campgonnawannaSummer Camp Gonnawannagoagin

FACT hosts a fun-filled, action-packed day camp in Virginia Beach for 6 one-week sessions each summer. Students ages 5-30 with the primary diagnosis of autism are eligible to attend. For these individuals, Camp Gonnawanngoagin’ is a haven from the daily struggles of learning, communicating with, and interpreting the world around them. We firmly believe that “children with autism are children first,” which is why Camp Gonnawanngoagin’ offers everything a day camp for typical children offer, including swimming, field trips, games, sports, music, and crafts. FACT employs a knowledgeable compassionate staff that works on a 1:2 ratio with campers.  Every camper is assigned a typical “peer buddy”  that models expected behavior and offers acceptance and encouragement.  FACT utilizes a variety of communication tools, best practices in behavior management, and ongoing positive reinforcement.

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Spring Camp Gonnawannagoagin

We are happy to announce that Spring 2019 Camp Gonnawannagoagin’ will be held at YMCA JT’s Camp Grom. Students ages 5-30 with the primary diagnosis of autism are eligible to attend. Spring Camp will be in session from April 15th  through April 19th, 2019, Mon.- Fri. from 9:00 to 3:00. Registration for Spring camp will open on February 1st 2019 @ 8pm.

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Winter Camp Gonnawanngoagin’

Breaks from school can be difficult for families with autism.  The disruption of routine and lack of engaging activities can make for very long days.  For these reasons, FACT offers mini-camp during winter break.  Families can sign up for just the days they want or need and know that their child with special needs will be engaged and well cared for by a staff that knows and appreciates their child’s needs. Students ages 5-30 with the primary diagnosis of autism are eligible to attend.

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