A camp experience for young men and young women between the ages of 16 and 21 who have a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Offered in partnership between the Autism Transition Program and Pine Tree Camp staff, the retreat programming is designed to promote social connections, social skills and self discovery in a beautiful natural environment.
Pine Tree Camp offers 285 fully accessible acres with staff who have experience and expertise designing and offering programming for people of all abilities and all ages.
Through participation in fun-filled seasonal, nature-based and self-exploration activities including hikes, dream book creation, outdoor games, team building activities, and, of course, making s’mores around the campfire, participants will:
- Experience personal development as they participate in new activities and meet new friends
- Increase social skills as they connect with peers in a new environment
- Experience motivation through group interactions and friendship building
- Be provided an opportunity to explore interests and develop a vision for the future
The retreat also offers a respite opportunity to parents/caregivers, whether they choose to participate at Pine Tree Camp or return to their home. A parent/caregiver may attend with the individual, but caregiver participation is not necessary. For those who stay, we will offer opportunities to connect, network and enjoy plenty of respite and relaxation.