Well, what 36 campers did at NSSA’s one-week summer camp! The annual Day Camp Program offers structure and recreation opportunities for children with autism at the close of summer school sessions, a time when those things are typically not available. In addition to developing sports and leisure skills, the camp benefits children with autism by giving them opportunities for social and community integration.
Plus, it’s fun
This year’s camp took place the third week of August, which was a week of perfect weather so campers got to take advantage of the bouncy house, playground, and the pool and track. There were also field trips to Commack Bowling, Pump-It-Up, and Kzam, and indoor activities such as arts&crafts .
It’s so nice each year to see a new batch of campers arrive and get in the swing of things here at NSSA but before we know it the week is over. See ya next year at Camp NSSA!
This August, teachers Shonda Simmons and Marissa Rocco led Classroom 5 in a painting project.
Students and clients were engrossed in their artwork as Shonda and Marissa led them step-by-step, verbally and through demonstration.
And proud smiles shone all around as artists displayed their completed artwork.
Once a year, on a summer day, NSSA opens its doors to brothers and sisters of students and clients for Sibling Day.
Special activities are planned – craft projects, bouncy houses, and opportunities for students to demonstrate newly-learned skills to their families.
But really, it’s just a whole lot of bonding and fun that takes place! Over the years, it has sort of become “Family” day, and parents have come to stay for the festivities, which makes it all the nicer.
And I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda thinking the dads are having more fun than the kids!!!