NC Zoo to launch camp for kids with autism

Photo credit: N.C. Zoo // Tom Gillespie (stock photo)

Photo credit: N.C. Zoo // Tom Gillespie (stock photo)

ASHEBORO, N.C. — The North Carolina Zoo is launching a day camp to host children with autism.

A statement from the zoo said Camp KidZu opens on June 10 and runs through June 26.

Camp KidZu will be composed of day camps for kids with high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. Kids who attend should have verbal abilities and ones who would strive in a camp setting. They should not require significant behavioral support.

Activities at the camp include zoo keeper talks, visiting animal exhibits, a take home craft and other hands-on fun activities.

Campers should be entering grades one through six. Each camp is limited to 10 children, and parents are welcome to attend with their children. Campers need to bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks, and a comprehensive health form will be required prior to registration.

To register for Camp KidZu email Zoo.Camps@nczoo.org or contact Daniel Banks at 336-879-7715.

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