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App State offers free day camp for children, youth with autism

Last Updated on February 21, 2023 9:49 am

BOONE, N.C. — App State’s Camp Crinkleroot, an annual free day camp for children and youth with autism, is now accepting applications for campers. The camp will be held March 24-26 at the old Cove Creek school and is designed to serve youth ages 8–14 who are on the autism spectrum or who have similar disorders.

Camp Crinkleroot is sponsored by App State’s Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services, which is part of the Beaver College of Health Sciences and is staffed by trained university volunteers. The camp provides parents and caretakers with respite time while offering its campers the opportunity to participate in typical camp activities modified for their specific needs. Siblings of campers are also invited to attend.

Participants will have one-on-one supervision and be encouraged to take part in expressive arts, camp games and other fun activities. Availability is limited to 15 campers.

More information and an application are available at

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