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Camp is Achievable!

Just because children are out of school during the summer, doesn't mean that learning has to stop! Summer camp is a fun and exciting way for kids of all ages to stay social, be active and learn all summer long.

Camp can be especially rewarding for children with autism who face challenges in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interaction and psychosocial functioning. Specialized summer camps provide many fun activities that meet a variety of special needs. These camps offer a safe place for kids with autism to gain independence, confidence, self-reliance, life skills and self-esteem. Without the structure and support provided by these camps, many children regress in their annual educational, social and independent living goals. Sending a child to camp also provides much-needed rest for deserving parents and caregivers.

Each year, Achievable awards camp scholarships to children with autism from low-income families who do not have the financial means or supports to provide their kids with typical camp experiences. Through Camp is Achievable!, over 50 children each summer have the opportunity to attend specialized summer camps in Southern California that promote healthy learning, improve socialization and communication skills, and provide enriching life experiences.

Camp Funding Cuts

California's fiscal crisis has resulted in the elimination of state funding for social recreation activities, including camps, for individuals with developmental disabilities. Although the elimination was intended to be temporary, the threat of permanent funding cuts is evident. Without state funding, families of children with autism will simply not be able to afford summer camp opportunities.

Give the Gift of a Camp Scholarship

Achievable is doing all we can to make sure that children with autism still have the opportunity to attend specialized summer camps. But we need your help.

Please DONATE NOW to help a child with autism enjoy new experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

2014 Summer Camp
The summer 2014 scholarship application process is now closed! Check back shortly for our award announcement.

For more information call (310) 258-4256 or email info@achievable.org.