Camp Lakey Gap
Camp Lakey Gap is a camp for people with autism in Black Mountain, North Carolina. We accept anyone on the autism spectrum, as well as camper's with Asperger's syndrome.
We strive to provide our campers with a recreation experience similar to any other summer camp. The main difference is that our staff structures the activities so that individuals on the autism spectrum will be able to understand what is expected of them. The structure that is in place helps the campers to be more independent while trying the different activities.
Camp Lakey Gap recognizes that each camper with autism brings their unique point of view to camp. At all of our activities we strive to cater to your camper's individual needs and interests. Whether it is insects, reptiles, outer space, Pokemon, Thomas the Tank Engine, or Star Wars, we find a way to help your camper enjoy camp in their way.
Camper Skill Development
While attending a week of residential camp our campers will be encouraged to strengthen their self-help skills, communication, social behavior and independence through participation in the recreational activities.
There are many challenges to taking care of an individual on the autism spectrum. Camp Lakey Gap provides a break for families and caregivers, so that they can focus on other aspects of their life during the week of camp.
Professional Staff Training
Students who are interested in a career in Special Education, Psychology, Speech Pathology or other Human Services can gain unique experience through the training and the relationships that are made with our campers. The skills acquired at Camp Lakey Gap can be carried over to many different careers.
Camper forms, information about scholarships, staff information and more can be found at www.camplakeygap.org.
Thank you for supporting Camp Lakey Gap and Zipping for Autism. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.
The Autism Society of North Carolina is the leading statewide resource organization serving people across the autism spectrum throughout their lifespans.
We understand the challenges of the autism community because we work with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families every day. We offer advocacy, training and education, and direct care that helps individuals with autism to, increase their social and communication skills, develop independent-living skills, succeed in school or on the job, participate in community activities, and advocate for themselves.
We have a statewide network of resources, connecting individuals with autism and their families to life-changing programs and supports unavailable anywhere else.