A Place for People with Autism to find Community, Acceptance, and Purpose.
Registration is now open for 2021!
We are now accepting registrations for Camp Lakey Gap sessions for Summer, 2021! You may register here:
I am more confident than ever that we will be able to have in-person programs this summer seeing as we have a vaccine on the horizon, clearer guidance from the CDC and American Camp Association, and the experience of schools and other programs in operating during the
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Adult Virtual Social Group
After the success of our Virtual Summer Camp, we decided token a weekly meeting active for our adult campers. However, 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.
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
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.
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:
flexibility with change
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.