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An inclusion-based day camp for typical children and children with autism.

2017 Camp Boomerang Application >>

Camp Boomerang™ immerses children with autism (ages 5-15) into the conventional summer day camp experience at Brace Family YMCA. All campers participate side by side in age appropriate activities that include nature, parachute, field sports, low ropes, tower, fishing, swimming, devotions plus arts and crafts. In addition, campers take part in specialized enrichment activities several times per week.    

We provide support staff (peer buddies, two-on-one staffing and one-on-one staffing) to children with autism. Camp leadership determines the individual staffing model. Our staff and volunteers are not equipped to handle significant behavioral challenges. We encourage parents to discuss specific circumstances with the Program Director prior to enrollment to check if Camp Boomerang™ is able to appropriately meet your family and camper needs.

We accept a maximum of 30 campers with autism or other special needs per week. In accordance with YMCA camping guidelines, campers must be fully toilet trained (not in pull-ups or diapers) to participate in Camp Boomerang™ and must not have any significant aggressive behavior issues. Complete Brace Family YMCA Day Camp Registration and Camp Boomerang™ Camper Application required. First come, first serve. Financial assistance is available.

Interested in a life-changing opportunity?                           
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Camp Boomerang. The 2017 Camp Boomerang Volunteer Application period is now closed. Check back for more opportunities to volunteer with Camp Boomerang in Spring 2018!

For more information, please stop by or contact:
Sales & Service Center | 704 716 4200

E-mail: bracefamilycampboomerang@ymcacharlotte.org with questions