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Camp Free2BMe

The Summer of A Lifetime for Children With Autism (And So Much More)

 

Great friends, exciting activities, and an atmosphere that lets our young people be themselves are just three of the reasons why camp is so much fun! Research has shown that camp offers the kinds of experiences that are critical to adolescents eventually becoming successful, productive adults. 

​Camp Free2BMe is a unique summer day camp offering social skills programming combined with recreational opportunities to children ages 13  and up. Each week is focused on a specific skill and is learned through outings, art, music, themed activities, individual and group projects. Our senior camp practices their skills out in the community three to four days per week. RAIN uses an evidence based peer to peer model in all of our programs. Peer to peer support programs and inclusion of students with ASD not only contributes to positive outcomes for the campers with ASD, but can also impact a number of outcomes for peers.


 

  • Serving Ages 13 and Up
  • Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM
  • ​Camp is offered for 8 consecutive weeks each summer as well as Spring Break and Winter Break
  • Field Trips 3 to 4 Days Per Week
  • Campers Bring Lunch, Snacks Provided
  • Tuition: $335/week, $100 Non-Refundable Deposit Required, $25 Registration Fee at the time of registration.
  • ​In Person Interview Required Prior to Entrance

Our Campers

 

  • Will work to increase social understanding and social thinking
  • Will work to develop, fine tune and generalize social skills
  • Will build and expand peer interactions and friendship behaviors
  • Facilitate self-awareness, self-management and self-expression
  • Encourage cooperative group skills and teamwork in a small-group setting
  • Will work to develop and practice independent and cognitive skills for life-long success
  • Will increase social understanding and social thinking!
  • Have Fun!

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Social Saturday

Why Let the Fun End with Summer?

 

It was at the end of Camp Free2BMe in 2014 that one of our campers asked us, now what? Good question! It occurred to us that the need to continue working on social relationships, understanding emotions and learning life skills were not just a summer thing, it needed to be year round. We wanted to keep building on what we had been working on over the summer and our campers wanted to keep learning.

In 2015 we launched our first Social Saturday program. We chose curriculum that focused on specific skills and we used multiple modalities of learning (after all, no two people are exactly alike!). By incorporating art, drama, cooking and game-based learning, our students were excited to be able take what they learned back to their homes and schools and practice. Imagine our excitement when they came back Saturday after Saturday with success stories of how they used what they had learned and how it really worked for them!

We now offer several classes on Saturday and we will continue to build on them each new session. Currently, we are utilizing ACCESS (Adolescent Curriculum for Communication and Effective Social Skills) that is specifically designed for middle and high school.  The information is presented in a fun way that is easy to apply to everyday situations.  We cover skills related to:  self-care, respect, organization and relating appropriately to adults.  
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  • RAIN runs Social Saturday in 5 week blocks from September through May
  • One of the teaching methods used is the "Triple AAA" strategy, Assess, Amend, and Act. 
  • Some of the methods ​RAIN utilizes to teach are through drama, art, music and game-based learning. 
  • Cost: $335 per session. A $100 deposit will hold a space with a balance of $225 due at the start of the session.

Learn More

 

  • RAIN runs Social Saturday in 5 week blocks from September through May
  • One of the teaching methods used is the "Triple AAA" strategy, Assess, Amend, and Act. 
  • Some of the methods ​RAIN utilizes to teach are through drama, art, music and game-based learning. 
  • Serves age 10 and up
  •  Tuition: $335/ 5 week session, $100 Non-Refundable Deposit Required 
  • Drop in Day rate

Program Forms

If you want to enroll in a program, fill out our Registration form. If you are having a financial hardship you may fill out our Scholarship form and submit it with the required supporting documents. If you are interested in volunteering, fill out our Volunteer Application. All forms may be submitted to info@richmondautism.org.

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Annual Registration Fee

$25.00
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 Each year, campers pay a $25 Registration Fee prior to attending any of our programs.  

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Camp Free2BMe Tuition

$335.00
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Your student will particpate in a fun filled week of summer camp full of adventure and learning!

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Social Saturday Full Session

$335.00
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Your child will participate in a full 5 week Social Saturday session.  

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Social Saturday-Day Drop-In

$75.00
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Your child will participate in one Social Saturday class.