What do catching frogs, campfires, and wishing on stars have to do with autism? Traditionally not much. However, at Camp Kaleidoscope amazing and unexpected things have happened. Camp Kaleidoscope is a summer camp style retreat for families experiencing the autism spectrum.
Worldwide, when people talk about what really matters to them, it's family. Having a kid with autism doesn’t change this priority, but it can make family time challenging and less relaxing. Children with autism and their families need a unique type of situation to feel physically and emotionally safe to rejuvenate and play together.
Camp Kaleidoscope is more than just an autism-friendly family vacation--it was created by families for families and includes unique features such as universally accessible activities for all children; volunteer support for each family by graduate students in related health fields; art, nature, and educational activities for adults; and offers gluten/casein free choices at every meal. We have successfully run this camp with input from professionals, parent advocates, and family voices to insure that the needs of all participants are met.
Camp Kaleidoscope Past Donors:
Against the Grain Gourmet Food * Agnes Lyndsay Trust * American Flatbread * Autism Speaks Baker Summer Camp Program * Beckett Mailing Services * Ben & Jerry's * Bennington Autism Task Force * Blue Map * Bobcat Cafe & Brewery * Building Energy * Chittenden Savings Bank * Clark Wright Septic * Danaher Fishery * Doug Flutie Foundation * Dutile Tremblay Community Fund * Family TIES of Massachusetts * Gaines Insurance Agency * Howard Center * Joanne Holman * Joey's Fund (Doug Flutie) * Last Resort Farm * Mendell Family * Morin Family Foundation * National Bank of Middlebury * Northeast ARC (MA) * Northfield Savings Bank * One Sky Community Services (NH) * One World Library * Parent to Parent Massachusetts * Peter Backman & Annie Christopher * Piece Ride for Autism * People’s United Bank * Redducs Charted Foundation * Tom and Carol Wells * Vermont Camp Association * Vermont Community Foundation * Walter Cerf Community Fund * William Maclay Architects and many generous individuals!
Supporters & Volunteers
The Mosaic Learning Center * Margaret Novotny * Mary Summers * Nora Wells * Angela Timpone (New England Educational Advocacy) * American Flatbread Staff
Family Partners from the following universities:
Montclair State University
William Patterson University
University of Vermont
and many other generous volunteers!