Camp Tall Tree offers an overnight camp experience for children with Autism as well as their neurotypical siblings. This program serves campers 7-17 years old and is designed to meet a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and cognitive needs. We provide lots of support to make all things at camp more accessible; we offer flexible programming, dietary accommodations, and low camper to staff ratios. We create opportunities for engaging and motivating social experiences, and we provide enough structure for kids to feel safe and secure.
All kids have unique needs, and none of them should stand in the way of having impactful and enriching experiences. Our true focus at camp is on fun. Campers go swimming, boating, shoot archery, and try out the ropes course. They roast s’mores, sing camp songs, and tie dye t-shirts. We feel that summer camp is a valuable experience for everyone, and we believe that all kids stand taller when they build lasting friendships and belong to a community that sees them as more than the challenges they face.
Ages 7 – 17
August 7 – 12
Designed for campers with Autism 7-17 years old, Camp Tall Tree offers a 6 day camp session with programs that have been designed to meet a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and cognitive needs because we believe that summer camp is a valuable experience for everyone. We appreciate the diversity of background, ability, health needs, and home lives of our campers and our staff strive every day to make camp a safe environment in which our campers can laugh, learn, and play. During Camp Tall Tree, we offer a traditional summer camp experience, and understand that each camper needs unique support in order to access our program, so we offer extensive staff training, flexible programming, and a 24-hour medical team. Our program is designed to offer many choices throughout the day, and we provide enough structure so kids feel safe and secure. We believe that all kids stand taller when they build lasting friendships and feel like they belong to a community that sees them as more than the challenges they face.
Ages 7 – 13
August 7 – 12
Siblings of people with special needs have an exceptional perspective on life. They often have big hearts and open minds, but sometimes they can be confused about where they fit in. They might feel somewhat isolated, because they have such a unique family situation. At Camp Tall Tree all of that is different! We are positioned perfectly to support siblings, because we understand a lot about special needs. We feel that siblings benefit from getting to know other siblings, taking in some information, being able to ask questions, and sharing their experience. We have created an intentional program, specifically for siblings, with these ideas in mind. With a low ratio and all the fun of summer camp, kids that have siblings with special needs can spend a week being the center of attention in an environment where everyone gets it. We are delighted to be able to offer parents a week of true respite, and their children a week of adventure and joy.
HNC CAMPERSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Because we believe every child should have the opportunity to experience summer camp regardless of their inability to pay, the Howell Nature Center has a Tuition Assistance Program. If your family is in need of financial assistance for your child(ren) to attend summer camp, please start by creating an account and register your campers. Complete all required forms, then fill out the HNC Campership Application, this electronic form is located in Step 3 of the online registration process. Then pay required deposits.
Please Note: HNC Campership Assistance is available based on financial need.
Campership Assistance based on availability.