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Camp You Be You

Camp You Be You

You Be You Sleepaway Camp is a week-long summer camp for kids ages 8 to 18 with autism who are verbally fluent and can complete self-care skills independently (ex. bathing, dressing, etc.). Camp allows for children with autism to participate in traditional camp activities in an accepting and supportive environment. Our camps rely on generous donor support to make camp possible and every dollar counts.

Volunteers are essential to our camps. Many Children's employees and other community volunteers give their time and talents to ensure that our campers have a safe and memorable experience. With a dedicated team of medical professionals, cabin counselors and other support staff, parents can rest assured that their child is in good hands. Our licensed medical professionals provide around-the-clock, on-site care the entire week of camp.

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Information for You be You Campers

General Camp (ages 8 to 18)

General camp is for children ages 8 to 18 who are able to function with a 5-to-1 camper to adult ratio. Daily activities include archery, swimming, rock climbing, boating, etc. with an evening program every night (talent show, pool party, etc.). Campers are assigned to girls and boys cabins based on age.

Review our frequently asked questions and camper eligibility criteria to learn more about campers who will be most successful in this setting.

Specialty Camp: Leader in Training (ages 15 to 18)

The Leaders in Training (LIT) specialty program is a unique opportunity for returning campers ages 15 to 18 to learn beginning leadership skills. LITs must apply for this program and the selection process includes an additional interview and review of prior performance at camp. LITs are assigned to younger camper cabins of the same gender and are expected to serve as role models for the cabin and assist counselors with daily tasks. LITs assist this cabin during regular camp activities for the majority of the day and participate in specialized programming and leadership training with fellow LITs for other portions of the day. If you do not think your camper is ready for this level of responsibility or your camper would not enjoy this program, please apply to general camp.

Camp Cost

The cost of camp is $375. Financial aid applications are available and we accept family support funds.

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When

Sunday, June 11, 2023 - Friday, June 16, 2023

Location

Camp Twin Lakes - Rutledge West

1391 Keencheefoonee Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663

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Contact Information

Please contact Anna Steers at anna.steers@choa.org or 404-785-0631 for more information.