Camp TLC was an extraordinary experience for my son, Lucas, as well as his sister/Peer buddy, Lily. The attention and focus on making it a fun, inclusive and stress-free experience for kids on the spectrum is truly what sets this camp apart. Certainly, the setting is beautiful, the cabins are comfortable and fun and the camp amenities are spectacular; however, it was the staff and their focus on the kids’ varied needs which made the experience so memorable and special! Knowing his peer buddy and counselor were there just for him, having advanced notice of the schedule and the flexibility for him to modify it based on his day, and having such a nice balance between structured time and free time empowered Lucas throughout the camp. It was so wonderful to witness these moments of pure “kid power” throughout the weekend, whether canoeing, rock climbing, creating art or just participating in impromptu water fights.
Camp TLC staff and counselors are passionate professionals with a desire to make the camp a good experience for the kids on the spectrum, and the experience and knowledge to turn that into a reality. Lucas has been talking about camp TLC since we buckled up to drive home, and I won’t hear the end of it until we pull back into the parking lot next summer! Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating such an amazing experience for my son. He doesn’t realize how special it is that he gets to experience summer camp just like any other kid, but his very greatful mom does. Thank you for letting Lucas participate!
– Ingrid Reisman, Parent and Volunteer