Camp Lakey Gap strives to nurture
people with autism through
an enriching camp experience
and provide guardians with
a time of respite.
"I wish you could bottle Camp Lakey Gap and send it home with the kids! While
our daughter had a blast in 2010, it seems that this year she came home and we
immediately noticed a new sense of confidence and self esteem that we've never
seen before. She is also better behaved, more relaxed and seemingly more
self-aware...I would love to know the secret!" - Terry, parent
Camp Lakey Gap, a camp for people with autism, is located in Black Mountain,
North Carolina at Christmount. Our program design is based on a successful
philosophy for supporting people with autism that has been in use in a
summer camp community since the early 70's.
During a week at Camp Lakey Gap with 1:1 and 1:2
staff support, people with autism develop strong social skills
and self esteem
by experiencing success with peers, being empowered to take leadership roles,
successfully trying new things, and being supported in a positive and loving
Camp Lakey Gap recognizes that each person 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 Lakey Gap in their way.
You are never too old for summer camp! By adding a week for adult campers with
autism ages 18 and up, we are able to offer our life-changing opportunities to
campers of all ages.