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Camp G.R.A.C.E.

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 one week, with each session focusing on building specific skills incorporating therapeutic ideas from many disciplines.

We offer two different 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 camp session, 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, 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.

This camp is held at Apex Elementary School and ran by the Kraft Family YMCA. For questions, please contact Cal Maxwell at the branch.

An application must be submitted, and once it is approved, more details will be provided about registration. Returning campers may begin to apply on March 1. New campers may begin to apply on March 14. Apply now.

At Camp G.R.A.C.E. we are fortunate to have the financial support of many friends in our community that allow us to make camp possible for any or child who needs it regardless of the family or caregiver’s ability to pay. We also understand that having a child with special needs provides some unique financial challenges to families and we want to be able to support you in any way possible. That being said, if there is any reason you feel that you could benefit from financial assistance for Camp G.R.A.C.E. please fill out our financial assistance application so we can best support you and your family this summer.

Camp weeks

Theme Day Date Time Prices Ages
Building Blocks
Mon - Fri
Jun 21 - Jun 25 8:30 am - 2:30 pm M: $236 PP: $294 5 - 18
Building Blocks
Mon - Fri
Jun 28 - Jul 2 8:30 am - 2:30 pm M: $236 PP: $294 5 - 18
Social Skills
Mon - Fri
Jul 5 - Jul 9 8:30 am - 2:30 pm M: $236 PP: $294 5 - 18
Social Skills
Mon - Fri
Jul 12 - Jul 16 8:30 am - 2:30 pm M: $236 PP: $294 5 - 18
Building Blocks
Mon - Fri
Jul 19 - Jul 23 8:30 am - 2:30 pm M: $236 PP: $294 5 - 18
Building Blocks
Mon - Fri
Jul 26 - Jul 30 8:30 am - 2:30 pm M: $236 PP: $294 5 - 18
Social Skills
Mon - Fri
Aug 2 - Aug 6 8:30 am - 2:30 pm M: $236 PP: $294 5 - 18
Social Skills
Mon - Fri
Aug 9 - Aug 13 8:30 am - 2:30 pm M: $236 PP: $294 5 - 18

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.