Camp G.R.A.C.E. in North Raleigh

The Y partners with A Small Miracle to offer Camp G.R.A.C.E., a day camp for children ages 5 - 15 with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) or Autism. We focus on your child's growth, recognition, achievement, character and encouragement.

Camp G.R.A.C.E. offers alternating two-week sessions called "Social Skills" and "Building Blocks" which differ based on the skills and abilities of the child. Contact Brooke Skilton at 919-845-3881 for information about the application process.

CAMP Location

A.E. Finley YMCA


Ages 5 - 15
We can interview children of other ages.


9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Two-week sessions


$462/week (Members)
$554/week (Participants)

We offer financial assistance based on need and availability.


Two-week sessions
June 15 - 26: Social Skills
June 29 - July 10: Building Blocks
July 13 - 24: Social Skills
July 27 -  Aug. 7: Building Blocks


Social Skills Session
Social Skills sessions are designed for children who do not require one-on-one assistance (1:3 ratio). The focus of the session will be on activity skill building and social situations. We will work on building individual skills and also incorporating teamwork.

Participants during this session should be able to do the following: communicate clearly, follow complex instructions, participate in group activities and have independent self-help skills.

Building Blocks Session
The Building Block sessions are designed with a smaller ratio (1:2 ratio) to allow for more individual attention. The goal is to break down the activities in our smaller groups and work on teaching the basic skills.

This session is developed for children who need more assistance and more simplistic instructions.

Activities: The following are examples of activities that are incorporated into the weekly schedules. Please note that the activities will be adapted to meet the needs and skill levels of the children.
• Soccer
• Arts & crafts
• Beanbag games
• Imitation games
• Tag games
• Parachute games
• Relay races
• Music intervention
• Finger painting
• Ball games


Brooke Skilton, 919-845-3881


Please use the attached application to apply for Camp G.R.A.C.E.