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Camp G.R.A.C.E.

9216 Baileywick Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

Camp G.R.A.C.E. is a day camp designed for children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other special needs. Each session of Camp G.R.A.C.E. operates for two weeks, with each session focusing on building specific skills incorporating therapeutic ideals from many disciplines.

We offer alternating two-week sessions: Social Skills and Building Blocks. Social Skills Sessions are designed for children that do not require one-on-one assistance. The focus of these sessions will be on activity skill building, teamwork activities, and social situations. The Building Blocks sessions are designed with a smaller ratio to allow for more individual attention. 
Throughout their two weeks of camp, children will work and play within their huddles to learn new games, complete art projects, participate in music and dog therapy times, and much more. Children will also get to enjoy water activities and sensory integration activities, as well as character and social skills development time.

Individuals from the following organizations donated their time and expertise in the formation of Camp G.R.A.C.E.: The YMCA of the Triangle Area, A Small Miracle, LLC., the Autism Society of North Carolina, Community Partnerships, Maxim Home Health, and independently contracted behavioral psychologists. It is through the generosity and dedication of all of the above-mentioned organizations and donors to the YMCA’s Annual Campaign that we are able to provide Camp G.R.A.C.E.

Camp weeks

Theme Day Date Time Prices Ages
Social Skills
Mon - Fri
Jun 22 - Jul 3 9:00 am - 2:30 pm M: $471 PP: $589 4 - 21
Building Blocks
Mon - Fri
Jul 6 - Jul 17 9:00 am - 2:30 pm M: $471 PP: $589 4 - 21
Social Skills
Mon - Fri
Jul 20 - Jul 31 9:00 am - 2:30 pm M: $471 PP: $589 4 - 21
Building Blocks
Mon - Fri
Aug 3 - Aug 14 9:00 am - 2:30 pm M: $471 PP: $589 4 - 21

Preparing For Camp

Each day is an adventure at YMCA Summer Day Camp. We want to make sure you and your camper are ready for all the fun. Find out what you need to bring to day camp and what to leave at home. 

Our Counselors

YMCA Summer Day Camp Counselors are hired based on their enthusiasm, energy and maturity. All counselors receive training in everything from managing a group of energetic kids to basic first aid.

Character Counts

At YMCA Summer Day Camp, we reinforce good behavior, model positive character traits and help children grow into responsible adults. 

At Camp, Character Matters

At YMCA Summer Day Camp, campers earn beads for exemplifying our five character traits: Honesty, Respect, Caring, Responsibility and Faith. Campers can earn beads daily by being a good friend, picking up after themselves or leading a camp prayer.