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Autism camp offered April 9 – 11, registration ends March 2

BOONE – Crinkleroot Retreat, a free respite day camp to be held April 9-11, is recruiting campers ages 8 – 14 with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  The retreat will be held in Valle Crucis at Camp Broadstone and is staffed by trained Appalachian State University volunteers.

Crinkleroot Retreat is a pilot program sponsored by Appalachian’s Institute for Health and Human Services. It is intended to provide parents and caretakers with free respite care, offer children on the autism spectrum the opportunity to participate in typical camp activities that have been modified for their specific needs, as well as celebrate April as Autism awareness month.

Children will have one-on-one supervision and be encouraged to take part in expressive arts and nature activities, field games, s’mores making and other camp fun.

Applications are due by March 2 and availability is limited to 25 campers.

Parents and caregivers interested in participating in this program should contact Amber Moore at or Sam Jennings at, to receive a camp application and itinerary.