Our Au-some Family Fun Day at Camp Appalachia kicks off with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Come out between 8:00 am – 12:00 pm to enjoy pancakes, sausages, and a beverage for $5.00. Kids 3 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.
The Autism Spectrun 5K/10K sensory trail run/walk starts at 9:00 am (you can register for that event with Appalachian Timing.) Participants will experience a hilly and wooded course that mixes both paved roads and trails on the Camp Appalachia grounds. The 10K course takes runners and walkers up the formidable Fletcher Hill! The race will also feature optional “sensory zones.” After the race, these sensational zones will be open for everyone to experience as part of the Au-some Family Fun Day. Pre-registration for each participant is $30 and includes a high-quality t-shirt. Participants must register by April 1 to be guaranteed a t-shirt in their size. Registration is $35 on race day. Walk-up registrations are welcome. Same-day race registration opens 8:00 am. Runners and walkers can register individually and as teams. The race begins promptly at 9:00 am.
The family fun starts at 10:00 am with sensory zones to play in (including a snow zone!), games, and fun for all ages and all ability levels! No registration required. We would love to know if you plan to attend! You can let us know on our event’s Facebook page.
More About Our Mission:
This event hopes to raise autism awareness and funds to support summer day camps at Camp Appalachia for atypical children and their families. These camps will give children with special needs the necessary supports to enjoy all the fun of a traditional camp, with options like swimming, crafts, and ropes courses!
Under the trusted guidance of trained staff at Camp Appalachia, every child will receive the individualized attention they need to enjoy a wide-variety of therapeutic activities. With a lack of options for atypical families, especially during the summer, day camps will fill a needed void in providing fun and respite to families desperately in need of support and opportunities to thrive.
Who CARES? CARES cares. Camp Appalachia cares.