BOONE—Crinkleroot Retreat, a free day camp to be held April 17-19, is recruiting campers ages 8 – 14 with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The retreat will be held in Valle Crucis at the Broadstone facility and is staffed by trained Appalachian State University volunteers.
Crinkleroot Retreat is a program sponsored by Appalachian’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services within the College of Health Sciences. It is intended to provide parents and caretakers with free respite care, offer children on the autism spectrum the opportunity to participate in typical camp activities that have been modified for their specific needs, as well as celebrate April as Autism awareness month.
Children will have one-on-one supervision and be encouraged to take part in expressive arts and nature activities, field games, s’mores making and other camp fun.
Applications are due by April 1. Availability is limited to 15 campers.
Parents and caregivers interested in participating in this program should contact Mary Sheryl Horine at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a camp application and information or visit http://ihhs.appstate.edu/community/crinkleroot.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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