A Place for People with Autism to find Community, Acceptance, and Purpose.

Registration for 2023 Coming SOON!

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Registration for 2023 Summer Session Registration coming soon! 

 

We are very excited to welcome new old and new friends this summer. If you have any questions about registration, please contact the Program Director, Jon Blalock.

jon@camplakeygap.org

See you this summer!

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Adult Virtual Social Group

We are hosting a bi-weekly Virtual Social Group! This program is available to adults with all disabilities, even if they didn't come to our summer camp! If you would like to find out more about the group or get information about how to join, please email Jon.​

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Additional Resources

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Whether you can join us for any of our Fall Activities or not, you are welcome to browse through our collection of activity ideas and caregiver resources. We would love to hear your ideas and tips for other campers this summer, as well as your experience with any of the activities. If you have any comments or questions, you can email jon@camplakeygap.org

Click Here to see a variety of activity suggestions for you and your family. Ideas include things to do indoors or outdoors and suggestions for how you might make the activities more enjoyable for you or your camper. 

Resources on a variety of topics, including: strategies for coping with change; ways to structure activities for success, support groups for parents and for people with autism, etc.  

About Us

Camp Lakey Gap at is a week-long residential camp for people with autism. We serve both children and adults, grouped together by age and assigned to different weeks. Our staff are trained to incorporate evidence-based strategies for supporting people with autism into all elements of our program.

 

Low staff-to-camper ratios allow us to provide a highly individualized experience for each camper. We provide 1:1 or 1:2 support for all of our campers, meaning each camper is supported individually or with one other camper as a pair.

Our emphasis is on providing a recreational opportunity that otherwise would not be available to many of our campers. Our focus is fun; however, camp provides ample opportunities for personal development in a variety of areas, including:

 

  • social skills

  • self esteem

  • flexibility with change

  • making friends

  • exploring new interests and activities

Our staff support our campers in experiencing social success with peers, being empowered to take leadership roles, successfully trying new things, and learning to accept and embrace themselves. 


 

At Camp Lakey Gap we want to support all participants, staff and campers alike,  in understanding and accepting different ways of thinking and being. Each of us has a unique pattern of strengths and needs. The better we learn to understand each other and ourselves, the more effective we can be in our personal and professional lives. Many former staff, campers, and parents have remarked on the profound impact that Camp Lakey Gap has had on their lives. In turn, we have been grateful to be a part of their lives and their journeys. 

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