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Campers have unforgettable experiences during 2012 AuSM Camps

TubingThe 2012 AuSM Camps were a huge success this summer. 265 camping slots we filled with excited campers who enjoyed activities at Camp Discovery, Camp Hand in Hand, and Camp Wahode.

 At Camp Discovery campers had a great time swimming, cooking, horseback riding, making new friends and reconnecting with friends from previous years. New to Camp Discovery was a group that created a fantastic newsletter and an extended game time. The mentor panel and discussion groups facilitated positive communication among the campers.

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The 2012 AuSM Camps were a huge success this summer. 265 camping slots we filled with excited campers who enjoyed activities at Camp Discovery, Camp Hand in Hand, and Camp Wahode.

At Camp Discovery campers had a great time swimming, cooking, horseback riding, making new friends and reconnecting with friends from previous years. New to Camp Discovery was a group that created a fantastic newsletter and an extended game time. The mentor panel and discussion groups facilitated positive communication among the campers.

Camp Hand in Hand campers went horseback riding, boating and had several hours of waterfront time each day. Each camper made his or her own t-shirt and completed craft projects. Music time got campers up and moving, playing instruments and taking turns leading the group through participation songs.

Depending upon the Camp Wahode session, campers went swimming and horseback riding or learned a bit about baseball and had the opportunity to play a short game. Kevin Thoresen from The Miracle League served as coach. Session 1 campers also made a video of their version of The Three Little Pigs. All Wahode campers participated in music time, yoga and sensory activities.

AuSM extends a special thank you to the wonderful camp staff. Many return each year to work at camp, and often individuals will work at multiple sessions of camp and even multiple camps. AuSM camps couldn’t be awesome without such a dedicated and caring staff, many of whom are interested in pursuing careers that will allow them to work with individuals with autism. 

To learn more about AuSM Camps, click here.