follow while also allowing families flexibility.

  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking and Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Rock wall
  • Evening campfires
  • Basketball court
  • Outdoor floor hockey
  • Family games
  • Sensory activities
  • Sibling activities
  • Fishing

Lodging

Cabins are basic but comfortable. We have the ability to accommodate families of all sizes. All sleeping quarters are private and most are equipped with a full private bath. Most accommodations require families to bring linens such as sleeping bags, pillows and towels.

Services

We work closely with families to get to know their children and their particular interests and needs.  We support the transition from home to camp using a number of tools.  Our staff is skilled in the creation  and use of social scripts, visual schedules, and token boards and will tailor them to specific campers and families. The goal is to decrease the stress of the new camp environment by working together with families.

Multi-sensory activities are also available each day and a sensory area is open all day. We provide programming for the whole family, allowing everyone to have an enjoyable experience!

We aim to accommodate a variety of dietary needs and are sensitive to food allergies in our preparation and meal options.